Since about a month I can’t acess my pictures on the SD card anymore.
I use Open Camera and I know in which folder they would be stored.
When I access to the FP2 via USB (be it PTP or MTP), Windows does as if the folder wouldn’t exist.
But when I search the folders via the phone, they seem to be just quietly lying around where they are supposed to be. There seems to be a permission issue.
So please help: How can I get access to this folder through windows?
I have OS 6.0.1
The SD card is set as part of internal storage
The folder is /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/OpenCamera
Ok. If you start the “MyPhoneExplorer Client” App on your phone, it should nest itself in the notifications, saying something like “Waiting for connection” … is this the case?
If so, and connecting via USB fails, you could change the way MyPhoneExplorer connects to the phone to Wifi (it’s faster than USB anyway) or Bluetooth (if you use a notebook capable of this or have a PC dongle) to check whether it is a USB-only problem.
Start MyPhoneExplorer on your PC - File - Settings - Connection (or something like that, sorry, German locale).
I’m actually quite desperate! How can it be so difficult to access to files which are visibly on my phone and of which I even know the path?
I’m uploading everything on Dropbox (quite some work), but there are some videos I’m very fond of, which are too large to be uploaded anywhere. I’ve got the choice: Try for the seventieth time to access these files through USB or delete them while reconverting the SD-Card into external storage.
So thanks in advance to anyone who has any idea on what could be the problem and it’s solution.
(Tried MyPhoneExplorer again and again, but it doesn’t want to connect to my phone)
I am really sorry, I remember, that I had troubles connecting my FP2 to MyPhoneExplorer myself, but I can’t recall how I overcame the obstacles.
My FP2 is connected in charging only mode (Debug Mode on). I really wonder if it might be the formatting as internal storage.
Have you tried connecting via WiFi already? I guess you did.
Have you tried sending the file via e-mail or bluetooth as a workaround?
I just experienced a strange problem that might be related to this one.
Yesterday I finally updated to Android 6.
Just to check if everything works, I took some photos with Open Camera, they were stored in the folder on my SD card (external storage) where all my pictures have always been stored and everything seemed fine.
Today I recieved my new camera modules. Before changing them, I took some pictures with the old modules and afterwards with the new ones to compare them.
But when I wanted to transfer the pictures to my Windows 7 PC via MTP, I noticed that all photos taken after the update to Marshmellow are shown as 0 kb.
The older photos taken with Android 5 are OK, with their real file size and I can open or copy them in the Windows Explorer, but not the new ones.
But the new pictures do really exist in this folder on the SD card and on my FP2 I can copy them to the internal storage and access them from there through the Windows Explorer.
I can also copy them directly from the external SD card to the PC via MyPhoneExplorer.
Thanks for the advice.
I deleted the cashe as you discribed. After that I didn’t see even the one (useless) file anymore which was supposed to be around the path where the photos are.
After a last try to connect my phone to my computer via Myphone Explorer I lost my patience. I uploaded every bloody single photo on dropbox and formated the sd card as external storage.
Now I have a new problem: Open Camera doesn’t allow me to choose a path which will end up on the external storage. It’s nice that any path I chose I find the picture through USB directly. But I have bought an expensive 60 GB SD-Card and it remains empty. It’s driving me mad!