Windows 10: Does Win10 have a native tool for sending files to an Android Phone?

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  1.    09 Jun 2018 #1

    Does Win10 have a native tool for sending files to an Android Phone?


    Is there a way to right click on a file in Explorer and send/share it directly to my phone or has this not been implemented yet by Microsoft? If not, I'd think that many Win 10 users would love to have this feature.

    I've been using an Android app to get this done but would love to be able to just select the files in File Explorer and start the transfer to my phone.
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       09 Jun 2018 #2

    Winneh da Pu said: View Post
    Is there a way to right click on a file in Explorer and send/share it directly to my phone or has this not been implemented yet by Microsoft? If not, I'd think that many Win 10 users would love to have this feature.

    I've been using an Android app to get this done but would love to be able to just select the files in File Explorer and start the transfer to my phone.
    Indirectly..... If you have Onedrive on your PC, and the OneDrive App on your Android (I have it on my Galaxy S4), anything you put in OneDrive on either is available on both. I use it for pictures mostly. I have it setup so when I take a pic with my phone, withing seconds it's available in the Photos App on the desktop and laptop.

    Not exactly what you're describing, but concept is close.
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  3.    10 Jun 2018 #3

    You can use Feem available in both Microsoft Store and Google Play.

    Not sure if you can right click, but it uses file explorer to select files to transfer over Wifi or Internet.
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       10 Jun 2018 #4

    lafargeotte said: View Post
    You can use Feem available in both Microsoft Store and Google Play.

    Not sure if you can right click, but it uses file explorer to select files to transfer over Wifi or Internet.
    Looked for that in the store, can't find. Is it called something else? Thanks.
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  5.    10 Jun 2018 #5

    It is just easier to do it from phone.

    Any tool that sends from PC such as fast file transfer requires a tool on phone as well. This is because android does not really have the concept of file sharing in same way as a pc.

    Install ES file explorer on Android phone.

    Set up drives with files on PC as network shares

    Use network option on android phone to connect to PC

    Copy files (either way) to/from PC.
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  6.    10 Jun 2018 #6

    You just drag and drop. When you plug in your phone, it comes up as a drive in This PC/File Explorer. Double click it and choose the folder on the phone where you want to drop the file. Minimize the window so it only takes up half the screen. Right click file explorer in the taskbar and open another file explorer window that takes up the other half of the screen. Select the file(s) you want to copy and drag them to the phone, or verse visa. No 3rd party software needed.
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  7.    10 Jun 2018 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Looked for that in the store, can't find. Is it called something else? Thanks.
    Here it is.
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  8.    10 Jun 2018 #8

    spunk said: View Post
    You just drag and drop. When you plug in your phone, it comes up as a drive in This PC/File Explorer. Double click it and choose the folder on the phone where you want to drop the file. Minimize the window so it only takes up half the screen. Right click file explorer in the taskbar and open another file explorer window that takes up the other half of the screen. Select the file(s) you want to copy and drag them to the phone, or verse visa. No 3rd party software needed.
    Sure if you connect via usb cable, but I think OP was referring to wifi connection.
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       10 Jun 2018 #10

    lafargeotte said: View Post
    Thanks. I'll check that out later on.
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