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Transferring files to and from your android device using FTP

Discussion in 'How to' started by amazingAG, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. amazingAG

    amazingAG New Member

    This is more of a help request thread than How to.

    I know how to connect and transfer files to and from android device using FTP but it's not working properly. It is actually working just one way. I can upload files to my device from my pc but I cannot download from my device.

    When I right-click on any files or folders the download option is grayed.

    Apps used:

    FTP Server on my android device: FTPDroid
    FTP Client on my windows pc: FileZilla

    Not sure whether its important or not but I would like to mention 2 things

    1. I am using an unrooted device.
    2. I don't have an SD card. I just wanted to download files from my device inbuilt memory.


    That's it. Hope to get some kind of help to overcome this situation.
     
  2. Ashwin

    Ashwin New Member

    I checked some of the threads at filezilla support, and they say the download option is grayed only when there is no writable local directory selected.

    Try downloading to a different folder or
    Run filezilla with administrator rights and see if it helps
     
  3. amazingAG

    amazingAG New Member

    Thank you Ash for the help.

    Yes, I din't have any local directory selected and that is why the download option was grayed. Now it seems working fine.
     
  4. Ashwin

    Ashwin New Member

    Glad to know it worked. :)

    Tip: FTPDroid has root access but it is not required for it to work.
     

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