Syncying my Google Drive pictures with my computer

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Hi, I created an account with Google so that I could take pictures with my Samsung 6 and Galaxy tablet and have everything sync with my computer.  I'm not having much luck.
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Apologies - you were looking for mobile-to-PC. Use Google Drive.

http://www.androidcentral.com/how-use-google-drive-desktop-app-save-local-copies-your-google-photos-library 

https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6193313?hl=en 

For Android:

1. Open the Google Photos app on your mobile device .
2. At the top left, touch the menu icon .
3. Select Settings > Back up & sync.
4. At the top, switch it on or off.

Things to keep in mind about this setting:

Changing backup settings will affect all apps that use Back up & sync, such as Google Drive. If you have Back up & sync on, deleting the Google Photos app from your device will not turn it off. To turn off Back up & sync, follow the instructions above.

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I did what you said and I see a message at the bottom saying "Backing up 1 of 74" but it's been that way for five minutes and I don't see any change.  It still says Backing up 1 of 74.  Does it take that long?  Shouldn't this change to indicate how many are left to back up?  I opened my Galaxy tablet and there are no new pictures for today.  In other words, I don't think the app is working correctly.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Using wifi in your Samsung 6?

Besides, try the following.

1. Go to Application configuration for Google Play Services, selected "Manage Storage" then selected "Clear all Data."

2. Re-installed Google Photos, and reconfigured

Source: http://androidforums.com/threads/photos-back-up-stuck-in-loop.924756/

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Finally got it to work.  Thank you for your help.

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