I have a Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) with 500MB worth of videos on it (2 in total).
I want to transfer those files to my computer. The catch, I have no cable.
How can I transfer those files as quickly and as reliably as possible? Bluetooth isn't an option (it would take hours), can it be done over WiFi? I've tried WiFi direct, it doesn't recognize my PC.
If your remote pc has Linux, you could do it through
See here an explication of the command. You could run this command from a terminal emulator like this one.
scp -r path/to/folder user@remote-PC:/path/to/where/to/save/the/files
scp path/to/file user@remote-PC:/path/to/remote/location/where/to/save/file
-r option means recursively copy entire folder.
If your remote pc has windows, take a look at pscp.
Another way is to install ES File Explorer File Manager.
* Select the local files you wish to transfer (actions -> copy)
* In LAN section access a folder from your remote PC and paste (actions -> paste) the selected files.
* The folder from remote pc has to be shared with write permission.
I use WiFi File Explorer for this sort of thing. There are free and paid versions. The app acts as a web server showing the file system as a web page with all the nessasary options to copy to and from another device viewing the website. You browse to it over the wifi link. Works really well although for a really big transfer plugging the cable is is faster.
It will be a year or two befor we start to get phones with 802.11ad style wifi with multi gigabit wifi speeds which will make this a doddle.