12-12-2014 11:39 PM
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  1. simplex1's Avatar
    Direct WiFi file transfer between WP8.1 phones and Laptops

    I have found an application called "Easy Transfer" (see: Easy Transfer | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)). I installed it in my phone and I can nou transfer pictures taken with the mobile but I can not see the "Documents" folder despite the fact it exists in my phone and contains a few files.
    Is there a way to make that folder visible on my Laptop same as "Photo"?
    Is there another application equivalent to "Easy Transfer"?
    11-13-2014 10:21 AM
  2. maka1105's Avatar
    The best app for wifi transfer is 'FTP server'.
    11-19-2014 05:11 AM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    11-19-2014 10:04 AM
  4. simplex1's Avatar
    Is "Easy Transfer" a real WiFi Direct file transfer application for Windows phones?

    I noticed that in order to use it I have to connect both, the phone and PC, to the same router, otherwise it does not work.
    11-26-2014 04:46 AM
  5. kvrbrijith's Avatar
    Is "Easy Transfer" a real WiFi Direct file transfer application for Windows phones?

    I noticed that in order to use it I have to connect both, the phone and PC, to the same router, otherwise it does not work.
    Actually, easy transfer doesn't need a common Wi-Fi router. We can use the"internet sharing" option in the phone for connecting both devices together..
    11-26-2014 04:58 AM
  6. Wam1q's Avatar
    Actually, easy transfer doesn't need a common Wi-Fi router. We can use the"internet sharing" option in the phone for connecting both devices together..
    That'll eat the data, right?
    11-26-2014 05:02 AM
  7. simplex1's Avatar
    The best app for wifi transfer is 'FTP server'.
    If you are referring to this application:
    FTP server | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Canada)
    then it does not seem to work. Everything I get on my Lumia 520 WP8.1 phone, after installing "FTP server", is a black screen.
    11-26-2014 05:17 AM
  8. simplex1's Avatar
    Actually, easy transfer doesn't need a common Wi-Fi router. We can use the"internet sharing" option in the phone for connecting both devices together..
    I have just tried it at your suggestion and when I want to turn "Sharing On" (in Settings) I receive the message:
    "There's no cellular data connection to share right now ..."
    I see a proposed:
    Broadcast name: NOKIA_Lumia_Number
    and
    Password: 973 ...
    but I can not determine the phone to broadcast its name to see it on my PC.

    I mention that I have no SIM card in the phone and I do not want to use anything else excepting the WiFi.

    I can not follow the instructions from here:
    Sharing your connection on Windows Phone | Windows Phone How-to (Canada)
    It seems that they apply just for sharing your Mobile Phone data connection (which is expensive) with a Laptop that can not access an internet router. For example, you are somewhere in woods in you car and want to download from the net, in your laptop, a satellite picture of the place which is not the purpose of "Easy Transfer".

    It would be nice to make the phone broadcast its name, like a router, just for direct WiFi file transfer between the PC and Mobile Phone without any mobile (GSM) data connection being required.
    Last edited by simplex1; 11-26-2014 at 06:48 AM.
    11-26-2014 05:43 AM
  9. Wam1q's Avatar
    I have just tried it at your suggestion and when I want to turn "Sharing On" (in Settings) I receive the message:
    "There's no cellular data connection to share right now ..."
    I see a proposed:
    Broadcast name: NOKIA_Lumia_Number
    and
    Password: 973 ...
    but I can not determine the phone to broadcast its name to see it on my PC.

    I mention that I have no SIM card in the phone and I do not want to use anything else excepting the WiFi.
    This sharing feature needs a SIM card. It uses the data connection and broadcasts that network over WiFi. Nothing similar to WiFi-direct. :/
    11-26-2014 06:40 AM
  10. simplex1's Avatar
    This sharing feature needs a SIM card. It uses the data connection and broadcasts that network over WiFi. Nothing similar to WiFi-direct. :/
    So, if I understand well, there is no way to use "Easy Transfer" without a router.
    A WP8.1 phone can not be forced to broadcast its name without a SIM card.

    Is there another application that allows me to transfer files between the phone and PC using the WiFi but without the help of a router or mobile data connection, just utilizing Direct WiFi?
    11-26-2014 06:59 AM
  11. Wam1q's Avatar
    So, if I understand well, there is no way to use "Easy Transfer" without a router.
    A WP8.1 phone can not be forced to broadcast its name without a SIM card.

    Is there another application that allows me to transfer files between the phone and PC using the WiFi but without the help of a router or mobile data connection, just utilizing Direct WiFi?
    WP doesn't support WiFi-direct sharing at the moment. You'll need to wait for newer versions of WP. BTW, Miracast (present on newer Lumias) works using WiFi-direct. So, the OS does support it. MS just needs to open it up so that it is accessible to the devs and the user.
    11-26-2014 07:11 AM
  12. SoapBox3000's Avatar
    Bluetooth or NFC are your best bets. in order to transfer files from your phone to a computer and vice verse. you will need a cool windows technology called Network Discovery which isn't available for windows phone yet since it is primarily a Windows x64/x86 Technology and is normalily facilitated by a server on the same subnet or group of subnets that your devices are on (i.e a domain controller).

    in layman's terms you can use Bluetooth or NFC. FTP wont work because you would have to have a non apipa IP address for it to work.

    The only other thing you can do is use the data cable that came with the phone and plug it into your computer the old school way and use it as a mass storage device.

    just some humble grumblings and ideas from a lowly IT professional.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    11-26-2014 03:39 PM
  13. Bagzton's Avatar
    But wait! How about this app called Send Anywhere http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...9-e60afd03afcb I think this will do. (tho I haven't used it myself)
    11-26-2014 03:58 PM
  14. SoapBox3000's Avatar
    Bagzton,
    That wont work since the guys wants to essentially do an internal network file transfer from his phone to his computer and back.
    11-26-2014 04:12 PM
  15. Bagzton's Avatar
    Bagzton,
    That wont work since the guys wants to essentially do an internal network file transfer from his phone to his computer and back.
    Oh? Okay.
    11-26-2014 04:27 PM
  16. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Try pushbullet or pushpin....
    I used it for a while for swapping files between multiple phones, tablets and laptop.
    11-27-2014 08:34 PM
  17. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Pushbullet has quite a few negative reviews. I could not find pushpin. Experiences with either of these, anyone?
    11-27-2014 09:42 PM
  18. Scott Leonard's Avatar
    I was browsing through the app store this morning and came across this app named File Explorer. I can't proper post links yet so here is the location: windowsphone dot com/en-us/store/app/file-explorer/8d87e9b9-6e03-4585-a947-339ff038dd3b

    I haven't tried it yet as my laptop is at work and I'm on vacation but it lists access to Windows Phone Isolated storage as well as direct Wi-Fi transfers in it's feature list.
    11-28-2014 01:30 PM
  19. simplex1's Avatar
    Before posting the names of various applications that you believe they might be WiFi Direct File Explorers please test them.

    For example, I found an application called "WiFi sender" (Wifi Sender | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)) which seems, at least in its trial version, to work better than "Easy Transfer" in the sense that from my mobile phone (Nokia Lumia 520) I can sent any file (there is a size limitation in the trial version) to my laptop while "Easy Transfer" does not see the Documents folder which could be a bug. The drawback might be "WiFi Sender" is a paid software and the advantage over "Easy Transfer" that you can send files to any laptop without being obliged to display all your files on the screen of that PC.
    However it is not Wi-Fi Direct. "WiFi sender" needs a router.
    11-29-2014 03:48 AM
  20. SammyD97's Avatar
    That'll eat the data, right?

    Not really. You can turn off your data connection once you've turned on internet sharing. It will still work as intended. The missing documents folder is a drawback but not a major one in my case because I keep documents on SD card.

    And no, you don't need a router to use Easy Transfer. Just a sim in your phone.
    11-29-2014 04:46 AM
  21. rpkay's Avatar
    Use shareit for WP 8.1 it can now transfer all types of files.The desktop edition has the ability to create hotspot, so no need of internet.It can even use to share files between two laptops. Tested it right now.
    11-29-2014 05:05 AM
  22. simplex1's Avatar
    You can turn off your data connection once you've turned on internet sharing. It will still work as intended. The missing documents folder is a drawback but not a major one in my case because I keep documents on SD card.

    And no, you don't need a router to use Easy Transfer. Just a sim in your phone.
    In my case the most I can do is to put an inactive SIM in my phone, the SIM I bought together with the phone, which does not have any number assigned to it and for the time being, for personal reasons, I will not buy a phone number. Will "Easy Transfer" work in such conditions as a WiFi Direct phone <---> computer file transfer application, without the need of a router?
    11-29-2014 05:10 AM
  23. amitnahar's Avatar
    11-29-2014 05:15 AM
  24. simplex1's Avatar
    SHAREit (SHAREit. | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (India)) appears to be a smartphone to smartphone file transfer application where both the sender device and the receiving one need SHAREit installed. The app. also seems to make use of a router.
    Can SHAREit be installed on a PC?
    11-29-2014 05:56 AM
  25. rpkay's Avatar
    Yes
    11-29-2014 05:59 AM
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