Android phone USB connection

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  1. pjaj

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    I have a Nexus 5 smart phone. When I connect it to the USB port on my PC nothing happens. It isn't recognised at all and nothing show up in explorer. Reading other forums the only solution offered (if I read it correctly) seems to be to install the full Android SDK (about 1Gb) and that will allow the Google USB driver to be downloaded and installed. This surely can't be the only solution.
    All I want to do is transfer a few pictures from the camera to the PC for archiving. There are USB settings under the "Settings" icon on the phone, but these don't seem to help.
    I can send the files as email attachments (clunky) or install the WeTransfer app which is a bit better, but both these are one way. If I ever needed to upload something to the phone they probably wouldn't work.
    It would be nice to have full access to the phone's storage from the PC so that I could upload, download and delete files.
     
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    I supposed you have talked to people in Nexus 5 support forums such as this one ?

    http://www.androidauthority.com/community/forums/nexus-5.517/

    I have Huawei Y300 smartphone. I have no trouble transferring files between my laptop and my phone.

    adding................... any chance of faulty usb connecting cable or usb port ?
     
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    Go to Device Manager
    Unplug your phone from the system
    From the View menu, select Show Hidden Devices
    Expand portable devices
    locate any reference to your phone
    right click it and choose uninstall
    reboot
    plug your phone back in
     
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    Sorry, nothing to uninstall in Device Manager.
     
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    Swapped the cable for the one off the charger and up it popped on Windows Explorer. :)
    Other cable worked in the past with other devices, must have gone faulty.
    What mislead me was three different phones connected via old cable all said they were charging, so those connections are OK.
     
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    So, you are back in business.
    Wonderful.
     
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    I think airdroid has the function to help you manage your phone.
    You can use airdroid to transfer files between your phones and pc, and which also supports wireless data transfer. To get an android device manager, that would be helpful for you to manage your phons.
     
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