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I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to install Ubuntu just to transfer files. Is there something I can do to transfer them (besides using adb push)?
Right now my computer detects my Ubuntu Touch phone like this:

If I try to create folders inside this folder or try to paste anything it says I don't have permission. Is there something I'm missing?

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What version of Windows? What version of MTP does this support? – david6 Oct 23 '13 at 7:39
It is specified on the question (Windows 8). I'm assuming both Windows and Ubuntu Touch should support a compatible version, since I saw here that Ubuntu Touch for Galaxy Nexus now supports MTP. – Valmir Junior Oct 23 '13 at 14:44
Regarding my close vote ("unclear"): This question seems worded wrongly: it is asking about windows software (=off topic) but the problem seems to be permissions on the device. – Rinzwind Jul 28 '15 at 15:07
possible duplicate of Drag and drop from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu phone – Fabby Jul 28 '15 at 16:56

Perhaps the easiest way that comes to my mind is to enable SSH (no adb, no developer mode) on your Ubuntu Touch device and transfer your files using WinSCP

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