[Q] Any idea on how to transfer files from PC to A500 without SD or Root?

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gammaRascal

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Why not use the included mini-USB cable?

Another option would be some kind of file manager. I use ES File Explorer. I can navigate over LAN to my laptop / desktop and grab files.

Dropbox is another option. Though you'd first have to send the files to your DB folder on your PC - this does have the added benefit of being able to get to those files anywhere you have a WiFi connection though.
 

MJ-12

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IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER :)
File expert is nice. Plus it can stream media from your PC.

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bahurd

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Dropbox

How about dropbox, then it's pretty much automatic after you save the file on the PC.
 

T0yman

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USB USB USB!

USB cable to PC shows in the Windows Explorer.

USB Thumb/Flash Drive

USB Harddrive
 

Shigster

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One thing I noticed is that some of the folders that appear on Root Explorer do not appear on my computer like the beautiful widgets folder.
 

robnix

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Why not use the included mini-USB cable?

Another option would be some kind of file manager. I use ES File Explorer. I can navigate over LAN to my laptop / desktop and grab files.

Dropbox is another option. Though you'd first have to send the files to your DB folder on your PC - this does have the added benefit of being able to get to those files anywhere you have a WiFi connection though.

I use Tonido on my file server with the Tonido client on my A500.

http://tonido.com/

Works really well for this.
 

robnix

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That actually looks a very ellegant solution - maybe even a little enterprise'ee if you dont mind the term. As a user, how is it working for you when you compare to the other options?

vs. USB:

downloading files is much faster over wifi than USB, and there's no performance hit like there is with USB.
I can access my files from anywhere I have a data connection. it was nice the other day to think about an album i wanted to hear and download it over my work wifi

vs. Dropbox

no special folders to setup, you just browse the file structure on your server.

The only real issues I have with it so far are:

I can't set a default download folder on my A500. I'm hoping they fix this.
You have to kill the client to move files from the default download folder to say your external sd card.
 
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Tahde

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Whats the best way of obtaining the files if you have external hard drive on a network? I've been told of several file folder managers, but have been unsuccessful in getting into my network.
 

bahurd

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vs. USB:

downloading files is much faster over wifi than USB, and there's no performance hit like there is with USB.
I can access my files from anywhere I have a data connection. it was nice the other day to think about an album i wanted to hear and download it over my work wifi

vs. Dropbox

no special folders to setup, you just browse the file structure on your server.

The only real issues I have with it so far are:

I can't set a default download folder on my A500. I'm hoping they fix this.
You have to kill the client to move files from the default download folder to say your external sd card.

Re. Dropbox

I agree, a way to change the default folder/location to an external SD card would be nice.

Also, a way to set a global 'hard download' option for all or a folder would be nice vs. the individual file(s).

For some of us without a full time 3G/Wifi connection I prefer to have my files synced and resident on the device.
 

akkidy

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Nobody using Acer sync? The client is already pre-installed on the Iconia, you just have to install Acer sync on your PC. Sync by wifi or USB on demand. Pretty easy to use. I also use remote web desktop app with nice drag and drop feature, websharing by NextApp and wifi explorer which give you more control on which folder to transfer files.

Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk
 

84z28

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Apr 29, 2011
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i'm still trying to figure out how to move music files around. I connect my tablet to my computer via usb cable. I put some music into the acer music folder and then look for it with the google music app and nothing comes up. But everytime I look at the music folder on the a500 using my computer the albums and songs show up. I can find the music on my computer with the clear fi app but when i click on a song to listen to it clear fi says it dosent support the file. Every thing I have has been downloaded to windows media player.