where the $#@% does itunes put photos it syncs FROM your iphone? (windows)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 73CortinaV8, May 8, 2011.

  1. 73CortinaV8 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    Palo Alto, CA
    This is on windows 7, itunes 10 something, ios 4.1something

    I've searched around for 45 minutes for this.

    I cannot find where itunes is putting the the photos synced FROM my iphone on to my PC that I have taken with the iphone.

    I can find options for syncing photos TO the phone, which to mean is semi-useless. I want to get the photos I've taken with the phone on to my PC. no dice.


  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't have a Windows machine so I can't speak from experience, but I don't believe iTunes automatically syncs photos over from the iPhone on a Windows machine. In fact, I don't believe it automatically syncs on my Mac either, I have to open up iPhoto at which point I am prompted to import photos.

    A quick Google search though did bring me this page with instructions on how to do so manually. http://www.trickyways.com/2010/01/transfer-iphone-pictures-to-pc-windows-7/
  3. benjayman2 macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    Umm can't you just import them? When I use bootcamp and connect my iP4 I can browse my camera roll files through explorer.
  4. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Step 1: Connect phone to computer
    Step 2: Wait for AutoPlay to pop up
    Step 3: Click 'Open device to view files'
    Step 4: Doubleclick 'Internal Storage'
    Step 5: Doubleclick 'DCIM'
    Step 6: Doubleclick the folder inside that one
    Step 7: Copy the pictures in here to a new folder
    Step 8: There is no step 8
    Step 9: This folder is now the folder you keep your iPhone photos in, it must be backed up manually

    This is correct to the best of my knowledge, if someone has a better way (possibly automated?) please correct me
  5. hefeng7979 macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2011
  6. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    actually if you just import the pictures the regular way through Autoplay, then when Windows picture Gallery pops up, right click on one of those photos and click show containing folder.

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