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Old February 22nd 18, 05:07 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
ultred ragnusen
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

I just accidentally ran into this very simple way to transfer photos from
your phone to Windows (and back) without installing anything on either

1. I gave a few $130 LG Stylo 3 Plus phablets as gifts over Christmas and
as a direct result I inherited a handful of new-to-me older Android phones,
even though my main phone is a circa 2012 S3 which works just fine for me
but which I mount on Windows to use in the native Windows file explorer
using the Windows "Add a network location" wizard.

2. One of that handful of old phones is a circa 2014 Moto G, running
Android 5.1, which I just plugged into Windows where I was surprised the
phone immediately showed up as its own "XT104" USB drive.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/1xt104_a.jpg

3. Clicking on that drive shows the entire available file system mount
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/2xt104b.jpg

4. That allows two way drag and drop between Windows and the phone
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/3xt104c.jpg

5. Plugging it in again, I noticed an option pops up for something called
"Photos", which, seems to search the Android phone for photos to upload.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/4xt104d.jpg

6. That native "Photos" app then provides thumbnails to select which photos
to upload to previously defined directories and file name conversions on
Windows.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/5xt104e.jpg

7. The result is that, without installing anything on either the phone or
on Windows, it seems I can import anything I like using this Photos native
app.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/6xt104f.jpg

Generally I don't use Windows native apps (because they generally suck),
but this one doesn't seem to show any obvious drawbacks yet.

So I simply present this as a working system, that just works without
installing anything on either the phone or Windows, and ask if you know of
a better method of bi-directional drag and drop between your phone &
Windows?


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Old February 22nd 18, 01:11 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
PeterN[_7_]
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windowswithout installing anything on either

On 2/22/2018 12:07 AM, ultred ragnusen wrote:
I just accidentally ran into this very simple way to transfer photos from
your phone to Windows (and back) without installing anything on either

1. I gave a few $130 LG Stylo 3 Plus phablets as gifts over Christmas and
as a direct result I inherited a handful of new-to-me older Android phones,
even though my main phone is a circa 2012 S3 which works just fine for me
but which I mount on Windows to use in the native Windows file explorer
using the Windows "Add a network location" wizard.

2. One of that handful of old phones is a circa 2014 Moto G, running
Android 5.1, which I just plugged into Windows where I was surprised the
phone immediately showed up as its own "XT104" USB drive.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/1xt104_a.jpg

3. Clicking on that drive shows the entire available file system mount
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/2xt104b.jpg

4. That allows two way drag and drop between Windows and the phone
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/3xt104c.jpg

5. Plugging it in again, I noticed an option pops up for something called
"Photos", which, seems to search the Android phone for photos to upload.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/4xt104d.jpg

6. That native "Photos" app then provides thumbnails to select which photos
to upload to previously defined directories and file name conversions on
Windows.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/5xt104e.jpg

7. The result is that, without installing anything on either the phone or
on Windows, it seems I can import anything I like using this Photos native
app.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/6xt104f.jpg

Generally I don't use Windows native apps (because they generally suck),
but this one doesn't seem to show any obvious drawbacks yet.

So I simply present this as a working system, that just works without
installing anything on either the phone or Windows, and ask if you know of
a better method of bi-directional drag and drop between your phone &
Windows?



Yep. That works, I am not sure about iPhones though. i had iTunes
installed on my computers. So I don't know it that also works with
iPhones.

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Old February 22nd 18, 02:39 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

PeterN wrote:

Yep. That works, I am not sure about iPhones though. i had iTunes
installed on my computers. So I don't know it that also works with
iPhones.


When I plug an arbitrary iOS iPad into an arbitrary Linux desktop (Ubuntu
16.04), the file system (that is available to the user) is "mounted" after
a bunch of needlessly repeated "Do you trust this computer" requests on the
iPad, but when I plug those same iPads into an arbitrary Windows 10 desktop
(without iTunes), nothing useful happens.

Why does that work beautifully on Linux, and not at all on Windows?

I don't know, so if someone can answer that basic question, it would be
helfpul for us all.
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Old February 22nd 18, 07:55 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
PeterN[_7_]
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windowswithout installing anything on either

On 2/22/2018 9:39 AM, ultred ragnusen wrote:
PeterN wrote:

Yep. That works, I am not sure about iPhones though. i had iTunes
installed on my computers. So I don't know it that also works with
iPhones.


When I plug an arbitrary iOS iPad into an arbitrary Linux desktop (Ubuntu
16.04), the file system (that is available to the user) is "mounted" after
a bunch of needlessly repeated "Do you trust this computer" requests on the
iPad, but when I plug those same iPads into an arbitrary Windows 10 desktop
(without iTunes), nothing useful happens.

Why does that work beautifully on Linux, and not at all on Windows?

I don't know, so if someone can answer that basic question, it would be
helfpul for us all.


You need to install iTunes for Windows. It's a free DL from Apple. IIRC
iOS and Linux have a common ancestor. Unix.

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Old February 22nd 18, 07:59 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

In article , PeterN
wrote:

On 2/22/2018 9:39 AM, ultred ragnusen wrote:
When I plug an arbitrary iOS iPad into an arbitrary Linux desktop (Ubuntu
16.04), the file system (that is available to the user) is "mounted" after
a bunch of needlessly repeated "Do you trust this computer" requests on the
iPad, but when I plug those same iPads into an arbitrary Windows 10 desktop
(without iTunes), nothing useful happens.

Why does that work beautifully on Linux, and not at all on Windows?

I don't know, so if someone can answer that basic question, it would be
helfpul for us all.

You need to install iTunes for Windows. It's a free DL from Apple.


he has an abnormal hatred for itunes, even though it's not required.

IIRC
iOS and Linux have a common ancestor. Unix.


only the core of ios is unix.
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Old March 1st 18, 06:32 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,rec.photo.digital
Zaidy036[_2_]
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone toWindows without installing anything on either

PeterN wrote:
On 2/22/2018 12:07 AM, ultred ragnusen wrote:
I just accidentally ran into this very simple way to transfer photos from
your phone to Windows (and back) without installing anything on either

1. I gave a few $130 LG Stylo 3 Plus phablets as gifts over Christmas and
as a direct result I inherited a handful of new-to-me older Android phones,
even though my main phone is a circa 2012 S3 which works just fine for me
but which I mount on Windows to use in the native Windows file explorer
using the Windows "Add a network location" wizard.

2. One of that handful of old phones is a circa 2014 Moto G, running
Android 5.1, which I just plugged into Windows where I was surprised the
phone immediately showed up as its own "XT104" USB drive.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/1xt104_a.jpg

3. Clicking on that drive shows the entire available file system mount
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/2xt104b.jpg

4. That allows two way drag and drop between Windows and the phone
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/3xt104c.jpg

5. Plugging it in again, I noticed an option pops up for something called
"Photos", which, seems to search the Android phone for photos to upload.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/4xt104d.jpg

6. That native "Photos" app then provides thumbnails to select which photos
to upload to previously defined directories and file name conversions on
Windows.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/5xt104e.jpg

7. The result is that, without installing anything on either the phone or
on Windows, it seems I can import anything I like using this Photos native
app.
http://wetakepic.com/images/2018/02/22/6xt104f.jpg

Generally I don't use Windows native apps (because they generally suck),
but this one doesn't seem to show any obvious drawbacks yet.

So I simply present this as a working system, that just works without
installing anything on either the phone or Windows, and ask if you know of
a better method of bi-directional drag and drop between your phone &
Windows?



Yep. That works, I am not sure about iPhones though. i had iTunes
installed on my computers. So I don't know it that also works with
iPhones.


Use “AirDrop” for iPhone photo transfer

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Old March 1st 18, 08:55 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,rec.photo.digital
ultred ragnusen
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

Zaidy036 wrote:

Use AirDrop for iPhone photo transfer


Except that this so-called AirDrop (which was bought from Android
developers) brand of ad-hoc file-transfer services doesn't even /work/ in
the real world...

NOTE: Apple simply says the real world is "not supported".
  #8  
Old March 1st 18, 08:57 AM posted to alt.windows7.general,rec.photo.digital
ultred ragnusen
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

ultred ragnusen wrote:

Use AirDrop for iPhone photo transfer


Except that this so-called AirDrop (which was bought from Android
developers) brand of ad-hoc file-transfer services doesn't even /work/ in
the real world...

NOTE: Apple simply says the real world is "not supported".


But, it's true that if the person who asked is safely ensconced within the
narrow confines of the walled garden, then the AirDrop brand (which was
bought from Android developers) of ad-hoc file-transfer services, will work
wonderfully.
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Old March 1st 18, 02:23 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,rec.photo.digital
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

In article , ultred
ragnusen wrote:

Except that this so-called AirDrop (which was bought from Android
developers)


once again, you do not understand what airdrop actually is. only the
*name* was bought, not the underlying technology, which android
recently added under a different name and it doesn't do anywhere near
as much.
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Old March 1st 18, 02:47 PM posted to alt.windows7.general,rec.photo.digital
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Default A simple way to transfer photos from your phone to Windows without installing anything on either

nospam wrote:

Except that this so-called AirDrop (which was bought from Android
developers)


once again, you do not understand what airdrop actually is. only the
*name* was bought, not the underlying technology, which android
recently added under a different name and it doesn't do anywhere near
as much.


As usual, you don't comprehend my words, as you are very well aware that
I've searched extensively in the past /exactly/ what the word "AirDrop"
meant to the Android developers and to Apple, and where I've said /many
times/ that it's a meaningless trademarked bought-and-paid-for word that
can and does mean anything the owners want it to mean.

In the past, the meaningless word "AirDrop" stood for an assemblage of
Android marketing services, while Apple legal says specifically that it
stands for their particular assemblage of "ad hoc file transfer services".

We've had this discussion so many times that I know you're just arguing for
arguments sake, since you know full well all of this, since I've told you
very many times that the word "AirDrop" is a meaningless brand name that
Apple bought from Android developers which Apple can use to mean anything
they want it to mean (which is the nature of trademarks).

I've also pointed you to the web pages where Apple specifically states that
any third party (which includes us) legally should /always/ use the
descriptor provided (of ad hoc file transfer services) the first time in
any document that the name "AirDrop" is used, since only Apple, legally, is
allowed to just use the word all by itself.

You know all this ... so you're just playing your silly games, again.
 




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