How do I copy files to and from my phone & PC with uFTP & WifiTransfer? [Solved]



  • Hi.

    Should I use FileZilla?

    Must my firewall be edited/disabled?

    Thanks.



  • @Opolork To use FTP, you should have a FTP server running on the phone.
    I don't know of any.
    But you can SSH to your phone as we already explain in another topic...

    What is exactly what you want to do ? Functionally speaking.



  • @Opolork : Hello

    WifiTransfer :

    • acts like a server => use Filezilla on the laptop
    • the Filezilla UI allows multiple selection of files and folders and make things easy
    • I experienced "silent errors" of transfer, often for a bunch of photos which is easy to detect
      => you always must verify the integrity of what you have transfered

    uFtp :

    • acts like a client => use Filezilla Server on the laptop
    • I never succeeded to transfer a folder or multiple files from Laptop to Phone
    • I never experiment "silent errors"
    • uFtp makes a temporary copy of all what you send in his folder. This is a huge drawback !

    Confinement :
    WifiTransfer and uFtp are confined as usual so they can only access to the .local/share/<appname>/ folder.
    The only choice is to use UT file manager and enable show hidden files and full access.
    Using Terminal, you can create symbolic links for easier access :

    • ln -s ~/.local/share/wifitransfer.sil/ ~/Ftp
    • ln -s ~/.local/share/ftpmanager.costa/ ~/uFtp

    Firewall :
    Depends on your PC OS and configuration ... Might be necessary to modify.

    Hope this helps
    Pulsar33



  • @AppLee said in How do I copy files to and from my phone & PC with uFTP & WifiTransfer?:

    @Opolork To use FTP, you should have a FTP server running on the phone.
    I don't know of any.
    But you can SSH to your phone as we already explain in another topic...

    What is exactly what you want to do ? Functionally speaking.

    Hi AL. I want to copy audio recordings to my PC from the phone. Ref: https://forums.ubports.com/topic/3862/can-t-find-way-to-move-recorder-app-audio-files-to-my-pc/9



  • @Pulsar33 said in How do I copy files to and from my phone & PC with uFTP & WifiTransfer?:

    @Opolork : Hello

    WifiTransfer :

    • acts like a server => use Filezilla on the laptop
    • the Filezilla UI allows multiple selection of files and folders and make things easy
    • I experienced "silent errors" of transfer, often for a bunch of photos which is easy to detect
      => you always must verify the integrity of what you have transfered

    uFtp :

    • acts like a client => use Filezilla Server on the laptop
    • I never succeeded to transfer a folder or multiple files from Laptop to Phone
    • I never experiment "silent errors"
    • uFtp makes a temporary copy of all what you send in his folder. This is a huge drawback !

    Confinement :
    WifiTransfer and uFtp are confined as usual so they can only access to the .local/share/<appname>/ folder.
    The only choice is to use UT file manager and enable show hidden files and full access.
    Using Terminal, you can create symbolic links for easier access :

    • ln -s ~/.local/share/wifitransfer.sil/ ~/Ftp
    • ln -s ~/.local/share/ftpmanager.costa/ ~/uFtp

    Firewall :
    Depends on your PC OS and configuration ... Might be necessary to modify.

    Hope this helps
    Pulsar33

    Cheers, pulsar33. That was very informative. 👍 👍 🙂


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