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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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How can I transfer pictures and format S4?

Hi, I connected S4 to Laptop by USB cable, and it appeared in my computer. However, when I opened the S4 from computer it does not show any files in it? How can I transfer the pictures and format my S4?

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When you just connect your phone to the computer you could see it as a memory but not your files like photos , video and etc. So to transfer your pictures to the computer, download a software called Kies it is used to sync your photo and any files between your Phone and computer. But just to make sure before running the software you first need to change your USB settings or set it to Media device (MTP). Then connect your phone in the computer and run the software.

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Now to format your device,


  • In the home screen tap the apps icon.
  • Tap settings.
  • Now In the upper end of the screen tap or select the "accounts tab".
  • On the bottom part of the next screen tap or choose the "Backup and reset button".
  • Tap "factory data reset".
  • And Finally hit Reset Device.
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I have a Samsung S4 with a video too large to email or text?

I have installed Kies 3 on my Win 7 PC, but it stated that I need to set the connection mode to media device MTD. I cannot find that option on my phone. Can you help?

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To set your device to connect as a media device (MTP), please do the following.

  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your computer, via USB cable.
  • Wait until your phone is detected by your PC, then on your phone wait till it says "Connected as Media Device".
  • Pull down the notifications panel.
  • Tap on "Connect as a media device �' Media device (MTP)".
  • That's it. Your phone is now connected as a media device.

Where are videos stored on my GS4?

I shot a video, and I'm connected (via USB) and I don't know what folder to look in for video. I know that .jpg are stored within the DCIM folder. I thought that video was, too.

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How to select video for download?

I'm unable to download/share video from my S4 but pictures I can. When I select the share via symbol only limited options come up and I'm only allowed to select photos

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Move videos and pictures via USB from Samsung S4 to Laptop?

Not auto installing the drivers, or not seeing my S4 as a device

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Hello. Used to be able to easily transfer video files from laptop to Samsung S4?

Hello. Used to be able to easily transfer video files from laptop to Samsung S4. I've tried with different cables that used to work but not now. The Kies3 sees the phone and everything, I already have it ON, but won't let me transfer even though there is still space. HELP

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I have a Samsung Galaxy 4S tablet and we use Dropbox at church. I downloaded the Songbook app, but it won't support pdf files. I am trying to find out how to convert pdf files to txt files on my Galaxy?

Converting pdf files to txt files on my Samsung Galaxy 4S tablet

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We are having trouble copying an .m4a file from our computer to our Samsung S4?

We have tried Windows Explorer, which is how we transferred most of the music to the phone. We tried Windows Media Player and Kies. The result is always the same. It almost shows the transfer complete and then it stops. I Windows error says that the device has stopped. It also says that the phone cannot play .m4a files, but there are several on the phone already that play just fine. I am not sure what has happened that transferring a file stopped working.

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What file format or extension is needed to import contact information into my S4?

I have saved contacts as a vcf, and cvs file and my phone will no import. saying incorrect file format

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I am attempting to move a .wav file from my Samsung S4 to a file in Windows?

I am attempting to move a .wav file from my Samsung S4 to a file in Windows, and I can not get it to save

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I can download photos but not videos from my Samsung phone?

Cannot download videos to my PC

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