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Photos from cell phone to computer

I have a Motorola W490 cell phone. I want to transfer the pictures from my phone to my computer. I have a USB cable but no software/drivers. I DO NOT want to spend $50 to buy the software from Motorola. A few months ago I found a website that offered a free software trial to do the job, but now I cannot find that website again. Do you know of any website offering free, or free-trial software to transfer files from phone to computer?

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  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Yes, but, my computer doesn't recognize my cell phone as a "removable device" so when I plug it in, it is not there.

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You dont need the software. go to "my computer" plug in your phone with the usb cable.there will be another drive it may say "removable disk" click on it then click on mobile then click on photos then you can cut copy ..ect.

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  • lweber_2112 Apr 26, 2009

    dont need software.

    1. go to "mycomputer"

    2. plug in phone to computer wait for a few seconds. should be a new icon under "devices and

    removable storage" probably says "removable disk", click on it.

    3. click on folder that says"mobile"

    4. click on folder that says "photo" and there you are. now click to view pics or cut, copy..ect

    you can also go up to "veiws" to change to "veiw thumbnails" to see all your photos as icons for

    easier search

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