How do I Move/Copy Photos, Videos, and other Media on my Samsung to a PC?

Transferring Pictures and Videos to a PC – Courtesy of Sansung Guide

Transferring Pictures and Videos to a PC

Your mobile device can transfer pictures and videos using the Samsung Kies software for your PC, via Kies air, as a mass storage device, or via drag and drop using Windows®Explorer.

Kies for PC

You can download the Kies software by visiting the Kies website.

  1. Open the Samsung Kies software.
  2. Connect your device to your PC using the supplied USB cable.
  3. Your device should connect automatically and show in the left panel of Kies. You may need to change the USB settings if you cannot connect; swipe your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel and touchConnected as a camera. Touch Media device (MTP) to change the USB settings. The Notification Panel should show Connected as a media device as shown in the screenshot below.
    Samsung Kies - Device Connected
  4. Click Photos or Videos under your device name.
    Samsung Kies - Click On Photos
  5. Mark the pictures or videos you want to transfer to your computer, and then click . To mark all of the pictures or videos, mark the box at the top of the list.
    Samsung Kies - Transfer to PC
  6. Choose the location you would like to copy the selected files to.
  7. The selected pictures or videos will be transferred to your computer. You can view them by clicking Photos or Videos under Library in Kies or by opening the folder you selected in the step above.

Kies air

The Kies air application is a device management suite that allows you to manage the content and personal information stored on your mobile device. The application creates a wireless connection between your device and any computer that has a web browser, making management easier and more accessible.

If Kies air is not preloaded on your device, you can install it from the Google Play™ Store. Open Google Play Store from your mobile device and search for Kies air.

Note: Options may vary depending on the version of Kies air on your device. Please check Google Plays Store for any available updates.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps   > Kies air  .
  2. Touch Start to initiate the connection.
  3. Kies air will now display a URL that can be used to browse your device. On another device, open the browser. Then type the URL in the browser’s address bar.

Samsung Kies - Transfer to PC

  1. A random PIN is generated on the device.

  1. Enter the requested PIN into the browser window and click OK.

  1. The two devices should now be connected. You will see your device listed on the left panel of Kies air.
  2. Click Photos or Videos under your device name.
    Samsung Kies - Click On Photos
  3. Mark the pictures or videos you want to transfer to your computer, and then clickDownload. To mark all of the pictures or videos, mark the All option.
    Samsung Kies - Transfer to PC
  4. Choose the location you would like to save the selected files to.
  5. The selected pictures or videos will be transferred to your computer. You can view them by opening the folder you saved them to.

Note: Java™ is needed to run certain components of Kies air.

Connecting as a Mass Storage Device

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps app > Settings > More settings > USB utilities, and touch Connect storage to PC.
    Notifications Panel
  2. Plug the supplied USB cable into your Mac and connect it to your device.
  3. Touch Turn on USB storage. If necessary, touch OK on the Turn on USB storagemessage.
    Connect storage to PC
  4. Open Finder and look for the new drive(s) created when you connected your device under DEVICES. If you have a microSD™ card installed in your device, two new drives will be listed. Double-click the new drive to open it in Finder.
  5. Copy files between your Mac and your device using the folders on the left of Finder. You can transfer any type of file to or from your device’s USB storage or an installed microSD card.
  6. To exit USB mass storage mode, touch Turn off USB storage before you disconnect the cable from either your Mac or your device.

Drag and Drop Files Using Windows® Explorer

In this example, we are using Windows® 7. Accessing your device from your computer using Media device (MTP) and Camera (PTP) mode is similar to accessing a USB mass storage device.

  1. Connect your device to your PC using the supplied USB cable.
  2. A window will automatically open on your computer. Click Open device to view files option.
    AutoPlay window

Note: You can also open Windows Explorer by clicking

Start

    , typing

Explorer

     in the search box, and pressing the

Enter

     key on your keyboard. On older versions of Windows, you can click

Start

    , and then click

Run

     and type

Explorer

     to open Windows Explorer.

  1. Navigate to the folder containing the pictures on the device.
  2. Click and drag the pictures or videos to the desired folder on your PC. In the example below, we are dragging pictures to the default Pictures folder on the computer.

For more information, visit Samsung website.

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