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    Default DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    If I want to transfer pictures or videos from my Galaxy S7 I just plug my S7 into my PC via USB and ALL my pictures and videos show from my S7 on my PC and I can pick and choose what to move from my S7 to my PC,, easy !!!

    When I plug my iPhone 7 (and all my other past iPhones) into my PC, open my iPhone DCIM I always have about 30 or 40 sub-folders,, I then have to search thru all those sub-folders to find any pictures or videos I just took and wish to transfer yo my PC.

    What am I doing wrong ?
    What is the fix that would enable me to just be able to view my pictures or videos without having to search thru 30 or 40 sub-folders ?

    If I only had to look thru 2 or 3 sub-folders on my iPhone to view my thumbnails that would be no big deal,,, but having to search thru so many folders is really not fun.

    Thanks much in advance for any help or suggestions.

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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Get Google Photos on your S7, upload them there.
    Get Google Photos on your iPhone 7, access them there.
    Voila
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    The iPhone has NEVER been engineered or designed for file-level access. Yes you can get to the pictures folder structure fairly easy but Apple has chosen to focus on cloud services to move files (pics) around. iCloud Photo Library works great for me (although it really needs a Mac to go with the iPhone), but I also use Google Photos and Amazon Photos (and sometimes Dropbox and OneDrive) for moving and saving pics
    Last edited by SnapThrow; 10-17-2016 at 12:31 PM.
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Perhaps I should explain my situation better to clarify.

    I shoot a lot of HD videos in 1080p or 4K with my iPhone 7,,,, I wish to move those videos onto my 13" iPad Pro to edit with iMovie.
    I have ALL the wifi transfer apps that transfer between my iPad and iPhone but they take forever to transfer big video files and sometimes won't even transfer the files, I also have Dropbox but that takes forever as well.
    To combat this I hook my iPhone to my PC, transfer the video files to my PC, then put those video files on an SD card, then I use my lighting SD card reader to hook to my iPad Pro to put the larger video files into my iPad Pro to edit in iMovie,,,, that all works perfectly !!!!!

    The problem is finding those video files on my iPhone when I hook my iphone up to my PC,,, I have to search thru 30 to 40 sub-folders on my iphone just to find the videos I just shot.
    Some sub-folders will have 3 or 4 pictures while other sub-folders will have a few hundred pictures and some videos mixed in,,,, opening and searching thru each sub-folder one at a time is a complete nightmare.

    Hopefully that explains my issue better.

    Davyo
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    Default DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??...

    Use iCloud.

    Any video recorded on the iPhone is directly accessible on the iPad. and vice versa. Would be unnecessary to have the PC in your workflow.
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??...

    Quote Originally Posted by jennfree View Post
    Use iCloud.

    Any video recorded on the iPhone is directly accessible on the iPad. and vice versa. Would be unnecessary to have the PC in your workflow.
    True, I have photo stream turned on with all my iPads and iPhone,,, it just takes a really really long time for photo stream to put those big 1080p or 4K video files on my iPads,,, and I do have a super fast wifi home connection.

    When transferring via my lighting cable and SD card those large video file can be transferred in minutes,,,,,, photo stream by comparison is unbearably slow.

    Davyo
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    And what if you are in the bush shoot some video then at night in a tent want to work those files? Internet connection not accessible to use cloud...so bad 💡
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    An iPhone is not intended to be used that way.

    Btw I feel for your poor iPhone connected to a PC , LOL
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    And what if you are in the bush shoot some video then at night in a tent want to work those files? Internet connection not accessible to use cloud...so bad ��
    Well,,, that was helpful input.

    Davyo
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo;28ctrl34833
    Well,,, that was helpful input.

    Davyo
    Case study
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Iphone should be an extension of any computer not just apple
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    when i had a pc i found it super annoying too. now I'm on mac its a lot easier since you use their photo app to manage/import photos.

    haven't come across a solution. just a terrible experience for pc users.
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    Default DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??...

    Quote Originally Posted by Davyo View Post
    True, I have photo stream turned on with all my iPads and iPhone,,, it just takes a really really long time for photo stream to put those big 1080p or 4K video files on my iPads,,, and I do have a super fast wifi home connection.

    When transferring via my lighting cable and SD card those large video file can be transferred in minutes,,,,,, photo stream by comparison is unbearably slow.

    Davyo
    Would using iTunes on your PC provide any benefits to the workflow? Via USB, sync iPhone to iTunes, then sync iPad to iTunes. Probably faster than the clouds, but not speedy in any since.
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Iphone should be an extension of any computer not just apple
    It is, for photographs... to take them off. Not for anything else, nor should it be.
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    It is, for photographs... to take them off. Not for anything else, nor should it be.
    Why not for documents?
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    And why I can't edit my own post.
    Unless it came with 10.0.1 out of the box and the phone updated by itself
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    Default Re: DCIM sub-folders on my iPhone 7 or any model iPhone,,, so many sub-folders ??????

    Quote Originally Posted by Alain_A View Post
    Why not for documents?
    You can add documents and you can remove documents via iTunes and sync to your iPhone. Under apps in iTunes when your phone is connected, you can scroll to the bottom. From there you can see which apps you can add docs too, like Excel, Word, PDF, Mobi, ePub, etc.. it's quite easy.

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