1. inquiring2013's Avatar
    When I connect my S2 Galaxy via USB to my PC I dont see all the files that I see when I use ASTRO File manager on the S2. I am trying to copy mp3 files from my PC to a folder on the S2 but some folders and files dont appear when I view the S2 on my PC using the USB cable. Any ideas why I get an incomplete file and folder listing when using USB to PC?

    Thank you.
    10-08-2013 12:54 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If the USB connection mode is MTP (Media Transfer Protocol), some folders are hidden. You'd need the "USB Mass Storage" or "Disk Drive" mode to see most folders (excluding protected system ones), but most newer phones don't allow you to do that any more.

    Try using AirDroid, which allows you to transfer files wirelessly using an easy desktop interface.
    10-08-2013 11:18 PM
  3. inquiring2013's Avatar
    I'm wondering if the files I see using my USB to PC are for the Internal SD card ONLY and that I'm not seeing the files for the External SD card-if this is true, then how can I view the files and folders on my phones External SD card when I connect the USB cable from my Galaxy S2 to my PC??

    Thanks for consdering.
    10-09-2013 01:27 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If your external SD is going to come up on the PC, it will probably do so as a separate drive from the internal SD. If connecting via MTP, I'm not sure if the external SD data will show up. I can test it out on my phone when I get home from work. Here's a pretty good explanation about MTP vs USB Mass Storage: http://www.all-things-android.com/co...ng-mtp-and-ptp
    10-09-2013 02:05 PM

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