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  1. Ted-Celle's Avatar
    I just received my Nexus 7 and can't figure out for the the life of me how to copy files from my pc to the device. When I plugged in the N7 to my Win 7 pc the first time an error popped that said it failed to install the drivers. Every time I plug it in since then, the computer doesn't even recognize the device. On the N7, it will acknowledge that it was plugged in and that's it.

    How can I get my pc to recognize this thing?
    08-02-2012 07:16 PM
  2. regression's Avatar
    I am not sure how to fix your problems, it could be a driver issue.

    However, you can use this app to transfer files to / from your tablet and PC without a USB cable. Your computer and table have to be on the same wifi network:

    Air Droid
    08-02-2012 09:04 PM
  3. F34R's Avatar
    Unplug the N7. Turn the computer off. Plug the tablet back in via USB, and turn the computer back on.
    08-03-2012 07:15 AM
  4. lucky sevens's Avatar
    Just tried mine for the first time since my purchase. Took only a few seconds for my Windows 7 machine to recognize it....you should be able to see your device. Like F34R said try rebooting and reconnecting the N7.
    08-03-2012 11:48 AM
  5. ijhumph's Avatar
    Thanks - was having issues as well - downloaded this and it does the job - brilliant.
    11-27-2012 04:23 PM
  6. YAYTech's Avatar
    A work-around: load files to Google Drive, then download to device.
    11-27-2012 04:29 PM
  7. mylittlepretty's Avatar
    12-20-2012 02:24 PM
  8. mr_nobody's Avatar
    help
    Best first post. Ever.
    12-20-2012 02:34 PM
  9. bigtroutz's Avatar
    Best first post. Ever.
    FTW.....LOL
    12-20-2012 03:28 PM
  10. swolebiceps's Avatar
    I just received my Nexus 7 and can't figure out for the the life of me how to copy files from my pc to the device. When I plugged in the N7 to my Win 7 pc the first time an error popped that said it failed to install the drivers. Every time I plug it in since then, the computer doesn't even recognize the device. On the N7, it will acknowledge that it was plugged in and that's it.

    How can I get my pc to recognize this thing?
    Install the Nexus root toolkit to your PC and follow the directions within.
    It will guide you through removing and installing Drivers.
    URL: Nexus Root Toolkit v1.6.1 | WugFresh
    12-20-2012 04:07 PM
  11. bigtroutz's Avatar
    As someone else here pointed out, you can/must set which type of USB port your Nexus7 will 'show' to the world:
    Swipe down from TopRight > Settings > Storage > tap the 3 dots at top right > USB computer connection > Media Device should be checked

    Second, you must have the MTB device driver available / running on your PC
    MTB USB Device Fails to Load or Install Driver iPhone, iPod, iPad, - Microsoft Community
    12-20-2012 04:21 PM
  12. other mr ed's Avatar
    Ubuntu 10.04 does not support mtp but run es file explorer and u can ftp in/out of the n7


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    12-22-2012 09:11 PM
  13. Sadie Hockenhull's Avatar
    we have google drive on the nexus 7...how do i download a microsoft word folder from our pc to the google drive on nexus....then how do i access the folder on the nexus google drive as it does not show up
    we have spent an unsuccessful day w/ nexus techs...frustrating... The folder easily copies from our pc to the nexus 7 but there is no way to access it....the only way i know it is in there is when i go to settings then storage it shows how space it is taking up... sigh
    12-28-2012 05:53 PM
  14. Sonicaholic's Avatar
    Do you have an office app installed on your N7 something like quick office?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
    12-28-2012 06:20 PM
  15. Sadie Hockenhull's Avatar
    no....how?
    12-28-2012 07:15 PM
  16. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    I use Airdroid to copy files to and from my nexus 7. Just have to both be connected to the same WiFi network. Additionally you can backup and install apps with it's interface.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    12-28-2012 08:04 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    we have google drive on the nexus 7...how do i download a microsoft word folder from our pc to the google drive on nexus....then how do i access the folder on the nexus google drive as it does not show up
    we have spent an unsuccessful day w/ nexus techs...frustrating... The folder easily copies from our pc to the nexus 7 but there is no way to access it....the only way i know it is in there is when i go to settings then storage it shows how space it is taking up... sigh
    It would probably work better for you to upload your Microsoft Word documents to Google Drive on your PC. You can access Google Drive on your PC by going to drive.google.com, hitting the Upload button (right next to the Create button), and selecting your documents to upload. I think Google Drive will give you the option of converting your Microsoft Word document to Google Docs.

    Once you've uploaded the documents to Google Drive's cloud, you can then access them using your Nexus 7's Google Drive app.
    12-28-2012 10:14 PM
  18. Sadie Hockenhull's Avatar
    Thx for the detailed instructions. I will give it a try & report back.
    12-29-2012 03:56 PM
  19. Raphael Dingli's Avatar
    do you download the app onto the tablet or the pc or both?
    12-29-2012 06:14 PM
  20. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If your tablet doesn't already have Google Drive, search for it on the Google Play Store and install it. On the PC, Google Drive is a browser-based cloud service, so no app is necessary--just go to drive.google.com, and make sure you have a Google account. There is a Google Drive program that can be installed on your PC that puts a virtual drive icon on your desktop, but I'm not sure how beneficial it is, and it certainly isn't necessary to take advantage of Google Drive.
    12-29-2012 06:21 PM
  21. Abby Levine's Avatar
    Thanks, I'll try this. I have the same problem. When I purchased the device I had no idea that the concept was to then purchase and download a bunch of apps. Shows what a Luddite I am.
    What a racket.
    05-02-2014 06:54 AM
  22. Hansel D's Avatar
    Hi, I had the same problem of my Nexus 7 (2012) suddenly stopping to appear as a disk drive but now as an MTP Device. This meant I couldn't copy/paste data as I could previously. After trying n trying I finally found the root of the problem. While using CCleaner to clean the registry, this had also modified the wpdusb.sys file (one of the default drivers provided by Microsoft). This in no was detracts from the usefulness of CCleaner as registry mods need special care anyway! This file WAS there [/WINDOWS/Sys32/Drivers] but the size was just 18 KB. On checking online, I found out that this file should be around the 38 KB mark. Simple fix - System Restore to an earlier point and voila! You can also download this file separately and install it to replace the errant earlier one.
    Wpdusb.sys is essential to have access to USB-connected MTP devices. Ensure this as well as winusb.sys is present (35 KB).
    * Also ensure your PC has up-to-date drivers for the Nexus
    * Note, some of the USB cables don't support data transfer, so try as far as possible to use the orig cable that came with the Nexus. It def. works!
    * Ensure that the Connection type on the tab is set to MTP and not Camera & that USB Debugging is off (if you don't see Developer Options in your tab Settings, it probably is off!).
    If this helps you get back on track, don't forget to leave a smile as a reply - it might help someone else! Peace out....
    12-07-2014 03:39 AM
  23. natehoy's Avatar
    The easiest way I've found is to share a folder on my desktop and just use "ES File Explorer" (free) to transfer files back and forth over WiFi. Much more convenient.
    12-08-2014 10:08 AM
  24. andyhurley's Avatar
    Yeah, I would agree with this. It has never occurred to me to connect as a USB device since both the laptop and the tablet are connected to the same wifi so I just use ES File explorer to copy files around. In fact I am pretty sure I have never connected the USB to anything other than a PSU.
    12-09-2014 04:33 AM
  25. bananapeal0's Avatar
    are you people insane??

    There's always wifi always?? noones router ever breaks? WTF?

    HOW DO YOU GET THIS **** TO SEE USB on windows?? all drivers installed, double click nexus, effing window is blank. **** u windows. **** u android geniuses not answering question.
    07-12-2016 11:25 PM
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