1. JAROAM's Avatar
    My phone is apparently bursting at the seems with pictures, videos, and applications. I can't even take another picture/video or even update applications because there's no more room. Thought, as with every other phone I have, I should plug 'er in via USB and let the spice flow to my computer, but no, can't. It actually shows up as a camera. When I open the camera, er, phone, I see a bunch of folders but nothing's inside for me to quickly move to my desktop. So what does I needs ta do to alleviate my bloat and restore order to the cosmos, er, camera, er, phone? Thanks!
    03-13-2012 06:46 PM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    That camera is something called MTP. Click into it and look for the DCIM folder. That's where all your pictures and videos are. Drag them off onto your computer.

    If you want to see your phone's storage as a hard drive, go into settings and under development enable USB debugging mode. Then when you plug your phone in, drag down your status bar, click the notification and on the next screen click the button for mass USB storage.

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    03-13-2012 07:18 PM
  3. JAROAM's Avatar
    When I first tried to offload files from my phone, I did just as you said, plugged 'er in and clicked around on the folders onscreen but they were all empty. There was nothing to drag off. So unless I've missed something on that point, it didn't work. Your other option did work, as I see all the folders and this time they actually contain files. Wee! Kinda strange, maybe, but my computer now reads my phone as two separate drives. Can I assume it's reading my phone and its SD card as the two drives? And, am I to understand that from now on if I want to offload future goodness, I should go into 'debug mode'? Oh, and should I turn off 'debug mode' when I'm done? Thanks!
    03-13-2012 10:47 PM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    When I first tried to offload files from my phone, I did just as you said, plugged 'er in and clicked around on the folders onscreen but they were all empty. There was nothing to drag off. So unless I've missed something on that point, it didn't work. Your other option did work, as I see all the folders and this time they actually contain files. Wee! Kinda strange, maybe, but my computer now reads my phone as two separate drives. Can I assume it's reading my phone and its SD card as the two drives? And, am I to understand that from now on if I want to offload future goodness, I should go into 'debug mode'? Oh, and should I turn off 'debug mode' when I'm done? Thanks!
    You must have an external SD card in your phone as well, which is why you see two drives.

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    03-13-2012 10:53 PM
  5. JAROAM's Avatar
    After I untethered my phone from the computer, a lot of my appliations "...is not installed..." apparently somehow moved to my SD card, at least that's what the icons said. After a bit of time they had reinstalled themselves. Why is that? Oh, and my recently downloaded 'Google Play' application disappeared after I disconnected my phone, apparently for good. Why is that?
    03-14-2012 10:52 AM
  6. mike104393's Avatar
    OP,

    Do you have an apptosd application. If so, that would be the cause of it. I recommend just having all your application installed in your phone storage and have all your videos n pictures installed in your external sd drive. Having app installed in your external drive causes a lot of issues such as widget not working correctely, application not opening correctely. You should do what the person above suggested. Go into setting, wireless options, go to your storage usb, the select usb debugging mounting. That will make your phone and card visible as drive on your computer.

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    03-14-2012 11:17 AM
  7. JAROAM's Avatar
    How do I make sure applications are stored on my phone and not my SD?
    03-14-2012 01:04 PM
  8. mike104393's Avatar
    Applications are by default stored on your phone. But many options are available which allows users to put it on their sd card. Go into settings->application->manage applications. You can click on the individual application to check if it is store in your phone or sd card

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    03-14-2012 04:12 PM
  9. JAROAM's Avatar
    Gotcha. Am I to understand that if my phone gets too full, applications are automatically moved to the SD card in order to make room on the phone itself? That's what seemed to be happening as my phone kept getting full of pictures, videos, and everything else. And how does one go about removing applications? I see the option to uninstall, but that only means it's uninstalled, not completely gone. Does it really even matter?
    03-15-2012 09:10 AM
  10. JAROAM's Avatar
    Argh! Okay, trying to, yet again, unload a crap-load of pictures and video from my phone to my computer. Going through the before-mentioned steps ain't working like it did last time. Something change with the update to ICS? Help! Thanks.
    08-17-2012 11:35 AM
  11. Rockdog97's Avatar
    remember though. the SDcard is NOT the same as the external SDcard (the removable micro sd card in the battery area).

    The SDCard is the internal storage area on the phone.
    08-17-2012 01:37 PM
  12. JAROAM's Avatar
    Still can't "unload my goodness" as I once did via the 'debugging mode' as suggested by this thread, so any ideas as to why or how to remedy the situation? Something about updating to ICS? No clue. Help!
    08-18-2012 06:02 PM
  13. JAROAM's Avatar
    That camera is something called MTP. Click into it and look for the DCIM folder. That's where all your pictures and videos are. Drag them off onto your computer.

    If you want to see your phone's storage as a hard drive, go into settings and under development enable USB debugging mode. Then when you plug your phone in, drag down your status bar, click the notification and on the next screen click the button for mass USB storage.

    Sent from my E4GT via Tapatalk
    The above-mentioned see-as-hardrive/debugging mode no longer works to let me get pics, videos, et al off my phone. Did the first time. Am I doing something wrong?
    08-19-2012 03:03 PM
  14. tonylmiller's Avatar
    I need to move some files back and forth, and my computer doesn't use wifi. Has anyone found a solution or workaround for this issue?
    08-28-2012 09:23 AM
  15. tonylmiller's Avatar
    One more thing: I cannot install any software or drivers on the computer side.
    08-28-2012 10:06 AM
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