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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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How do I transfer videos to my PC from an S4?

I have a few videos on my S4 that I am trying to put on my Computer. When I get to the DCIM folder and I go into the camera folder, only pictures show up. How do I get the videos to come up as well so I can transfer them?

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I believe you are only seeing the photo files because you set up the S4 as a camera device in the USB connection type to PC. The next time you connect the phone to your PC, drag the notification bar down on your phone and hit the USB PC connection option. There, you can change the connection type from camera to media device. See screen shot here:

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How to transfer photo and video files from my Galaxy S4 to PC?

When I plug in my phone to the PC via USB it started to say it was downloading the drivers but then it said there was a error. When I open the attached device on my computer it just shows empty folders.

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Make sure you have the latest Samsung USB drivers for mobile phones installed on your PC. You can find the latest version here:

http://www.samsung.com/levant/support/model/GT-I9500ZKAMID-downloads

You can also install Samsung's Kies sync software that also includes the latest drivers needed. It can be found on the same site above under software.

How do I upload and/or transfer videos and pictures from my Galaxy S4 to a PC if my S4 screen is blacked out?

My Galaxy S4 recently had water damage, which left the screen not working. the phone still works, as I receive texts and phone calls but I cannot answer as my screen is blacked out

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If you have previously connected your Galaxy S4 to your computer and you have already authorized the communication between the two, it will become easier for you to be able to do this. You just need to connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer and then access the files from there. If it's your first time to do this, it is slightly more difficult because you would need to confirm a dialogue box that appears on your S4 to authorize the communication.

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I want to transfer my contracts and media files from S4 Galaxy to my PC?

I have a S4 Galaxy and want to back up my contacts and media files to my PC

You can use Samsung Kies to back up your contacts and media files (videos, music and photos) on your computer. Simply download this software here:

http://www.samsung.com/ph/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/JSP

Now do the following:

  • connect your phone using the USB cable to the computer
  • open the program (Kies)
  • you should see the Samsung device model number on the upper left side
  • now go to back up/restore tab
  • choose the items you want to back up: contacts, video, music and photos
  • click the back up button
  • wait until it is done

NOTE: you can create a folder for it by choosing the backup path for easier access

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I can not transfer and open the photos from Galaxy S4 to PC?

When I tried to transfer the photos it show that photo viewer does not support this file

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Yes, I want to transfer data from Galaxy S4 to Laptop?

How can I transfer data from Samsung Galaxy to Laptop

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I cannot send videos or files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to my PC via Bluetooth?

I installed Galaxy S4 driver successfully on PC. I can send files from PC to Galaxy but the file isn't sent from Galaxy to PC. Both are paired and on Galaxy Bluetooth it is written connected to media audio. Now how can I send files from Galaxy S4 to PC by Bluetooth

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Broken/Blacked out screen. Need to retrieve WhatsApp data?

I broke my phone screen S3 latest version of update, its blacked out now.

I want to transfer my WhatsApp data but my phone won't connect with the software.

USB debugging mode is on.

Although Kies detects my phone other software don't.

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I smashed my display on my Samsung S4. I need to get a text message to contact someone urgently . Is there a way to retrieve my text messages when hooked to my computer

I smashed my display on my Samsung S4. I need to get a text message to contact someone urgently . Is there a way to retrieve my text messages when hooked to my computer

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Where is the USB connection option?

I am trying to download videos. I need to change the USB connection to media device, but I cannot find the USB connection option.. I have tried: I have tried looking but I cannot find it.. I think it was caused by: I do not know my phone well enough.

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Where do my Samsung Galaxy 4 video's upload to using Smart Switch?

It takes forever to find the photos. Going through one folder to the next and then to the next and so on and so on, until I am about to give up opening folders, I am finally at my photo's. . . I have yet to find the video's though. Unfortunately, I deleted all from my phone already :(. I never had trouble uploading the video's, but always have trouble finding the file that Smart Switch sends them too. I have tried: I search my files under my pictures, my library, Samsung, SGH-1337M, date, and video. I think it was caused by: The problem is that I don't know where they uploaded.

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I pulled down the notification bar on my S4 but I cannot see that USB to a computer setting. Is there another place in Setting that I can find that? I am trying to move files off my S4 to my computer?

I can't find the USB to Computer setting on my S4. No such setting when I pull down my notification bar!. I have tried: Looking in Settings and pulled down notification bar. I think it was caused by: No idea

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