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[Q] USB MTP - Not all files

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By DirtyWizard, Senior Member on 2nd March 2012, 01:51 PM
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Dear all,

Strange potential issue with my ASUS Prime...
When I connect it to my PC with MTP, I'm not seeing all the files. E.g. I have a folder which contains about 15 media files and on my Windows 7 machine I only see 3 of them..

Is there another way to access the internal storage over USB ? I would like to use a Linux system to copy large amount of files..

2nd March 2012, 02:02 PM |#2  
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I already found that I can see the "missing" files by first executing a rescan.
There is an app for this SDrescan in Android Market

So still asking if we can do anything to get the old USB storage back ?
2nd March 2012, 05:32 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by DirtyWizard

Is there another way to access the internal storage over USB ? I would like to use a Linux system to copy large amount of files..

This USB storage thing IS a problem on Linux sytems with the Prime, right now. I tried everything to get it to work one day ... before finally realizing that I was wasting my time.

To copy files, you could use ADB, but that is really slow for large amounts of copying, and you do have to install the Google SDK on your machine (which isn't a bad thing, but takes time.)

3 other solutions (1 & 2 are a 2-step copy process ... and only #1 is a USB method):

1) Instead of MTP, you can use the photo option (PTP, I believe) ... it's the choice right next to MTP in your settings. Unfortunately, with this method, you can only copy to your photo folder, so from there you would need to move your files to your final destination folder. PTP did allow me to see and move any type of files.

2) Copy your files to a microSD and plug them into your Prime's microSD and copy from there. (I know this is an obvious solution, but for completeness, I included it!)

3) AirDroid -- I've used this, and it works well ... probably quite slow for large amounts of copying.

Not the greatest solutions, but they will get you by...
21st April 2012, 06:42 PM |#4  
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One thing that i discovered that let me see all my files and be able to copy them to my TFP without issues is adding the UDEV rules. gives you a good walkthrough on how to do that, just do the all models part and change the vendor id and everything should work for you. I verified this with LinuxMint and LMDE
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