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can not Samsung 7 edge pictures

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by angelo.dealwis, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. angelo.dealwis

    angelo.dealwis Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2018
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    I recently installed linux mint xfce in my Asus Zen book UX21E.
    I tried to copy some of the photos from my Samsung Edge 7 to the hard drive of the notebook
    The phone was detected the and directory structure could be seen. However when i tried to open the DCIM folder and then the folder with the pictures the system gets stuck (the mouse pointer symbol becomes a rotating icon, as the computer is processing the request), and the photos are not shown. This does not happen when I connected to a windows computer and the photos could be copied.
    Some help please ...
    Thank you
  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Reading what you have to do to get linux to recognize an android phone to transfer files made my head spin.

    The easiest way without installing some sort of MTP tools (not sure if this works on Mint xfce because everything I saw was KDE) is to copy the picture folder on to a USB stick and then move it to the linux computer.
    I have a USB stick that has normal USB on one side and micro USB on the other.

    Another thing suggested was the wifi transfer app
  3. angelo.dealwis

    angelo.dealwis Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2018
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I was hoping there was solution native to Linux mint rather than having to circumvent the process. I am quite new to Linux. I was hoping there may be more experienced user on Linux who may have solution native to Linux.
    I do connect the phone via USB cable to the notebook. I guess the picture of the USB stick would be the same or do you think it is different.
    I really do appreciate the answer, but I might wait to see if there are any more solutions before marking this as solved
  4. tecknurd


    May 28, 2018
    This just a duplicate from the other thread that posted.


    After some searching Android have switched to a different method to download from tablets and
    phones. It's called MTP, Media Transfer Protocol. You will need libmtp. You can use gmtp as a GUI file
    manager of your Android device. I haven't tried it. I have used the Android app X-plore File Manager
    by Lonely Cat Games after setting up a directory to share on the network using SAMBA. The following
    is about the Android app.
    Linux Mint GUI program to set up a directory or folder to be shared using SAMBA should work OK, but
    more advanced options can only be done through a text editor. 
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