I had to transfer my contacts from my old Verizon LG Cosmos cellphone (LG Cosmos VN250) to my new one, and move my photos (pictures) from my LG Cosmos to my PC (Windows XP) – but I couldn’t find a simple, quick and clear “how to”… so I’m writing one.

This article describes how to get contacts, pictures, sounds and other multimedia from your LG Verizon Cosmos phone onto your Windows computer (Windows XP and probably Windows Vista and Windows 7).

WHAT YOU NEED TO MOVE FILES TO YOUR WINDOWS COMPUTER

Your LC VN250 Cosmos phone
Your Phone’s Charger/USB Data Cord
A microSD card (picture | buy one)
LG USB Modem Driver (download from LG.com)

GETTING YOUR PC READY FOR THE FILE TRANSFER

LG Verizon VN250 and microSD with adapterThe first thing you need to do is download and install the LG USB Modem Driver, click the link above and look for the Download LG USB Modem Driver link. Your computer should be ready now. Make sure the driver is compatible with your version of Windows.

Next you’ll be moving the data from your phone into your Windows computer.

MOVING YOUR DATA TO YOUR WINDOWS PC

  1. Swing open the USB and microSD covers on the sides if your phone (USB is on bottom side edge and the microSD is on the right side edge)
  2. Unplug the USB plug from the power cord adapter and plug one end into your phone (the same place you charge it) and the other end into your computer’s USB port (your phone’s battery begins charging)
  3. Put the microSD card into the phone’s microSD port
  4. If this is the first time you’ve used a microSD card you’ll have to move your media to the card. From looking at the folders I see on my screen it looks like you can transfer contact info, pictures, ringtones and sounds from your phone to your PC
  5. From your phone’s main screen press your round OK button, then press #9, scroll down to 3. Tools, scroll up to *. USB Mass Storage
  6. A window pops up saying its connecting to your computer, then another window pops up and informs you that you are connected, and not to disconnect during the transfer.

Now you can set the phone down in a good spot and on your computer you should see either Windows Explorer listing the folders found on your micro SD card, a Windows prompt on what to do with the files on the micro SD card, or a program may open – all depending on the options you’ve selected as defaults in Windows.

From here you can save the pictures and your contacts on your computer somewhere you can find them.