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Thread: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

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    Default Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    Ok, here goes - I have used Linux for a couple of years now, but I'm still more of a user than anything else, so the answer to following question might seem obvious to some, but sadly not to me.

    All I want to do is copy some files from my tablet's internal device memory to my computer. My Android tablet Toshiba AT300 (Excite 10) uses mtp instead of USB when the usb cable is connected. Consequently Suse can't see the card. I googled the problem and I was a bit out of my depth so I gave it a miss, thinking, I'll just copy the files from internal sdcard to my external sdcard. Unfortunately my external sdcard is only recognized as read-only by android's filemanager unless it's formatted as exFAT, which in turn doesn't seem to be supported.

    How the heck do I get my files off internal memory and onto my computer's HDD the quick and easy way?

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    Default Re: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    You try installing this: posixovl
    See if that helps with the MTP or if you can switch from MTP to USB

    I was using sftp on my tablet to transfer to my box
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    Default Re: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    Thanks for your quick reply.
    I have now installed posixovl and did a restart, and still the tablet is still not recognized (only in lsusb). Or is this software to be designed to help read exFat sdcards? I'm not sure.

    It is possible though to switch from mtp to ptp, which seems to work, I just found out, so I suppose now and again I could move everything into the DCIM folder, that I want to copy.

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    Default Re: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    I read somewhere that posixovl helped with kindle devices. It was just an idea

    I don't have a tablet now, only a netbook with android installed

    But as I said, I used ssh with sftp:// in a android file manager from the google apps
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    Default Re: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    That worked! I installed sshdroid and I could see everything and write to it. Albeit so very very slowly, that it's quicker to copy files into the DCIM directory and fetch them via ptp.

    Thanks for your help anyway. It's much appreciated

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    Default Re: Android, mtp & exFAT - how do I go about this?

    I'd the same problem.
    You need to format external SD card to NTFS and install "Paragon NTFS&HFS+ for Android" (Beta version is available for free on Google Play).
    It's an easy and convenient way to exchange data between PC and Android tab.

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