Estrongs File Explorer

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  1. Baconstrip

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    Hey all,

    I just wanted to sing the praises of Estrongs file explorer over Astro. When I first got my droid, I read everywhere that Astro was a must have program, that it was the best manager, etc etc. I honestly wasn't overly happy with the program for some reason and went in search of another file manager.

    I stumbled across Estrongs and I have to say it is definitely amazing. Not only does it have a much nicer display mode (details!), but it has a zip feature, and best of all, it allows you to connect to your PC's over wifi and transfer files. Just put in the ip address of your networked PC that you want to access, then the PC's username\login and you're in. Worked like a charm.

    Give it a try!
     
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    I can certainly second these praises for the Estrong File Manager. I am able to integrate my Droid seemless ly into my WIFI network and move files back and forth between it and my PC. Great stuff. MOstoif the problems that I have had were due to pilot error and a steep learning curve.

    Norm

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    wow that program is awesome, i've been looking for a file manage of that type -> you can almost feel like you're in windows explorer if you turn on all the details...

    A problem though: I want to play music/video files FROM this file manager, however if i launch them, i can't seem to background the player. As soon as you press home or switch to any other app (even advanced task killer) the music stops! I want it to behave just like if you'd click on an mp3 in windows explorer... not sure whether this is a bug or a feature...
     
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    Estrongs certainly has my vote.
     
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    can't seem to connect to my pc, any help?
     
  6. Realistic

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    Do I have to set up some kind of server program on my computer? Samba or something? I'm reading up as I go along here.
     
  7. the_kwa

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    the way i'm reading it, you type in you IP in the server box. I have a user name for my pc but no password. I type in my user name and leave the password box blank. Doesn't seem to work for me.
     
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    got it...

    leave "smb://" then add the ip address
     
  9. Realistic

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    I keep getting an error then it force closes. Ip address is what i found doing a ipconfig in cmd entered my user and password. I'm using windows 7 this wouldn't have anything to do with it?
     
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    If you have windows firewall turned on it could be a problem.
     
  11. the_kwa

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    well, now it's not letting me in with a user name and password..

    i REALLY want this app to work
     
  12. the_kwa

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    anyone what to help me figure out what i'm doing wrong?:)
     
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