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 +====== Moving files to an Android Device ======
 +
 +There are many ways to get a file onto and Android device, but the simplest ones require they be on another Android first. Following are some easy ways to do it without another Android.
 +
 +===== email it to yourself =====
 +
 +If you are using the K-9 mail app and ES File Explorer, this is fairly simple.
 +  - email the file to yourself
 +  - Open K-9, find the message, and save the attachment. By default, K-9 places attachments in the root of the SD card, but I generally tell it to put all attachments in the Downloads folder on that card.
 +
 +===== USB + OTC Cable =====
 +
 +Use an OTC cable to plug a USB Thumbdrive into your Android. OTC cables plug into the power charging slot and, on most modern Androids, allow you to plug in most USB devices (mouse, keyboard, thumbdrive).
 +
 +You can then use the USB drive with any file explorer.
 +
 +===== Save it on your workstation =====
 +
 +ES File Explorer can connect to workstations over SMB (Windows File Sharing) and FTP. Simply choose the LAN option, log into your workstation,​ copy the file, then paste it to your Android.
 +
 +===== Use Owncloud or something similar =====
 +From your workstation,​ place the key on your OwnCloud account. Use the Owncloud client to download it.
 +
 +The file will end up in your sdcard/​owncloud/​youraccount/​ folder
 +
  
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