I'm looking for software to transfer files between Windows 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7, using Wi-Fi Direct.

Any suggestions please?

There are some Google Play apps that can do so between two Android devices, but I'm looking for Windows <-> Android.

There are also some apps that work if both devices are on the same Wifi network, but I'm looking specifically for Wi-Fi Direct because it's supposed to work even if the devices are not on the same network - or if somewhere you don't have Wifi connectivity.

What I am trying to achieve is to transfer files even if there's no Wifi around.



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The X-Plore File Manager from Lonely Cat Games is all you need. Enable WiFi file sharing, and then enter the IP address of the Android device in a web browser address bar. A file management window appears in that browser on your PC, Mac, or Linux box, and you can transfer files with no additional app on the computer.

  • Hi, this only works if both devices are on the same external Wifi network. I'm looking for something that can create it's own Wifi hotspot.
    – get_going
    May 6, 2020 at 10:35
  • Then you should edit your question and make this clear. Jan 22, 2023 at 5:44

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