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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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Why does Windows XP not recognize my S4?

Driver seems to be installed, older Galaxy (I9000, Galaxy S1) works flawlessly.

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Did you use the latest drivers from Samsung? One way to install it for sure is to also install their Kies sync software. It contains the latest USB drivers that you'll need in the install process. You can get the latest version here:

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http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

Just make sure to use the USB ports situated in the back of your PC if you run into issues.

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PC won't recognize my phone when I connect it with a USB cable?

I have a video for school in my Galaxy S4 that I need to transfer to a PC, I connect the phone with a USB cable to the PC and nothing happens..

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If you want to transfer your video files in your computer then you might want to try using the Samsung Kies software that can enable you to sync files and transfer it between the computer and a Samsung device. You can download it in their official page at Kies.Samsung.com

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I want to mount the Galaxy S4 from the USB cable to my XP computer?

I use to mount the internal and SD card from my droid x... With the Gal S4 is this a root function

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If you are mounting the S4 to your computer that is just essentially connecting it to the computer and allow it to transfer properly. I am not sure exactly what your question is referring to but no this is not a root function. Rooting a phone refers to changing the core operating system components.

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I have a Samsung Galaxy 7.0 and have been trying to download my pictures and videos to my Dell Laptop but it is saying I can't so I don't know what to do next?

Have you installed Kies? If not, download it here and install it. Then connect your device -- you should now be able to transfer your pictures and videos from your Tablet to your Laptop without any issues.

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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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Having problems transferring photos from my Samsung Galaxy S4 to my new Windows 8.1 computer?

When I use my Samsung USB cord and connect to the tower, a file comes up on my computer that says it can't download the pictures. What's the easiest way to get all my photos off my cell and into my desktop. I used to use a program called HP Photosmart that was so simple as soon as I plugged the UBS cord into my computer, the HP program popped up and automatically transfer the pix off my phone. Any idea why I can't get that to work anymore?

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MY PHONE IS CONNECTED TO MY Laptop BUT IT ISN'T RECOGNIZED BY THE LAPTOP?

Samsung Galaxy S4. CAN'T GET IT OUT OF SAFE MODE, CAN'T DETERMINE WHAT APP CAUSED IT TO GO TO SAFE MODE AND NOW NOT CONNECTING TO MY LAPTOP TO SEE THE FILES TO MOVE THEM BEFORE MASTER RESETTING MY PHONE

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Windows 7 PC won't recognize my S4?

I've installed Kies several times and none of the Kies versions (regular or Lite) work

There can be two reasons why it does not work:

  • Your USB wire is broken
  • Your USB port is broken

Try using another wire to connect to the computer and check if it works. You can also try using another USB port (if you are using a desktop computer, use the ones at the back of the CPU : http://screencast.com/t/eHslx5WZKUQ ) . If you are using a Laptop, try the other USB ports at the sides of the Laptop. If all else fails, contact Samsung customer service by calling: 0843 504 3160<img class="skype_c2c_logo_img" src="resource://skype_ff_extension-at-jetpack/skype_ff_extension/data/call_skype_logo.png">0843 504 3160 .

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You can also download the Samsung Kies that is known to work for S4 by going here:

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

But make sure you choose this:

http://screencast.com/t/ZUvXHhmq1mQ

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Connected Galaxy S4 to win 7 via USB. Win not recognizing S4. The transfer software was just updated a few minutes ago. Do I need to reboot? The install panel did not say to do that?

Trying to upload all from S4 to install a new S5

If you are experiencing problems connecting your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Windows 7 using a USB as it is not being recognized by your device then you can try to connect your phone using a different USB port. If that did not work then you can diagnose and fix Windows 7 problems by doing a troubleshoot here:

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http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Windows_USB_diagnostics

You can then proceed to install and open Kies3, unlock phone with PIN, connect from phone to PC as a media device, click on Tools menu in Kies3, and then choose `Reinstall device drivers`. Another dialogue box would then open and then the drivers would be successfully installed. Windows 7 will now be able to recognize your Samsung Galaxy S4 which will make you access your phone files with the help of Kies3 and Windows Explorer.

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Hi I have a video on my S4 that is 2gb. I want to trim this and rotate?

S4 video, video is too long. and also needs to be rotated

You can use an app called VidTrim- Video Trimmer if you use Google Play. It can trim your videos using the said app. You can download it through your Google Play store or by going here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goseet.VidTrim

It can also rotate your videos.

I have a Galaxy S4 phone and I want to learn how to Download it to my computer?

I have never tried to download a phone pics & numbers from mMy phone to my Computer. I want to add some pics to my phone but I don't want to lose them, I heard if I download pic from me phone to my computer that I will also be able to download pic to Resumes and Linkedin, and other sites.

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My S4 is seriously low on device memory & I MUST fix that by moving pictures & pdf to PC?

Some of these options, as in Kies I can't do since I don't have enough space to get the app. I was able & did get Airdroid so maybe I don't need your assistance. Give me your opinion.I want to move HUGE # of PDFs that are things I have downloaded to S4, having no clue that this could happen. I understand that now apps can't put stuff on SD card & I have a mostly empty 64mb SD card in S4- anyway I can move things there?

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I am trying to sync my Samsung S4 to my MAC and update contact information.... how do I do that?

Can you help me, I must have done it before to transfer original data

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Cannot get images from phone to WIN 10?

I copied pics from S4 to Win 7 yesterday, no problem. Got WIN10 today loaded on new laptop, lap linked on WIN7 and copied to WIN 10 laptop still there. Took lots of pics and videos , I am out of storage on phone, came home to move to WIN10, did it. All folders are empty--nothing in this folder and I am using WIN10 to transfer all files are Windows pic viewer default download location and same on phone. Win10 photos has been disabled for WIN 10 and Windows pic viewer is default

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I plug my S4 into the USB and it charges instead of allowing me to turn it into a media device like in the past?

Two weeks ago Samsung did a force update and ever since then I have had trouble. Currently I am 4.4.3.

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My Mac isn't letting me access my phone manually. It just shows up as remote disk and I can't click on it?

My Mac isn't letting me access my phone manually. It just shows up as remote disk and I can't click on it

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Samsung S4 phone, copying to PC (XP) intermittent errors?

Often when I connect to my Samsung S4 phone, I can succesfully back up for a while, then S4 'chokes' esp. on larger files (PDF etc), it only copies partially, then an error message says 'file is in wrong format', and the copied file has only copied a hundred or two Kb of the file. I can pull my USB cable, the windows window opens, prompting me to 'open files & folders', and I can copy a few more, etc. the prob gets progressively worse, and fails more quickly as I re-connect to my S4

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I can't transfer pics due to USB cable not being recognized?

When I plug the USB cable into my phone and then into the computer, it is not recognized as being plugged in. It charges, but I don't get the pop up box that says "open files" "save files" etc. Any hints? I am trying to recover pictures before I get a new phone. Thanks.

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How to attach an audio recording to an email?

Hello, I have made a brief audio recording on my Samsung 4 which I can play back on my computer but seem unable to attach it to an email. Any suggestions please? Thanks

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