best way to manually backup all files to PC-world from Android extCard?

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Here's my problem:

    trying to 'optimize' my use of microSDHC cards on phones & tablet, so my first step was to back them up to the PC (Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, SP1). 71 files didn't get backed up, because the length of the path + filename is too great for my PC to handle -- and to be honest, neither Linux nor anything Apple has to offer is an option for me. Anyone have any easy to implement suggestions?

    pre-post EDIT: except for one file (these were all in the \Android\data\com.google.android.apps.books\files\volumes directory) the problem was resolved by doing the transfer to a 1-character folder on the PC. While I prefer descriptive folder names, I'll have to compromise in this case, it seems, and rely on a well-written description instead. Alternate suggestions welcome!
     
  2. Hook

    Hook Have keyboard, will travel

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    Were you copying with the phone connected or with the SD card in a card reader? I've not run into this limitation, but I'm not entirely sure I've tested the same condition, so I'll have to run some tests at home.
     
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    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    card reader, much faster. the other thing I suppose I could do is put them in a zip file while still on the card & then transfer the zip, but suspect that would need to be done on the phone/tablet.
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Have you tried AirDroid? Web UI that lets you copy files from your system to your pc in a zip. Pretty simple to navigate. Not sure if this fits exactly what you are looking for, but thought I would suggest it.
     
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    John Farrel Mobile Evangelist

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    Well, agreed I have tried using AirDroid a number of times to transfer my music files, and folder wirelessly from my device to Laptop ! So, I can bet on it that it's something that you can move forward !
     
  6. Gbjjkty

    Gbjjkty Newbie

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    Backup android data to the cloud.On your phone, go to Settings > Accounts & sync.Under account, and tick mark "Auto-sync data". Next, tap on Google. Sing into google account.You can get synced data to the cloud. This includes your contacts, photos (uploaded to Google+, privately if you want), app data, calendar events, Chrome tabs, your Google Fit data and more.Now go to Settings > Backup & Reset.Check Back up my data. ;)
     
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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    This does not have anything to do with backing up files to a local system. Sorry.
     
  8. SGosnell

    SGosnell (retired) Palm Pilot

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    Either Airdroid or a card reader is the way to go. I use Airdroid a lot because it's quick and easy, no need for cables or anything else, just a browser open. I no longer use SD cards that much, but I still have a card reader handy. I feel for you but I can't reach you about the name limitation and refusing to use anything but Windows. I would give up my firstborn grandchild before going back to Windows.
     
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    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Thanks Stan, but the thread is rather a non-issue for me at this point, a year later and all :vbwink: And hope your family stays intact <g>
     
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