How to send files from phone to computer

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    Is there a way to send files wirelessly to your computer. Over wifi or 4/3g. I know the zumocast i can take files off my computer. However idk how to send files back.

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    Over wifi it's easy, you can use the Files app to do it.
    Make sure your computer is sharing some folders on the local network (right click>properties>sharing, or something like that)
    Open Files>Shared Folders>add server>scan for server
    It'll take it a second to find your computer, then you can browse the folder that you shared from your computer earlier.
    I prefer an app called ESfile browser, though, instead of Files, it's a lot more full-featured.

    To upload when you're away from the house will be tougher, but not too difficult. Zumocast should do it, but I've never used it. Other than that you could set up an FTP server on your home computer, which is what I've done. A guide on how to create an FTP server is outside the scope of these forums.

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    Personally, I use the free version of the Dropbox app to share files. Can drop/retrieve files from work, home, phone. You can also create folders to share with others. We actually use a higher capacity, paid version for work... awesome app! Works with all connectivity .

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    Sugarsync is my favorite - free up to 5gb, allows syncing of any folders on your sd card, and can be automated pretty easily. Also can automatically upload any pictures/vids you take if you set it to do so. I'm actually on the 100gb plan and use it for all of my cloud storage/syncing between phone/pc/laptop/work pc.
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    Thanks

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    The wi-fi option did not work with my computer. It finds my IP address, but I keep getting a failure asking me to "Re-enter authentication info".

    Does Zumocast go both ways? I use it to pull pics and videos from my home PC but don't see where I can use it to upload stuff from my phone TO my PC.

    In the end I went with Dropbox and I think it will work for my simple needs.
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    Bluetooth. Its not as fast, but is easy to setup and works.
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    I just use Gmail

    Since I use gmail, I just start an email to nobody and attach the file to the email.

    Since Gmail syncs automatically the email with attachment is in the drafts folder. I can move quickly between PC and phone in either direction.
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    I use drop box.
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    I also use DropBox; been using it for a couple years now. It's free up to 2gigs. I also recently signed up with Box. It's just like DropBox, but right now they're running a promo where if you sign up and install the app on your phone, you get 50gigs free for life. It's worth checking out.
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    Just downloaded box. Can't beat 50gbs for free!
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    can anyone elaborate on how to use bluetooth to transfer wirelessly from the Bionic to the PC? right now, i'm just using the "Files" wifi option, but if Bluetooth is easier/simpler, I'm all for it
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    I upload to Box.com then I can grab it from any computer I happen to be on.
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    somehow I missed that box promotion... *face palm* 50gb free is pretty awesome
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    MattyJ -I am a real low tek guy but I must tell you I got some great advice from the people on this forum about files. I know longer need to send them anywhere...they are all on all 3 (PC, Laptop, Phone) of my devices. If I change a file/document it is automatically updated on all 3 devices....amazing.

    I got rid of Outlook on my PC, signed up with Gmail, and got Sugar Sync........WOW everything is synced online between my PC, Laptop, and Phone so now I have access to all files on all 3 devices. Emails, tasks, documents and my calendar are updated on all devices as I work on them...man this made my life better.

    Sugar Sync is similar to Drop Box. I was told Sugar Sync is easier to learn (it was simple) than Drop Box but I have never tried Drop Box so I don't really know.

    5GB is free on Sugar Sync and I pay $60yr for 30GB on Sugar Sync so it is more expensive than Drop Box but my life is so much better right now I am glad I spent the money.

    I did try Zumo cast but it was more complicated and I once I tried Sugar Sync I was hooked. My favorite feature is the Magic Briefcase.
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    +1 dropbox

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    Another Dropbox user here. Love it.

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