I have a GoPro Hero 11, and have saved lots of photos and videos to the Cloud, and the Quik App on my phone.

How can I get the photos/videos from the Quik App to my computer? The videos are stored in the App - not downloaded to my phone. When I go to download the videos in the app to my phone, it says I don't have enough space. This is because the app is storing the videos on the phone already --- so I'd effectively be duplicating the videos if I could save them to my phone.

What's the proper method to get the videos off my phone to my computer? If I copy/paste the video files from the hidden Android folder that stores the Quik App data, will that include everything (GPS info, etc.) that would otherwise be included on Cloud Downloaded video?

Edit: A quick review of the main issue -- Let's say I have an SD card with 100 GB free, and 100 GB Free in my Internal Storage. When I use Quik to download the videos from the physical GoPro, Quik saves these videos/photos on my internal storage in a hidden folder (I need PC access to see it). At this point, I then have to "Save to Phone", to get the video "out" of the App, onto my Phone for copy/pasting, etc. The issue here is, say I downloaded 90 GB from GoPro --- 90 GB is taken up in my internal storage, and so when I 'save to phone', it doesn't have space, because those same files are already on the internal storage. I am just looking to find out how to best avoid this ridiculous software issue and pull the video/photos/metadata/telemetry from my App or GoPro itself.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Maybe you can ask your question here: video.stackexchange.com or android.stackexchange.com \$\endgroup\$ Oct 17, 2023 at 17:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ The answer to your last question is "maybe", but it doesn't hurt or cost a penny to try, and you can answer it yourself quite quickly. \$\endgroup\$
    – dandavis
    Oct 19, 2023 at 6:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @dandavis - I am not sure how to check a media file for the GPS info, etc. but will go ahead and try I suppose. It's just doing that, I'm not positive (via any documentation anywhere) that it will include all info as if I pulled via GoPro's software...so will be assuming. \$\endgroup\$
    – BruceWayne
    Oct 21, 2023 at 13:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ GoPro's hidden folder structure (in Android) isn't straightforward so doing this is certainly not instilling confidence in my copying the info properly. \$\endgroup\$
    – BruceWayne
    Oct 21, 2023 at 13:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @inkista the media is no longer on the GoPro at all. It's been deleted from there, because it's already been uploaded to cloud storage and to the OP's phone. That's my understanding. \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Oct 23, 2023 at 9:28

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Downloading photos to a laptop computer is actually quite easy. All you need is the USB cable that you charge your phone with. One end of the cable to the cellphone and the other end in the USB port of the laptop. The laptop will think it another type of flash drive. This process works because the USB cable not only transmits power to a device but data as well. Even though you have an app to retrieve your photos you might not need to use it. The photos are probably stored in separate folder usually named something like DCIM. Open the folder and all the files tagged .jpg or whatever your favorite format is.These are your photos. Copy and paste your photos into a folder on your laptop and your done. I believe it also works in the opposite direction as well. The GPS, ISO, shutter speed and F-Stop is encoded on the image and is viewable in the file properties.

I imagine this process the process would work on a GoPro if they are set up in the same way.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks - I'm aware of how to copy/paste photos generally. What I don't know is how/where GoPro stores its telemetry (constant GPS information for a video, etc) - if that's not stored with the .mp4 (or whatever format GoPro uses)'s meta-data, I am not positive if I have it...so I'm looking for a way to make positive all of the related information from the videos/photos is copied. \$\endgroup\$
    – BruceWayne
    Oct 23, 2023 at 14:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @BruceWayne Have you tried a few to satisfy yourself that it works? \$\endgroup\$
    – Steve
    Oct 25, 2023 at 22:07

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