The easiest way to transfer files from a phone is using wireless. The WiFi File Transfer app by SmartDroid let you do download files for your phone via WiFi connection. Easy-to-use web interface and no USB cable needed.
WiFi File Transfer
All you need to do is to press the start button.
Enter the URL in the computer browser and download the files from the sdcard via the browser.
There are other similar apps that you could try which lets you download files via WiFi: