Windows laptop to Android phone

Tailscale user:
How do I access my laptop’s files from my phone?

Tailscale only provides a secure connection between your laptop and your phone.

It is then up to you to run a service the exposes your files over that connection.

As an example, python provides a simple HTTP file server out of the box ( So you could change into a directory that you want to share, and run:

python3 -m http.server 8000

and then only your phone, browse to http://LAPTOP_IP_ADDRESS:8000/


Is it protocol to add to a SupportBot thread?

Plenty of Android SAMBA clients are available on PlayStore, I’ve got a favourite but each to their own.

They effectively give you a local (Android) folder, or folders that map to a share on the Windows device and files can be copied both ways.

Contributions are welcome on all the threads :slight_smile: Good point about Android SMB clients. iOS also has this built in nowadays, I think.