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  1. ericsbcn

    ericsbcn Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 16, 2010
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    When I connect my DX to a computer with the USB cable, I usually use "PC Mode" or "Windows Media Sync" instead of "USB Mass Storage". Because (a) then I can still access the SD card on the phone, and (b) I don't need to remember to unmount the SD card from the PC before disconnecting the cable.

    The strange thing is that on my work computer, I can copy files from the phone to the computer no problem. But on my home computer, when I try to copy a file, nothing happens. (I have Windows XP on both computers). I see the SD card directory tree in Explorer on the PC. I drag a file from one of the SC card folders into a folder on my PC. But then nothing happens.

    If I use "USB Mass Storage", then it works well okay.

    Any ideas why?

  2. Napalm

    Napalm Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2010
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    Windows media sync is probably tagging the files such that it knows what computer it came from for Digital Rights Management (DRM).

    Windows is big on DRM. I noticed the other day I had a notice that I didn't update my rights or something to that effect. I use mass storage mode for copying stuff, unless I am targeting the phone memory. then I use PC mode.

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