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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by WVMontani, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. WVMontani

    WVMontani Newbie
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    Running Windows and and have a Pixel 2

    When I save a picture from Facebook it goes into a folder named "Facebook" under DCIM. Then if I connect the Pixel to my PC via a USB cable, I cannot see the pictures under Facebook folder; all I see is icons representing each picture. I'm not seeing Thumbnails of the pictures.

    Now, if I look in the Camera folder under DCIM, I see the thumbnails just fine.

    Why can't I see Thumbnails under the Facebook folder?



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I believe windows cannot draw up the thumbnails, if connected by USB...
    Once copied to a windows folder, the thumbnails should appear.
    I'm no expert, but that's my only explanation...
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  3. WVMontani

    WVMontani Newbie
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    That does not do me much good because I want to transfer only certain files to the PC not all of them. Besides, I can see thumbnails for the camera folder just fine; it's the Facebook folder where I can't see them.
  4. Billtunew

    Billtunew Member

    Have you tried turning off USB debugging?
    Setting>> Developer>> Turn off USB Debugging
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Why not just do everything wirelessly, using Google photos. Access your photos directly from the computer by logging in to your Gmail account
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It sounds like Windows doesn't know that a folder called "Facebook" might contain pictures, and so it doesn't scan them and generate the thumbnails, and just shows a list of filenames or icons. Unlike a folder called "Pictures", where it assumes there are pictures stored. How you can change that, no ideas I don't use Windows. I use Mac or Linux.
    #6 mikedt, Dec 29, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2019
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  7. WVMontani

    WVMontani Newbie
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    It's already off.
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