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In Cygwin, I am used to being able to have access to a USB-connected device via a drive letter. For example, my Droid X2 appeared as E://, so I could do:

 $ cd E:/<something>/ 

and get access to everything in there.

However, my Samsung tablet appears as a drive called GT-P3113, with no associated letter. And, looking in /dev, I see nothing. I have access to the drive in Windows, of course, but not in Cygwin. I have the same problem with my Galaxy Note II phone.

How can I have access to this drive via Cygwin command line?

 Windows 7  
 CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64 $USER 1.7.10(0.259/5/3) 2012-02-05 12:36 i686 Cygwin
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The difference here is that your Droid X2 is mounted as a mass storage device, and your tablet and other phone are mounted as MTP devices. MTP devices arn't actually mounted as drives and there's some advantages (you can still work on the device while its mounted) and disadvantages here. –  Journeyman Geek Apr 24 '13 at 22:51
    
Ah. So no hope of using cygwin to access an MTP device as if it were a file system? –  John Harrington Apr 24 '13 at 23:22
    
Not as far as I can tell. A common workaround seems to be to set up a smb client and use that instead –  Journeyman Geek Apr 24 '13 at 23:41
    
Okay, will look into that. Thanks for the answers! –  John Harrington Apr 24 '13 at 23:44
    
I checked that, and turning debugging, no luck :/ –  Journeyman Geek Apr 25 '13 at 0:10

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Well on my Samsung Player, Open 'Settings' under that 'wireless and network' there is a 'USB settings', under that is 'Select as a Media player or Mass storage' Select Mass storage and you should be able to see your tablet as a drive. Hope this helps Ciff

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