If you have an Android phone, chances are high that you will have, at one point or the other, sought to access the files that are on the mobile device from a Windows PC. This can be handy in terms of transferring files between the two devices without having to resort to the use of cables. So, how do you go about accessing your Android files from a Windows PC?
Use ES File Explorer
Although there are countless tools out there that can help you achieve this end, the best way you can access your Android files from any Windows PC is through the use of ES File Explorer. This is one of the most popular file managers that you will be able to find anywhere out there.
How to Get Connected Using ES File Explorer
The first thing that you need to do in order to get going is to install ES File Explorer on your Android phone. Next, you need to launch the Explorer before swiping from left to right on your screen in order to bring out menu options.
Select “Remote Manager” from the options before tapping on the “Settings” icon. This will open the Remote Manager Settings window. Here, you need to add a username and password.
Turn ES File Explorer On
Once you have configured ES File Explorer, the next thing that you need to do is turn it on. This can be done by tapping on “Turn On” in the main Remote Manager screen.
Now, all that you need to do is configure the settings on your Windows computer. In order to do so, you need to open File Explorer before clicking on “Map network drive.” Next, click on “Connect to a Web site…” This will open the “Network Connection Wizard.” Click on “Next” before selecting the “Choose a custom network location” option. Click “Next,” and in the following window, enter the FTP address and the port number as they are shown in ES File Explorer on your mobile phone.
Next, you need to uncheck the “Log in anonymously” checkbox before entering your ES File Explorer username. Click “Next,” and you will be asked to name your network. Clicking on “Finish” should complete the process and enable you to link your Android device to your computer. Your network will appear under “Network Location.” You will be required to enter your FTP password and username for the first login.
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