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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive

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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
    I downloaded some photos from my wifes Iphone yesterday to my photos on my Mac. I used the power chord and found her phone in the Library area of my photos and downloaded them to a specific folder. I then tried to download from my computer to a thumb drive so my wife could print some of the photos. I had 136 photos that I wanted to download. When I tried the download only 56 photos downloaded to the thumb drive. Thinking I had done something wrong I deleted the photos from the thumb drive and then emptied the trash. I then attempted to download again and got the spinning beach ball. I finally wound up downloading the photos one at a time to the thumb drive but each photo took approximately 30-45 seconds to download. What if anything did I do wrong?

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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive

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    I think I had a bad thumb drive. Got to playing around with another thumb drive and did not have the problems I explained in my previous post. Able to download to another thumb drive without problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkins View Post
    I think I had a bad thumb drive. Got to playing around with another thumb drive and did not have the problems I explained in my previous post. Able to download to another thumb drive without problem.
    Well done. Good for you. "Thumb Drives" can be troublesome. Having had that experience with your first drive, best to bin it. Suggest you don't try to reformat or resurrect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palak View Post
    Steps to assign images from system to USB Flash Drive:
    1.Plug your USB flash drive in an accessible USB port on your computer.
    2.Begin "File Explorer" using the Windows Search.
    3.Double-click your flash drive to start it.
    4.Move the chosen photos into the flash drive window.
    5.Close the flash drive later the copying is finished.
    This makes no sense at all!

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    @Palak
    Quote Originally Posted by Palak View Post
    Steps to assign images from system to USB Flash Drive:
    1.Plug your USB flash drive in an accessible USB port on your computer.
    2.Begin "File Explorer" using the Windows Search.
    3.Double-click your flash drive to start it.
    4.Move the chosen photos into the flash drive window.
    5.Close the flash drive later the copying is finished.


    Palak, I was just wondering, but I am assuming you do realize that this is actually a Mac forums site do you not???

    That makes it a bit odd to be suggesting using Windows "File Explorer" !!!

    Plus the fact that your terminology and language makes your instructions hard if not impossible to understand properly.



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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
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    Can you not print straight from the phone using eithee wifi or plugging it into the printer?
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    @Sue
    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    Can you not print straight from the phone using eithee wifi or plugging it into the printer?


    Did I miss some change in topic here Sue??? Or did you mean to post to a different thread????

    Your comments don't seem to be related to the previous thread comments, at least I don't see any connection.

    Just saying....

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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    @Sue




    Did I miss some change in topic here Sue??? Or did you mean to post to a different thread????

    Your comments don't seem to be related to the previous thread comments, at least I don't see any connection.

    Just saying....
    The whole point of the exercise was to print photos from the phone.
    Quote Originally Posted by timkins View Post
    I then tried to download from my computer to a thumb drive so my wife could print some of the photos.
    Simplest way is to print from phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badshoehabit View Post
    The whole point of the exercise was to print photos from the phone.
    That is not what the first post says.

    Timkins wanted to download 136 photos to a thumb drive so that his wife could print SOME of the photos.
    The problem was the "downloading to the thumb drive part, not the printing part.

    And printing directly wasn't solving the basic problem, ie downloading to the thumb drive.

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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
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    Okay, do it the hard way.
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    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
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    The whole point of the exercise was to print photos from the phone.

    I thought it was as the subject said;
    Proper way to download photos to a thumb drive
    Anyway, it seems the whole thread was a bit disjointed and some parts didn't even make sense to me as to how some actions were being done.

    I would have thought that some mention of file sharing or airdrop even would have been mentioned.

    Abd this statement just scared me and made no sense at all:
    I used the power chord and found her phone in the Library area of my photos and downloaded them to a specific folder.
    Sure sounds a bit odd to me, and mucking about in the users photos Library area sure isn't exactly recommended.

    Anyway, it seems that they actually succeeded in doing what they wanted to get done.


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