1. nancygail's Avatar
    Hello!

    This is my first Android phone after years of an iPhone. Its a Galaxy 7 Edge. I plug it in and from Windows 7 I chose to import photos and videos in windows explorer. I just right mouse click and choose to import and it puts in in a dated folder where I have it set. I've always done it this way even with my iPhone.

    However it goes through what appears to be my entire new phone each time rather than just where it places the photo and video I take. Takes forever.

    Is there a place I can have it default to the photo gallery each time to download?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
    Nancy
    09-22-2017 01:00 PM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Hello!

    This is my first Android phone after years of an iPhone. Its a Galaxy 7 Edge. I plug it in and from Windows 7 I chose to import photos and videos in windows explorer. I just right mouse click and choose to import and it puts in in a dated folder where I have it set. I've always done it this way even with my iPhone.

    However it goes through what appears to be my entire new phone each time rather than just where it places the photo and video I take. Takes forever.

    Is there a place I can have it default to the photo gallery each time to download?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
    Nancy
    Honestly I just set my phone to backup to OneDrive and have the OneDrive program active on my PC. That way everytime there's a new photo, whether I download it or take a picture, it automatically is uploaded and downloaded to my PC. Works even if you're across the country from your PC. You can set it up to download to PC as soon as you take the picture.

    Photos would appear in the OneDrive>Pictures folder.
    09-22-2017 01:06 PM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Skip the "import".

    Using File Explorer, navigate to the phone's /DCIM folder then drag-n-drop the photos to your computer's hard drive.
    B. Diddy and Rukbat like this.
    09-23-2017 01:01 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I agree with @ManiacJoe -- don't bother with the Windows Explorer Import Pictures/Video option -- it just indiscriminately copies every single image and video file to the computer (even the cached images that apps use). Better yet, take advantage of Google Photos auto backup: https://support.google.com/photos/an...DAndroid&hl=en
    09-23-2017 08:21 PM
  5. nancygail's Avatar
    Thanks for the info!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-25-2017 02:52 PM

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