I have other work arounds using my wifi network and using ES file explorer, but it is much slower than a direct connection.
adb push/pull does not work either.
All other reasonable suggestions welcome.
I just want to connect my phone to my PC with a USB cable and get all access to files on the phone. I don't want to use AirDroid, I don't use, nor trust, any cloud services. I just want to get my nandroid backups, and other various backup files onto my computer quickly and easily. I know since JB that the file system has changed for security, but for F*@& sake there has to be a simple way to do this.