Windows 7 does not recognize my iphone

After downloading photos to my iphone, windows 7 does not recognize my iphone; in other words when  I open My Comnputer the iphnoe is not there; however in Control Panel, in Devices and Printers it appears under Unspecified Apple Mobile Device USB driver, in the form of a generic icon.

When I run Auto Play in the search area; the iphone is there with the right icon but it doesn't do any of the options form the menu; it behaves like if it were invisible.

It is important to point out that this started AFTER downloading the photos for the first time. Before that windows always recognized my device correctly.

Thank you in advance for any help.
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Last updated September 25, 2021 Views 323,469 Applies to: