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Windows 7: Assign a drive letter to digital camera?


11 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Assign a drive letter to digital camera?

Hello !
Is it possible to asign a drive letter to a "digital camera"?

I can't find the option, and can't find any solution on the web

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12 Jul 2010   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

What brand and model number is the camera?

My little mp3 player has two different settings for the type of connection, MSC and MTP modes. With one I get the drive letter; with the other one I don't. Essentially it switches the device from using merely a transfer protocol to using a storage protocol.

Of interest:

USB mass-storage device class

Particularly see the part at the bottom under "See also":

Picture Transfer Protocol

I bet if you figure out which mode your camera is in now and switch it to the other one it will work.
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12 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Well actually it's an iPhone, but windows recognizes it as camera, so every time I add a file, it warns me I might not be able to use it.
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12 Jul 2010   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

See if this works:

iPhone Explorer - A USB iPhone browser for Mac and PC

Not having an iPhone I can't try it myself.

They claim it "Allows you to use your iPhone as a flash drive / pen drive or put your iPhone into disk mode".
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14 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

It really does allow that, but what I need is a drive letter because it's the only way to associate it with other programs.
if it doesn't have a drive letter windows just recognize it as a camera
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14 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I don't have an Iphone so this might not be relevant.

However, my phone has 2 modes,for connecting to a PC

"Software mode"
and "Mass storage mode"

Does the Iphone have the same? Mass Storage allows the PC to see it as a Mass Storage Device (Like a SD Card) and gives it a letter. With Software mode only the Phones software can see it.

Obviously if it doesn't help then pretend I was never here
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14 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks for the advice, but unfortunately iPhone doesn't allow me to use it as a mass storage device.
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14 Jul 2010   #8

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
...They claim it "Allows you to use your iPhone as a flash drive / pen drive or put your iPhone into disk mode".
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DoShpiN View Post
It really does allow that, but what I need is a drive letter because it's the only way to associate it with other programs.
if it doesn't have a drive letter windows just recognize it as a camera
Did you try it? (As I said before, I can't.)

I would think that "disk mode" would give you a drive letter.
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14 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I tried, it lets me browse the iPhone's files using the "Explorer" but doesn't assign a letter
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14 Jul 2010   #10
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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