Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Delete Photos via Windows Explorer App in a Windows Computer

Deleting unwanted photos from your Samsung Galaxy S4 via Samsung Kies 3 app in your Windows PC is one of the ways that can be taken when you can't directly delete those photos from your phone, e.g: when the screen is broken but the phone can still be turned on. But, if you don't like using Samsung Kies app or if you have not installed this app yet, you can easily delete those unwanted photos from your phone via Windows Explorer app in your Windows computer.

Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.

How to delete photos in Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop via Windows Explorer in a Windows computer?
As the example, we'll delete some photos taken by the Camera app in a Windows PC using Windows Explorer app by using the following steps:
  1. Connect your phone to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connector to the micro USB port in your device (it's located under the Home key) and the USB connector to a USB port on your PC. If it's the first time for you to connect your phone with the PC, your PC may need a few minutes to install the driver. By default, your phone will use MTP as the connection mode.
  2. When your phone has been successfully connected to your PC, a pop up window will appear in your PC to provide you with some available options. Click Open device to view files to automatically explore your phone in the Windows Explorer app.
  3. In the Windows Explorer, click Phone folder if you have set the internal memory as the default storage of the Camera app, or click Card folder if you have set SD card as the default storage of the Camera app.
  4. Click DCIM folder and then click Camera folder. All photos taken by the Camera app will be displayed here.
  5. Select the required photos you want to delete from your phone.
  6. Press the Delete key on your computer's keyboard or, click the right-mouse button and then select Delete.
  7. Click Yes button to confirm deleting the selected photos.
  8. The selected photos have been permanently deleted from your phone.
  9. Once done, close the Windows Explorer app. Then you can disconnect your phone from your PC by unplugging the USB cable from your phone and your PC.

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