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How to manually import Pictures from an Android Device to Windows 7

Description: A how to on manually copying pictures from an android device to a computer using Windows 7.

  1. Plug the device into the computer using a USB cable.
  2. The device will automatically install if this is the first time being plugged in. Wait for the installed successfully prompt to come up on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. If this is not the first time plugging in, move on to step 3.
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  3. Click on the Start Button then click Computer.
  4. Under Portable Devices you will see your Android device. Double Click the Device.
    Windows Explorer, Android Device
  5. Double Click DCIM.
    Windows Explorer, Android Device, DCIM Folder
  6. Double Click the Camera folder.
    DCIM Folder, Camera Folder
  7. Find the picture you want to import to your computer.
    Camera Folder, Image Files
  8. There are multiple ways to import the picture into the computer but we will only focus on Copy/Paste and Cut/Paste.
  9. If you want to leave the picture on your phone but also put the picture on your computer, Right Click on the picture and click on Copy.
    Image Files Right Click Options
  10. Double Click the folder on your computer where you want the picture to be saved such as My Pictures.
  11. Right Click on an empty space in the folder and click on paste. Your picture is now saved on your phone and computer.
    Windows Explorer Right Click Options
  12. If you want the picture to be deleted off your phone and be copied to your computer, right click on the photograph and click on Cut.
    Image Files Right Click Options
  13. Open the folder where you want the photograph to be located. Right click on an empty space in the folder and click paste.
    Windows Explorer Right Click Options
  14. Your picture is now saved on the computer and also has been deleted off the phone.