MTP-Alternative USB Drive

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About this app

USB file transfers with PC - without 'MTP' problems.

No more USB ‘MTP driver not found’ or ‘can’t find my files’ issues - Supports both Windows and Ubuntu GNU/Linux!

Update: Transferring LARGE Files like HD Video from phone to PC? Please try my new app called 'BohorShare' which is designed specially for that case:

New! Now supports external SD-Cards (/mnt/extSdCard) read access. (The extSdCard is 'Read-Only' as restricted by Android's new policy in Kitkat onwards). However, the normal 'sdcard' folder can be written normally.

'MTP-Alternative' shares this device's storage as a 'Drive' to Computers via USB Tethering instead of the default android 'MTP' file transfer method and makes you avoid the 3 common 'MTP' problems listed below:

1. 'MTP Driver not found' issues:

Solved: 'MTP-Alternative' uses 'USB Tethering' instead which uses the more 'generic' ethernet-like driver already available on most Windows PCs and also Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distributions.

2. 'MTP file refresh issue: PC to Android': Sometimes the new photos, music copied from PC don't show in Android Gallery or Music apps.

Solved: 'MTP-Alternative' automatically handles this by default. It informs the Android Gallery or Music apps about the availability of new photos and music files and also updates on file delete - no restart required.

3. 'MTP file refresh issue : Android to PC': Newly created files on Android - which exist on Android file-browser/gallery apps, etc - don't get shown in the MTP Drive on PC - even after refresh (F5) on PC Drive'.

Solved: If you open a drive using 'MTP Alternative' on PC - simply press 'F5' to refresh and the new files should show up normally.

MTP-Alternative does NOT limit the file size. If you're facing file-size limits - this is likely a Windows issue - please see likely solutions below:


Very easy step-by-step instructions provided in the app.

Hope you find this useful!
Updated on
Mar 20, 2015

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856 reviews
Kalle Svensson
December 31, 2021
I tried the app on Android 11. It didn't do anything. The problems I've had with MTP are unchanged. Uninstalling.
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Maciel Bassani Sparrenberger
July 13, 2020
Too complicated setup (how to setup ADB without routing all my internet traffic into mobile 4G) and doesn't work. Computer cannot access..... unspecified error Windows 10 - Asus Zenfone Max Pro m1
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Markus P
September 18, 2020
it worked perfectly fine for a couple of files now after some files it asks for a username and password which dont exist
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What's new

- Added support for external sd-card access (extSdCard).
- Fixed Gallery/Music update on new photos/music files.