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ScanTransfer Pro 1.4.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ScanTransfer Pro 1.4.2

Transfer photos and videos from your smart phone to your computer or laptop.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 43 (75%) 14 (25%) 53 comments

ScanTransfer Pro 1.4.2 was available as a giveaway on May 17, 2021!

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Helps you get back all kinds of lost or deleted data on Android devices.

NB: The program doesn’t require using Facebook. It is just an option for scanning the QR code.

ScanTransfer is a Windows desktop software program which enables you to transfer photos and videos from your smart phone to your computer or laptop. The best part of ScanTransfer is the program DOESN'T REQUIRE you to install any new app into your phone. All you need to do is to use your Camera or Twitter/Facebook to scan the QR code on the ScanTransfer, and then you will be able to start transferring instantly. The program also allows you to transfer hundreds of files at a time, and it will finish the task within just a few seconds through the transfer speed acceleration technology.
Features:
- Auto Configuration
- Multiple Devices Transfer
- Bulk Transferring Limit Unlimited
- Nag Screen Removal

Tip: If you have multiple IPs on your PC: you can change the IP to the correct one which is in the same network segment with the Phone in the IP list within the program interface

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10(32/64 bit); Phone Requirements: iOS 9.0+ or Android Chrome 59+; Devices Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Pad; Languages: English, French, German and 10+

Publisher:

ScanTransfer.net

Homepage:

https://scantransfer.net/

File Size:

18.4 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime, no reinstal

Price:

$19.95

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#24

Downloaded, installed, and registered very easily and quickly. Worked very quickly. Phenomenal piece of software! MANY THANKS TO GAOTD AND SCANTRANSFER.NET. My system: Latest update of Windows 10 pro 64 bit, Intel i5-3570K 3.40 Gh processor; 16 gig memory, 57% available; 240Gb SSD, 159 Gb free.

Reply   |   Comment by DAVE COLE  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

Why are people always talking about (smart)phones ?

We are many that much better like feature-rich iPads and Android tablets !

Can this programme cope with those ?

Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tobiasson,
Yes, it can.

Reply   |   Comment by Amie  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tobiasson, it works with ANY device with a modern web browser as it is only a simple web server with a single default page to allow anyone to upload files to the hosting computer so will work with mac, windows, android and iOS as well as linux using firefox of chrome browser. There are zero security controls, and they use a build of apache webserver that has MANY critical vulnerabilites and is years old and will not dynamically update to current stable build.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK,
Once you uploaded your photos then close the program, the server is shut down.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Karl, i am aware but even though it should not install a known vulnerable ancient version of apache with no possibility of updating it to the latest fully patched stable release

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

Wanted to get my entire iPhone Camera Roll transferred. Found if you mark one and scroll it will mark the ones you pass. Didn't do many at all and it was totally unreliable.

Also my iPhone shows the Transfer 'window' on the Lock Screen (iOS 14.5, iPhone 12), well after the transfer finished? Can't get rid of it it seems? Had to re-boot the phone.

Reply   |   Comment by IrvSp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OK, need to do a FORCED CLOSE of the app to get rid of it on the Lock Screen. I think it should do that when the process is done?

Reply   |   Comment by IrvSp  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

On iPhone X iOS 14.xx with Win 10 Pro, download, installation and use of the program was flawless. I like the convenience of not connecting cable and firing up iTunes which I have set up on an external drive which has to be separately powered up and connected. The only thing I haven't figured out so far is when selecting the Browse function and choosing documents, I haven't been able to select a batch of docs for transfer, unlike the quick sweep to select a batch of pics. That would be a feature I'd like, but it might be a limitation of iOS.

Reply   |   Comment by Mug Wump  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#20

Seeing as this sets up a server on the windows PC make sure that if it's a mobile device like a laptop or tablet that you make sure it is not running when you are on any other wifi connection as that would leave your machine vulnerable to unathorised conenction attempts and unknown security risks.

It installs an instance of apache 2.4.9 web server with PHP in a sub folder in the root of the C: drive by default. The danger here is web servers need regular checking for security patches to counter discovered security vulnerabiliteis in the wild.

The text file called "changelog.txt" in the installation folder is obsolete and abandond not being kept up to data with changes since version 1.1 back in 2018.

For me the program apears to stall in the "Preparing" splash window and it's CPU usage remains at 0.0 percent and no progress is made. How many hours is one expected to wait before admitting it's a broken design that is not system agnostic and fails on some configurations. (assuming it works in the vast majority of systems).

It is concerning that "ScanTransfer.exe" demands to be run as an elevated process. It should NOT be required for a properly written file receiving webserver. It should not be creating services or accessing or changing secured locations if it is properly designed and implimented.

Be certain that this will not use secure https to transfer your files across your chosen network but openly viewable http just on a non-standard port.
The only security is obscurity of the nonstandard port. Programs of this type that permit 3rd parties to place files onto your machine can plant illegal files or malware as easily as you upload your media from your phones.

I find it crazy that just for self hosting a simple webserver using http PUT to upload files to the windows device to use apache! There are much lighter options out there!

Ok got the GUI part to proceed it needed unrestricted access by my systems firewall to the TCP/IP stack... rights to access raw sockets and promiscuos mode deny it those rights and the program fails to load. GUI should catch that refusal of intrusive rights and return a graceful error alert and escape the otherwise infinte loop.

The situation is worse than suspected the QR code is not some impossible to guess URL to PUT files on your system... just simply inputting http://127.0.0.1:12304/ gives the simple web page when using a browser on the same machine. Obviously just port scanning the LAN IP and finding port 12304 open and trying a basic http 1.1 connection will provide an attacker on the same network with full HTTP PUT access writes, full knowledge of the type of server software used and if it is not kept up to date (it is not) and the version installed has any remote code execution vulnerabilites guess who's computer can be owned by someone else!

It seems the GUI needs perminant elevated rights because it must parse the IP numbers associated with all the network adaptors on the system. It must create on the fly an Apache2.4 service in the context of the SERVICE account and remove it when you shut down the GUI... Rather than build apache to operate as a process and not a server.

They also have a zip bundle they call a portable version.... warning it is NOT portable... it installs apache 2.4.9 and php5 onto the C:\ drive without asking and does not remove it when you exit the so called portable version. It also does not accept the giveaway pro license. In addition it provides no programatic way to uninstall the installed apache server heirachy so leaves a copy of apache and php on every windows machine you use it on thinking you did some portable non-poluting operation.... you didn't!

To support my point about the dangers of using an oprphaned apache install like this apache 2.4.9 (what is installed) is OLD and the very next build 2.4.10 fixes 5 CVE vulnerabilities from the year 2014, four denial of service and one potential buffer overflow which always has a potential for remote code execution if handled professionally. The current version listed in the 2.4 branch is 2.4.47 which leaves literally hundreds of unpatched bugs and vulnerabilities see https://downloads.apache.org/httpd/CHANGES_2.4

If they must use apache then it should be downloaded from a maintained binary distribution and on every start it should check for updates and dynamically install the latest stable build into the server.

I suspect this comment will be censored out of public sight due to this program doing so many bad things just to get a file from a mobile device onto a windows machine and me exposing it in this comment. Hey ho if it does get censored I'll post a copy on a parallel giveaway site that does not censor so much.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

TK,

Once you quit the program, the apache has been closed too.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Karl, i am aware but even though it should not install a known vulnerable ancient version of apache with no possibility of updating it to the latest fully patched stable release

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

went for a simple test. 1.5Gb of photos. I found it was faster to shut my phone off, remove the usb, put the usb in the computer, copy things over, put the usb back into my phone and restart fully, before this program tranfered 400Mb. A lot more work, but also a lot quicker.

Reply   |   Comment by levitiquetus  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

Transfer ok but not save data&time.
If I transfer photo I need file with original time.
Now only transfer time is selected.

Reply   |   Comment by BAH  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

BAH,
I too expected the date&time of the original image to be be kept. I do not see any value in changing it to when the transfer happened. Fortunately, the original date&time stamp is kept on the file in your phone, since this transfer software isn't removing any files on your phone. It's just transferring a COPY of the files you select to your PC/Laptop. I was hoping I would have a choice to either MOVE or COPY the files over. But from what I've seen so far, it seems to allow only the COPY option. Most often, I would need a transfer program to MOVE files over from my phone while retaining the original date&time stamp. This way I would save time in not having to go back to DELETE the transferred files left in my phone.

Reply   |   Comment by DejaVu2  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

Doesn't work for me, using Android and Windows, I have 2 routers thus 2 IP addresses, I tried using both making sure I was using the same one on each device. All it did was time out over and over.
Using a Samsung Galaxy A51 with Android 11
Acer Switch with Windows 10 Home

Reply   |   Comment by Wretha Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Wretha Smith, I suspect that the IP you need to use is the one for the PC, so the phone knows the address to connect to.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

mike, I suspect the OP'er has all sorts of IP configuration inconsistancies if two WAN connected routers with their own DHCP servers are connected to the same physical and virtual LAN... far more to resolve than is feasible in a heavily and inconsistently moderated comments section like this. My reasoning being if the OP was a skilled network tech and properly connect two WAN's or two WIFI routers to the same LAN, resolving access to any simple web server on the LAN would be trivial!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

mike, I made sure I was using the same IP address on both devices. Since I have 2 different routers, I understand I'd have to be hooked up to the same one on each, I tried one (same IPs) then the other (same IPs), both refused to connect.

Reply   |   Comment by Wretha Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wretha Smith, Mine did not work at all until I made sure to put the wireless PC and the phone on the same (guest) for example connection. When I had one on (guest) and one on somethingelse it didn't work. Now if I could just get it to copy multiple files over! LOL!

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

Hi, Do you have to have root access to use this on an Android phone? I scan the QR code and open the url via browser and nothing seems to happen. Thank you in advance, and hope this isn't just a dumb question.

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Exploro, it doesn't require root access, that's something I've always avoided on my phones.

All I do is scan the QR code, the phone beeps to say it was recognised and I get a continue button (this may be camera app specific). Clicking that opens a browser window for the software with a "+ Selected Files" button, which opens the file explorer for my phone. I select what I want to transfer, hit done and it transfers almost instantly.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Dawkinsdog, thank you. When you say "hit done" what does the button look like? I can now see the files but don't understand how to get multiple files to transfer at once. I have looked at the videos on the company site and that didn't help either. Usually I am a little swifter than this... but not this time. Thank you again.

Reply   |   Comment by Exploro  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Exploro, not a dumb question at all, and the answer is no, I have not rooted my phone. I have to use my phone for work and can't afford the risk of bricking my phone, so I will not be rooting it.

Reply   |   Comment by Wretha Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dawkinsdog, I can't get it to connect, it just times out over and over. I use 2 routers, I have tried it using both IP addresses, it's a no go for me

Reply   |   Comment by Wretha Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Exploro, if you press and hold on them you can select multiple files, the same as you would if posting to Facebook etc. Once you've selected all the ones you want you just hit the done button (which probably varies by device, on mine it's at the top right but you'll find it easily enough). Unlike Airdoid, which zips them before transfer when sending multiple files, this one helpfully sends them unzipped.

I hope this helps, good luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Wretha Smith, I'm not sure what to suggest, aside from contacting the company to see if they can offer any help. My only thought is maybe it's a firewall issue?

I've installed it on a laptop and desktop today and had no problems, not that knowing this helps, I know.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

When attempting to register, I'm told the supplied code is invalid.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#14

Great program! Downloaded very fast, no issues registering, very quick transfer - keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Zyxyz  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#13

I couldn't get it to work on my Samsung Android.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis W Comito  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Dennis W Comito, try using chrome or firefox web browser and make sure the phone is connected to the LANs WIFI and is not using mobile data.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dennis W Comito, didn't work on my Samsung A51 either, I wonder if it's a Samsung issue...

Reply   |   Comment by Wretha Smith  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

A keeper. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Frank D  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#11

Easy set up, but once I scanned the QR code it keeps timing out while trying to connect to my phone and the desktop. Does not connect therefore not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Frank, make sure your firewall is not blocking the apache web server on the windows device and that the phone is on the LANs Wifi and not mobile data, also make sure your main LAN IP number is selected in the GUI and not one of the other private IP numbers that modern windows configurations may have.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#10

On windows 10 and my android (Galaxy S20) there is a free "Your Phone" app already available that not only moves photos and files back and forth, but you can use your PC to text, message, and more. It's simple. This might be needed for other OS or phones, but need for this type of program/app is becoming obsolete quickly.

Reply   |   Comment by TuxedoTraveler  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

TuxedoTraveler,

If you're talking about the Win10 app, it's only compatible with a relative few phones.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

So far this program is working as described and as expected. It took longer to set up than it does to transfer images (~20 at a time I've tried so far). I am using Google Lens on Android, and one long press and a couple of clicks later, my photos on on my hard drive in a location of my choosing. It is simple, easy, no fuss, and fast. This is replacing other options I have used, like Phone Explorer, Airmore, Airdroid, action upon USB plug in, and Dropbox. This is faster and makes choosing select images more friendly. Also, confirmed as in comment #2, "is able to transfer document files besides graphic files."

Reply   |   Comment by Jonda  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Jonda,
How are using google lens to transfer files? I opened it and all I can see to do is take pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Linda  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#8

Loaded fine, transfer was fast and smooth. Nice tool. Tested on iphone 6s, worked very well.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Johnson  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

I've used Airdroid for years but this actually seems simpler to use and quicker. I scanned the QR code, it opened a screen on my phone, I selected the files I wanted (including a couple of sizable video files) and they were transferred within a second or so over wifi. I'll still hold on to Airdroid for when I need to transfer files to the phone, which this software doesn't support, but I'm very impressed with it - the fact you don't need to install anything on the phone is commendable.

Definitely way, way faster than using bluetooth to transfer anything. A really useful giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#6

Installed without any issues. Absolutely surprised at how fast the transfer was. Very simple process: Open ScanTransfer, use your phone to scan the program's barcode, (I needed to select the barcode's url), use file manager to find picture, select it and you're done.

You can select multiple files by holding down on the selection to select it. You must be on the same wi-fi network to transfer files.

In the past, I've used email or text to send pics from my phone to my pc ... this program is a godsend.

Reply   |   Comment by waynoworld  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#5

Sorry, it did not work for my android moto. Waited more than a minute to transfer one photo

Reply   |   Comment by T  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#4

Too bad it can only work one way: copying files from smartphones to computers.

You cannot copy files from your computers to your smartphones.

Reply   |   Comment by NG  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#3

it works well

Reply   |   Comment by ratha  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#2

1. Excellent program “ScanTransfer”.
2. “ScanTransfer” is able to transfer document files besides graphic files.
3. *** Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Portugues, Italiano, Polski, Dutch, Ελληνικά, 日本語, 한국어, 家 中文, 繁體 中文, العربية, TURKİSH, Hrvatski, and Danish. ****
Russian language is present in “ScanTransfer”.
4. Minor flaw:
poorly digests (understands) files with Russian letters.
5. Really faster downloads to your computer than AirDroid.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Ivan, look closer, it installs an old vulnerable version 2.4.9 of apache web server, does not encrypt connections or evenconceal the upload page in some obsure URL but puts it as the default page of the server so anyone that knows the port to scan can upload anything to your machine. zero security.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

Do we still require internet connection to do the transfer ?

Reply   |   Comment by Ajayi  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Ajayi, it shouldn't do, both devices just need to be on the same wifi network from what I can tell.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
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