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    Default Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    I'm having trouble copying Titanium Backup files from my phone to my PC (Android 4.4.2 / Windows 7).

    I'm connected via USB, with developer mode turned on, using MTP connection.

    I've accessed the internal memory on the phone in Windows Explorer:

    Computer\XT1032\Internal storage\TitaniumBackup

    ...and just want to copy and paste all the backup files to my PC hard drive, to back them up.

    Although I can see all the files in Windows Explorer on the phone memory, when I try to copy / paste them to the hard drive, either nothing happens or only 1 file copies over. There are 482 files to copy over. I don't understand why it's not working.

    I tried select all > copy / paste (and keyboard shortcuts), dragging and dropping, but neither work. The copy function IS available in the context sensitive menu, as is paste, so it's available to use, but just doesn't work.

    Hope someone can help?
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    Default Re: Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    Seems like an odd problem. Might be worth trying to hit the refresh button on the windows address bar for the folder you are copying too.......

    I've always found MTP a bit flakey, and connecting in mass storage mode on my tablet causes problems for that device as-well (resets wallpapers and widgets) so I long ago gave up connecting either device directly to the PC and now use ES explorer to connect via Wifi via a standard SMB/Windows Share. Transfer speed for long copy paste operations generally is about 1Mb/s.
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    Default Re: Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    Bringing this up again as I'm having the same problem again.

    I'm transferring from a Moto G to a Moto G 4G.

    The old phone is rooted on 4.4

    I have created a backup with titanium backup, and all the files exisit in \Computer\XT1032\Internal storage\TitaniumBackup - but when i copy and paste them to a folder on my PC via USB, only 1 of the 300+ files copies.

    Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    I find using mtp in general is a temperamental process, sometimes it works fine and others it just gives up completely, I tried moving my data over using ubuntu linux OS, I figured that the file system is the same so it might help, and it did! it copied everything without a glitch and it did it a hell of a lot faster then windows ever could!

    HOWEVER the kernel that ubuntu is currently using has issues with mtp and when I tried to do it a seconf time it froze my pc completely (grr!) so you can go through a painful process of trying to update your linux kernel in ubuntu or you can try these things in wondows as I am right now as I type this:

    option 1. using es file explorer make a zip file of your titanium backup folder, Ive had much better luck moving one file over mtp then I have several small files, this seems to work fairly well for me but the trouble I have at the moment is that I don't even have enough space on my nexus 5 to make another zip that big

    option 2: Nexus Root Toolkit by wugfresh, I'm not sure if I can post links in here but just google "wugfresh" and it's the first result that comes up, this is commonly used to root and unroot nexus devices with ease and it works very well at doing that, but also you can use it to pull and push files to and from the device using adb (android debugging) *NOTE this feature does not support android 5.0 yet

    option 3: buy a cheap usb-otg drive and move it over that way, again it's painfully slow and it chews your battery like a pitbull on a fresh bone if you have the patience it will get there eventually, using usb-otg requires root access for some stupid reason and you need a good file manager like es file explorer

    option 3.5: similar to usb-otg but a hell of a lot faster is these neat little micro SD card readers you can buy, again I can't post links but google "Meenova"(.com) they only cost $12 (USD) and $3 for international shipping, they look pretty neat actually, I've ordered one and I'm just waiting for it to arrive.

    but all and all mtp completely sucks, all the best and good luck
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    Default Re: Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    I have the same problem. I tried dragging a bunch of files and folders from XT1033\Internal storage over to my D: drive, and some copied, but not all, and not all files in a folder either. Some files resist copying even when dragging just that one file.
    Eventually I used SambaDroid to share the internal memory as a network share over wifi.
    Copying my TitaniumBackup folder got up to 4 MB/s.
    Note, SambaDroid doesn't show hidden files (beginning with a dot) so you can't copy them. [edit: actually it does, it's windows that hides the files, change that in Organize>Folder and search options>view>show hidden files]
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    Default Re: Copy Titanium Backup files to PC via USB

    Just compress then into zip file from your cellphone, and copy that zip to your PC

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