Windows to Android file transfer over Wifi?

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get_g0ing
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Windows to Android file transfer over Wifi?

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Hi,

Can someone please recommend a secure way to transfer files from a Windows computer to Samsung Galaxy over Wifi?

Ideally without installing a new app on the phone. Maybe the Android OS has some Wifi file transfer feature built in? If not, then I'm willing to install something from the Play store. But I would like it to be a trusted/secure app (so that it's safe).

I would like to do it directly, from computer to phone, without going over the cloud like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Thanks for your help!
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Driopbox? Google drive. You might need to install the app, or Google drive might already be on it.
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Re: Windows to Android file transfer over Wifi?

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mhalley wrote: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:10 pmDropbox?
Hi mhalley,

I would like to do it directly, from computer to phone, without going over the cloud like Dropbox.
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Re: Windows to Android file transfer over Wifi?

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I don't know of any way built into Android. I use the Android app ES File Explorer to connect to a Windows file share on my local network. Then I can transfer files back and forth. Pretty good instructions here: http://www.tomsguide.com/faq/id-2334193 ... phone.html
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I don’t think you need an app if you want to plug it in.

https://support.google.com/android/answer/9064445?hl=en

This article talks about several ways to transfer files.
https://mashtips.com/methods-to-transfe ... ndows/amp/
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Re: Windows to Android file transfer over Wifi?

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USB cable
SD memory card
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ASUS file manager app.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... r&hl=en_US
Despite the name, it will go on any android phone.
Use the PC file transfer button
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If you obtain a free Telegram account, you can instantly send files between computers, tablets and phones.
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