can't belive that we are sending persons to the moon but its not possible to reliable copy files from android to the pc.
the mtp protocol is a real s**t, files are not there which i know that they are there. often my workaround was to copy the file to the external sd and connect the sd via a cardreader to the pc. also tried apps like SD Scanner which refreshes the file database(?) so the files are correctly displayed on the pc.
what really helped was installing
adb, enabling the developer mode and simply use the
pull function to copy the whole directory.
adb pull /storage/emulated/0
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- sd scanner https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner/