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Access SD card from another device

4th August 2011, 07:08 AM |#1  
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This thread shows how to channel your SD card through your wireless router, therefore making your SD card accessible from most devices (tested on PC, Android and iOS). Please note that your phone and the device must be connected to the same network.

1. Download and install File Expert (it's free) from the Android Market:
2. Open File Expert and press the "Share" icon at the bottom of the screen.

3. Select "Enable WEB Sharing".

The IP and authentication info will be displayed. The URL (which is located in the third line) will be entered in the address bar of the browser in the other device. The username and password will also be required so please remember it ^_^

So on my phone it says "", so I type "" in the browser of another device.

Enter the password and done! You've accessed your phone's SD card from another device.

Please note:
1. This may not work on all devices, ranging from hosting the HTTP server to accessing the SD card from another device.
2. This may not work on all browsers as they may not have the specifications required to access the HTTP server.
3. The username/password can be changed in the File Expert settings or you can COMPLETELY disable any authentication.
3. The user and it's affiliates are NOT responsible for any damage caused physically and/or mentally

There are other apps in the Android Market that have the same function but I just use this. Suggestions are appreciated. Don't forget to 'Thank'
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8th August 2011, 03:12 PM |#2  
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Wow... this rocks.. thank you for this.... God, i love tech... I just sent out a tweet to all
8th August 2011, 04:14 PM |#3  
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Cheers - very useful - the app came as part of the Gingerburst ROM I installed from Droidzone, so don't even have to install it
8th August 2011, 04:22 PM |#4  
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This would be great, if it would work on my phone. Unfortunately it didn't. I tried it on an HTC Desire powered with MIUI, and after entering the URL in a browser of another android phone (and on a desktop comp), nothing happens. It may be a setting by me tho (probably on the router?), which I didn't find yet.

8th August 2011, 04:23 PM |#5  
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Works great. Excellent app!
8th August 2011, 05:11 PM |#6  
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I have been using this File Manager App since I got my very first android phone. I don't know why people keep buying and recommending apps that work exactly the same way (or maybe even better for File Expert's case) but cost very high. Duh.
8th August 2011, 08:41 PM |#7  
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Great find, thanks
8th August 2011, 11:07 PM |#8  
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this also works using wifi tethering on the 1st mobile to create virtual hotspot and connect 2nd mobile to that hotspot

I tested that on 2 different cyanogenmod 7 devices
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9th August 2011, 12:36 AM |#9  
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This is pretty slick. The current version also offers Bluetooth sharing support over OBEX FTP although that part is rather unstable on my laptop (crashes explorer for some reason). That isn't an issue with the app though. That's a known problem on my laptop that I don't know what's causing it.
10th August 2011, 06:01 AM |#10  
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I just tried this out - it looks great and the web sharing is incredibly easy to use, thanks!
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