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tedbear
Posted 6/14/2019 06:26 (#7558156 - in reply to #7547591)
Subject: RE: photos from I-phone to computer


Southern Minnesota Between Freeborn & Wells
Buster 50 - 6/8/2019 08:01

When I plug my phone (I-8) into the computer, it shows up as an auxiliary hard drive. You may need iTunes.


iTunes is not needed for pictures. It is needed to move music around.

When I plug my iPhone into my computer with a USB to lightning cable, the iPhone is shown as a drive in File Manager. To find the pictures requires going into Storage, then DCIM. DCIM seems to be the universal folder where pictures are stored as I the pictures on my old Android phone and stand alone digital camera use that folder as well.

Within the DCIM folder you may see another folder called Apple something or other. Click on it and you should see your pictures. You can copy them one by one to a folder of your liking on another storage device such as your main hard drive, an external hard drive, USB stick etc. You can copy "blocks" of pictures by first highlighting them by using Control click or Shift click to highlight them and then dragging the block to the destination device. While doing this I usually attempt to organize them into folders of my own creation. I may change the name of a picture something descriptive so I can more easily find it in the future.

There are automated programs that will "do this for you" but I prefer this more manual approach as I then know what is being moved and where it will end up. I can then go in and "clean house" in the camera or phone itself.
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