Copy photos/videos from Samsung phone to Windows PC


I have a Samsung SmartPhone with numerous photos and a few videos. I need to get them on to my PC (Windows).I hooked it up to a USB port on my computer. I see a bunch of folders, including PHOTOS. However, this folder seems not to have my videos. (On the phone, they seem to be in same folder.)

Here's a list of folders. Where would the videos be?

Where is video folder?

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Exploxe your DCIM folder

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Andy MIT Systems ManagerCommented:
Photos and videos taken on the phone will be in the DCIM folder (by default). (Think it's a sub folder in here called ANDROID100 or something like that).
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
CORRECTION - "Explore your DCIM folder"

If there is a separate memory card, there mak be another DCIM folder.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:

That worked. Question: Does it make sense that I'm seeing photos in both the DCIM\CAMERA and PICTURES folder? Thanks.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I think PICTURES is actually a shortcut folder to the DCIM folder (similar to windows)
I prefer to use DCIM, as that is where the files are actually stored.

If you have a separate microSD card you can use an Android setting to choose
where to save photos & videos (Phone Memory or Card)
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
So PICTURES is then a subset of DCIM? Thanks.
EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I'd describe it as a shortcut rather than a subset.
Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
install a phone management tool and you can copy them easily.
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Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, Eirman. Sam, thanks for your input but I had already decided on the already-provided solution. Thanks.
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