The Media Transfer Protocol (commonly referred to as MTP) is a devised set of custom extensions to support the transfer of music files on USB digital audio players and movie files on USB portable media players.

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How do I access files on an MTP device?

I can't play music or view photos from my phone on Ubuntu 14.04. I can browse the files with the Nautilus, but they won't open. Rhythmbox crashes when trying to play music and the photo viewer says ...
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Orange Nura phone not recognized on ubuntu 14.04

When I plug my orange phone on my ubuntu 14.04 computer, I see the following logs : Jul 11 11:30:00 philippe-Dell-DM061 kernel: [588445.733075] usb 1-3: USB disconnect, device number 4 Jul 11 ...
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Couldn't find matching udev devices

I tried to connect my brand new Microsoft Lumia 540 to Lubuntu 14.10 with the help of default LUMIA USB cable and got the following error messages. Unable to Open MTP devices Couldn't find matching ...
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How to connect a Nokia Lumia 730 to Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have trouble to connect my new Nokia 730 to Ubuntu 14.04. I tried some solution I found searching WEB (like this one: How to connect Nokia Lumia 520 to Ubuntu 12.04) but nothing helped. My ...
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Changing Windoz Phone PW then MTP access to Zune MTP?

I'm trying to access my Zune HD from Linux and found a pretty crisp answer that because MS uses MTPZ I won't ever be able to interact with it except from Windoz. So, along comes ...
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Mouiting OnePlus One phone on Ubuntu

I got this new android phone, no sd card, that uses MTP protocol, I am trying to get the fs mounted on Ubuntu 14.04 but looks like something is missing. When I run $ mtp-detect Device 0 (VID=05c6 ...
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Scopes reboot non stop, language of the system is changed, computer can't open the peripheral

I got a problem with my ubuntu touch phone (aquaris E4.5). Today there was an update, I thought it was the OTA-4 but checking the parameters it was display ubuntu 14.10 (r22). Everything worked ...
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Banshee throws the mtp connection to my phone

When my AquarisE4.5 Ubuntu phone is connected by USB and I fire up Banshee (with MTP support), it throws the phone mount, and I can't remount until Banshee is closed. Syslog said: May 13 05:30:10 ...
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Lubuntu Unable to open MTP Device dialogue do not dismiss

The question has been asked before here. Due to a dodgy usb connection , I keep getting numerous 'Unable to mount MTP Device dialogs'. Further more they cant be closed due to some bug in Lubuntu ...
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Android device mounted as gphoto2 rather than mtp

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 fully updated (apt-get dist-upgrade). On one my android phone mounts in Nautilus automatically using an mtp:// location, which works fairly well. On the other ...
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Sync Android with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having a lot of trouble syncing my device (Motorola XT1080) with Banshee on Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried different ways of altering MTP options (here, here, and here) but nothing seems to work. The ...
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How can I stop 'Unable to mount Android Device' messages from popping up?

Using 15.04 When I connect my phone to my PC, I get a message popup saying that Ubuntu was unable to mount the device - however I'm able to access the storage on my phone to add/remove files etc. ...
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“these files are on a digital audio player” message

When I mount my Android phone with USB cable to Ubuntu Precise I get "these files are on a digital audio player" and open with VLC. This means that I am not able to see any file within my android. ...
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Ubuntu can not display photos from smart phone

Ubuntu 14.10 can NOT display pictures with new Samsung Note 4 connected. The error message is: Failed to open input stream for file
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Error renaming file: -6: Not Supported

I tried to rename a file of my MotoG phone, through Ubuntu which is connected through a data cable. The phone is connected as a Media Device (MTP). I got a Error renaming file: -6: Not Supported. ...
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Android Photos Not Viewable

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 on my Laptop. When I plug my phone in, I can't open any pictures or videos. I've tried switching my media connection on my phone to all three options, nothings working. ...
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usb mount problem to aquarisE4.5

Regardless of restarts, I cannot connect with USB to my AquarisE4.5 through my file browser anymore. First it says: No such interface 'org.gtk.vfs.Mount' on object at path /org/gtk/vfs/mount/1. ...
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How can I get an Ubuntu Phone mounted properly in Ubuntu 15.04? “libmtp error: Could not send object info.”

I get the following error when I try to transfer files to my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 by USB: libmtp error: Could not send object info. It appears to be a problem relating to MTP, but I am ...
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Accessing WP8.1 Lumia 930 phone in 14.10

Is it even theoretically possible to access music files in WP8.1 Lumia phone with Ubuntu (or any other distribution)? I think I've installed all the essential mtp related tools and libraries, but I ...
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Preventing pop-up dialogs when connecting an MTP device

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 with a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3. Each time I connect my phone via USB, I get the following dialog: Unable to open MTP device '[usb:002,023]' A few moments ...
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Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 How to view hidden files in the home folder via MTP?

When I connect my Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 with my Ubuntu 14.04.2 PC I can see all folders in the phone's home directory but no hidden files/folders like .local/share/.. This is annoying because many ...
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Display 'cd' accessible path to mtp device in Nemo

Nemo displays path to mtp device like that: mtp://[usb:001,007]/ I want to be able to copy path from Nemo to terminal and cd there. Maybe it's possible even with this path while escaping some ...
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Android MTP USB 3.0 connection repeating errors

I have a laptop with USB3 port. It was pre-installed with Windows 8 and I had a weird problem when I plugged my Android phone to USB port. The USB mass storage would show up and then immediately ...
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MTP not working on Cyanogenmod OS 11(Yureka Playgod) with Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently bought Micromax Yureka Playgod with Cyanogen OS 11 and after connecting the device to Ubuntu 14.04, I have found that the device is not mounted. But if I enable PTP, it mounts camera ...
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Ubuntu doesnt see my Kindle (4th generation) as mtp device

My kindle 4th generation was working for a year just fine just plugging it in with a USB- microUSB cable and transferring the books with calibre. Now since a couple of weeks it does charge but it ...
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How can I install the latest version of libmtp?

In the latest version of the libmtp library there are fixes for my Android device so I would like to install the latest version I'm just not sure how! I would assume that this would pushed into the ...
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Why can't I rename folders on my Android device from my Ubuntu interface?

When I connect my Android phone to my Ubuntu 14.10 computer (Gnome Flashback), it connects without errors, and a Nautilus window opens: I went into Phone/Music directory, and I wanted to create a ...
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Device is not detected via MTP (TCL Idol X S950 phone)

I have just purchased a new TCL Idol X S950 phone and I'm figuring out some issue to make it visible on my system. This phone uses Android 4.2.2 and I guess this is the cause of the issue: my ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) slow USB transfer, messy file browsing

Working with Ubuntu 13.04, connecting my Nexus 7 (2nd gen, 2013) via MTP works fine. I just connect the Nexus 7 and Nautilus immediately opens up in the correct directory. No more need to fiddle ...
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Access files on Samsung Galaxy S3 external sd card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 running the stock Samsung ROM and I'm trying to transfer files - videos, photos, music and downloads, from my handset to my system via USB running Ubuntu 12.04. I have ...
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Copy files and folders to Nexus 7 from Kubuntu

when I connect my Nexus 7 to my Kubuntu laptop it shows up as a camera instead of a drive. I am running Kubuntu 12.10 and am fully up to date with my Nexus7.i would like to copy files over to it. On ...
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Mounting Android and copying files over MTP truncates files by 32 bytes

Nexus 5 with stock Android 4.4.4 Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS If I plug my phone into my computer, it's automatically detected and mounted. Using nautilus I can navigate to my DCIM/Camera folder and ...
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Android device detected by mtp-detect but not by adb

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and connecting it via USB to an LG P705 Android device. A short time ago the adb devices command listed it -- but something happened and now that command now gives only an ...
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Problem with Media Device(MTP) when connect to Ubuntu 14.04

I used to transfer files from pc to mobile using MTP option. but suddenly two days back i am unable to connect my mobile. I clicked on MTP option in mobile but i didn't get any device in ubuntu. i ...
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gMTP have problems while syncing music with Lumia 520

I have a Lumia 520 and an album called Monstercat. When I open up gMTP and connect then sync music, it worked. However, when I see the songs in Lumia all the songs have only an artist. Each album ...
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How to open mtp files from a Sony Walkman in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 14.04 and I cannot open any music files directly from my Sony Walkman NWZ-E353 (mp3 player). I used to be able to them open directly in Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 but now with Lubuntu I ...
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MTP support on Ubuntu 12.04 using Ubuntu 14.04 repositories

I have Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS 32-bit installed on one of my laptops and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on the other. I think the latter version of Ubuntu has native MTP support as I did not install ...
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MTP with Android phone unreliable on 14.04

With 12.04, I was able to connect my Android phone without problem (using MTP) to my Ubuntu machine. Open Nautilus, there is my phone, and I can click through to the folders that I wanted. However, ...
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Can't connect to Android device

And, once again, my Android device won't connect and I have to work through some complicated set of procedures to get it working. Sorry to be bitter, but I've now been through this too many times. It ...
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Nexus 4 not detected as USB device with OTA update 4.3

I have submitted a question on the Google Mobile forum, but not had any responses yet. I am fairly certain that my issues with USB connectivity started when I allowed the 4.3 OTA update to install on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and MTP/Android (Samsung s3 mini)

I have some issues with MTP/Android on my Ubuntu 14.04. When I connect the cell phone to the Laptop (HP ZBook 17) it will be recognized by the system as well (sometimes I have to reconnect the cell ...
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Problems detecting android tablet IView 788TPC with mtp-tools [closed]

I installed mtp-tools on 14.04 "Trusty" through Software Center. No problems with install. Issuing `mtp-detect' results in 'Unable to open ~/.mtpz-data for reading, MTPZ disabled.libmtp version: ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't see kindle fire as as mtp device

When I connect my kindle fire to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop with a micro usb cable, nothing happens. When I check my syslog I get this. tail -f /var/log/syslog Sep 5 16:26:22 ubuntu kernel: ...
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Android device not recognized in 14.04

I was trying to connect my Android phone to my laptop as an MTP device. Two days ago I had tried it and it had worked fine. This time it was recognized in PTP mode but not in MTP. I ran these ...
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Trying to mount my Nexus 7 via MTP

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and when I plug in my Nexus 7, nothing shows up in Files to allow me transfer files onto the tablet. When I plug the tablet in I seem to be getting different error messages each ...
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How do I mount Nexus 7 to view files from command line

I enabled MTP on the Nexus 7 and Nautilus registers it and lets me browse the files, but ls /media/usbdrive/ shows me nothing. How do I mount it in such a way that I can explore the device's internal ...
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Problems with mtp on Nexus 4 and Ubuntu 13.10

I have had some sort of scripts installed (I think that they were something with go-mtpfs ) but I cannot get those running anymore after upgrade to 13.10. Basically what happens now is when I plug in ...
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Can I use old ubuntu mtp system?

I have a walkman that uses mtp Fun, well since ubuntu 13.04 I can not get ubuntu to read/write files on this device. However I know that ubuntu 12.04 (first release) works on this device without any ...
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“Error getting file: -6: Not Supported” error copying from MTP device

I have HTC DROID DNA with the firmware of HTC ONE M8 and it only allows to use MTP file transfer protocol. I can copy some files, but on the majority of them Im getting "Error getting file: -6: Not ...