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  1. Jen Mead
    Jen Mead September 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm .

    Thanks for the help-I was able to view the files on my Droid 3 on my laptop with the WebSharing LIte app, but I can’t find my Gallery/photos? I need to get those from the droid onto the laptop without emailing each and every one, how can I do that? THanks,-Jen

    1. /sandy
      /sandy January 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm .

      JUST WONDERFUL!!!! Easy to understand.
      Can’t wait for more lessons.

    2. Kevin
      Kevin February 2, 2013 at 10:29 am .

      I think WiFi file transfer app is better because you can transfer multiple files versus one at a time with the free version of this app.

  2. Andy
    Andy October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am .

    Great little app. I’ve been using File Expert’s ‘share’ function to do the samething. Aren’t they essentially the same?

  3. Alvin Edelstein
    Alvin Edelstein November 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm .

    John, It seems easy to transfer phone to PC, but how does one get files from the PC to the phone?

    1. Cynthia
      Cynthia November 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm .

      Hi Alvin,
      I recommend Feem WiFi on Google Play which is actually much better at two way file transfers over Wi-Fi.

  4. Alvin Edelstein
    Alvin Edelstein November 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm .

    Thanks, it works perfectly. Apparently one has to read ALL of the instructions!

  5. m.cicca
    m.cicca December 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm .

    Thanks John. You make learning about your phone fun and easy. MC Droid X2

  6. Casey
    Casey January 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm .

    Thank you SO much! So much better than emailing stuff to myself when I can’t find my cable. It’s so nice to have a great resource like your site for those of us newbies.

  7. molly
    molly January 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm .

    Boy was this easy. I think I may even buy the full version. Thanks
    PS and I think I figured this thing out too….;) Have a great week!

  8. rishi doshi
    rishi doshi February 2, 2012 at 10:12 am .

    Do we need a router for this? Or can we do it without a router?

    1. Bruce
      Bruce August 27, 2012 at 2:00 am .

      no you can not

  9. David
    David February 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm .

    Im having trouble locating files once i choose to upload file to device. im trying to upload 2 parts of an audiobook into my downloads folder. it works and i see that im receiving the file on my phone through the websharing lite app. but when i go to downloads on my phone it isnt there. /frustrating

    device is htc evo 3d

  10. Alex
    Alex February 26, 2012 at 8:57 am .

    Thanks for the tut, awesome app!
    HTC Sensation XE owner

  11. Mick
    Mick March 3, 2012 at 2:34 am .

    Great app.

    I was struggling all day trying to get files to my Motorola Razr via wifi with no luck. The I tried this, and within seconds the transfer was happening.

    …too easy…

  12. prankstare
    prankstare March 25, 2012 at 4:08 am .

    Thanks man! It helped a lot!! Just not sure if it’s transfering MP3 though…

  13. Steve
    Steve April 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm .

    Can’t find any app called “Websharinglite” on the marketplace.

  14. Steve
    Steve April 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm .

    Ignore me… I was using totally the wrong “Play” app. Why they changed it from “Market” I’ll never know!

  15. Johnny
    Johnny April 16, 2012 at 2:56 am .

    My question is this, I recently tried another software of the same nature (won’t specify a name, I’m not sure what the forum rules are) my problem was when moving a large file such as a movie or something similar it interrupted the download unexpectedly and would not resume, it made me start again, will this app allow you to resume a download once it has been started and stopped again?

  16. Sheri
    Sheri May 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm .

    Does this work on a Mac or MacBook?

  17. Sreeraj R
    Sreeraj R May 14, 2012 at 6:30 am .

    Thanks a lot for the post……….

  18. John
    John May 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm .

    I would like to change the View/Preferences, but all it shows is “Refresh” or “Show Hidden Files” The “File Upload” option is not there

  19. farid
    farid May 19, 2012 at 10:39 am .

    Help me pls!! i got the app launched in my phone and press the start button.. then it show the web address need to be opened at the pc web browser..but when i opened the website, it say that page could not be found..

  20. Nate
    Nate June 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm .

    I keep getting a message “this application stopped due to an error”/ Any ideas? I am trying to load an Excel sheet with a list of books I want to get at the store so I dont have to carry around papers with all the time.

  21. Anita
    Anita June 6, 2012 at 2:47 am .

    Dear John, thanks for sharing.. I’m going nuts here. I’ve been trying so many things… then I found your explanation, everything goes well until I have to type the http of websharing lite in my pc… then it stops… it says “connection time out” all the time. But my wifi is still running… everything else works… I tried to unblock firewall… what to do??? pls help…

  22. Chad
    Chad June 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm .

    Everything worked fine except that I can only transfer 1 file at a time.
    How do I transfer 4 gb of MP3’s ?

  23. Torben Lund
    Torben Lund July 6, 2012 at 9:21 am .

    John, do u have an answer for Chad, 06/10/2012?

  24. terry
    terry July 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm .

    reallly good software and well taught…thx

  25. Roland Eriksson
    Roland Eriksson July 21, 2012 at 9:44 am .

    This tips and lessons have been to great help. Thank You very much!

  26. Jess W.
    Jess W. July 25, 2012 at 1:37 am .

    Dear John,

    This is a great app! Your instructions were clear and easy to follow.
    Question: How can I access the Micro SD card on my device? So far, I have been unable to do so.

  27. Chris
    Chris August 9, 2012 at 4:03 am .

    it’s great, but for only one reason,, i can’t select multiple files to upload that i should do it 1 by 1? or i’m just missing something

  28. himanshu goyal
    himanshu goyal August 11, 2012 at 1:31 pm .

    search for airdroid in market….it is the best app for sharing files via wifi

  29. jo
    jo August 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm .

    If I’m trying to connect my phone to laptop with tethering my phone, can it works out the same way as router dig ?

  30. david
    david August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm .

    thanks bro….

  31. KK
    KK October 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm .

    Excellent help! Thank you.

  32. shyam
    shyam October 7, 2012 at 4:28 am .

    thank you john nice app

  33. pavan
    pavan October 14, 2012 at 11:09 am .

    thank you very much …

  34. Bruce
    Bruce October 24, 2012 at 5:08 am .

    Thanks, John. Even for an ‘oldie’ like me, with a new tablet, that worked perfectly. But as someone said, it is a bit slow doing one file at a time.

  35. mk
    mk October 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm .

    with WSLite everything works as you said. However.. the most annoying thing is.. you have to transfer 1 file at a time.. If u got 5 or more files, the trouble of connecting data cable is far less than transferring them via wslite. I was looking for something that might solve this problem… If I get it WILL LET U GUYS KNOW.. If u already found something PLZ SHARE..

  36. argel
    argel October 29, 2012 at 6:30 am .

    thaks a lot! the best app I installed! no need to plug a USB cable 🙂 very useful l!! Thanks again!

  37. Cher
    Cher November 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm .

    It appears that option is included in the upgrade.

  38. Matthew
    Matthew January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am .

    To everyone saying you can only transfer one file at a time there is a way around that. Create a new folder, and put as many files in that folder as you want that need to be transferred. Then select that folder for transfer and every file in that folder will be transferred as a .zip file. Extract the .zip and all of your files are there. I just did this and transferred about 35 pics at once.

  39. gopal
    gopal January 26, 2013 at 9:36 am .

    very nice

  40. Shekar Bandi
    Shekar Bandi January 30, 2013 at 3:51 am .

    Good application

  41. Santosh
    Santosh February 6, 2013 at 5:18 am .

    Thanks alot i am grateful to u for your help. u have explained so wonderfully that even lay person can understand That,s really GREAT.

  42. Bel
    Bel February 16, 2013 at 4:04 am .

    Hi John. I must be thick as…lol I am also new to all of us. I d/l Websharing (free) all comes up on my pc screen ok. Shows files on my Samsung Galaxy Tab2 but I cant see how I get files or pics from pc to Tab. read all the above comments but no go!! Help plze. thx Its probably something simple I am missing!!!!

  43. Bel
    Bel February 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm .

    Hi John, have done what you suggested before, and tried again but when I click on Upload files to Device, I get this message.. “This application has been stopped due to an error. Exception during Client.processUpdates(): DOM Exception: Invalid_character_Err (5) Restart Application”
    I did get this message once before restarted, never got it again but I still couldnt upload any files to the Tablet. My Tab says I am connected to the Wifi.

  44. srikant
    srikant February 18, 2013 at 7:01 am .

    Hi John , is it possible to access external card in the same way ? I cant find a link to it in the browser.

  45. Bel
    Bel February 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm .

    Hi John, wonder if you have any help for me about my comment on 16th Feb, about using the app to transfer files with wifi. I am using the freebe version. I havent tried again since my first post.

  46. Susan
    Susan January 11, 2014 at 12:27 am .

    I have installed websharinglite with the intention of loading pics from my android to my pc. My problem occurs when I drag an image into my photo editing software. The image cannot be opened. When I right click on the icon image in the software and open properties the message is: “this file has no camera properties”. It also is is a png file and I can’t see how to convert that to jpeg – although the original thumbnail of the pic while still in the websharinglite window showed it as a jpeg.
    any ideas on how to open the image in my photo editing software?

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