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

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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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