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Dex is awful. Really wish I could still use file explorer.

(Topic created on: 3/15/21 6:36 PM)
z4pper
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It's one thing to have the option to use a new OS but it's another to force your consumers to have to use it. It would be the same as forcing someone who only knows Mac OS's to suddenly use Windows, or Linux. It feels like Samsung is taking a dump on us. I just want to transfer my files to my backup drive, is that too much to ask? It was fine just using Windows file explorer to just move them over, now they require you to use Dex and file explorer now gives error codes or is inoperable when connecting it to your phone. Seriously, I have not found an upside to this thing. Anybody else feeling the same?
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CalderCay
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So, the only functionality you require is:
a) transfer files from phone to PC
b) transfer files from PC to phone
??
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SamsungGill
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You can turn Dex off by sliding down the notification panel and toggling it off. You can also uninstall it from your computer. 

 

I use both and just to verify, I connected my phone without using Dex and file explorer works correctly.

CalderCay
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I also, can access the phone on my Win 10 laptop, simply using file manager.

And here I am accessing the phone on my openSuse Tumbleweed Linux desktop machine using the Dolphin file manager

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CalderCay
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There is also this option:

Settings
Tap. Advanced
Enable Link to Windows
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