If I connect a Camera or Phone with my Windows 7 machine via USB, it shows up in explorer with a name e.g. Canon SD110 or Nexus 5. How can I open a command prompt and change directory to this device. For lettered drives, I can just type D: F: etc.

  • i guess this is a device that comes up under "portable devices"? there's a thread on it here but no real answer there edugeek.net/forums/windows/… i hope somebody here knows – barlop Nov 24 '13 at 22:49

USB Mass Storage Force apps are available(require root). Or you could enable your IOT menus to get into usb settings.


You will need to connect your device in mass storage mode.

  • wouldn't it be a mass storage device if you can get it up in explorer? and how would you make it a mass storage device if it isn't coming up as that? – barlop Nov 24 '13 at 22:44
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    Android offers a choice between PTP (Camera) & MTP (Media). No option to connect as mass storage. – user Nov 25 '13 at 17:06
  • @barlop: nope, it would be mass storage device if it got letter assigned (e.g. D:). – Vlastimil Ovčáčík Nov 26 '13 at 18:06
  • @buffer: thats bummer. – Vlastimil Ovčáčík Nov 26 '13 at 18:08
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    seems strange that/if windows 7 can't do it though.. the android device comes up in explorer just no drive letter. indeed, android device in settings..device..storage then menu..usb computer connection only offers MTP and PTP(the nexus android phone I tested behaves like the questioners so this is how android devices are perhaps). I would've thought windows 7 might be able to manage giving it a drive letter still. – barlop Nov 26 '13 at 18:26

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