1. ak_r7's Avatar
    Hi,
    My 640 XL running WP10 version .164 is not showing up in macbook pro .
    I know windows phone and mac have some compatibility issues, do we have any workaround for this ?
    << I basically want to transfer music from mac to my lumia, and i don't want to use cloud to upload /download for this>>

    Thanks
    03-20-2016 10:41 AM
  2. eusty's Avatar
    Have you got encryption enabled?

    All settings>System>Device Encryption
    03-20-2016 12:53 PM
  3. ak_r7's Avatar
    Have you got encryption enabled?

    All settings>System>Device Encryption
    No, it's disabled.
    03-20-2016 10:24 PM
  4. underw8's Avatar
    I would forget about the usb cable and share my music folder thru SMB or AFP on the mac, then use an app like Metro File Manager on the phone to pull the files.

    i think syncing via iTunes is quite messy when you can do a direct copy/paste in Windows.

    edit: i have a similar set up with an 640xl and mbp early 2011 btw
    03-20-2016 10:48 PM
  5. ak_r7's Avatar
    I would forget about the usb cable and share my music folder thru SMB or AFP on the mac, then use an app like Metro File Manager on the phone to pull the files.

    i think syncing via iTunes is quite messy when you can do a direct copy/paste in Windows.

    edit: i have a similar set up with an 640xl and mbp early 2011 btw
    Pardon my ignorance but what is SMB/AFP?
    ( i am new to mac and i hate it )
    03-21-2016 10:14 AM
  6. eusty's Avatar
    SMB=Server Message Block

    i.e. over your network.
    03-21-2016 01:28 PM
  7. underw8's Avatar
    Pardon my ignorance but what is SMB/AFP?
    ( i am new to mac and i hate it )
    You can use this Apple documentation to set up a share on your mac (you want the Sharing Files section): support.apple.com/en-us/HT204445

    Also look in Advanced Options and see if SMB is enabled.

    Then on your phone, you can download Metro File Manager (or something similar) to connect to the share you created above. On MFM, access your SMB share like: smb://yourmacsip/folder/xxx/yyy/. Enter your username and password if applicable.

    You should now be able to transfer files to and from your phone/mac.
    03-21-2016 07:16 PM

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