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  1. AC Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to transfer my pictures from my sd card but can't get my note 5 to connect to my computer.
    08-21-2015 05:51 PM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm trying to transfer my pictures from my sd card but can't get my note 5 to connect to my computer.
    Welcome to Android Central!

    You need to install the drivers and/or Kies. Get Kies here: Samsung Smart Switch™: Transfer Contacts, Music & More

    Drivers: Download Center: Download Software, Firmware, Drivers & Manuals | Samsung

    Enter the model number of the Note 5 you have and the resulting product should show up with an option to choose USB Drivers to download and install on your computer. On a side Note, how are you enjoying the device?
    compton845 likes this.
    08-21-2015 06:15 PM
  3. Rarri's Avatar
    how do I import photos FROM my NOTE 5 to my computer?? Found an app, then they wanted $$$$. Was real easy & quick with an apple phone... :-(
    02-24-2016 05:35 PM
  4. ctvette2003's Avatar
    Just sign up for Box, dropBox or One drive and then install it on your computer, during set up you can link it to your camera and all pics will be copied to your computer. These are all free services with upgrades for more storage
    02-24-2016 07:46 PM
  5. blackhemi4x4's Avatar
    I use Google photos. It's simple, can automatically back up, so all my pictures are available at any PC I'm at.
    02-24-2016 11:26 PM
  6. prolongExistence's Avatar
    I agree with using Google Photos to back up all your photos. It's a good practice anyway so that you'll have all your photos if your device is ever lost or stolen. SD cards have also been known to be volatile storage so not always the best for archiving. Then you just have to go to https://photos.google.com on your computer and everything is right there.

    You can also download the Wifi File Transfer app as long as your phone & computer can be on the same wifi network. The free version works just fine.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fifiletransfer

    Or, most newer computers have card readers built in. You could always take the SD card out of your phone & put it in the computer.
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    02-25-2016 12:26 AM
  7. vithar1066's Avatar
    to the person that suggested using the card reader on the PC, Note5's do not have removeable SD cards.. unfortunately. It's a huge de-evolution from the note4. I would like to know an easy, free way to transfer pics as well. I've tried sidesync, but sometimes it just will not work.
    04-20-2016 07:17 PM
  8. zsufi's Avatar
    Didn't really think this was asked.
    Steps
    Remove the USB cord from the charger
    Plug the USB cord that charges your phone to note 5
    Plug the other end to a USB port on your computer, there is at least one port maybe 2 or 3
    Windows will automatically install the drivers
    Windows will automatically pop up the note 5 folder
    Browse the note 5 folder and find folder named dcim
    All your photos and videos you took with your phone will be there
    Copy and paste the files to a new folder you created on your computer
    For whatsapp and other messaging services each will have their own folder for media under media folder on note 5
    Copy paste those as well

    Simple as simple gets
    04-21-2016 12:44 AM
  9. John Wilson20's Avatar
    My note 3 worked that way. When I hook up my note 5 it says there are no pics on the device. There are pictures on there.
    05-14-2016 11:06 PM
  10. ksg80's Avatar
    kinda new to android. Was an IOS user before. Using a Note 5 now. When i was using IOS i connect it to my notebook the windows option pops up i select copy pic and it only copied from the right folder all the pictures & videos.

    Now with the Note 5 it copied every single image on the phone not only from the camera. Every icon from every app is copied each and every time. and it does not remember which one was done before. so it kinda seems to start all over every time i connect it to my notebook.

    So how do i ensure that it only copies from the right folder when every i use the windows auto transfer option? besides going to that folder in the phone specifically i would like to know other options. I have checked all possible settings for the auto transfer but there is no option to pick a folder to copy from..
    05-17-2016 07:45 AM
  11. burwil's Avatar
    Didn't really think this was asked.
    Steps
    Remove the USB cord from the charger
    Plug the USB cord that charges your phone to note 5
    Plug the other end to a USB port on your computer, there is at least one port maybe 2 or 3
    Windows will automatically install the drivers
    Windows will automatically pop up the note 5 folder
    Browse the note 5 folder and find folder named dcim
    All your photos and videos you took with your phone will be there
    Copy and paste the files to a new folder you created on your computer
    For whatsapp and other messaging services each will have their own folder for media under media folder on note 5
    Copy paste those as well

    Simple as simple gets
    I typically copy my entire phone over to the PC in this way when I change phones.
    05-17-2016 08:43 AM
  12. Trees's Avatar
    kinda new to android. Was an IOS user before. Using a Note 5 now. When i was using IOS i connect it to my notebook the windows option pops up i select copy pic and it only copied from the right folder all the pictures & videos.

    Now with the Note 5 it copied every single image on the phone not only from the camera. Every icon from every app is copied each and every time. and it does not remember which one was done before. so it kinda seems to start all over every time i connect it to my notebook.

    So how do i ensure that it only copies from the right folder when every i use the windows auto transfer option? besides going to that folder in the phone specifically i would like to know other options. I have checked all possible settings for the auto transfer but there is no option to pick a folder to copy from..
    I go into the Pictures folder and copy the photos from there, since I organize photos in subdirectories. Or if you just keep your photos in the default DCIM folder, you could copy from that location.
    05-18-2016 06:09 AM
  13. TeknoBlast's Avatar
    I have mine auto-upload to my OneDrive whenever I connect to my WiFi. If I dont want to wait for the uploads to complete, then I just use the good old USB cable.
    05-20-2016 02:50 PM
  14. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm trying to transfer my pictures from my sd card but can't get my note 5 to connect to my computer.
    Isn't that what Pushbullet is for?

    _-Technologytwitt-_
    05-21-2016 05:11 AM
  15. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    I use Google photos. It's simple, can automatically back up, so all my pictures are available at any PC I'm at.
    Google photos is the best, you can take pics on your Android phone and open the pics in Android or IOS or Windows 10 computers, as long as you have a Google account 😊

    No wires to connect, no special set ups, just open Google photos go to settings and back up to your Google mail account !

    blackhemi4x4 likes this.
    05-21-2016 08:50 AM
  16. bluebearone's Avatar
    This doesn't work. You can see the device on windows explorer, but it is completely empty. Despite my phone being full. I've NEVER had a problem copying from a cell phone to a computer. Then again, I've never had a phone REMOVE something so common place and necessary as an SD slot. Filled it with video/pictures of my kid within the first month. I've never been able to download what I need or take more pictures since!
    07-19-2016 10:07 PM
  17. Trees's Avatar
    I think the default USB mode is now set to charging, so changing it to MTP mode should enable the phone's storage to show up in Windows Explorer.
    07-20-2016 06:11 AM
  18. owensch1's Avatar
    I keep getting an access denied error when I try to transfer pictures to my photos in my computer.
    07-20-2016 04:42 PM
  19. beechiegirl1953's Avatar
    Someone here suggested taking the SD card out of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and inserting it into the computer to which you want to transfer pics and videos. This particular smartphone does not have an SD card, so that's not a valid solution. I have 1200 pics and a few videos to transfer and am still looking for a (free) means to do this. I tried connecting the two by cable, but nothing pops up on my laptop after doing this to indicate it has installed any means to make a transfer. I would not have bought this model if I had known this.
    07-24-2016 08:18 AM
  20. jkarwow's Avatar
    Uploading to the cloud is the easiest. Second choice is an OTG cable and thumb drive.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-24-2016 08:52 AM
  21. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    I use Google photos. It's simple, can automatically back up, so all my pictures are available at any PC I'm at.
    I recently discovered Google photos and it's awesome! Definitely the best choice for me.
    blackhemi4x4 likes this.
    07-24-2016 11:51 AM
  22. Trees's Avatar
    Someone here suggested taking the SD card out of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and inserting it into the computer to which you want to transfer pics and videos. This particular smartphone does not have an SD card, so that's not a valid solution. I have 1200 pics and a few videos to transfer and am still looking for a (free) means to do this. I tried connecting the two by cable, but nothing pops up on my laptop after doing this to indicate it has installed any means to make a transfer. I would not have bought this model if I had known this.
    Try changing the USB mode from Charging to MTP. That should then allow your Note 5 to be recognized as a drive. One it shows up as a drive, then you can copy/paste.

    Google Photos or a similar cloud option as suggested above is something to consider. This method does not require you to connect a USB cable between the phone and the computer.
    07-25-2016 06:09 AM
  23. Uncle Eliot's Avatar
    Have you tried using Samsung's SideSync app?
    07-26-2016 05:29 AM
  24. Carlo Villa's Avatar
    I'm trying to transfer my pictures from my sd card but can't get my note 5 to connect to my computer.
    Dude use Google photos and everything everywhere will be synced instantly. No need to connect your SD card to the computer.
    07-26-2016 05:57 AM
  25. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    to the person that suggested using the card reader on the PC, Note5's do not have removeable SD cards.. unfortunately. It's a huge de-evolution from the note4. I would like to know an easy, free way to transfer pics as well. I've tried sidesync, but sometimes it just will not work.
    Google photos is free, with unlimited space, and accessible from any computer.
    07-27-2016 03:05 PM
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