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Is using Zune the only way to access the phone's files via the computer? I assumed that at the very least I would be able to access the Lumia 610's mass memory directly from Windows Explorer as an external disk, but it kept complaining until I downloaded and installed Zune. Personally I hardly ever use Nokia Suite for my N8, unless there's an update I need to install. I also never use the Store/Marketplace, so I didn't see the point of getting yet another programme to take up precious resources on my poor computer.

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I hated Zune as well. Window Phone 8 is better and doesn't use Zune. – lkessler Mar 31 '13 at 21:27
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Zune desktop software is the only method for syncing files on your Windows Phone 7, but this only syncs photos, music, videos and podcasts. If you're looking to backup data files generated by apps you're out of luck unless they provide a cloud (SkyDrive, DropBox) backup option. The Office hub already backs up to your SkyDrive.

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Sigh. Thank you – Cindy Williams-Jayakumar Sep 11 '12 at 5:21
Once the Zune drivers are installed, it is possible to use the phone as a mass storage device without having to use Zune – Rowland Shaw Sep 11 '12 at 11:37
@RowlandShaw Thanks! I just installed Zune and then left it without doing anything, I'll definitely try out the hack. – Cindy Williams-Jayakumar Sep 18 '12 at 5:22

Yes !!!
on a windows machine you can access your phone as a mass storage. Complete Steps are enlisted here check it out.

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Here is the guide to transfer files in usb mass storage mode

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if you have unlocked mobile than you have many other ways..

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Could you please provide some examples? – row1 Dec 11 '12 at 6:36

You need to connect the first phone to the computer using its USB cable. Launch Nokia PC Suite on the computer, go to the "Synchronize." When the Nokia PC window opens, click "Settings," "Create New Settings." Complete the prompts to transfer your data. Plug your second phone and run the PC suite and import the file into your phone

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The Nokia Suite is not for Windows Phone devices. – row1 Jul 4 '13 at 7:15

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