Transfer photos from LG env3 (VZ9200) to PC using USB cable?
I am trying to transfer photos I've taken with my VZ9200 onto my PC. I have a USB cable, and my computer (w/XP Pro) recognizes the phone as a "MTP media player", but doesn't recognize any photos on it. (It does show two folders when I use Windows Explorer - "Data" and "Media" but they have only two .fil files in the Data folder and one .xml file in the Media folder.
I'm not interested in sending them by email or using pixplace. I was just hoping to transfer them to my PC. It's for work, and I need to get them to my boss! (I forgot the work camera on a field trip, so used my phone.please help so I don't get in any more hot water!)
You can do what you want using BitPim, which you can download from the BitPim web site (search for it on the web - this site won't accept a URL in the post). Note that it does not yet have support for the env3 (LG VX9200), but if you use the "Phone Wizard." on the settings menu and pick the LG VX9100 (env2), you can download and upload photos. The phone will reset occasionally, and you'll have to pick the phone again in the wizard, but it gets the job done.
Based on your post it seems like you would like to transfer your media off your phone without the help of the middleman. My best reccomendation would be to contact LG themselves. Reason being, it's their phone, and they would know best. You can send LG an email/message at
or give them a call @ 1 (800) 793-8896
Seems like they are open 24 hours (don't hold me to that), but I would call after reading this.
Hope I helped.
called LG help
LG Service wants me to buy a separate memory card to transfer data from the phone's internal memory and then onto the computer. The Service people didn't have pricing info., but thought it should be available at major nationwide electronics retailers.
Perhaps I can try Bit Pim and report back on the results. :alien:
LG enV3 VX-9200 BitPim didn't work
As stated in an earlier post, BitPim does not support the product yet (for any carrier) and thus didn't work.
The BitPim site and supporting info. warns folks not to attempt using similar model numbers, but--in any event--trying two or three similar models didn't work.
Once you have the phone attached to the computer via USB (and have the microSD, which I'm assuming you have as you see the phone as an MTP Player on your computer), you need to go through the Tools & Settings menu on the phone and select Tools, and then select USB Mass Storage (option 9). That will allow you to open the memory as if it's a flash drive, and there will be folders for each type of file that you can open in order to copy the files to your hard drive.
The newest "test" version of Bitpim does have support for the EnV3. It's always been a dependable program for me.
You are a genius and the only one that got it right. Worked exactly as you said. Thanks.
i am also trying to accomplish the same thing as mike.and unlike him i have been unsuccessful. after pulling up tools on my phone then going to usb mass storage my phone proceeds to tell me that a card is not inserted. so im stumped. now what should i do?
I had discovered this setting before searching for this thread, but unfortunately my Windows 7 machine is telling me that the installation of the driver has failed. It attempted to install a driver as soon as I switched that option on using the phones' Settings and Tools interface. Any ideas where I might find a driver that might install properly on Win7?
Woops, apparently the solution is "Do it again." I forgot that Windows is technically insane, so performing the same task exactly the same [i]DOES[/i] result in a different outcome.
vx9200 and simplest of tasks
Let's just say, moving files from phone to computer shouldn't be difficult. It was during a protracted effort to do this that you truly understand how poor this device really is. That said, I found that a couple of things helped. When using the micro sd card, I needed to format the micro sd card on my PC multiple times. It was as if the micro sd card became contaminated and had to be reformatted for each transfer. If that wasn't enough, I also found that quick format didn't always work - trial and error proved a full format worked best. There were limitations on the number of picture files you could bring over at one time. Seems to be around 25-30. Any more and it generates the "error creating name" issue. On the movie side, 3 movies moved at once was max. This whole process brought most of the files over, but lost some during the transfer - some personally valuable ones to boot! I'm back to carrying my digital camera around again. What a miserable experience.
Ok, that said. Now I save files directly to the micro sd card, but that appears to have slowed down the picture taking process.
This is probably about the 10th wireless device I've purchased and it is absolutely the worst for navigation - but that's another matter.
Bottom line. Wouldn't take another LG even if it was free. What a nightmare.
If pictures on mini card in phone,
Go to 9 - settings and tools
2 - tools
9 - USB mass storage
look up removable disk (F)
Pick out your pictures
If not on card,
Go to media center
2 - pictures and video
3 - my pictures
7 - manage my pics
mark pictures you want
2 - move
1 - to card
yes - move to card & restore