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  1. Joe Martin
    Joe Martin July 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm .

    Is there a way to copy pictures from the messages to a computer?

  2. RedHoneyB
    RedHoneyB July 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm .

    I am looking for the instructions on how to How to Transfer Pictures from Android to iMac. Thank you so much!

  3. Karin
    Karin September 28, 2012 at 11:57 am .

    Hi there,
    If I were to take a picture, and I wanted to move that particular picture to a specific existing photo album, how would I go about doing that?

  4. Christina
    Christina November 28, 2012 at 10:29 am .

    Is there any way to be certain that ALL of my pictures and videos have been transferred? I have tried transferring them a few times and each time the number changes … ex: I just transferred all the files from my phone to my computer (1,624 files transferred), when I opened my Picture Gallery on my phone there were 1,415 files there. HELP! I don’t want to lose any of my pictures or videos.

  5. Barb
    Barb December 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm .

    I need to free up internal storage space. I’ve cleaned out messages and unneeded stuff.
    I just loaded my pictures in to my pc and now I want to delete all the photos. I think that will free up a lot of space. How do I do that”
    There are a lot of pics that I have deleted that remained in the memory!

  6. Sue
    Sue December 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm .

    Thank you John for this info! I was having so much trouble – tried various web sites. Finally, your info worked! THANK YOU!!!

  7. Beatriz Ayala
    Beatriz Ayala January 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm .

    Thank you!!!! Your post helped me figure out how to transfer my photos when I’ve been trying to figure it out for months!! I should have found this sooner :) very simple and easy to follow.

  8. Deitra
    Deitra January 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm .

    When I connect my phone via usb cable to my pc, the notifications bar does not show that first screen that I’m connected to usb.. What do i do? I’m using my charger cable. Do i need to buy a different usb cable and if so what one?

  9. Jim Edwards
    Jim Edwards February 11, 2013 at 1:53 am .

    How do I select all on the computer to save pictures to a file? I’m doing it 1 by 1 and there are close to a thousand :( this could take hours..Thanks Jim

  10. kristin
    kristin February 27, 2013 at 5:46 pm .

    hello,
    When i plug my phone in to my computer with the usb cord no notification comes in that says its selected. wondering if you could help. i have a droid 4

  11. Jim Brodle
    Jim Brodle March 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm .

    I’ve searched diligently for information on how to transfer Samsung Note II photos along with their (if any) associated drawn on notes to my PC. The photos transfer, but any notes (stuff drawn on the photo) disappears.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  12. Mimi
    Mimi June 19, 2013 at 12:28 am .

    Hi,
    when I connect my droid to the computer, there is no notification of the usb cord and my computer does not show anything is connected to it. Could you please give me some help?
    thank you

  13. Kelly H.
    Kelly H. June 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm .

    Thank you so much for this!! Worked perfectly! Exactly what I needed -step by step instructions.

  14. NicLab
    NicLab July 10, 2013 at 12:44 am .

    Just a note of appreciation. I followed your instructions.
    I was successful in transferring my pics from my Android to my PC.
    Thank very much I shall keep your site on my favorites for future reference.

  15. Phillip
    Phillip July 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm .

    Thanks for the help on pictures I will be coming back to you

  16. Linda Martin
    Linda Martin August 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm .

    Thank you so much! Instructions for transferring photos from my Android to my laptop were not included in owner’s manual. I tried on my own in vain. Then, finally googled it and found your EASY instructions. Thank you!!!

  17. Rob
    Rob August 30, 2013 at 7:37 am .

    Brilliant. I had tried downloading Apps and drivers as other sites describe and was about to email my photo library (4 photos at a time!!) when I came across you instructions and it was then so simples. It is now bookmarked.

  18. Sue
    Sue September 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm .

    Step #2 does not work for me. When I pull the notification bar down, and try to select USB, the notification bar just slides back up and hides, and nothing has happened. What now?

  19. natisha
    natisha September 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm .

    is there a way to transfer them without touching the phone? my screen is broken and I can’t open it from the lock screen. I have to get a new phone but I don’t want to lose the pictures I have…

  20. Mary Skidmore
    Mary Skidmore October 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm .

    OK so i hope you can help. I have a My touchQ from tmobile. and its an android. my phone just died yesterday and there is no way to turn it on to physically see anything on the phone. Is there anyway to transfer pictures from my phone to the computer that werent saved to an SD card? Or are they gone? i havent been able to find a clear answer and i would hate to lose my pictures.

  21. abby smith
    abby smith October 5, 2013 at 11:02 am .

    When I plug my phone into my computer with a USB I don’t get any notification that it is connected. So I can’t get step 1.

  22. Grace
    Grace October 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm .

    I can’t believe I did it! I transferred my photos from my Droid to the computer – without tears or frustration! Yay! Thank you!

  23. Harvey S
    Harvey S October 27, 2013 at 3:22 am .

    I have a Sony Experia Z. I want to transfer my pics and video’s to my PC. I read and followed your instructions, did not work. The folders mentioned (ie) DCIM and Camera were indicacted to be empty.I followed the directions of double clicking each one but nothing happened. I have had this phone for 6 weeks, a new model and I need to transfer video’s and pics to my PC so I can forward to my family around the country. Please reply and help me if you can.
    I would be very appreciative.

    Best Regards.

  24. maria
    maria October 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm .

    THANK YOU! My phone gallery was full and didn’t know how to get them off the phone to back them up so I could erase and take more. When people chat me photos, I noticed there is no menu selection to save or forward the photos. Is there a way to get them saved to my phone memory?

  25. Mercy
    Mercy January 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm .

    Is there a way to transfer the photos from my android to my PC if my phone screen is damaged? Apparently, it costs an arm and a leg to get the screen fixed versus using my insurance for a new phone.

    Thank you!

  26. Clark Ye
    Clark Ye February 5, 2014 at 9:50 am .

    What about the .thumbnails folder? That folder contains a lot of smaller sized pictures but they still take up space on my very space-limited Nexus 4. Should I delete these?

  27. Roger F
    Roger F February 20, 2014 at 5:02 pm .

    Hi John- Wireless uploads from my iMac to Note 3 are working great! Thanks so much. Question- Can photos be sent from the phone to the Mac when the photos are stored in the phone’s memory, and not on an SD card?

  28. Jim F
    Jim F March 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm .

    Now that I see how to do this, I noticed that the pictures are small when I view them on my PC (as opposed to other pictures I trnasferred from a camera card to my PC). I double checked to make sure I didn’t copy the thumbnails over to the PC, so I know that isn’t the problem. Any suggestions to make the transferred pictures “full size”? Thank you

  29. C Two-Eagle
    C Two-Eagle April 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm .

    I have an LG Optimus Zip. It’s an android phone (running 2.3.4). I almost never get the droid icon, and I’ve been having a tough time transferring photos from my phone to the pc or a flash drive. I’ve tried emailing them – no luck. I’ve sent them via SMS no problem. I expect I’m doing something wrong, but have no idea what it is. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!

  30. Sheryl
    Sheryl June 29, 2014 at 8:23 pm .

    Hi John,
    Many thanks for the instructions on how to transfer pictures from the Android tablet/phone to the desktop. I did not know how to locate the camera after I connected the tablet to the desktop.
    Thanks again,
    Sheryl

  31. Jackie
    Jackie August 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm .

    What if steps 1-3 never occur? My phone recognizes the USB as a charger but it does not recognize it as being connected to a computer and my computer doesn’t see it as a Removable Disk. Help!

    Jackie

  32. x23rizky
    x23rizky September 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm .

    How do you transfer images you’ve edited and downloaded from mobile to pc? I’m an Xperia Z user and have found that only the original pictures I have taken from the phone’s stock camera app show in DCIM. Also, is there any way to not transfer the photos marked as favourites other than going through and finding them all?

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