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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zach39, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
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    Usually on most phones it is drag and drop to add music. But seeing as how I cannot mount this phone as a disk drive and it doesn't have an sd card I can't drag and drop music. Is was wondering if there is any way to do this without having to pay for Google music or something like that?
     

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  2. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    Why can't you mount your phone?
     
  3. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    am I supposed to be able to? I mean I can plug it in but all it says is to sync my files and share pictures it doesn't say anything about mounting as a disk drive.
     
  4. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    When you plug your phone into the computer, bring the notification bar down and select "media sync" (also, make sure it installs the proper drivers) then open my computer and you should see the device towards the bottom.

    I don't think you need to but if that doesn't work, you may need to enable USB debugging in the developer menu.
     
  5. stef7

    stef7 Android Expert

    Use a different USB port. Make sure you've selected media sync. Settings ! PC Connection ! Select USB connection method. Let the drivers load and install. You need to wait a minute. Your pc should now have an icon for the phone. You should be able to drag and drop to it.

    Another option If you have a WiFi router is to use FTP and wirelessly move files without the usb cable. I use the following, but there are alternatives. Search the web for a wireless FTP client like Filezilla for the PC. Sideload the FTP server program called SwiFTP onto the phone (it's no longer in the PlayStore). Drag n drop over WiFi.

    Another option I haven't tried but plan on soon...Again if you have a WiFi router is to try the share and connect feature on the phone... Settings ! Share and Connect ! Wireless Storage
     
  6. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    That one confused me too. I don't want automatic sync between my phone and my computer but it sounds like "sync" in this case is manual.
     
  7. steamer86

    steamer86 Well-Known Member

    Wireless storage option is great... I just sync music (after I hardtag album art) with WMP. Keeps it pretty organized in the music folder. MPT mode. It doesn't actually auto sync unless you configure an app to do so.
     
  8. creator69

    creator69 Well-Known Member

    If you are having problems just do what I do and use Wireless storage. Once connected just drag and drop into music folder
     
  9. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I downloaded and installed the drivers and I enabled usb debugging. the phone is on media sync(MTP) but I still cant drag and drop onto my phone.....this is frustrating.
     
  10. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    Instead of dragging, copy and paste. Sometimes it works better. Are you able to locate to the phone in Explorer?
     
  11. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes I am. It shows up on the device manager as well. It says my drivers are all up to date and everything. I'm not sure what is wrong
     
  12. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    Just to check... Did you click double click on it to open it and then double click on internal storage?
     
  13. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    yes I did and then when I go to the music folder I cant drop anything there.
     
  14. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    I'm not too busy at work today if you would like to team viewer with me... I can help
     
  15. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    sorry it took so long for me to reply. I don't know what that is though. Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  16. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    Team viewer is a remote desktop program so I could temporarily control your computer.

    Can you open the phone at all in Explorer? Try opening a picture, video, or music file.
     
  17. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
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    ah ok. well yea it lets me open pictures and videos, it even lets me delete stuff but the only thing it doesn't let me do is drop music onto it, its pretty weird.
     
  18. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    That is really weird. Anyone else?
     
  19. zach39

    zach39 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I think ive figured out why it wont work. when I go into PC Connection>Help , it says it works with xp, vista, and 7. I have windows 8 think that could be it?
     
  20. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. That might be an issue. I might be able to try mine on my bosses Windows 8. In the meantime, Google and find Windows xp mode, see if you can so it from that
     
  21. ianrosean

    ianrosean Newbie

    No you are not alone, I only use my G2 with Windows 8 computers and it works fine.

    Open My computer > Click on your device name > Click Internal Storage > Click Music > Now drag and drop all your music here..

    here is a screen shot [​IMG]
     

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