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  1. bullsharkTM's Avatar
    Hey guys, I just had this issue with a Lumia 920 on windows 8, fellow forum dweller helped me out and I will pass the knowledge onto you! Simply plug in your windows phone to your PC, and reboot the phone, as it boots, it will be detected and there! (also make sure your phone is not at the lockscreen and at the start screen instead :)
    Wow, I've been searching the net for drivers and articles and stuff and I bump into this and WOW. My Lumia is now being read on my Win7 PC. Thanks! Helpful! :)
    04-11-2014 08:05 PM
  2. Gord P1's Avatar
    Open a file manager (Q-DIR for me). Power off your Lumia 520, then power back on. It actually worked!!
    06-06-2014 09:35 AM
  3. manoj 420's Avatar
    I have a Nokia Lumia 525 phone, I had the same problem.

    But when I rebooted the phone (which was connected to my PC via USB), the PC started installing the drivers.

    But NOKIA bootmgr was not installed , again could not transfer files etc.

    Then I tried

    Device Manager-> USB Controllers -> Double Click on Nokia Lumia (the names starts with this) -> Go to driver tab -> update driver -> search AUTOMATICALLY

    [ NO need to find manual drivers fortunately ]

    Hope this helps

    [ Guess this works for all the lumia phones not getting detected in PC ]
    06-07-2014 12:50 PM
  4. SierraFoothills's Avatar
    I fought this for three weeks. My Nokia Lumia 520 connected USB to my Windows 7 Ultimate computer as "Other Devices" in device manager and couldn't be seen in Explorer. Attempts to update the driver always ended in failure. The answer for me was to update the driver, "Browse my computer for driver software" and choose "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Choose "Portable Devices" "(Standard MTP Device) and model "MTP USB Device" and Next. Now the phone shows up in Portable Devices in Device Manager where it belongs and the driver loads and I see the Windows Phone in Explorer
    LEFTKOYL likes this.
    09-08-2014 01:32 PM
  5. wafiq saifuddin's Avatar
    My windows8doesnt identify my lumia520
    11-14-2014 01:27 PM
  6. Abhishek Tyagi5's Avatar
    The same problem with me. since i upgraded my lumia 525 to windows 8.1. I am not able to transfer any file through my Pc which has authentic Win 7.
    Neither through bluetooth nor through USB cable that came along with Phone. Although I could see my phone under Portable devices but its shows ) items in the phone.

    I did the rebbot of the phone while connected to PC . Also done a hard reset of the phone.
    does anyone has any other solution ?? really frustated with lumia
    12-29-2014 01:27 AM
  7. abay0307's Avatar
    My lumia 630 too wont sync with my windows7 and our office windows 8. Any advice from the expert? Thanks
    01-19-2015 02:02 AM
  8. Harrie-S's Avatar
    My lumia 630 too wont sync with my windows7 and our office windows 8. Any advice from the expert? Thanks
    Did you already try what was suggested in above post?
    And if all above fails you probably have a "defect" usb and should sent your phone for repair/replacement.
    01-19-2015 02:18 AM
  9. C Phone user's Avatar
    Here's an idea (I have a 521, but they're so close the process should be the same):
    • Unplug your phone.
    • Go to the Start menu, then Devices and Printers.
    • At the top/somewhere on the screen, there may be an icon called "Windows Phone" or something like that. On my PC it looks like my phone.
    • Right-click on that and hit Remove Device.
    • Wait for that process to end, then try plugging the phone in again. Mine then installed drivers (click on the bubble and wait for that to end, may take a few minutes)
    • You should be able to open the phone in either Windows Explorer (under Computer) or Windows Phone app for desktop.


    My computer would recognize that there was a device, and in fact tell me that there was a Windows Phone 521 plugged in, but it wouldn't fully recognize it or connect to any of the apps or programs (so for all intents and purposes, it was not plugged in.)
    This has worked twice for me when nothing else would. Worth a shot! Hope it helps!
    01-31-2015 11:51 AM
  10. waqas ramdan's Avatar
    thanx buddy its worked
    09-23-2015 06:59 AM
  11. Jack Hoover's Avatar
    The reason why smart people like me wont take windows updates is because 95% of the time it mess up everything. After Win 3.11 there is no occasion whatsoever that windows update wouldn't mess up something.

    When it comes to smartphones, situation has been total mess for more than a decade.
    The only one which worked was iMate with CE mobile windows (same as O2). Everything worked well, it was syncing with MS office seamlessly, never failed. After that, phone network was updated and this came obsolite. DAMN! There went the only one which worked! Since then I played with Lemon iPhones and virtually have tried every phone there is. iPhone blow my fuse when I couldn't transfer pictures from camera to PC anymore (they deliberately made this impossible in order to sell their cloud services) and then I went back to Nokia. Unfortunately with MS OS, which is not compatible with other MS products. This has been MS problem before, their own products are not working together as well as 3rd party ones or free ones.

    I hope someone (Jolla?) would make just ONE MOBILE PHONE WHICH WOULD WORK! I don't give a damn how many megapixels it has or any other toys you don't need, just strip all crap off it, focus on work use and make sure those functions work! I will buy it straight away or few of them just in case it will be ruin or pulled out from markets.
    04-10-2016 04:54 AM
  12. LEFTKOYL's Avatar
    This is working.
    thank you!

    I fought this for three weeks. My Nokia Lumia 520 connected USB to my Windows 7 Ultimate computer as "Other Devices" in device manager and couldn't be seen in Explorer. Attempts to update the driver always ended in failure. The answer for me was to update the driver, "Browse my computer for driver software" and choose "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Choose "Portable Devices" "(Standard MTP Device) and model "MTP USB Device" and Next. Now the phone shows up in Portable Devices in Device Manager where it belongs and the driver loads and I see the Windows Phone in Explorer
    04-14-2016 02:23 PM
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