Transferring files via USB Cable.

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  1. ultimate.goon

    ultimate.goon New Member

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    Hi all. I have alot of MP3's on my desktop PC i want moveti my surface3. I plugged a usb cable from the tower to the micro usb port on my tablet and they dont detect one another?
    Is this even possible?

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    Probably had to be a special cable. make a share on the desktop open to everyone for simplicity. Map a drive to the share and copy.
     
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    As far as I know you can't use a USB cable that way. Can't you put them both on the same network? Or use something like DropBox.
     
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    i tried to networking. they dont see each other even with network discovery turned on. Although my smartphone sees my PC.
    -Stuck
     
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    Are both on the same workgroup and IP subnet?
     
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    Find a USB flash drive or thumb drive or cheap anything USB drive.
    Copy.
    Paste.
    Repeat.
     
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    A cat5e crossover cable will work directly from pc to pc, you can setup a peer to peer if both computers are on the same homegroup, just share the folder with the mp3's and drag and drop in explorer.
     
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    I agree with the flashdrive. You can get a 64gb one for £15 these days. No reason not to have one. Always useful to have one at hand, for instances just like this :)
     
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    Again I have tried the networking route but if failed. How does my android phone see my desktop PC and my windows based surface can not???
     
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    Check again. Are you on the same Workgroup, Homegroup, and Domain? (Settings, System, About)
     
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    Android devices are network type agnostic so long as you're on the same subnet. Windows must be on the same network name/type as well as the same subnet, (IP range, the last octet being different and the first 3 the same).
     

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