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How to transfer pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S II to my computer

I have the USB cable from phone to computer but find no way to make the transfer.

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If you want to transfer your Samsung Galaxy S photos to your computer, you can try iPubsoft Android Desktop Manager which is exceedingly good at solving this kind of problems, you can find a detailed guide from here: http://tinyurl.com/kofnyuj

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Plug your phone usb into your computer and drag down to expand that top bar thing. It has to ask you if you want to `mount` your phone to the computer. Choose 'Mount' then when you go to your computer, it should look like an external usb device and you can try going to computer/Removable disk/DCIM/Camera to see your photos.

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Thanks for the notes BMwarabu! For everyone else, here's how I followed their advice:

1) Plug phone to your computer's USB port

2) Slide down the top toolbar of the phone's screen (the same screen where you can toggle on or off the Bluetooth/ GPS/ WiFi, etc.
3) If your phone is connected, you'll see a message "USB Connected" as one of the status notes. You'll see the display also says "Select to copy files to/from your computer"
4) Click on the "USB Connected" banner and you'll be brought to a separate screen (shows the Android Logo except his arm is transformed into a USB stick :)

5) Click on "Connect USB Storage" and the green Android will turn Orange.

6) You will now be able to access your phone just like it was an external USB hard-drive. If you're transferring photos, they'll be in your DCAM folder, but also don't forget your "Download" and "Screen Capture" folders.

6) DON'T DISCONNECT your phone from your computer while the Android is Orange. Just click "Disconnect USB Storage" button to "eject" your phone from the USB port.
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Thanks for this online help.I have some some problem in doing this.During this at the 3rd step i got the message "USB Connected" ,but i did not get the message "Select to copy files to/from your computer".Also i can not go to 4th step as well,when i click click on "USB Connected".I am going back to main menu instead.Please help.
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This is helpful but I don't get the USB Connected message even though it's connected to the usb port on my pc. Any suggestions?
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I've connected mine via data cable. In My Computer it shows a camera. but on my phone there are no options to share my DCIM files with the PC. On the 'slide down screen' it says MTP connected, and when i select it, does nothing.
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Email them? Really? Some people like us have a couple of thousand pics, and emailing is totally out of the question, unless you want to sit there all day, and night doing it. When you plug in a Samsung Galaxy S 3, and you hear it connect, you pull down the "Notification/Status" can be pulled down with your finger. It should either say , Connect as, then Media Device (MTP), or Camera (PTP). You can then check either, but I've gotten best results with the first. You can then go to the My Computer icon, click on it and it will show the Samsung device there as a drive. Open it, and you can then select Camera, or Card depending where you have your pics stored. I prefer card, and have a 32g SD card. You should then be able to see the files. The only problem I've had, or don't like is that I cannot see whats contained in the j.peg thumbnail therefore making it difficult to cherry pick what you want to transfer. NOW IF SOMEBODY KNOWS THAT PART, I'D LOVE TO READ IT. Then you can highlight, copy, and paste to your desktop, or directly into your Gallery depending what you're using. Keep in mind that process of which I speak is referring to using the Windows 7 OS.
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I had the same, there was no option to connect USB storage, until I changed the USB configuration, which is not in a logical place.

Settings->About Phone->USB Settings->Mass Storage

Then I could transfer the files using Explorer as if from a USB key.
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thank you. it worked! (dragging the top bar thingy)
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AstorAndroid - your description worked perfectly. I found the USB drive on my computer and located all the pictures. I selected them all and copied them to my computer folder quickly and without any problem. Thanks!
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One other comment. Once your phone is connected as a USB device, you have to go to your computer, use Explore to find the USB drive your phone is on, locate the file your pictures are on, access the file, and then copy the pictures you want to the drive you want. You access the pictures from the computer, not your phone.
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thanks very much xxxxx
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thanks:)
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You can always email them to your email.

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duh! Not smart if you have 20 or more pics
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Or if you have no data.
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It is both complicated and simple. After reading dozens of posts, I found that this works.

Sorry, limited to 1200 characters in answer, so this will be two parts:

If you are using gingerbread, you can plug in the usb cord, connect your phone, and then drag and drop, copy, whatever. With my Samsung G2 on Sprint, these gingerbread files will have names like "image001" and will be found in my DCIM folder in a subfolder called media100, or something like that.

But, my phone upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (ISC) sometime over the summer. So, photos I took after July are stored in the DCIM folder under CAMERA. When I use the computer to look at them, the folder appears to be empty. So, I had to hunt around for a solution. This is what I found.

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When you connect to the PC via the USB cord, the phone will read as a drive on your computer, or it should. You can double check by using the top navigation bar to look for the connection symbol. Pull down on that navigation bar, and check to see that you are connected. It will probably say "Connected as a media device." If so, you should be able to see your phone as a computer drive. But, while you will be able to see the photos, you will be unable to copy or manipulate them.

The key here is simplicity. You can, actually, drag and drop these files. But, only to a PICTURES library on the PC. Not to any other folder. (Trust me, I tried a million times). I was able to use this process to get photos taken under both the gingerbread and ISC operating systems to transfer to my PC. Once on the PC, they can be manipulated, copied, moved, shared, etc just like any other photo.

Note that while this seems to be working for me now, there was one other step that I went through that may or may not be important. When I connected via USB, I pulled down on the USB connection bar, and there was an option to see other USB connection options. I tapped on it, and it gave me the option of connecting as a media device (MTP) or as a Camera (Picture Transfer Device, or PTP). As some point in my efforts I connected via an MTP and other times as a PTP. Now, I it doesn't seem to matter whether I am connected as an MTP or a PTP. But, if this doesn't work for you, try shifting to the other protocol. That might have made a difference.

So nice to have those vacation photos, birthday party snaps and halloween party shots accessible and capable of being saved on an external drive with all the other photos, instead of residing solely in my phone until being wirelessly uploaded one by one.
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This has been very helpful, thanks :)
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I spent so many hours trying to do this and your post has helped me do it in seconds many thanks - brilliant description too!
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Thanks a million Sajawa. I have not been able to take pictures of my son because my camera was full and I was unwilling to delete photos/videos and unable to move them to an external hard drive. Thanks a million.
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SAJAWA, I am desperate to see the 2nd part of your answer (where you say ''more').
Could you tell me how to get to it ?
(or just tell us what folder to now use ?)
Thanks,
Rob

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check the "comments" to Sajawa's post... that's where the "more" part of the text is! :)
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The above was very useful for me thankyou, however I had a slight difference...

Firstly, do NOT plug in USB cable yet. On phone, go to Applications, Settings, Wireless & Network, USB Utilities which takes you to USB Mass Storage. Press the "Connect Storage to PC'.

Now insert USB Cable. Eventually 'IPhotos' popped up on my computer. (I didn't notice the files on my desktop as too many others, so went through it manually as follows)

Click 'File' at top LH corner of computer. 'Import to Library'. Click 'MY PHONE'. (or you may see a different name but still relates to your phone) Click 'DCIM'. Click 'Import'.

When its finished, check your photos and rename your file, making sure they are definitely there before you delete them off your phone. Unplug USB. Good luck and I hope this work for you.

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Thank you so much for that last bit! I was able to open 'DCIM' and 'Camera', but couldn't figure how to actually import the photos to iPhoto. Following your instructions in the 3rd paragraph were exactly what I needed. THANKS!
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i have this phone for over a year now but still unable to transfer pix from phone to my laptop...thanks to you!
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Great - thanks very helpful
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brilliant ! thanks a lot !
would never have managed to work it out and I only had a couple of hours before they took my phone away for repair ( you lose your photos ) Thanks again
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thank you, your post helped me :)
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pl explain 2nd and 3rd para in detail i got the msg on phone usb storage in use but no further actions on phone
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This worked perfectly! Thank you so much!
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Thank you so much!!! your post save me a lot of time... :)
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THanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo much i have been trying to put my camera pics from my phone to my computer for a day now...thanks so so much!!!!
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Thanks - spent ages trying to get it sorted, and now all is good. Just have to remember this next time I need to download/upload some photos from my Galaxy S2! Cheers!
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A lifesaver! Transferred in no time after a day of fidgeting. Thanks so much for your expertise!
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this was the best advice. no other software required and quick and easy. thanks.
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thanks so much!!! success.!!!
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when I go into wireless and networks and select more.. it appears aiplane mode
mobile networks, vpn, nearby devices and kies via wifi..

now usb anywhere to be found...

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Thank you! I had my old S2 finally die this week and upgraded to the S5..... but could not figure out how to load my pics into my PC..... so simple, yet not obvious either?! You were the fix.
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If you want to transfer pictures from your samsung phone to you PC,you can have a try the Coolmuster Android Assistant,this proglam can transfer your pictures,music,SMS and so on from your samsung phone to your computer.

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You can use the android transfer tool to help you transfer pictures from Samsung Galaxy S II to computer, go to http://goo.gl/Od8w2Z get the detail.

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Have a try the Coolmuster Android Assistant,Coolmuster Android Assistant is fully capable of dealing with Android media, contacts, SMS, apps, etc. in one place on your PC.Download here--> http://is.gd/V0dAFL

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I happen to know that Coolmuster Android Assistant can transfer pictures from Samsung phone to computer,you can google it and download one to have a try.

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Well, I think Amacsoft android Managerworks very well, I often use it transfer my android phone photos to computer. By the way, you can also use it transfer other kind of files, like contacts, photos and so on. Read this guide to know how to use it: http://tinyurl.com/lz7r5cq.

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It is easily to transfer pictures from Samsung Galaxy S II to computer,iStonsoft Android File Manager and iStonsoft Mac Android File Manager is a professional tool to move pictures from Samsung Galaxy S II to computer,Hope this helps!

Visit this: http://goo.gl/xrwqaU

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It is not difficult to transfer pictures from Samsung Galaxy S II to computer,You can click here: http://goo.gl/UcgVqv

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Thanks for the information you guys offered here, I tried the iStonsoft Android file manager to transfer some precious pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S II to my computer. It is very easy to operate, just a few clicks, files are easily moved.
http://x.co/3xnHR

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It is very useful for you to take advantage of a software to solve your problem. And my friend told me that iStonsoft Android File Manager is available. You can try it here: http://goo.gl/3mN6Qq

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Why should WE have to work so hard to find this answer? For as much as we paid for the phone and PC, it should be a one click process!

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you have to go into settings first and select more settings then touch usb utilities before you connect the phone to the computer or it wont work when it says connect then connect and go to pics music dcim or whatever you want to copy.

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