transferring large files from PC to PPC

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by RB Smissaert, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. RB Smissaert

    RB Smissaert Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Not really a Basic4ppc problem, but maybe somebody knows.
    Found out that there is a problem transferring large files from PC to PPC with Active Sync. Either it is very slow or it doesn't work. Simple solution is to use a card reader, but with my phone that is a bit of a hassle as the battery has to be removed to get at the card. Also the phone has a large built in storage (I think 8Gb) so there should be no need to use a card.
    Is there any other way to move large files from the PC to the PPC, avoiding Active Sync? I had a good search on the net, but couldn't see anything.
    Thanks for any advice.

    RBS
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    What do you consider as large files?
    I'm using a simple network application that sends files to the device. The network is an ad hoc wireless network.
     
  3. RB Smissaert

    RB Smissaert Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Some hundreds of Mb, say 400 Mb.
    Active Sync doesn't seem to cope with that.

    RBS
     
  4. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    In the past I too have had trouble moving multi-megabyte mapping files to my Axim X30 using ActiveSync, the transfer used to give up part way through. As the Axim has WiFi and my home network is wireless I just moved the files to a shared folder on the PC, opened it in File Explorer on the device and copied them over.
     
  5. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I've attached the code I'm using to transfer files from the dektop to the device.
    I've tested it with a 100mb file and it works properly.
    You should change FT-Device.sbp to save the file into the storage card (currently it copies the file to \My Documents).

    The hardest part is to connect both sides with the ad hoc (or a regular) network.
    Afterward you should run FT-device on the device. It will show you the device's IP. It should be different than 127.0.0.1 (the local IP).

    Run the desktop side and enter this IP address. Press connect and if all goes well you should see a 'connected' message. Now you should choose one file or more from the dektop and they will be copied to the device.
     

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  6. RB Smissaert

    RB Smissaert Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks, that looks very useful.
    Haven't got it working yet and I think this is because I only have the USB connection between the PC and the device, so no network connections.
    Do I somehow have to setup a network connection through USB or do I need a wireless connection?
    Also didn't see in the .sbp code where to change \My Documents

    RBS
     
  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Does your device show an IP address different than 127.0.0.1 when you run it?
    You can change the path in line 50 (FT-Device):
    Code:
    name = reader.ReadString 'The name of the file.
        name = "StorageCard\" & name
    However I'm not sure how this solution will work with the USB network.
     
  8. RB Smissaert

    RB Smissaert Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Yes, the app on the device shows a different ip address, so that must be OK. The PC app can't connect and it must have to do with the USB connection.
    I understand now there also is the option to make the device an external USB drive with some setting on the device and maybe that will bypass the Active Sync.

    RBS
     
  9. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    If Your Problem Is Just The File Transfer, Try A Sd Storage Card Program, That Emulates The Device As A Removable Storage Device, So It Is Assigned A Drive Letter Just Like Any Other Usb Flash Drive...
    Search Some Device Forum, And For Sure You Will Find What You Need.
     
  10. RB Smissaert

    RB Smissaert Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Yes, thanks, that was indeed the simple solution. All working fine now.

    RBS
     
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