Help with: Creating Folders in photos
I've transferred/synced some photos from my computer to iPhone. On computer, I have photos divided up inside of folders - within a folder. IE: Photos>vacation photos>family photos etc...
When I transfer/sync the "photos" folder to iphone, the subfolders do not appear (vacation photos, family photos). Instead, all photos are dumped into one area and I'm unable to locate subfolders on iphone . . . hope this makes sense.
I'm syncing the photos within iTunes "photo" tab because:
(another question): My computer (windows 7 pc) does not recognize my iphone as an external drive/camera within explorer . . anyone have a fix/recommendation for this?
Edit: Figured out the 1st part of my question after I posted re: folders
Still haven't figured out how to get my PC to recognize iphone . .
Last edited by curtisinoc; 02-08-2011 at 08:37 AM.
- 02-08-2011, 09:33 AM #2
- 02-08-2011, 09:39 AM #3
- 02-08-2011, 09:49 AM #4
To my knowledge there's no extra setting to enable being able to look at your phone as an external drive, BUT I'm fairly certain that I tried to add pictures that way (they would go to your Camera Roll rather than your Pictures app) that they wouldn't copy over, but I could back up photos from the phone to my (Windows 7) PC. The only (official) way to add photos to your iPhone is through iTunes.
I have several folders set up like such: Pictures folder (mine's on my desktop): Inside I have sub folders (Kids, Family, Wife, etc). I tell iTunes to sync that main Pictures folder to my phone and it puts all of the folders inside the Photos app. Never tried it with more than 1 level of sub folders, though.
- 02-08-2011, 09:58 AM #5
Everything else must be done with iTunes. You can get apps that will let you mount the iPhone as a network drive over wifi such as Air Sharing and drag/drop all kinds of files and view them in the app on your iPhone.
I'm also curious, did you get those sub folders to show up in your photos. What did you do?
- 02-08-2011, 09:59 AM #6
You cannot use the iPhone as an external hard drive like other devices WITHOUT jailbreaking. Everything has to be done via iTunes. Otherwise, jailbreak and then download an app that allows you to access the files.
I then synced "iphone photos" instead of "my photos" which showed an option to place checkmarks next to the subfolders - which I did and then ran a sync. This created separate folders on my iphone. (hope this makes sense, I'm not at home in front of iTunes right now and cant remember exact names of options)
Summary: I originally created a folder (folder A) with subfolders (folders B, C, D . . ) on my computer and synced just (folder A) to my iphone, thinking (folders B, C, D . . ) will appear on my iphone = no.
I had to "select" (folder A) and then "check" the subfolders (folders B, C, D . . ) from iTunes and then sync.
edit: Computer will recognize iphone as an external device (camera), but you have to have at least one photo/file on the camera roll - otherwise computer will not recognize it
Last edited by curtisinoc; 03-08-2011 at 12:46 PM.
- 02-08-2011, 12:29 PM #8
If your computer doesn't recognize the phone, how do you sync it?
I'm also not at home with iTunes, but I know there's not an option in there that I checked. Even on my XP pc at work (that is locked tighter than anything) my phone is recognized as a camera, but I can't access it (work restriction, though)
I get a pop up every time I connect to my W7 PC that asks what I want to do (meaning it recognized the phones camera). Maybe reinstall the apple device driver? Connect the phone, open the device manager, and delete the device. Then scan for new hardware and let it reinstall the driver?
One other thing, though: I'm pretty sure that you won't have any photos to pull off if you're using an app that saves somewhere other than the Camera Roll. There's at least one (Camera Plus Pro/Camera Plus) that has a different default save location.