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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Transfer files between your Android and your Linux PC

Have you ever wondered if there any software like Shareit or Xender for Linux. If you are a Windows user then you can easily transfer files between your PC and your phone using Shareit or Xender. But for Linux its not that easy coz there is no shareit for Linux available. But we have the solution. You can transfer files between your Android phone and your Linux PC using FTP. And here is the steps..



  1. If both your Android and Ubuntu are connected to the same WiFi (same LAN), skip to step 3. Otherwise, create a WiFi hotspot on your Android:
    settings -> "wireless & networks" -> more
    enable hotspot
  2. Connect your laptop to this WiFi network.
    connect to hotspot
  3. Open ES File Explorer and open left-side menu.
    open menu
  4. Go to Network -> Remote Manager
    network -> remote manager
  5. Turn on the FTP Server and note down the IP:port address
    turn on FTP
    get IP address and port
  6. Open Nautilus file explorer on Ubuntu. In connect to URL, type your phone's FTP server URL (from the previous step) and click on Connect
    connect to FTP server in Nautilus
  7. If you need, You can set user name and password in ES File Explorer. By default, It will be public (anonymous).
    access settings in ES
  8. In your PC, click on Connect. You can use the username and password that you set in ES File Explorer and connect as registered user.
    log in to FTP server
  9. Now the internal memory of your phone is mounted. You can copy new files, remove files, do anything.
    Phone storage mounted in Nautilus
    If you wish to mount your SD card, you can set that in ES File Explorer settings.

    Happy Linuxing:)

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