Transfer of photographs from Android to laptop

I have a Samsung GALAXYS111mini and want to download photographs from phone to laptop.
I have inserted USB cable between phone and laptop but there are no prompts and the laptop does not appear to have recognised that there is a link.

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sd card

That is not the intended function.
1. Insert usb drive into other end of cable attached to galaxy
2. use an sd card to transfer images from galaxy.

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Android is like that.

Unlike cameras where it was easy to guess what you wanted to do when the USB connection was made, an Android phone is nothing like a camera. That phone connection could be for tethering, data transfer, sync of calendars, debugging, installing an app and more.

This is why many get a little irate with Android devices. It's never clear how to sync up because it's up to each maker to determine how to do that.

Here I use Dropbox. That way when I get near my WiFi the connection is made and the photos automagically appear in my Camera Uploads folder on dropbox.

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