How do I copy files on and off the phone like my Razr Maxx?

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    Sick of all of this synchronizing bullsh**. All I want to do is plug my phone into my computer and be able to transfer files on and off of the phone like it's windows explorer or whatever. On my razr maxx, they were just files. Open "my computer" find the phone, find the dcim folder, copy the videos or whatever, paste them to my desktop. How do I do that with an s5? Is there an app I can get for this? This sync stuff is stupid. I just want it to work like two computers or whatever. HELP PLEASE! So many things I could do, that I can't now. Upgrade your phone, downgrade the usability. :(

    thanks!
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    so I turned on usb debugging, it says "found new hardware" on the laptop, but asks for an install CD to get it working. Is there something I can download to get past this?
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    If you cancel that prompt, can you see the S5 in File Manager?
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    I only have windows xp (refuse to give it up) so I'll try my dad's laptop when I head to the folk's house for father's day dinner.

    After I cancel the prompt, I get the same stuff in windows explorer that I had before. No access to anything on the "phone" but only very minimum access to things on the CD card. Just via the "data" and "media" files.
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