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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
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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, 06:42 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

Wolf K wrote:

AFAIK, Windows sees all USB-connected cameras, including phones. But
unlike USB flash-drives, they do not have to be Removed. Just unplug
them when you're done.


THANK YOU for that hint!

I hope it's true, because it's a pain to have to wait to shut it down
first, but where I've had to laboriously recover (e.g., Recuva) data big
time by not shutting down the drive with USB HDD drives after copying over
large amounts of data.

So it's nice to know (if it's true) that you can just unplug a phone
without worry of data corruption.

Thanks!
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Old February 22nd 18, 07:55 PM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
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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 February 22nd 18, 08:03 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 withoutinstalling anything on either

ultred ragnusen wrote:
Wolf K wrote:

AFAIK, Windows sees all USB-connected cameras, including phones. But
unlike USB flash-drives, they do not have to be Removed. Just unplug
them when you're done.


THANK YOU for that hint!

I hope it's true, because it's a pain to have to wait to shut it down
first, but where I've had to laboriously recover (e.g., Recuva) data big
time by not shutting down the drive with USB HDD drives after copying over
large amounts of data.

So it's nice to know (if it's true) that you can just unplug a phone
without worry of data corruption.

Thanks!


We're always here to help you with your data corruption problems.

Just be patient when it happens, OK ?

Paul
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Old February 24th 18, 01:09 AM 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

Paul wrote:

We're always here to help you with your data corruption problems.

Just be patient when it happens, OK ?


Now that the Win10 is set back up with MS Office 2007, I'm gonna tackle
getting the DATA back off the old hard drive.

Do you think Microsoft Support phone numbers will handle a call on Win 10
corruption due to the Microsoft Update?
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Old February 24th 18, 01:55 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
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ultred ragnusen wrote:
Paul wrote:

We're always here to help you with your data corruption problems.

Just be patient when it happens, OK ?


Now that the Win10 is set back up with MS Office 2007, I'm gonna tackle
getting the DATA back off the old hard drive.

Do you think Microsoft Support phone numbers will handle a call on Win 10
corruption due to the Microsoft Update?


They might.

Are you willing to let them remote in ?

Some people value their privacy more than they value a "repair".

Can you explain, succinctly, to the person on the phone,
what you did to the disk right after the incident ?

In other words, things that might have complicated the situation.

You may have tried that DISM command to back out
a half-finished update. That might have been one of them.
Maybe it was "revert" something-or-other. The first command is
to back out a patch that didn't actually install. The second
one would be backing out a patch that did install.

DISM /image:c:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions

DISM /image:c:\ /remove-package /_packagename_

I think the image parameter implies the operation is an
offline one, and typically it might be /image:d:\ because
of the weird way drive letters are determine in WinPE
(what you're booted from, when trying to recover).

On a damaged disk, "CHKDSK" is a "repair-in-place" utility.
You *must* make a backup before using it, or possibly
forever lose access to the data. CHKDSK is *not* a utility
for casual usage. It's perfectly safe when the disk is
healthy... and quite deadly when the disk is sick. It's
a paradox to be resolved by creating a backup before you
use it. Even the twit on the phone should know that.

Before you allow a twit to work on that disk, you
back it up. In case my little description didn't paint
a vivid enough picture for you.

Even when you take a computer to the computer store or
to Geek Squad for repair, you back it up first!!!
No exceptions. You can use ddrescue for this, if you cannot
find anything else to use.

HTH,
Paul
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Old February 24th 18, 02:16 AM posted to rec.photo.digital,alt.windows7.general
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In article , Wolf K
wrote:

If your system can't recognise the drive, you'll have to take it to a
tech shop that specialises in data recovery.


false. there are recovery utilities that do not require a mountable
file system.
 




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