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[Noob Guide]Access Windows PC files directly from Android through Wi-Fi [UDATED:22/9]

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thanks a lot for this refined guide buddy. good wrk

tried the same for the first time(sorry i am more of a noob when it comes to these stuffs for sure) following the instruction's of urs and it wrks gr8.

i think now i can safe guard my Phone's Micro USB port for sure
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Wow, never knew I could do such a thing.

Thank you a lot for the amazing newbie guide
 
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This is a really great guide. I had found out most of this info by trial and error myself. I searched a lot but could never find a step by step guide to do it. Great work to figure out for different OS versions and even great that you made such a comprehensive guide. Will be really useful to a lot of people.

One part that I never got was how to use it to login without a user/pass in windows account and this guide covers it too.. excellent. Will try it out this evening.
 
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Default one great app

On the store i have found a great app that simplifies things: it quickly scans the LAN workgroup and shows the connected computers, then you can explore shared folders from within. It's called Sharesfinder and it's the fastest on the store for this function.

However even with ES file explorer you have a scan function to scan the Lan for connected conputers, but it's slower

To access the phone like a shared folder from windows computer you can use instead Samba Filesharing (from xda! Root needed). I prefer it over airdroid and other browser-based apps
 
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I use airdroid.com its easier than others.

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You can even send messages and other phone functionality using airdroid.com
 
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I use airdroid.com its easier than others.

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You can even send messages and other phone functionality using airdroid.com
Of course. The UI is very neat in airdroid. But accessing the PC from S2 is of great pleasure is what I feel

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Thanks for this guide. Very useful!!!
 
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Aswome guide. How comes any file manager is able to read content from network folder; i mean reading from a windows network folder is an emmbed functionality integrated to android or does every file manager program its own?
 
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Aswome guide. How comes any file manager is able to read content from network folder; i mean reading from a windows network folder is an emmbed functionality integrated to android or does every file manager program its own?
As far as I know the file manager should support a module called SMB (Server Message Block). For example Astro File Manager requires you to install SMB module for the network access to work.

You can read more about it here http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Server_Message_Block

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