How to Transfer Pictures from a Razr Maxx to a Computer
Getting your pictures onto your computer is a critical part of saving priceless memories.
But what do you do when you just can’t figure out how to transfer your photos from one device to another? Although it might seem like there’s just no possible way of doing so, this guide will teach you the tips and tricks that you need to know in order to successfully and painlessly transfer your pictures from a Razr Maxx to a computer!
Don’t Lose Your Old Photos
Razr Maxx phones were initially produced way back in 2013, ranking them among the oldest smartphones that still function in an almost seamless fassio with computer interfaces. To put it simply, that means that technology is rapidly outpacing the old interfaces necessary for accessing these old phones.
Although many smartphones dating back even to the first generation iPhone in 2007 are still somewhat compatible with most computers, the odds of successfully transferring your old photos from those devices to your newer devices become lower and lower with each passing year.
Making the transfer as soon as possible can prevent unwanted data loss.
Initiating the Transfer
Transferring photographic documents is a relatively simple process regardless of which smartphone or computer you use. However, the process can be more or less difficult depending on the combination. For example, iPhones can transfer photographs to Mac with the press of a button (and sometimes even less work than that)!
Step 1: Connect the Razr to the Computer
The first step is to power on the phone, of course. You will also need to make sure that the phone is unlocked and plugged in (via USB) to the computer. Once you’ve done that, open the Razr’s settings and click on “Connected as USB Storage.” Simply click “Media Device (MTP)” and move on to step two.
Step 2: Finding the Photographs
On your computer, go into your “My Computer” or “Finder” windows and look for the phone’s label in the removable devices section. Double-click the phone’s label to open it. Now you should see a large array of folders and/or files. Click on the one that is labeled “DCIM.” This stands for “Digital Camera Images” and is where your photos are stored on your Razr.
Step 3: Transfer the Photographs
Now comes the easy part. Simply select the photos that you wish to transfer and drag and drop them onto your computer’s desktop. That’s the easiest method; however, it sometimes “bugs out” and doesn’t work properly.
If that doesn’t work, simply copy the selected images and past them into your “Desktop” folder, which should be just above the removable devices section in either “Finder” (for Mac) or “My Computer.
Now that your photographs have been moved to your computer, you might also want to look into migrating them to the cloud, Google Drive, or some other kind of permanent storage to further protect against the changing of the times.
Of course, cloud storages are not a great place to store sensitive material, however, so make sure to keep any private images in folders that are not at all accessible from the internet.