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When I plug in my Windows Phone it appears in My Computer as a portable device but the data I need regular access to is many sub directories in. Is it possible to create a short cut or access a path on a mobile device directly?

When I open the properties of the folder I want it says the location starts with "Computer\Name of Phone\Phone\". The problem is using that as a path to navigate straight to the files doesn't work.

Thanks for your help.

  • It seems like this has more to do with your PC than the phone itself. Potentially needs to be moved to SE SuperUser. What is your PC operating system? – karancan Nov 8 '13 at 22:24
  • Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. – Jake Nelson Nov 10 '13 at 21:17
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about mapping a short cut on a PC (should probably go on SuperUser). – karancan Nov 10 '13 at 23:30
  • I think it is fine because it requires a Windows Phone device and it is a question that deals with how to a PC in conjunction with a phone. – caschw Nov 11 '13 at 12:53
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Windows Phone connects to Windows via MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) and not via MSC. MSC-devices (Mass Storage Class) showing up as removal drives with a drive letter, MTP does not. So, you can't create a shortcut.

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