9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2012 7:16 PM by randers4
kbphoto615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I went from a 3gs to a 4s. Well when I had my 3GS I would plug it into my computer and go to My Computer, I would then click on my Iphone under Portable Devices, and it brings me to the DCIM folder for my pictures. Well when It was on my 3GS it was just one folder, so when I went to that folder I knew the last picture I took would be the last picture in the folder.


Well now with my 4S, my images are saved in random folders, and when I go to get my new images off my phone I have to search through 6-8 different folders as they are all scattered about. I have called Apple Support and reached someone who is even more clueless then I am so I'm here now, hoping someone can help me. At this point I want to remove all images from my phone and start over basically. Someone please help.



Please help!


Here is what it looks like with all the folders:




I only want 1 folder. Please help me. Also, I am on a Windows PC so please do not suggest using iPhoto or Image Capture cause those options are not available to me.

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)
  • kbphoto615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I am not having an issue importing or syncing. I simply want to delete the image folders from my computer. Start fresh basically. I cannot find any instructions on the link you gave, to do what I need to do. Thanks though.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)

    I think you risk losing all your pictures if you try to change the basic structure that iPhone uses to organize pictures.  I gathered from your post that what you are trying to accomplish is to find an easy way to copy new pictures from your phone to your computer without having to hunt through the folder structure to find them.  The provided link explains how to archive photos off your phone.  If you really want to simplify this process I would recommend you look at the PhotoSync app, available in the app store.  If your computer can connect to wifi in your home, this app will easily locate and transfer any new pictures to your computer in one simple step (see http://www.photosync-app.com/).

  • kbphoto615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Now that helps! But at this point I really am looking to loose all my photos. I want to start fresh as I have tooo many. It's filling up my phone. haha But I am def. going to check out that app! If you do have any other suggestions as how to wipe, only, all pictures from my phone, that would be awesome.


    Thankyou for your help!




    I'm actually reading this article again, and I can't get Auto Play to work, so I cannot choose Import. But I did go to Windows Live Photo Gallery. Select my iPhone, imported pictures, and from this import box I can choose to erase from device. So I am trying this method now, backing up my images and erasing them from Windows Photo Gallery. Hopefully this works.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)

    Once you archive them to your computer you can delete pictures from your Camera Roll by opening the Photos app>Camera Roll>tap the arrow (upper right corner)>tap all the photos you want to delete, then press the Delete button at the bottom.  Pictures in other folders that you may have synced to your phone from your computer are removed by syncing to iTunes and unchecking the folders you want to remove in the Photos tab, then resyncing.

  • kbphoto615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    man I have over 4 thousand picutres. Doing it one by one, or even as you descirbed, it may be a little faster but not much. I just selected 1900 pictures and my hand and arm felt like it was gonna fall off. lmao

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)

    Take a break!  Unfortunately, that's how you delete pictures from the Camera Roll.

  • kbphoto615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Haha. Well thankyou so much for the help. I really appreciate it.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (62,525 points)

    You're welcome!