How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?

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    How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?


    As far as I know there is a way to connect from Win10 system directly to an Android SmartPhone through Wifi.

    The Android system should be mounted (=visible) afterwards as drive in Win10 File Explorer.

    How can I achieve this?

    Peter
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    pstein said:
    As far as I know there is a way to connect from Win10 system directly to an Android SmartPhone through Wifi.

    The Android system should be mounted (=visible) afterwards as drive in Win10 File Explorer.

    How can I achieve this?

    Peter
    Hi Peter, you can connect an Android phone to Windows 10 using this Tutorial or using a third-party app from your phone's manufacturer. I'm a bit uptight about having a Microsoft connection to my phone even while using a Privacy App.

    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    I have a Samsung A8 and use Samsung Smart Switch to back-up my phone and for software updates.

    Smart switch | Samsung CA

    I use Samsung SideSync to connect my phone to a PC for file transfers (visible in Windows Explorer).

    Samsung SideSync

    I hope that helps. Cheers
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 28 Oct 2019 at 11:04.
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    Hi Peter, you can connect an Android phone to Windows 10 using this Tutorial or using a third-party app from your phone's manufacturer. I'm a bit uptight about having a Microsoft connection to my phone even while using a Privacy App.

    Link Android Phone to Windows 10 PC

    I have a Samsung A8 and use Samsung Smart Switch to back-up my phone and make software updates.

    Smart switch | Samsung CA

    I use Samsung SideSync to connect my phone to a PC for file transfers (visible in Windows Explorer).

    Samsung SideSync

    I hope that helps. Cheers
    SideSync looks like something I could use. I have a A6, but when I searched play store for SideSync, it give me 100 different Samsung Apps, but none of them are called SideSync ????

    Any Ideas or a reason why ?

    As I further investigate, It looks like Samsung has demoted SideSync and is nolonger supporting it. The only reason the PC download is there is because they forgot about that page. However it looks like "Samsung Flow" maybe a replacement of Sidesync ? But now not sure after looking at the user comments (Not good). Oh well.
    Last edited by storageman; 21 Oct 2019 at 15:52.
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    storageman said:
    SideSync looks like something I could use. I have a A6, but when I searched play store for SideSync, it give me 100 different Samsung Apps, but none of them are called SideSync ????

    Any Ideas or a reason why ?

    As I further investigate, It looks like Samsung has demoted SideSync and is nolonger supporting it. The only reason the PC download is there is because they forgot about that page. However it looks like "Samsung Flow" maybe a replacement of Sidesync ? But now not sure after looking at the user comments (Not good). Oh well.
    I'm uncertain why it's no longer available at the Play Store because the Windows version is still on the Samsung sites. I was able to find the apk files at several other locations. I enjoy the app and wouldn't hesitate to download it elsewhere, YMMV.

    SideSync 4.7.9.3 for Android - Download
    SideSync 4.7.9.3 Download APK for Android - Aptoide
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    W10 Tweaker said:
    I'm uncertain why it's no longer available at the Play Store because the Windows version is still on the Samsung sites. I was able to find the apk files at several other locations. I enjoy the app and wouldn't hesitate to download it elsewhere, YMMV.

    SideSync 4.7.9.3 for Android - Download
    SideSync 4.7.9.3 Download APK for Android - Aptoide
    Well Those links work and my phone now has the app, but looks like Samsung has removed the PC app download page. It now redirects out to never - never land but yesterday I did download the app for windows. I'll let you know how it works



    PS: The Samsung Flow app has replaced sidesync app according to Samsung, but after reading many of the comments on google play, I don't think I want to try it. I guess its really bad.
    Last edited by storageman; 22 Oct 2019 at 13:37.
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    storageman said:
    Well Those links work and my phone now has the app, but looks like Samsung has removed the PC app download page. It now redirects out to never - never land but yesterday I did download the app for windows. I'll let you know how it works

    PS: The Samsung Flow app has replaced sidesync app according to Samsung, but after reading many of the comments on google play, I don't think I want to try it. I guess its really bad.
    Perhaps the Samsung website is playing games with us. I just checked a few minutes ago at this site below and successfully downloaded the App for Windows.

    How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?-1022-sidesync-windows-download.jpgHow to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?-1022-sidesync-app-windows-download.jpg
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    Now that is interesting. I tried to install the sidesync Windows app that I downloaded yesterday, and crashes/hangs my system. Its a pretty HARD HANG, because the only thing that works is pulling the power from the system - YUCK !. It hangs when installing a USB driver ? I tried it twice and it failed both times. The downloaded version is 4.7.5.203. Is that your version ?. OK since I just checked your SYSTEM SPECS, it shows 1809 ? I have 1903 which is crashing installing the sidesync app.

    Also I tried and seached Samsung, and it won't let me search using the same search criterial as yours. Soon as you type in the word samsung followed by a space, it does an automatic fill of "samsung Chrome", and won't let you delete the word chrome ? Post the link to that site so I can go directly go there.

    Thanks
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    storageman said:
    Now that is interesting. I tried to install the sidesync Windows app that I downloaded yesterday, and crashes/hangs my system. Its a pretty HARD HANG, because the only thing that works is pulling the power from the system - YUCK !. It hangs when installing a USB driver ? I tried it twice and it failed both times. The downloaded version is 4.7.5.203. Is that your version ?. OK since I just checked your SYSTEM SPECS, it shows 1809 ? I have 1903 which is crashing installing the sidesync app.
    I have SideSync running on my PC now. It indicates 4.7.5.244 and yes, I have 1809 thankfully.
    I just checked my phone and it has version 4.7.9.3

    How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?-1022-sidesync-vers.jpg


    storageman said:
    Also I tried and seached Samsung, and it won't let me search using the same search criterial as yours. Soon as you type in the word samsung followed by a space, it does an automatic fill of "samsung Chrome", and won't let you delete the word chrome ? Post the link to that site so I can go directly go there.

    Thanks
    How are you searching that won't allow you to specify the search criteria, Playstore? I was able to search the specific version of SideSync on my PC and received many hits.

    How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?-1022-sidesync-download-search.jpg
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    W10 Tweaker - I appreciate your efforts. What I wasn't clear on is on Monday of this week, I was able to goto the SAMSUNG CORP home page and search for "Samsung SideSync" and it took me to me to the download page for W10 + Android/Mac playstores. On Tuesday I could no longer perform that search ? I thought that was strange. But, since I get a system hangs when trying to install the SideSync software its got to be a difference between 1809 vs 1903 since your system works.

    Again thank you for all of your help, but I've run out of patience with this software because there is no recourse for me. Its not supported any more and will not be fixed. Hopefully Samsung can fix all the problems with sidesync replacement.
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    Suggest you look at Your Phone app. I use it with my Moto G4 and Win 10 PC. Work great for messages, notifications and pictures.
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