I am on Windows 10 PC that connect my router through Wifi and my android phone also connected to my router through Wifi but when I use file explorer app on the cell phone and enable file transfer I get the address to use on my windows but I get this message:

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I tried to ping and I get normal response so why I can not access my cell phone on this address ?

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    Check your firewalls – DavidPostill Feb 5 '17 at 18:05
  • I disabled my firewall same problem – William Feb 5 '17 at 18:09
  • all file manager apps does not work on my Lenovo K4 phone while it work normally on another phone same network and same router – William Feb 6 '17 at 0:23

Whatever file explorer app you are using on the phone probably requires a user name and password to access the exposed shared folder. Not knowing what app you are using, I cannot help with that information.

There are many other apps that allow sharing data with Android. Some of the best ones are :

  • AirDroid - allows much more than just file transfer, but the transfer is slower.
  • The combination of SSHDroid on the phone together with WinSCP on the PC does file transfers at full speed for the connection.

There are a couple of different options. The one I like is called Servers Ultimate Pro. It lets you run all kinds of servers on your phone, including SFTP.


Install WiFi File Transfer on your android device and run it , it will give you an IP address ; a username , a password and a port , you should allow the port through the firewall .

Open the browser on your PC , type the IP address and give your username and the password to connect.

  • it work on old phone but my new K4 it does not work !! any ideas ? – William Feb 6 '17 at 0:30

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