How to copy files to the PC?

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  1. Bluesman2008

    Bluesman2008 Active Member

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    I used to do this...a no brainer. I hook up the S8 to the PC with a USB cable and it shows up on my PC file manager as a drive and I copy files. Now when I plug it in, it's just charging? What happened to the option of copying files over??? Grrrrrr. Having a senior moment her.
     
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    When you connect it, swipe down the Notification bar and see if there is a "Connected as..." notification. Tap that and see if there are options like File Transfer Mode, Charging Only Mode, etc. That was a change Google made with Marshmallow (I believe).
     
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    That's what I used to see. Now when I swipe down the only option I get is cable charging. Not the other.
     
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    Try the cable that came with the phone. sounds like you are using a charge only cable.
     
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    Hmm. Could be. Now I have to look for it.
     
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    Bingo. You're right. It was just the wrong cable. Thanks much :)
     
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    glad it worked :)