1. mark233's Avatar
    Connect my Windows phone(s) via data cord to my Windows 10 desktop to view photos this is how it is:
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    Doing the same with my android phone(s) this is how it is:
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    Is this normal or do I have to clickity click some secret setting somewhere for the androids?
    Only a VERY few thumbnails show.
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    07-17-2016 08:43 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Connect my Windows phone(s) via data cord to my Windows 10 desktop to view photos this is how it is:
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    Doing the same with my android phone(s) this is how it is:
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    Is this normal or do I have to clickity click some secret setting somewhere for the androids?
    Only a VERY few thumbnails show.
    Could it be that the android phone has a slower read/write speed between pc and card? So the thumbnails don't show? What about photos taken with the android phone and stored in sd card? Do those show up properly?
    07-17-2016 08:54 AM
  3. mark233's Avatar
    Could it be that the android phone has a slower read/write speed between pc and card? So the thumbnails don't show? What about photos taken with the android phone and stored in sd card? Do those show up properly?
    Photos taken with the androids have all thumbnails showing. The thumbnails in question are ones that I've transferred to these phones from an external drive. All thumbnails show in Windows phone .. not so the androids.

    Also (now this is interesting) .. all videos I take with the androids show no thumbnail at all. Here's a screenshot:
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    Now here's my windows phone showing thumbnails of the videos I've taken (or transferred from the external drive).
    capture2.png

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    07-17-2016 01:45 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'll try it with my h5X and see what it looks like.

    Post edit:
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    Hmmm...
    I guess mine reads differently.
    When I connect the Huawei utility starts.
    I close that and read directly from explorer as a USB drive.
    This is under W10...

    Reading photos off Windows phone always did seem much easier.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 07-17-2016 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Updating...
    07-17-2016 02:05 PM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    One point for windows phone, 0 for android?
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    07-17-2016 02:28 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    07-17-2016 03:21 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    On the contrary, Windows Phone's MTP connection has tended to be slower than Android counterparts for me, who sometimes have the option to straight-up use Mass Storage.

    The only devices that are slower to read and copy stuff were Palm OS devices syncing via Hotsync and my Pre 2.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    07-17-2016 04:59 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    Tried another Android phone and explorer jumps right up with all the thumbnails.
    The Windows mobile device utility opens after allowing the connection.

    I do have fast SD cards in all the phones I use...at least the read speeds are fast.

    At an earlier time after moving to W10 I had problems disconnecting my WP from the desktop without file corruption on the SD.
    The USB disconnect utility is still somewhat uncooperative on my desktop today.
    Especially with multiple storage devices connected.

    I'll need to research a fix...
    07-17-2016 05:32 PM
  9. mark233's Avatar
    Maybe I'm not doing something I need to do. These SD cards are newer Class 10 yada yada.....my MXPE and Z3's cards are Samsung Pro 32GB...My One M8 for Windows has a Samsung EVO, and my L830 has a SanDisk Extreme 32GB....
    Oh well it's not too big a deal I know ... but irritating non-the-less
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    07-17-2016 06:40 PM
  10. wgs84's Avatar
    Maybe I'm not doing something I need to do. These SD cards are newer Class 10 yada yada.....my MXPE and Z3's cards are Samsung Pro 32GB...My One M8 for Windows has a Samsung EVO, and my L830 has a SanDisk Extreme 32GB....
    Oh well it's not too big a deal I know ... but irritating non-the-less
    Have you tried plugging your Android into a different computer to see if the problem repeats? I've transferred a bunch of photos from my PC to my GS7's SD card, and they show up fine. Also, photos that I've copied from my PC to my Galaxy Tab 4, Lumia 635, and Lumia 640 also show up just fine, so I don't really think this is a Windows vs. Android thing, but rather a PC setting.

    Photos I've transferred to my GS7's SD Card:
    capture.jpg
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    07-17-2016 07:18 PM
  11. mark233's Avatar
    Have you tried plugging your Android into a different computer to see if the problem repeats?
    No haven't tried that. I've only one PC now (HP Envy Phoenix) with Windows 10. I'll try it on some friends. Good idea, thanks.
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    07-17-2016 08:17 PM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    When directory is open go to View, click options to the right of the screen. Click "change folder and search options". Then on the view tab make sure the appropriate settings are checked to allow thumbnails.

    It could also be a permissions issue so check that those files have the right permissions.
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    07-18-2016 04:10 PM
  13. mark233's Avatar
    Ok this is good --- and wow I feel dumb.
    Got it all figured out and all is well now BECAUSE:

    I was ticking the 'Media transfer mode (MTP)' ... my lighting fast mind went "wonder if I tick the 'Mass storage mode' if it will make a difference". Ah yeah that's it. lol .... all is good now ----- good lord.
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    Thank you everyone for your assistance. Very much appreciated.
    Last edited by mark233; 07-18-2016 at 09:17 PM.
    07-18-2016 06:18 PM
  14. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Ok this is good --- and wow I feel dumb.
    Got it all figured out and all is well now BECAUSE:

    I was ticking the 'Media transfer mode (MTP)' ... my lighting fast mind went "wonder if I tick the 'Mass storage mode' if it will make a difference". Ah yeah that's it. lol .... all is good now ----- good lord.
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    Thank you everyone for your assistance. Very much appreciated.
    guess that's why the lightbulb on your head is dozing
    RumoredNow and mark233 like this.
    07-20-2016 09:08 AM

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