I have a Samsung S5. It used to be easy and fast to transfer my photos and files from it to the PC. Connect the USB cable (seemed both the 2 and 3.0 cables worked just fine.), swipe down to get the USB Charging tile and then click photo transfer.
Then just navigate to the folder I wanted (Card, DCIM, Camera to get to photos). Then transfer away.
Now, opening that last folder (where the pics are), the phone will just give a spinning wheel. After a very long time, it will show the pics (over an hour!) Then, cutting, copying, or moving takes a very long time! Last night it took over 12 hours to move about 50 normal photos to my PC.
I've ruled out that it isn't the cable, nor the PC. I tried the enabling developer tools above. No change.
If I go into the phone (instead of the SD card), it seems to all function normally.
What else should I do / try?
(Can I pull the card out and use an external reader without messing up the card / apps for future use in the phone?)
I had this same problem. Nothing worked for me until I copied all my gallery photos and then pasted them into the DCIM folder located in my micro SD card, which allowed me to view and transfer whichever photos I desired. The "Developer" option did not work for me.
by Charles B. Mullen
I have a Galaxy J3 not the s5. Can I still down load as you said MPT ?
by DavidB Williams
I have a SD card reader that I've had to use for years back before I had a smart phone. So I just popped the SD card out of my phone, put it in the USB enabled reader, and transferred everything that way. It's old school, since I bought the SD card reader back when I had a flip phone, but it worked easy peasy. You can find those SD card readers pretty cheap just about anywhere.
by Evelyn Floyd
it could be the broken USB cable, try a new one instead otherwise you should do a full examination on ur phone.
I finally solved this problem wirelessly. Load the ShareIt app on both PC and phone and transfer photos, apps or other files easily. Your smartphone may already have ShareIt loaded. But just see that it's an updated version with the slightly changed new icon . If not just update it.
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