I plug my phone into my computer (Ubuntu 14.04), go to Nokia phone and SD card, and move DCIM pictures to computer. Now I have some old photos on my computer, no photos in that directoy on the phone, yet I don't have my latest photos off the phone, and my latest photos are still on the phone, showing when I swipe away from the camera view.

In Storage Sense I have it set to put photos on SD card, music/videos/podcasts on SD card, downloads on my SD card, yet I can't see where in the world my latest photos/videos from the camera are.

Why is Windowsphone different from every other photo/camera device? what gives?

  • What other folders were visible? I've always seen the folder called "Pictures" and never as DCIM, but I'm not using Ubuntu either...
    – Rowland Shaw
    Feb 6 '16 at 20:34

The photos will be saved in SDcard->Pictures->Camera roll folder and not in DCIM folder. You cannot locate the photos because you are looking in the right folder.

Your old photos located in DCIM folder must be taken from an digital camera / Android phone. Windows phone does not use that folder. It differs from other phones and camera in the stored location.

I use Ubuntu and a Windows phone and moving photos works fine.

  • Thanks, unfortunately it seems there is no way to get at videos recorded on the device?
    – NoBugs
    Mar 31 '16 at 8:13
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    @NoBugs Videos are also saved in the same Cameraroll folder.
    – Kolappan N
    Apr 1 '16 at 8:51

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