1. Davyo's Avatar
    When I hook up my iphone 5 or any of my other phones or cameras to my PC via USB conection to transfer pictures to my PC I can see the thumbnails of the photos on ALL my devices except for the GS3,,,, the GS3 just shows generic thumbnail icons when opening the DCIM folder,, no images.

    It's quite a pain when you only want to select certain photos to copy to your PC.

    How and what is the fix for this ?

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
    Davyo
    10-25-2012 02:29 AM
  2. apollooff320's Avatar
    Try uninstalling the the SG3 device driver and plugging your phone back in letting it install again and see if that helps.
    10-25-2012 04:07 AM
  3. trucky's Avatar
    I see the same thing as the OP. Third phone, each one was the same. I've uninstalled the device driver a few times.
    10-25-2012 06:54 AM
  4. Davyo's Avatar
    I see the same thing as the OP. Third phone, each one was the same. I've uninstalled the device driver a few times.
    Glad to see some one else post about the same issue,,,,,, I have seen other mentions of this issue as well on other sites and the advise was to use Samsung Kies, which also did not resolve the issue.

    It is odd and frustrating that photos can't be viewed on the GS3's DCIM folder via a USB connection to a PC.

    I have also read that Jelly Bean does not fix the problem either.

    There has to be a fix, it sure would be great to find out what that fix is.

    Cheers
    Davyo
    10-25-2012 07:47 AM
  5. trucky's Avatar
    As apollooff320 alluded to, I think it has to be in the drivers. I have a sync program I use to synchronize files and folders. When I plug in any other USB device it automatically sees it and syncs. It can't even see the S3. And Kies is crapola. I've installed every new version that comes out and have not had success with any of them. I can install and use an S3 Toolkit is use to root and install CWM and it works perfectly. I do a fresh install of Kies and it just tells me "Not valid for this phone". It should be simple.
    10-25-2012 07:56 AM
  6. Davyo's Avatar
    Anyone else have any ideas on how to fix this issue ?????

    Thanks in advance
    Davyo
    10-29-2012 08:33 AM
  7. skennelly's Avatar
    Not sure if this would help.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...o.android.dcim

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    10-29-2012 09:38 AM
  8. trucky's Avatar
    Not sure if this would help.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...o.android.dcim

    Sent from my SCH-I535
    I tried that app and wasn't able to get good results. I might not be using it right. The instructions are kind of sparse.
    10-29-2012 10:30 AM
  9. Davyo's Avatar
    This whole issue is so odd,,,,, Samsung puts a great camera in the S3 but then hobbles it with not letting you view the images on your PC,,,,, I don't get this at all,,,, this is for sure one area where my iphone 5 wins over my GS3.

    I wonder if Samsung is aware of this very stupid mistake on their part and if they plan to put out a fix/update,,,,, as I mentioned before Jelly Bean also has the same issue,,,,,,WTF Samsung ????

    Cheers
    Davyo
    10-30-2012 08:15 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yeah same here, not sure why its like that (Maybe a privacy issue?)

    But you can double click on one of the photos to see the picture with your Photo Viewer on your computer, then just see them all from there (Clicking left/right on the keyboard to go from one photo to the next)
    10-30-2012 08:23 PM
  11. walcolm's Avatar
    Folks,
    The gs3 doesn't register itself as a memory card when connected via usb so it doesn't give the same latitude you get from one

    It was like that on ics and still like that on jb

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    01-25-2013 02:16 PM
  12. gregs1213's Avatar
    Having this problem as well still, I don't believe my Galaxy Nexus had this problem.
    07-27-2013 09:17 PM
  13. GTWalling's Avatar
    The problem is not really a problem. Google did away with Mass Storage with ICS. It will not mount as a Mass drive, only as a media device. With no Mass Storage you will only see the generic Icons without the image of the photo. If rooted there is an app that will allow you to mount the External SD Card in Mass Storage but not the Internal SD. That is just the way Google now wants it to work.
    07-28-2013 03:25 PM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    Guess the guys at Google need their heads examined
    07-28-2013 08:12 PM
  15. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Guess the guys at Google need their heads examined
    The advantage to the new approach is that it greatly limits the opportunities for file corruption when copying files. And since Apple computers WILL display the thumbnails correctly, this is at least as much Microsoft's problem as Google's.
    07-29-2013 08:37 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Remote view/control RAZR on PC via USB (non-root)?
    By ManiacalMF in forum Droid RAZR
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-05-2012, 04:29 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-20-2012, 12:30 PM
  3. How do I view 3d photo on pc?
    By tommymsw in forum HTC EVO 3D
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-22-2012, 05:29 PM
  4. Frustrated with USB connection to my PC
    By jerryduncan52 in forum Droid Bionic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-30-2011, 04:37 PM
  5. Can't connect HTC EVO to PC with usb cable
    By scramer in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-07-2010, 01:08 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD