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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dave Estam, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
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    Actually I have two questions, I seem to be missing pictures I took some time ago and wondering if there is a limit to can take before there auto deleted?
    Second is how do I copy over the pictures to my PC.
    I'm using Gallery which I think came with the phone.
    Any help please....

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    For the first, there shouldn't be.

    For the second, either use a file explorer to copy them to SD then stick the SD in a card reader, or connect the phone via USB and then use the PC to copy them. Gallery is just a generic image displaying app, and I don't think it can help you unless you want to just share individual photos (e.g. by email). The files themselves will either be in internal storage or on the removable sd card, depending on how you have things set up - I imagine the Gallery app can tell you exactly where in the filesystem they are stored (it will be Samsung's gallery app, which I'm not familiar with, but it will have a way of looking at "details" or "information" about an image, and that's where you'll see where it's stored, which is useful so you can find it from your PC's file explorer).
  3. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

    Ah ha a better way is afoot if you just download the Google Photo app and sync it to your phone and it will save your photos to your G account, (give it some time) Then you can go to your PC and open them.
    Or just plug into and copy with Windows Explorer.
  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Depends on your definition of "better", since not everyone wants to hand over every photo they take to Google. But sure, if the OP wants then there are many cloud-synced services which can be used.
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  5. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Personally, I don't like sharing my photos with Google either.
    If I want to share my photos, with multiple devices, I use DropBox.
  6. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
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    Plugging my phone into my computers usb port just charges the phone and unable to access any files.

    Is there a program I have to run in my PC which will enable me to access the my files and photos from the phone?
  7. Phalon4

    Phalon4 Android Enthusiast

    There are quite a few options to move your photos to your PC via USB, Bluetooth for PC Bluetooth or Google Drive. The easiest option is Google Drive just transfer your photos to Google Drive under your Google account. Then open your PC then log into your Google account then open up Google Drive and your pictures will be there. And from Google Drive just save them to your computer just by opening them after you logged to your account. 2nd option connection a USB cord to your PC and let the PC identify the new device connection, then look under your device name and you will see Internal memory and SD memory card files. Most likely your photos will be under internal memory if you haven't saved them to your SD card.
  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    You need to change the connection type on the phone - sounds like it's set to charge only. I'd expect there to be something in the notification area for this, but am not familiar with this model. Set it to MTP connection and Windows Explorer should suffice for the transfer.
  9. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

    If you connect your phone to your comp and it is in charge mode, Slide your finger down from the top of the screen > message should show (USB charging this device) Tap for more options > Menu screen will appear with 3 choices > tap the button you want. ;):cool:
  10. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
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    Unfortunately I don't get that option on my S4 mini. I had read that and I don't see a MTP option.
    Any help please, Thanks...

    Tried a few different computers, think it's a S4 "mini" thing!
    #10 Dave Estam, Jun 26, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2017
  11. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried dialling the hash code *#0808#
  12. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
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    I tried dialing that code, it dials it and it says it's an invalid number.

  13. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

    That Hash code works on non-rooted S4 Galaxy i9500 and i9505 phones. It won't work on 2 of my rooted S4 Galaxies (1 running Marshmallow and the other Nougat) but when I connect to the comp - the swipe down from the top of the screen brings up the Menu to enable File or Photo transfer to the comp.
    I am not familiar with the S4 Mini model but I'm surprised the Samsung hash code won't work if your S4 Mini is not rooted.
    Your model phone is shown in this link and the Hash code I quoted is supposed to work in all the Samsung models listed. Have you got Developer options available? USB Debugging may be required for the code to work. Is your charge cable in good order?
    #13 nu2andy, Jun 27, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  14. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

  15. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
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    Hi, have you had a look in your 'Developer Options'?


    On my HTC M9 I can select MTP File Transfer mode when connected to PC/Laptop.

    You may not have the same option but it's worth a look.

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  16. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
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    Putting in 'Developer Options' worked, as able to copy my pictures over now I can work on this...
  17. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

    Good to know you've got it working.;)
  18. Dave Estam

    Dave Estam Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, thank you for your help.....

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