I apologize if this issue has already been addressed; I couldn’t find a topic with my specific problem. I am attempting to connect my Android device with a folder on my Windows laptop using Syncthing. While I have successfully established a connection between the devices and shared my phone with the folder, I am encountering difficulties accessing the folder through various file manager apps on my Android.
When I click on the folder icon on my phone, a pop-up tray appears with options for different file manager apps. Unfortunately, none of them allow me to access the folder. Here’s a breakdown of the issues with each app:
- Certificate Installer: Displays a message saying “can’t install certificate.”
- Gmail: No response or action.
- PDF Reader: Shows documents from the phone instead of accessing the shared folder.
I’ve attempted to resolve the problem by installing third-party file managers, but they either request a “local file for extraction” or do not appear in the tray.
Device and Software Information:
- Android Version: 13
- Syncthing Version: 1.27.2
Interestingly, when attempting to access the folder from my phone to the laptop (source folder on the phone), I can successfully edit files on my laptop. Does this imply that accessing the folder through my phone might not be supported, or could it be an issue with the app or Android itself? Do I need to grant specific permissions to a file manager app for successful access?
Any insights or suggestions on resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated.