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Old October 16th, 2010, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How Do I Upload Photos From Samsung Galaxy S to PC?

I'm a Tech-Moron, can someone please tell me how to do this? I plug in the phone to the computer with a USB connection and the computer doesn't seem to know that the phone is there. That's where I've been stuck for a month now. Like I said, I'm a tech moron.

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After you plug the phone into the pc, check the status bar of your phone. There should be a USB Connected link there to select which will give you the option to Mount the phone. Once you've done that your pc should see your phone ok.

Don't forget to remove your phone from the pc using the tray icon before selecting Unmount from the phone.
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If you look at your phone and there is nothing in the status bar after connecting it, which my Samsung Behold 2 used to do sometimes, go into the phone options and toggle the connection setting, then it should come up.
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So I see my phone in the file system. Now I'm trying to figure out which folder on my phone contains the photos (if the connection doesn't crash my Windows Explorer first). Any ideas?
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Exclamation Instructions: Step by Step

As almost ANY Digital camera would be...
the DCIM folder contains your photo's taken from your phone..
Media folder would be any photo's you placed yourself...
But Generally DCIM is your Main folder...
This is after you Set your Photo to Mass Storage.

Samsung Galaxy S Exact Instruction to Confirm and explain Below;

Plugging in Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1. Settings > [Scroll to the Bottom] About Phone > USB Settings > Select "Mass Storage" [This should be the one with Green Dot, if it isnt, Select it] - Once this is done Exit to home screen (Press the back button until back to main screen with background - Not necessary but no point having it on setting screen)

Step 2. Plug in Device to Computer via USB Cable - XP / Vista / 7 works good - Mac Tiger or up Works good too

Step 3. Use the Top Status Bar and pull it down.

Step 4. Select the Status that mentions "USB Connected"

Step 5. A pop up window will show up. Press - MOUNT

Your Device SD is now mounted to PC and is acting as a Mass Storage Removable Disk.

My Computer > Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

There you'll find your DCIM folder Plus other folders.
Drag / Copy / Move - Any files you need
Once Done Follow these Steps:

Removing / Unplugging Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1a. Close the Removable Disk Folder and Make sure No Files is Transferring and/or make sure no program (including windows) is talking to the Removable drive.

Step 1b. You can Safely remove your Drive from your computer. But this step isn't necessary.

Step 2. Open your Status Bar on your Phone on the top screen by pulling it down

Step 3. Click on Status bar "Turn off USB Storage"

Step 4. a Pop up will show up. Click "Turn Off" - This will Dismount your removable Drive from your computer.

Step 5. Unplug your USB cable.

You Are Done.
Simple...

You have another Option. Download Samsung Kies. from Samsung Official Website.
Support for that program is offered by 1-800-SAMSUNG. Although I personally ill advise using that program unless you need to update your phone or back up Device Memory Contacts. That program has known issues and Samsung has taken it off there website numerous times to do "Patch updates" on it to prevent it from crashing.

Hope This Helps.
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Simple when you know how - thank you!
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[QUOTE=Shak-Attack;1839489]As almost ANY Digital camera would be...
the DCIM folder contains your photo's taken from your phone..
Media folder would be any photo's you placed yourself...
But Generally DCIM is your Main folder...
This is after you Set your Photo to Mass Storage.

Samsung Galaxy S Exact Instruction to Confirm and explain Below;

Plugging in Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1. Settings > [Scroll to the Bottom] About Phone > USB Settings > Select "Mass Storage" [This should be the one with Green Dot, if it isnt, Select it] - Once this is done Exit to home screen (Press the back button until back to main screen with background - Not necessary but no point having it on setting screen)

Step 2. Plug in Device to Computer via USB Cable - XP / Vista / 7 works good - Mac Tiger or up Works good too

Step 3. Use the Top Status Bar and pull it down.

Step 4. Select the Status that mentions "USB Connected"

Step 5. A pop up window will show up. Press - MOUNT

Your Device SD is now mounted to PC and is acting as a Mass Storage Removable Disk.

My Computer > Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

There you'll find your DCIM folder Plus other folders.
Drag / Copy / Move - Any files you need

I can't find my DCIM folder anywhere. Nothing shows up on my computer when I connect my phone as above. I need detailed instructions if any one can help me. Thanks!
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Notsure photos saved on phone, not card memory and how to get them onto a pc

Hi

Thanks to the above advice I'm making progress and can get to step four, but I don't get the "mount" pop up and seem to go in a continuous loop of

"usb connected to computer via usb. tap the button below to copy files between teh computer and SD card/2, so I tap "connect to USB storage" and it says "usb storage in use, disconnect SD card from computer before disconnecting USB storage" so I tap the button below saying "turn off" and then it goes back to the begining.

I don't ever get to actually access the phone's memory - can anyone help?

(and yes, I've now switched it so that my photos save to the SD card but I'm trying to get to the 300 photos I've already taken!)

all help much appreciated

a new mum trying to print photos of her new baby!
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As almost ANY Digital camera would be...
the DCIM folder contains your photo's taken from your phone..
Media folder would be any photo's you placed yourself...
But Generally DCIM is your Main folder...
This is after you Set your Photo to Mass Storage.

Samsung Galaxy S Exact Instruction to Confirm and explain Below;

Plugging in Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1. Settings > [Scroll to the Bottom] About Phone > USB Settings > Select "Mass Storage" [This should be the one with Green Dot, if it isnt, Select it] - Once this is done Exit to home screen (Press the back button until back to main screen with background - Not necessary but no point having it on setting screen)

Step 2. Plug in Device to Computer via USB Cable - XP / Vista / 7 works good - Mac Tiger or up Works good too

Step 3. Use the Top Status Bar and pull it down.

Step 4. Select the Status that mentions "USB Connected"

Step 5. A pop up window will show up. Press - MOUNT

Your Device SD is now mounted to PC and is acting as a Mass Storage Removable Disk.

My Computer > Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

There you'll find your DCIM folder Plus other folders.
Drag / Copy / Move - Any files you need
Once Done Follow these Steps:

Removing / Unplugging Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1a. Close the Removable Disk Folder and Make sure No Files is Transferring and/or make sure no program (including windows) is talking to the Removable drive.

Step 1b. You can Safely remove your Drive from your computer. But this step isn't necessary.

Step 2. Open your Status Bar on your Phone on the top screen by pulling it down

Step 3. Click on Status bar "Turn off USB Storage"

Step 4. a Pop up will show up. Click "Turn Off" - This will Dismount your removable Drive from your computer.

Step 5. Unplug your USB cable.

You Are Done.
Simple...

You have another Option. Download Samsung Kies. from Samsung Official Website.
Support for that program is offered by 1-800-SAMSUNG. Although I personally ill advise using that program unless you need to update your phone or back up Device Memory Contacts. That program has known issues and Samsung has taken it off there website numerous times to do "Patch updates" on it to prevent it from crashing.

Hope This Helps.
What about the Galaxy S2?
There is no "USB Settings" in the "About Phone" section...
My PC simply sees the S2 as a camera, but shows no files or folder structure for it.

Anyone any more info for the S2 please?

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What about the Galaxy S2?
There is no "USB Settings" in the "About Phone" section...
My PC simply sees the S2 as a camera, but shows no files or folder structure for it.

Anyone any more info for the S2 please?

Thanks
These are fairly standard steps, but for the exact Menus you are better asking that in SGS2 forum section.
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Hi Everyone,

LeepyLee I have the Galaxy S and my 'USB Settings' are in my 'wireless and network' section and not in the 'about phone' section.

I too cannot for the life of me transfer my mobile pics to my PC I have tried using Kies and the mass storage option but I cannot get to step 3! I can select the mass storage option but there is nothing in the drop down menu (notifications) does anyone know what I could be doing wrong?

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I use Wifi Explorer Pro and I use my wifi via my lan to trnfer files go to Android Market 99 cent app for the Pro.The free version you can't transfer files.
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I had same issue, handbook didn't explain this and only mentioned Kies. In frustration have downloaded Kies and it didn't kill my computer or my ophone, alrho this is still uploading music so not actually sure Kies has uploaded photos OK.
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Default Connecting to Samsung Kies from Galaxy S

I have spent the last week reading all your comments and solutions for the problem that I am having. My problem appears to be the same as the majority of comments - I am also struggling to get access to Samsung Kies from my Galaxy S in order that I can download photos.

Kies will allow me to highlight "connect to a device", however when I do this, a picture screen comes up informing me of the various ways I can connect, (my phone says connected however the computer doesn't!) Plus it won't allow me to highlight any of the pictures, so I am not connected to Kies!

When I followed the steps above, I was able to follow the instructions for the phone, however when I got to the my computer, I could not find the following:

> Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

Any help and advice would be much appreciated!!!!
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I have a solution in my next post.
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Hi,
I have a Galaxy S (GI9000) and had this problem and found NO help on Internet for days. Until I happened across a YouTube clip from Samsung. That was the missing piece for me. Here are the steps:
  1. Hook up Galaxy S to computer with USB cord.
  2. My phone gives me three options: 'Kies' (which doesn't work), 'Media Player' or 'Mass Storage'. Select 'Mass Storage'.
  3. My phone says 'USB Connected', but it just means the cord is connected. Hit the 'Connect USB storage' button.
  4. You should see Windows Explorer open with the phone's INTERNAL SD card's folder.
  5. Follow the instructions in Samsung's video here: Captivate - How to Transfer Media to a Computer - YouTube. Basically, you need to copy from the INTERNAL SD card to the EXTERNAL SD card. Then, you can copy from the EXTERNAL SD card to your computer.
  6. Make sure you copied every file you selected. It took me a couple of tries; it may require several passes with different files selected; it may depend on the size of your EXTERNAL SD card.
Hope this helps someone.
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I have spent the last week reading all your comments and solutions for the problem that I am having. My problem appears to be the same as the majority of comments - I am also struggling to get access to Samsung Kies from my Galaxy S in order that I can download photos.

Kies will allow me to highlight "connect to a device", however when I do this, a picture screen comes up informing me of the various ways I can connect, (my phone says connected however the computer doesn't!) Plus it won't allow me to highlight any of the pictures, so I am not connected to Kies!

When I followed the steps above, I was able to follow the instructions for the phone, however when I got to the my computer, I could not find the following:

> Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

Any help and advice would be much appreciated!!!!
Check List for you:
'Settings' on phone select'Wireless and network'.
From this select 'USB settings'. You will get 4 choices but select Mass Storage(should be green circle next to it.
Connect camera to PC via USB and little green android man will give you a nudge to select 'connect USB'.
Voila. On PC you should get a nudge that you now have removable Disk which has several choices. Select DCIM.
You will get 3 folders one of which is Camera. Select this and all your piccies will be displayed for you to move where ever you want them to go. Such as create a folder to put them in or send individual piccies to places such as documents etc. Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your post. Very informative and solved my problem. You're a life saver!
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Hope This Helps. [/QUOTE]

Got caught without my camera and so used my Galaxy S2. (Thankfully the basic camera was simple). But, reading the manual left me with the barest of clues about how to transfer them to my PC. Plugged in with USB, but I was still in the dark. I had never heard about the pull down menu from the top, and would not have known which folder to look in. (I'm a rank beginner, obviously).

WHY, I ask WHY can't this simple information be in the user's manual???

Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

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Hi All,

Sorry to butt in but I need simialr help ;-) I also have a samsung galaxy S and I am unable to get the photos from my phone to my PC via USB. It seems my computer is not reading the fact the phone is connected. The phone tells me 'USB connected' and I choose to 'Mount' but at this point, i assume the removable disk should be accessible but its not. No pop-ups and not on the 'computer' tab??
Any help would be greatly received!!
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Hi All,

Sorry to butt in but I need simialr help ;-) I also have a samsung galaxy S and I am unable to get the photos from my phone to my PC via USB. It seems my computer is not reading the fact the phone is connected. The phone tells me 'USB connected' and I choose to 'Mount' but at this point, i assume the removable disk should be accessible but its not. No pop-ups and not on the 'computer' tab??
Any help would be greatly received!!
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Suffered similar frustration for a while today with my new new Samsung Galaxy S Plus as my PC was not recognising the phone, could not automatically find a driver and other issues. Never had an issue with any other phone I've owned and Samsung should provide proper instructions. This is how I did it eventually and transferred my photos to my PC.

1. Press Settings
2. Press + Add
3. Press Widgets
4. Scroll down and select Program Monitor to add this widget to your Samsung screen
5. Tap the widget and close all active applications
6. Press Settings
7. Press Wireless and Network
8. Press USB settings
9. Click Media Player so green dot beside it
10. Connect USB cable to PC slot
11.Connect USB cable to Samsung Galaxy S Plus
If you do not close all applications prior to connecting the USB cable you will see a message now saying "PC connection only available in idle. Close any running applications", in which case, start again as described 1-5 above.
12. Once the USB is connected with all applications closed, your PC should detect the Samsung Galaxy Plus S and automatically install the Samsung driver. It did with mine.
13. Your phone should now show a black screen with a silver USB connector image and below it:
"Connected. Press the home key to exit Media Player"
Do not press anything, leave as is and now your PC Autoplay window should have opened on your computer.
14. Click Open Device in Autiplay window to view files
15. Double click phone icon on next window
16. Double click DCIM on next window
17. Double click Camera to access your photos and select/drag/drop to your PC folder.
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Default my fone has apparently got moisture init.it is gettin replaced tomorrow but what bout pictures?

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My fone (samsung galaxy s2) has apparently got moisture init and they are sending me a replacement in tomorrow.
But it dont even switch on or nothing so how can i get my pictures of it to go on PC as will not work via cable. I did not get a memory card with it and they did not tel me this and so all photos are on fone but i dont really want to loose them all but how can i get them off?

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I think you should select the mode as removal disk mode.
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Hi there I have a problem, since upgrading my galaxy s2 software to 2.3.5 My IMac does not display my phone icon, as it did before the upgrade. However it is greyed out in the Disk Utility area and it asks me to do a fist aid on it and I have tried a number of times and still no luck. All this with the phone connected of course.

It tells me that I need to back up my phone and format it due to some errors, I don't know how to back up my phone. I'm relativly new to Android phones and not sure how to do it. Any assistance will be great as I want to transfer my photos and music and movies to mac and to the phone before the upgrade took place.
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I read all the great answers as for how to upload pics from the Samsung Galaxy sII to PC. Hmmmmm. After following most of what applied to me, my particular telephone model and software, , , I'm still unable to do this. The uTube vid was cool however, once the data is stored to the memory card, how do you get it from the card to the computer? I have a brand new Dell XPS quad core super laptop but no slot for such a small card. USB connedction from the phone to PC is useless. Never recognized. Really pissing me off! Any real ideas?
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The micro SD card should come with an adapter that allows it to be inserted into the SD slot in your computer.
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I only use cable to charge the phone. If you have Wifi, try soomething like Wifi file explorer. or X-plore.

You can do everything over your network.
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Wink Galaxy S connect to PC with USB cable easy!!!

Hi guys I was just trying to mount my AT&T Galaxy S to my PC and i finally figured it out!!! Follow the steps and you will be successful!

1) Go to Settings
2) Go to Applications
3) Go to USB settings
4) Push Media Player
5) Connect the USB cable from phone to PC
6) Push the home button


Complete!! You will see the USB displayed on your phone's screen and then you will see the notification from your PC to what action you want to take to open your files..!! Thats it!!
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After you plug the phone into the pc, check the status bar of your phone. There should be a USB Connected link there to select which will give you the option to Mount the phone. Once you've done that your pc should see your phone ok.

Don't forget to remove your phone from the pc using the tray icon before selecting Unmount from the phone.
what shood u do if ther isnt an option to mount the phone? its been annoying for days
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After you plug the phone into the pc, check the status bar of your phone. There should be a USB Connected link there to select which will give you the option to Mount the phone. Once you've done that your pc should see your phone ok.

Don't forget to remove your phone from the pc using the tray icon before selecting Unmount from the phone.
wow, I too am a 'tech-moron' after having my first experience with the Windows 7 phone from HTC, I thought I'd have to go through a whole bunch of 'steps' to download. Thanks for pointing out the 'simply obvious' solution...glad I joined the forum!
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If you are have trouble uploading photos from you Samsung Galaxy 2 4G phone, try this it worked for me. This is if you have them on the phone and not an SD card. At this point DO NOT plug your phone into your pc. In the settings go to Wireless and network. Tap to open, go to USB utilities, tap to open. USB mass storage comes up, tap on connect storage to pc. A message comes up, now connect your usb cable to your phone and computer. The little green android guy comes up. Tap the connect USB storage, the circle turns then the little green android turns orange and says USB storage in use. Auto Play will pop up on your PC screen. Click on open folder to view files. Double click DCIM, click on thumbnail. There are your pics, you can now move them to your computer. Good Luck
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As almost ANY Digital camera would be...
the DCIM folder contains your photo's taken from your phone..
Media folder would be any photo's you placed yourself...
But Generally DCIM is your Main folder...
This is after you Set your Photo to Mass Storage.

Samsung Galaxy S Exact Instruction to Confirm and explain Below;

Plugging in Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1. Settings > [Scroll to the Bottom] About Phone > USB Settings > Select "Mass Storage" [This should be the one with Green Dot, if it isnt, Select it] - Once this is done Exit to home screen (Press the back button until back to main screen with background - Not necessary but no point having it on setting screen)

Step 2. Plug in Device to Computer via USB Cable - XP / Vista / 7 works good - Mac Tiger or up Works good too

Step 3. Use the Top Status Bar and pull it down.

Step 4. Select the Status that mentions "USB Connected"

Step 5. A pop up window will show up. Press - MOUNT

Your Device SD is now mounted to PC and is acting as a Mass Storage Removable Disk.

My Computer > Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

There you'll find your DCIM folder Plus other folders.
Drag / Copy / Move - Any files you need
Once Done Follow these Steps:

Removing / Unplugging Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1a. Close the Removable Disk Folder and Make sure No Files is Transferring and/or make sure no program (including windows) is talking to the Removable drive.

Step 1b. You can Safely remove your Drive from your computer. But this step isn't necessary.

Step 2. Open your Status Bar on your Phone on the top screen by pulling it down

Step 3. Click on Status bar "Turn off USB Storage"

Step 4. a Pop up will show up. Click "Turn Off" - This will Dismount your removable Drive from your computer.

Step 5. Unplug your USB cable.

You Are Done.
Simple...

You have another Option. Download Samsung Kies. from Samsung Official Website.
Support for that program is offered by 1-800-SAMSUNG. Although I personally ill advise using that program unless you need to update your phone or back up Device Memory Contacts. That program has known issues and Samsung has taken it off there website numerous times to do "Patch updates" on it to prevent it from crashing.

Hope This Helps.
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I was on this forum this morning lokoing for an answer to this. I couldn't find it, someone else asked about the SII, and I have that, but I did figure it out.

Here's what I did. Before connecting the USB (assuming everything is working there). Go to the Applications/my files/DCIM/Camera

click the options button on your phone (bottom left button that looks like a window icon), click more. Select Move.

Highlight the photos you want to move (by clicking the green check box or select all).
Click move at bottom after you have completed your selection.

Now you're dumped back at the main my files menu.
THIS is where you dump your pictures. really. weird!!

I tried all the other obvious folders 1st (like external sd or usbstorage, and those didn't work).

Then, plug in the phone to your computer. (don't waste your time with media player if that pops up, say take no action).

Open up My computer/SAMSUNG_android - phone/Media

Your files should be in this folder. Then copy and paste them into the directory you choose on your computer.
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I'm a Tech-Moron, can someone please tell me how to do this? I plug in the phone to the computer with a USB connection and the computer doesn't seem to know that the phone is there. That's where I've been stuck for a month now. Like I said, I'm a tech moron.
After connecting phone with PC through data cable,
You will found a new drive of there phone, so transfer your pics to your PC.
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Hey guys,
If your phone is not being detected/cant access it try googling galaxy s drivers and install them.
Once done there to import files open phone in my computer and then go to the dcim folder and then into camera. All your photos are there to drag and drop
Hope this helps
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@ladybird780 (message 32)
after struggling with kies and a windows 7 laptop this worked beautifully with a 2004 XP and a Galaxy S2
the key was knowing once you got the orange android you were set
THANK YOU!!!!
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Thanks!!! This is the first post that actually got my MAC to recognize my SGll phone. You're the best for offering help!
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when I plug my phone into my computer via usb cable, The PREVIEW of my pictures is Not showing up... Just an icon for all 1,000 of my pictures... If I right click the icon, I can click on 'preview', but I want to see all my pictures when I'm trying to pull them up on my computer...

I'm running windows 7 on my laptop and Android 4.0.4 on my phone...

I had an HTC EVO 3D before and I was able to view small pictures when I plugged it into my computer...

Please help, thanks
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As almost ANY Digital camera would be...
the DCIM folder contains your photo's taken from your phone..
Media folder would be any photo's you placed yourself...
But Generally DCIM is your Main folder...
This is after you Set your Photo to Mass Storage.

Samsung Galaxy S Exact Instruction to Confirm and explain Below;

Plugging in Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1. Settings > [Scroll to the Bottom] About Phone > USB Settings > Select "Mass Storage" [This should be the one with Green Dot, if it isnt, Select it] - Once this is done Exit to home screen (Press the back button until back to main screen with background - Not necessary but no point having it on setting screen)

Step 2. Plug in Device to Computer via USB Cable - XP / Vista / 7 works good - Mac Tiger or up Works good too

Step 3. Use the Top Status Bar and pull it down.

Step 4. Select the Status that mentions "USB Connected"

Step 5. A pop up window will show up. Press - MOUNT

Your Device SD is now mounted to PC and is acting as a Mass Storage Removable Disk.

My Computer > Removable Disk X (where X is the next letter available to name a drive)

There you'll find your DCIM folder Plus other folders.
Drag / Copy / Move - Any files you need
Once Done Follow these Steps:

Removing / Unplugging Samsung Galaxy S:

Step 1a. Close the Removable Disk Folder and Make sure No Files is Transferring and/or make sure no program (including windows) is talking to the Removable drive.

Step 1b. You can Safely remove your Drive from your computer. But this step isn't necessary.

Step 2. Open your Status Bar on your Phone on the top screen by pulling it down

Step 3. Click on Status bar "Turn off USB Storage"

Step 4. a Pop up will show up. Click "Turn Off" - This will Dismount your removable Drive from your computer.

Step 5. Unplug your USB cable.

You Are Done.
Simple...

You have another Option. Download Samsung Kies. from Samsung Official Website.
Support for that program is offered by 1-800-SAMSUNG. Although I personally ill advise using that program unless you need to update your phone or back up Device Memory Contacts. That program has known issues and Samsung has taken it off there website numerous times to do "Patch updates" on it to prevent it from crashing.

Hope This Helps.

What if I do not have a usb cord with phone?
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This SHOULD NOT BE THIS COMPLICATED!! Should just be able to plug into the computer via a usb cord and simply drag and drop your photos (or copy and paste). Does anyone have directions that actually work?
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This SHOULD NOT BE THIS COMPLICATED!! Should just be able to plug into the computer via a usb cord and simply drag and drop your photos (or copy and paste). Does anyone have directions that actually work?
It gets complicated when the proper drivers aren't installed.
The easiest way is to not plug it in but use something like WiFi File Explorer (which someone had recommended) and transfer them over the shared router connection, if you have one.

If you don't, I'd recommend using a cloud service like Drop Box, Skydrive, Box, etc. If you have Google+ on your phone, there's also an auto-upload setting so any picture you take with your phone gets saved to your Google+ account (all private unless you choose to share).
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This SHOULD NOT BE THIS COMPLICATED!! Should just be able to plug into the computer via a usb cord and simply drag and drop your photos (or copy and paste). Does anyone have directions that actually work?
I use Airdroid for all my file management needs between Android devices and my Linux Computers. Airdroid also work with those inferior systems as well. It's very simple to use. simply turn on the Airdroid app and go to a computer type in the given ip address and bam your golden.
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This SHOULD NOT BE THIS COMPLICATED!! Should just be able to plug into the computer via a usb cord and simply drag and drop your photos (or copy and paste). Does anyone have directions that actually work?
I honestly don't understand how complicated it can be. Plug in the phone, open in Windows Explorer, go to DCIM, copy the photos.
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