Samba Filesharing is a free app for Google Android which lets you wirelessly copy files to and from your mobile device over a Windows network. The only catch is that you’ll need to root your phone before you can run Samba filesharing.

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In order to use the app, just visit the settings page and enter your Windows workgroup name. You can also set up a username and password and change the NETBIOS name if you’d prefer to have your phone show up on your home network as something other than “ANDROID.”

Once the app is set up, just click the Enable button, and your phone should show up under the Network area in Windows Explorer on any PCs connected to your home network. You can treat it like any other shared network drive, copying files to and from your phone’s SD card. You can even use your PC to stream media files directly from your phone’s SD card.

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