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computer does not recognise android as a storage device

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by lisakulp, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. lisakulp

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    My computer runs on Windows XP and I have the HTC Desire HD. My computer just came back from repairs - new hard drive installed- and things don't work the way they used.

    I put my phone on tether - disk drive- and plug in the phone.

    The device manager shows an android phone and says the device is working properly.

    But when I go to My Computer the phone is not there.

    SO I can't access files on my phone. Not can I do a pass through to share the internet on the phone with the computer.

    Has anyone experienced this and found a solution?
     

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  2. zuben el genub

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    Does it show an extra usb storage drive in my computer? Usually it will put the name of the device on, but sometimes it doesn't.
    Fir instance: I plug in a usb stick - sometimes the computer will show the brand ie. Lexar storage device, sometimes it won't. It will say generic. It always shows my phone's sd card as generic. That I can access and tend to my own files like pictures, etc. It does show the phone, but I can't access anything. Samsung's desktop manager sucks.

    I just tried it. You need to set up a new connection under connection wizard. I think it was share connection. Showed up under connections as "incoming" connection. I've got my Samsung modem listed in choices.
     
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    With XP you will need to download the drivers for your phone.
     
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    i am having the same issue. htc evo 4g. computer shows the device, but says i need to install a removable disk in the drive
     

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