1. bbranny's Avatar
    This might be a really noob question but I can't find the answer anywhere.

    I just got the vivotab smart window 8 tablet and when i plug in the usb on the tablet and my PC nothing happens. I would expect some kind of window to pop up to ask do i want to transfer file or not. Nothing happens. I have no idea how to transfer file from my PC to my tablet.

    Anyone have any idea?

    Thanks
    Hein Furstenburg likes this.
    03-18-2013 03:13 PM
  2. dakranii's Avatar
    I would use Skydrive. Upload from computer, download to tablet. Or just keep on the cloud if you're so inclined.
    03-18-2013 03:30 PM
  3. deadwrong03's Avatar
    Can't u share files over it WiFi network? Not sure if windows 8 supports that but I was able to share all my files from 2 laptops over WiFi before no wires needed
    03-18-2013 03:38 PM
  4. Buren06's Avatar
    You can share files over your local network, yes. Just make sure you enable sharing with other devices in your WiFi properties.
    03-18-2013 10:26 PM
  5. fleckman's Avatar
    Don't listen to these other answers, ridiculous. All you need is OTG cable with usb to micro-usb. Between $3 and $5.
    03-24-2013 02:14 PM
  6. Kiwi Dave's Avatar
    Don't listen to these other answers, ridiculous. All you need is OTG cable with usb to micro-usb. Between $3 and $5.
    Hi Fleckman, I'm not sure you have understood the question. When using a cable to connect the tablet with a pc, the tablet isn't recognised (like a USB drive would be for example). Another plug isn't needed, the one that comes with the charger fits the micro usb on the tablet, and the full size usb on the computer - even though the cable fits, the tablet isn't recognised, unless I've missed something?

    kd
    03-24-2013 09:44 PM
  7. Edward Mansfield's Avatar
    Actually you do need a special OTG cable. A regular micro-USB cable such as the one that comes with the charger won't do it. USB cables are finicky about which end goes where (USB-A and USB-B) and the OTB cable enables you to 'reverse' the cable. It all has to do with which end is supplying the power - the 'master' end as it were. While charging it is the wall charger, but it needs to be switched for the Vivotab to recognize any USB devices.
    Kiwi Dave likes this.
    03-26-2013 09:08 AM
  8. Ray Adams's Avatar
    I bought this one USB OTG Hub with 4 ports. Very useful tool!

    Micro USB 2 0 4P OTG Hub for Galaxy s II i9100 Note i9220 Nexus i9250 Moto Xoom | eBay
    Mr. Brown likes this.
    03-26-2013 06:47 PM
  9. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    I bought this one USB OTG Hub with 4 ports. Very useful tool!

    Micro USB 2 0 4P OTG Hub for Galaxy s II i9100 Note i9220 Nexus i9250 Moto Xoom | eBay
    Thanks! I just ordered one too! I can't believe it's only $6 and free shipping.
    03-27-2013 11:20 PM
  10. Ray Adams's Avatar
    You are welcome. :)

    I was able to connect 4 usb flash drives and use all of them at same time. Highly recommended item for all vivotab smart users
    03-28-2013 06:34 AM
  11. tmn0's Avatar
    I create FPT Server (Fillezilla) froom PC, in Vivotab open File Explorer in bar type: fpt://xxx... copy 1Gb 5 minus
    04-18-2013 05:02 AM
  12. MarkAllett's Avatar
    So, these hubs, if I were to connect the micro end into my Smart, then connect the power into one of the other full size ports, could I then use the other three usb ports whilst also charging my Smart? Or would it blow up?!
    04-18-2013 10:28 AM
  13. Kiwi Dave's Avatar
    doesn't blow up, but doesn't work.
    04-18-2013 04:45 PM
  14. OzRob's Avatar
    Hi Fleckman, I'm not sure you have understood the question. When using a cable to connect the tablet with a pc, the tablet isn't recognised (like a USB drive would be for example). Another plug isn't needed, the one that comes with the charger fits the micro usb on the tablet, and the full size usb on the computer - even though the cable fits, the tablet isn't recognised, unless I've missed something?
    Your tablet is a full Windows PC, not a phone or some other device that would normally be connected to the PC via a USB port. Imagine taking a laptop and connecting a usb port on the laptop to a usb port on another laptop or desktop PC - the two devices wouldn't connect. Connecting the tablet to a PC via the usb port is the same deal.

    So you need to connect your tablet to your PC like you would connect any two PCs together - via a network. If you have a home network with wireless, simply connect your tablet via wifi to the network and share the various locations with the network. If it's a Win 7 or 8 network, create a Homegroup for all your PCs (including your tablet) and certain locations will be shared automatically.
    Laura Knotek and Ray Adams like this.
    05-13-2013 01:02 AM
  15. margow's Avatar
    I just networked it to my pc and transferred by dragging files
    04-04-2014 11:56 PM
  16. Chris White56's Avatar
    I can't connect via homegroup, even using a USB cable. I get a message telling me that my edition of Windows doesn't allow me to share content. Windows has no information that I can find about what to do.

    Any suggestions?
    09-10-2014 08:46 PM
  17. easwar's Avatar
    i have found one way. it might be useful. you connect both your PC and your tablet or two PC's or multiples of devices to a wifi network and then install IPmsgr (note:there are different versions for different version and bit of the OS) (where do i get this -> go search ipmsgr for (ur OS name and bit) ) u will find it. install it. drag all ur files to the msging dialogue box and select the device you would like to send and click send. done. this transfer happens fast depending on ur wifi router or you could use LAN cable in case if btw to PC's.
    02-01-2016 07:21 AM
  18. Greg Turnbull's Avatar
    I would use a MicroSD card with an adapter for the PC - fairly quick & easy. :-)
    03-23-2016 10:12 AM
  19. c933103's Avatar
    If you don't want to use network cable, wireless method, external storage or internet to move files, thete're still a few different ways you can move files from computer to windows tablet or vice versa.
    If both your computer and your windows tablet support USB 3.0, then its newly added capability that allow connection of two host devices could facilitate such connection.
    If it is not the case, then you cam use something called "briged USB cable", with something called bridge chip in the middle of the table to facilitate such transfer. Due to form factor of most of those bridged USB cables, you might also need an USB OTG plug for the cable to work.
    Alternatively, if you want to transfer settings and etc., you can use something called EasyTransfer Cable, but that would not work for Win10 amd with limited support on Win 8.1. Some EasyTransfer cables might come with their own proprietary software to allow the cable be functional on these OSes.
    05-01-2016 08:33 PM

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