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Copying music files to Captivate w/o a memory card?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jkl2000, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. jkl2000

    jkl2000 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I plugged my new Captivate into my PC (Windows 7 64-bit) and the Captivate says it's connected, but the PC shows no signs of it being connected. I called SAmsung support, and from what I could understand of what the "tech" told me, this is a bug, and there's no way for a PC to recognize the Captivate unless there's a memory card installed. is this correct? Once a 16GB memory card is installed, do you have 64-GB of storage space you can use for music, etc?

    This seems like a mammoth problem - do they have any timeframe for a fix for this? Or is the "tech" incorrect? I can't believe I just bought a brand new "Smartphone" to replace my old mobile phone and MP3 player, and I can't copy files to it. Help!

    Should Samsung Kies be selected as the USB setting? That's the default.

  2. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    You don't need another card, you can store on the internal card.

    Did you install the Samsung USB drivers? Do you have the Captivate set to Mass Storage in the USB settings? Did you then Mount the drive through the notification panel on the phone after plugging it in?

    All three need to be done. :)
  3. evndude

    evndude Lurker

    With the Samsung drivers installed, I still couldn't get Mass Storage or or KIES to work (I need to reinstall but haven't got around to it). What I do is put it in USB debugging mode and then mount from the notification panel, and I can transfer whatever files I want.
  4. jkl2000

    jkl2000 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, those steps did work. I probably would have tried those things (after going through the steps the tech took me through, because I wouldn't have found those settings on my own), but I was so thrown by the tech being clueless! Also, the near lack of usable documentation for the Captivate had me worried to try things on my own. But not any more, I guess. Thanks!!
  5. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Unless it's something unique with 64-bit Win7, the USB drivers aren't necessary. Just plug in the USB cable, and then click the [Mount] button on the Captivate's notification bar.

    I've done this to several XP and Win7 (32-bit) systems and not installed any special drivers.
  6. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

    Also, if you set the phone to Media Player mode, then windows sees it as a music player and instead of drive letters you get "phone" and "card" for internal and external storage. You don't have to pull down the notify bar and mount. The only downside is some music programs, and other sync programs are looking for drive letters, not "phone". Also, you can't get to your homescreen on your phone in this mode - it just shows a USB connection and MPT - but you can unplug without unmounting.
  7. ccfriley

    ccfriley Lurker

    didn't work on mine
  8. ccfriley

    ccfriley Lurker

    doesn't work don;t waste your time

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

July 2010
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