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Questions tagged [mtp]

A protocol used by computers and intelligent storage devices, such as media players or smartphones, to communicate with each other. Most questions are expected from users of newer Android devices that use MTP instead of mounting as USB storage when connected to a computer.

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Android Studio Shows Error Running App: no target device found

List of things I have already done, but the problem persists: Enabled USB debugging option in mobile developer options, didnt work so i also enabled allow installing apps via usb, but nope. Changed ...
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transfer data from android 9 to linux mint

Superuser may not the perfect platform for this question, but you are smart people and I have browsed this site many times before and got a lot of unix related answers. What i'm doing wrong with my ...
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Windows 10 offline MTP driver installation

I installed Windows 10 and the software I needed on a computer some time back, and I now have it at my workplace, which has no internet access (or cellphone connectivity). When I connect my Android ...
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Disable/block MTP devices Windows 10 Home

everyone I managed to block mass storage devices, if user connect usb hdd or pendrive, it is not showing in computer, and drivers are not installing. When user conect mobile with android, it shows up ...
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Windows 10 detects USB flash drives but not USB camera or smartphone

When I connect USB flash drives (simple storage drives), they are detected by Windows 10 without problem. However, when I connect Android smartphones or cameras, the USB sound notification is heard, ...
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How can I make a file date modified static (not changeable)?

I want to sort the songs in my phone by date. The sort option that's available in my phone is on picture.. But the file modified time gets changed when i copy the songs to my phone and in the ...
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how can i copy file in order to MTP (Android phone)?

i am trying to copy .mp3 files in order to my phone but it windows copies them from the first one (the one on the top of the list ) to the last one so in searching for a solution i found this ...
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Debugging MTP transmission/driver on windows

Basically I'm developing USB device, which will be using MTP for file transmission. It works fine with Konqueror, and Dolphin I can successfully copy files around, also mtp-getfile works (on Linux). ...
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MTP not working after Ubuntu 18.04 upgrade

I could connect to my Android Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) via MTP on Ubuntu 16.04 (there was a bug where the protocol "died unexpectedly" if a file delete was followed by a file copy, but other than that, it ...
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Win XP MTP drivers

I have a Lenovo vibe k5 note(a7020a48) and a k5 plus(a6020a40). I want to transfer files from the phones to my old pc which runs XP. I downloaded MTP drivers for XP. My k5 note works fine and I can ...
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How can I access MTP devices through the command line on Chrome OS?

The file browser in Chrome OS can access MTP devices just fine, but it is not capable of doing cut-and-paste with files. How can I access MTP devices through the command line on a Chromebook? My ...
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Krusader works very slow within mtp folder

I can access my android phone using the folder /run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=XXX/SanDisk SD card in Krusader. But it is very very slow and krusader shows, that there is no space left in the folder and ...
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MTP device detected under Linux but not under Windows

I designed a board embedding a custom Linux built through buildroot. This board has a peripheral usb connector to appear like a device when connected to another OS. A MTP-responder python program is ...
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How can I access the file system of a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Terminal (Ubuntu 15.10)?

How can I access the file system of a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Terminal (Ubuntu 15.10)? I want to manipulate the files on my phone from the Terminal of my laptop. However, I'm not sure about how to ...
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Realtimesync: MTP Protocol does not support directory monitoring on Android

I have a Samsung J7 Prime running Marshmallow. I tried to synchronize one folder of the phone with another folder on my PC using FreeFileSync and it worked fine. Now, I wanted to make the ...
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Android 7.0 Galaxy S6 edge+ can't connect to win10 computer via USB

I have a similar problem as Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices after installing Media feature pack. Windows 10 Pro N Version 1703 Build 15063.540 Tried installing: KB3010081,...
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How do I check I copied a bunch of files and folders correctly from an MTP device?

That. Windows 10 Home, Android 7.1.2 device. I want to check if it copied right, as it's a backup.
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How to clone USB(MTP) device

I have two identical USB/MP3 players. One is corrupted (removed w/o unmounting). I would like to fix the corrupted device by cloning the working device. The corrupted device reports this in /var/...
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disable MTP udev rules for specific device so it can be mount as a USB Mass Storage device

I have a problem with a specific device that is not an android / mobile device. It is a media player with an internal hard drive that I am trying to connect as a mass storage device so I can copy ...
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Windows media player missing?

I am trying to connect my phone via MTP connection on windows 10 but it isn't detected. I have downloaded windows media pack for windows N edition but this still didn't solve my problem. I tried ...
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Binding script to udev for creating a link to /run/user

I'm trying to create a link to the mtp folder in the /run/user/$UID/gvfs/ folder. I've wrote a script to do to, including some lines to test if the script is running properly. I binded to udev with a ...
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Copying files using MTP leads to 99% disk utilization

Since Android phones are no longer mounted as an external drive I'm having an issue with a copying of large amount of photos from the phone (no matter what - LG G3, Galaxy S7) to the laptop (Windows ...
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Adding Media Transfer Protocol Device (MTP Device) support for Windows 10 N

I'm using Windows 10 N Anniversary Update, the one with no media bloatware like WMP. However I wish my iPhone was accessible with File Explorer to copy photos. It turns out you have to install Media ...
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Navigate to MTP device in Ubuntu BASH shell - can't cd to SD card

Have successfully mounted an MTP device on the desktop in Ubuntu and have figured out where the mount point is. If I cd to /run/user/999/gvfs/mtp:host=%5Busb%3A001%2C006%5D$ I see 'SD card' But ...
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Accessing MTP device over USB using BASH (OSX)

There are a number of 3rd party apps that allow access of MTP devices over usb. here are just 2 http://mac.eltima.com/sync-mac.html http://mac.eltima.com/mtp-file-transfer.html So my question is, why ...
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Can you just “pull the plug” on MTP devices?

After attaching a typical USB storage device to Windows, it is important to properly unmount the drive before unplugging it. If you don't, you might lose data. But for MTP devices (such as many ...
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MTP and Thunar: HTC One via USB

I googled for a while and still don't have my HTC One listed in Thunar. What I tried: turn off debugger mode on phone connected the phone to different USB-ports as I read that it might not work with ...
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Show file dates from MTP device?

When I connect my MTP device (Android phone) via USB to my Windows 10 PC, open it in Windows Explorer, and set the View to Details, it does not show the file dates. Is there a way to make it do so? ...
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Open explorer in or create shortcut to a specific folder on media device

I want to either: a) make a shortcut to a specific folder on a media device (MTP), or b) create a .bat file or other easy script to open explorer and automatically navigate to the folder where the ...
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Transfering files to MTP-Device from Windows via commandline

I am searching for a way to transfer files form my PC to a MTP-Device (No Android) using batch-file (command line). Is there any command line based application which can just transfer files from PC to ...
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What is the path of an MTP device in Windows? [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP and have a phone mounted through USB by MTP. In Explorer, its address is: My Computer\SAMSUNG-SGH-I547\Phone\DCIM I would like to execute a command line command such as ...
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Unstable MTP mount Android device on Linux

I have Linux Mint 17.1 (rebecca) MATE edition and a HTC One mini 2. My computer is able to mount the device, and I sometimes get access to both the internal memory and the SD card in the phone. ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Nexus 4 not recognized on Windows 10

I have Nexus 4 with Lollipop and enabled MTP in settings. My Windows 10 N PC won't recognize it. I tried to install Google USB driver, but when I choose path to driver folder ...\usb_driver -> check ...
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Can't transfer files from Android 4.4.2 phone to eOS laptop

I'm trying to transfer files from my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone which is running Android 4.4.2. I have installed libmtp and have also installed a bunch of other mtp-related packages, but Elementary OS ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to an MTP folder on an Android smartphone?

My LG G2 Android smartphone can connect via MTP. I would like to make a shortcut to its internal downloads folder: Computer\LG_G2\Internal storage\Download\ How to do that?
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Windows Explorer - Treating cameras/Android file systems like disks and sort by date

My Android current, and previous, Samsung phones identify as a camera (technically a media device) to Windows. They do this because they have internal flash and to mount the file system to another ...
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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows. The devices that I am ...
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Install Samsung Android Note 2 MTP INF driver for Win XP in to Win7 - Win10 is using the same exact driver?

I am troubleshooting Windows 7 64-bit MTP support for Samsung Note 2 with DN4 ROM. Those who Google Samsung android MTP support for Win 7 will discover that this is a very long standing and unsolved ...
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USB Device not Recognized - Android on Windows

I tried to transfer some media files to my android device, but I got the error: USB not recognized error. I tried removing the power supply, disabling Windows Firewall and restarting but nothing ...
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Cannot connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: [grease-lightning]/home/...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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File transfer freezes upon various type of files via MTP transfer

There is a problem when I try to transfer various type of files to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (latest firmware, os ver. 4.4.4). For now problem occur with .flac and .ogg files, but I'm sure issue isn't ...
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Configure “Send to” to copy files through MTP to specific location on smartphone?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone uses MTP to talk to Windows, so it's not possible to assign a drive letter to the phone. I often have to copy files to a sub-directory on the phone, but Windows' "...
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How to configure action on plugging in an usb MTP device on windows 8.1

There is one thing that bugs me. I have an Nexus 4 (Kitkat) and an Windows 8.1 device. Every time I connect the phone via usb (MTP) the windows explorer opens. This me be fine for others but in most ...
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Cannot Stat Error When Copying From Android Phone to Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to move a video file from my phone to my harddrive via a script and am running into trouble with permissions. I am using the following command: sudo cp "/run/user/1000/gvfs/mtp:host=[usb:...
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MTP extremely and prohibitively slow, appears hung

I am connecting my Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE to my computer. I have not had this problem before, although MTP is generally slower compared to mass storage, it was still usable. Today I find MTP to be ...
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MTP Integration for Nautilus

How do I setup MTP integration with Nautilus, so when I connect an MTP device I can see it in nautilus and treat it like a regular USB storage device? I am running ArchLinux / GNOME.
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MTP move within same partition takes a long time

I have an Android 4.3 device (Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE running stock ROM) that connects to the computer using MTP (Media Transfer Protocol). I wanted to organize some files and I was creating ...
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How to change default folder template for MTP Device?

When connecting an Android Phone to Windows 7 by USB, it connects as an MTP device. The "media" folder template selected by Windows is incorrect for 95% of the folders on the phone. I want to cause ...