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The MicroUSB cables that we use for our phones have 5 pins. Basically, all usb cables use the outer two pins for power, that's why you'll find that they charge your phone, however the inner three are used for data. Windows Phones use #2 and #3 for data transfer. In the case for Nokia devices, they are known for doing things a little differently, they like ...


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If you have the Zune installed and synchronized with the device, there is a hack to get windows phone to be used as a mass storage device on that machine. Here’s how it’s done: Open the registry editor on your PC by typing regedit in your Start menu and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB; Now modify three entries (note, if ...


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It's not currently possible to browse the complete file system of a Windows Phone 8. When connected via USB, only the Pictures, Video and Music are exposed via Windows Explorer


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Windows Phone 8 supports the Media Transfer Protocol and can be used like a mass storage device on supported target operating systems. Windows Vista and later natively support MTP, but additional software is required for older versions of Windows, Linux and OS X. So as long as your disconnected computers are running Vista or later you can easily transfer ...


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Windows Phone does not support this kind of use natively. There are a few apps which mimic this kind of behavior but require companion apps on each PC and so are a more complex solution. The "Windows Phone" answer would be to adopt the "3 screens and the cloud" approach and transfer files via the web. Windows Phone users get 7GB (no longer 25 GB) of ...


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Microsoft has not shed any light on this USB issue. The USB cable that works with most mobile devices is known as Micro USB. After some research I found that the most of the cases phone works normally with any Micro USB but in some cases the computer does not recognize the phone but it only charges the phone. I found a question at microsoft forum ,asking ...


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The most official thing I can find from Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8 Reviewer's Guide (PDF) You can also connect Windows Phone 8 to a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, upon which it will be recognized as an external mass storage device. Recent reviews are very clear that it is supported: HTC 8X Review ...the folks at Redmond have finally ...


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Try uninstalling the driver and connecting the phone. Open Device manager Right click on the phone. Click Uninstall. Reconnect your phone.


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You can only share your phone's mobile connection over WiFi or Bluetooth. Since the PC you wish to share with is a laptop, it should have both of those available. As far as I know, sharing over USB is not available in Windows 10 Mobile. To enable internet sharing, go to Settings → Network & wireless → Mobile hotspot. See this article for step-...


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Typically one would suggest that you need a driver, but I doubt that this is the right solution and I couldn't find one looking on Microsoft or Nokia sites either. The Windows Phone Recovery Tool installs drivers, but I assume these are only for installing a new factory image not necessarily accessing mass-storage of the device the way a user is supposed to ...


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No, it is not possible to use the phone's Micro-USB with an Ethernet cable for internet access. Even with a USB Ethernet adapter, the phone doesn't have the driver support. Try a WiFi router or a SIM card with a data connection to avail of internet access without turning on your PC.


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Yes It is possible but you need to unlock your phone. Download and install Interop tools and then open the app and tick down the Full FileSystem Access. Then restart your phone and connect to PC. You will have the full access now.


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There is something different about the supplied USB cable that came with my Nokia Lumia 800, as other cables (or power adaptors with attached cables) fail to recharge the phone once it has run empty. While other USB cables do work if the battery has not fully depleted, the current supplied is usually a lot less than with the supplied cable (when comparing ...


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Sharefolder is the name of the utility. But it is available in limited territory.


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No in windows 8.1 It is not supported - the OTG depends on the processor used and not only on the OS.Only if you find it the the specs given by the Microsoft says OTG supported, then YES. But Lumia 435 is not.


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Ok, found the solution and is so simple that I just can't believe I didn't think of it before... ...I just turned off and on the phone!! :-/


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Tried using the phone on multiple USB ports using Multiple cables? Might also be a driver problem. Try removing the phone from the "Devices and printers" section in windows and then try to reconnect and see if it reads it. Windows 10 also comes with Mobile Companion. It may need to be setup for her phone for the first time to recognize it. Here is more ...


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Problem solved. I'm using MS Windows 8.1 Pro N (OS) so I just installed the "Media Feature Pack" for the N/KN-Edition... now it works like a charm.


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I had a similar issue after Win 10 anniversary update. Plugging phone into USB 3 hub would not recognize the phone (even though it worked before the update). I tried plugging it directly into a USB port on the MB and it recognized the phone, installed the drivers, and connected. AFTER this, I was able to connect via the USB 3 hub, as I had before the ...


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You can try to install the Windows Device Recovery Tool. This should automatically install all required drivers for your phone.


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The Lumia 1020 was released with Windows Phone 8.0, which did not support USB OTG. Additionally, there is no supported build of Windows 10 Mobile for the Lumia 1020. Windows 10 Mobile was the first version to apparently support USB OTG, although it is currently difficult to determine which devices support it.


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No. Lumia 535 dual Sim phone does not support OTG functionality. Me too have that phone. And can confirm that it can't support. And to check the OTG support there isn't any app available in store which checks for OTG support in phone. Only via official documention of phone you check does a phone support OTG or not.


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Only Microsoft can tell you why this feature is still missing. Unfortunately there hasn't been any public statement yet regarding this afaik. The only thing you can do is go to the feedback app and request / vote for it there.


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It's very much likely that the USB cable you're trying to use is broken, or a "charge only" USB cable. Try using another different cable, and see what happens. If the problem persists, try using another machine, just as a move to troubleshoot where the problem is. If it works with another machine, then its your computer that is having issues with your phone:...


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This happens with me a lot when I'm debugging an app on my phone. Simply restarting the phone solves the issue. This is some driver issue in Windows Phone 8/8.1


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go to the device manager and update the drivers from the internet with this symbol (?) i am do this and my lumia 930 connected and showed on my pc.


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The option doesn't show for phones that are not developer unlocked. Even when they do exist on a (developer unlocked) phone, which can give you information about what was in the process's memory at the time of the dump - there is a risk that sensitive information that application had could be leaked, but it would only be leaked to the phone's owner (who ...


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Two utilises that help you gain system level access (including the registry) are Root Tool (pulled from Windows Store last year, but available in link) and WP internals, but they are somewhat limited in functionality and model support.


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As far as I know there is no app on Windows that can open System files of Windows phone 8.1. However if you can connect your phone to a PC running Linux you can get access to some(not all) of the system files.


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Have you tried the "Windows Phone app for desktop"? http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=265472 Once installed, it allows you to browse the files on your device. - Just remember to type in your unlock pin on the phone before you try this.


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