I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 on my laptop while my LG Android phone is connected and noticing a problem I didn't have before with my phone, although it's been a long while since I connected it to my laptop (an older model M14 Alienware, if that's relevant). I'm trying to transfer some files from my phone to my laptop and I'm noticing that not only will Windows Explorer not let me access my destination but it exhibits some erratic ways of preventing from doing this; sometimes it freezes altogether, sometimes it shows the folder I want but says there's 0 (or a much smaller number than there is) files in it, sometimes it lets me get the folder I want but not access the file. In almost all these cases, I get a progress bar at the top that seems to indicate it has to load what's on my phone but it gets to a point where the bar just stays at a certain point and doesn't continue moving at all, much less reach the end. I've tried different means; importing through Windows Gallery AND Windows Explorer, etc.
I have tried multiple USB cords, multiple PCs, updating drivers, anything else I thought of.
My laptop simply will not let me browse files on my phone (much less transfer them, which is what I'm trying to do) without freezing or locking up. What is going on?