Originally Posted by joephoton
Um.... connected via USB as a drive. I have no idea whether I dragged and dropped or copied and pasted? Does it matter?
Also, I was wondering about the other ways mentioned in the manual to view/share files, but this way seems easiest.
Well, sometimes it does matter if you drag and drop. Sometimes, when you drag and drop from another drive, it also copies the path that the pics were originally from (e.g. creates a shortcut rather than a copy).
What ends up happening then, is when you drag and drop and have created a "shortcut" to those files...once you've disconnected your phone, when you click on the link to the files you dragged over, it's still looking to open the files that were originally found through the USB drive (e.g. the phone).
For any files that I'm transferring over to a CPU from the phone, I've made a habit of copying and pasting (that way, it's for sure creating a duplicate of the file).
That's the only realistic thing that I could say is happening. Other than that, I really don't know why the files aren't opening on your computer. I've never had any issues with any of my pics or videos that I've transferred over.