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Windows 7: Cannot mount Samsung Android DCIM folder as a windows drive?

07 Nov 2012   #1
soho1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Cannot mount Samsung Android DCIM folder as a windows drive?

When I plug my Samsung SIII (ice cream sandwich) into my Windows 7 pro USB port, it mounts as a portable device but does not have a drive letter associated with it. This makes it difficult (impossible) for me to reference it for running scripts or with various file copy utilities. I do not want to have to "import" pictures, as that process offers no control over the file selection in my 64gb sim card. How can I mount DCIM directory as a regular windows drive with a drive letter, so that I can perform normal file folder operations on it?

BTW. To add insult to injury, I only want a half dozen pictures out of the many GB in the DCIM folder. However, since I cannot see thumbnails, I cannot pick out the few which I would be happy to drag and drop, if I knew which ones they were.


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07 Nov 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

is there not a setting on the phone when you plug it into the pc to change it from charge only to mount as disc drive,
i have an HTC with this ability, so im just having a guess as to the samsung.
but i would think it must have the function somewhere on the phone, then it shows in "computer " as a drive with a letter.
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07 Nov 2012   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

after a bit of a google i see a lot of posts mentioning how it doesnt mount, !!!
i did find this which is an app that will mount your external SD card, but do so at your own risk ,read the comments etc...

[APP][v1.7 (+US)] SGS3 Easy UMS - Mount external microSD card as USB mass storage - xda-developers
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