Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S3 to PC and Vice Versa

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It's convenient to share and transfer files wirelessly, since it doesn't require anything other than your devices. Using a cable, though, can still be helpful, especially if you are transferring a lot of files. Today, we will look at the steps needed to transfer files from your Samsung Galaxy 3 to your computer, and vice versa.

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Phone to a Windows XP Computer and Vice Versa

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    Connect the micro USB end to the USB port on your phone and the other end to the computer's USB port
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    On your computer, access "My Computer" and double click on '"Samsung-SGH-I747"
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    You can also click on "Open Device to View Files" if a notification about the device pops up on the lower left corner, when you plug in the cable.
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    Click on the folder where the file is, that you want to transfer
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    Choose the file that you want to transfer and drag it to the other folder to copy
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    You can also copy (Ctrl+c) and paste (Ctrl+v) the files.
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Phone to a Windows 7 Computer and Vice Versa

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    Connect the micro USB end to the USB port on your phone and the other end to the computer's USB
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    Click on the "Start" button on the computer
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    Click on "Computer"
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    You can also click on "Open Folder to View Files" if a notification about the device pops up on the lower left corner when you plug in the cable.
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    Double click on Samsung-SGH-I747
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    Click on the folder where the file is, that you want to transfer
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    For this example, we will choose "Pictures"
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    You can now drag the file you want to transfer from your phone to the computer
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    Similarly, you can drag your computer files to a file on your phone's or the phone's SD card's folder.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Photo files typically have a default folder named DCIM.

Questions and Answers

Windows 7 does not recognize Samsung i747 USB connection.

Phone is not showing on my computer, but it is recognized as connected and I can eject it. Drivers were installed. Also can't get Bluetooth drivers. Any help?

If your phone is showing that it's connected to your computer, but your computer can't find your device, you will need to download and install Samsung Kies. Once it's installed, plug your Samsung Galaxy S3 into your computer with its original USB cable and you'll be able to transfer your files to your computer with Kies.

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You don't need to install Bluetooth drivers on your Samsung Galaxy S3. Your phone comes with its Bluetooth drivers pre-installed.

My new Samsung A3 is not detected by my PC.

I tried the Developer option and USB debugging but neither worked for me. I want to recover my photos that were accidently deleted. I have purchased software to recover for my data, but it is only possible after the device is detected.

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My PC is transferring music from my phone memory to my card memory, but it keeps saying my phone is busy.

I've tried closing all apps, but my phone says, "waiting: Samsung-sgh-1747 is busy." No matter what I do, or what I close, my PC says my phone is busy. How do I stop this? I have tried: I have tried clearing my RAM memory, ending all active apps, and various ways of changing my music files from phone to card (i.e. copy and paste, move to button, and copy to button.

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I've tried different USB cords, but when I plug the phone into the computer, there is no option for the Samsung Phone. It doesn't show up as a "drive". Any suggestions?

Can't find Samsung drive once phone is connected to computer. I have tried: Plugging the phone into the computer using different USB cords, including a "Data Cable".

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Yes, I have problem that I can't transfer a voice recording, or other applications - except pictures, from Samsung Galaxy SIII to PC?

I m using a Samsung Galaxy S3, and Windows XP. I can't be transfer the files, specially voice-recordings, from mobile to PC

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My Samsung Galaxy j3 phone will not be recognized by my Windows XP computer?

I'm trying to transfer music and image files to my new Samsung Galaxy J3 phone. My PC runs on XP and it will not find my phone. I cannot transfer files to phone.. I have tried: Looking for transfer software..

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Could not connect Samsung J005F to windows xp PC for file transfer, could not find USB utilities in settings?

I could not connect my Samsung J005F to windows XP for file transfer, though I have tried to find USB utilities in settings I could not find it. Kindly suggest me exact setting for file transfer. I have tried to connect Samsung J005F to Windows PC but I could not transfer the files / pictures from internal memory. Even though I have managed to transfer photos from mobile camera, but internal memory in my PC is not displayed, why is it so ? I have tried: Connected my mobile with PC and clicked USB tethering but PC could not detect internal memory. I think it was caused by: My setting might not be properly managed. Kindly furnish me proper setting.

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