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  1. iamtim's Avatar
    > The Windows Phone desktop app is incompatible with XP/Vista. Only Windows Explorer can be used with XP/Vista

    That's what I am saying, though. If it requires a special app, then it isn't USB Mass Storage compliant.
    It doesn't *require* a special app. What... whoever you quoted in there is saying is that there is a special app available for it, but that special app doesn't run on XP/Vista. On XP/Vista you have no choice but to use the phone as if it were a USB thumb drive or external hard drive.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-01-2012 07:34 PM
  2. philxor's Avatar
    In my case I have OSX, an XP VM, and a Windows 8 VM. Under XP the phone was detected as a camera and it doesn't show up as a USB storage device. Under OSX it detects it but definitely not as a mass storage device, I can only browse files on it by using the Windows Phone app. In Windows 8 it mounts it immediately and I can browse contents with explorer.
    12-01-2012 08:25 PM
  3. E Lizzle's Avatar
    In my case I have OSX, an XP VM, and a Windows 8 VM. Under XP the phone was detected as a camera and it doesn't show up as a USB storage device. Under OSX it detects it but definitely not as a mass storage device, I can only browse files on it by using the Windows Phone app. In Windows 8 it mounts it immediately and I can browse contents with explorer.
    I think you've pretty much nailed it. Windows Phone 8 doesn't do USB Mass Storage. My guess is it's using USB MTP (it's really the only other protocol available).

    -E
    12-03-2012 01:18 PM
  4. iamtim's Avatar
    Very strange. This is a 21.5" i3 iMac running... 10.6.something, I think (it's my work machine, I'll check it on Monday for exacts). It came right up as a drive (two, actually, as I have an 820; one drive for the built-in storage, another for the SD card.)
    I stand corrected. It doesn't show up as a drive on OSX. It does show up as a drive on Windows 8 Professional running on that iMac via BootCamp. Sorry for the confusion I caused.
    12-03-2012 03:24 PM
  5. charliekrad's Avatar
    Ok guys im not sure but in my case you have to enter your phones pin and unlock the device for it to let the pc browse its contents.
    12-03-2012 03:57 PM
  6. tofu.'s Avatar
    I stand corrected. It doesn't show up as a drive on OSX. It does show up as a drive on Windows 8 Professional running on that iMac via BootCamp. Sorry for the confusion I caused.
    it's ok. i'm glad i wasn't going crazy :D

    it is disappointing though. i was hoping for USB audio output. the android and iphone devices have it. it seems like an important part of a phone considering how media oriented these devices are. It's all just software based anyway.

    Some people's cars are recognizing the device as a usb thumb drive. My BMW i-drive does not, which is even more disappointing.
    12-03-2012 05:49 PM
  7. Marcin Winkowski's Avatar
    WP8 uses USB MTP mode just like the android 4 and newer versions. Yeah its not Mass Storage but i dont have any problems with deleting or copying new content.
    12-03-2012 06:09 PM
  8. tofu.'s Avatar
    12-03-2012 06:26 PM
  9. tofu.'s Avatar
    are there USB "adapters" that can convert to legacy signals of some sort? perhaps trick the car into thinking it's reading a thumb drive so you can basically connect any device to it and use steering wheel controls to change songs?
    12-03-2012 06:51 PM
  10. E Lizzle's Avatar
    I found a "fix" for the issue (which I seem to be the only person that has) I mentioned in my original post, where songs were duplicating in the media player even though I only have one copy of the song on the card. I disconnected the card in Settings, went to the media player and "deleted" all of the songs, and then restarted the phone. When the media player was relaunched after restart, the lists were all correct with just one copy. Just putting this out there in case anyone else has the issue.

    I think this may have happened because I kept getting disconnected while transferring the backup of my old card over to the new one. The disconnection happens if you try to copy a folder like Camera Roll before the phone itself has created the folder. Saved Pictures is the same way. YMMV, it seems to depend on how the host PC's OS handles MTP.
    12-04-2012 01:36 PM
  11. pookiewood's Avatar
    it doesnt seem like a true mass storage device.

    It didn't just plug in and show up as a drive on my friend's mac, and it doesnt show up as a drive in my car (usb sticks work fine)

    This is what I was trying to do as well and my stereo said that it was an incompatible device. it works just fine on Win7 and 8 though.
    12-05-2012 05:51 PM
  12. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I was having this issue for a little bit, then I went in and force installed USB driver for wp8. I will try to remember where I found this stuff. Check device manager and see if there's any "other" devices. Also for music is use MusicMatch. Super quick and simple. Its from like 2003 like my XP too.

    a download link I found
    download link I foundDownload MusicMatch Jukebox 10.00.4015b


    let me know if you try it or can't find the drivers
    12-09-2012 10:03 PM
  13. yapmeo's Avatar
    When I plugged my Lumia 525 into Windows 8, it appears as "Windows Phone" icon on My computer, as MTP.

    Every time I open a folder with thousands of photo, it take forever to sync every single photo before I can transfer any file on it.

    I can't find any way to connect my phone as "mass storage".

    MTP is very INEFFICIENT way to transfer my file!
    02-24-2014 05:34 PM
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