Can we no longer "import" photos on windows via drag + drop?

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  1. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Just about the only way I ever import photos (in Windows) is via drag and drop. It's the most convenient way (in windows) for me to get a quick couple pictures off my device when I need them.

    As per usual my phone asks me if I trust the computer, I select "yes" but there are no folders. It still shows up as Apple iPhone, but selecting it shows that there is no content on the device.

    The only thing I changed was updated to 8.1.3
     

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  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Import works for me, iPhone on 8.1.3 and a Windows 7 PC.
     
  3. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    So you can see the folders?

    I am on windows 8.1 (however I have used this on 8.1 before)
     
  4. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I can see the folder as I always have. I don't have an 8.1 machine to test on unfortunately.
     
  6. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    Don't have any other iPhones at home tight now to test, but it works with the gen 1 iPad also on 8.1.3... so I doubt it's windows.

    WTF iPhone 6 Pus? Why you hate me? T_T
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's why it's called "Windows." You throw it out of the window and get a Mac ;)
     
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    Jailbreak? :D
     

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  9. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    I am thinking this isn't a windows issue though considering the other devices work.

    By the way, this is on a Mac :) Importing photos on a OSX is equally stupid.

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    It's on 8.1.3... I don;t think that's an option currently?
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Oh bummer. Not yet anyway.
     
  11. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    Hmmm...
    Doesn't work on our windows 7 (media center) machine either... :confused:
     
  12. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    LOL GUD 1 M8

    /stuck in 2003
     
  13. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well for now I uploaded to flickr and downloaded to PC. Stupid...

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    I am pretty sure he was just being sarcastic. :)
     
  14. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    I can't even tell the difference anymore.

    Anyway, copying pics off iPhone has always been a PITA. Maybe use something like CopyTrans?
     
  15. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    SO I fiddled with uninstalling and reinstalling firmware. That worked after a few tries. unplugging and plugging back in brought me right back to step one again (not working). WTF?!?
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, to me the joke might have been a little funnier if Apple actually let you access your iDevice as a drive on a Mac.

    But Apple doesn't. So, in this case, Windows is actually slightly better in that you can access at least part of the system with a PC.
     
  17. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    This is why I liked it. Until today lol. I have no idea wtf is going on. This iPhone 6 Plus has been such a ********** headache. :mad:
     
  18. SeilerBird macrumors regular

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    I just hooked up my iPhone 6 (8.1.3) and dragged and dropped all my photos to my Windows 7 laptop without an issue. So it is something with your machine. Have you tried a different cable?
     
  19. lordofthereef thread starter macrumors G4

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    I did. As I noted (later in the thread) it neither works in my 7 or 8.2 machine though. :(

    Basically just gave up. Gonna try my wife's 6 awhen she gets home
     

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