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Make your MP3 player to show up as a Drive Letter

Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There are a few ways to make your MP3 player show up with a drive letter in Windows Explorer. Make sure you backup your computer before attempting this, I can't help you fix it, and I'm not responsible if you try any of these. :)

Method #1
I received this email from Simon who shared this tip:
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I've got a Sony NWZ-618F - the MTP one with the WM-Port cable. There is an easy way to get any MTP device to show up as mass storage with a drive letter in Windows XP. Simply go to the device in Device Manager, and update the driver. Manually point to the usbstor.sys driver, and voila, you have full access to the media, AND a drive letter. So really, your software should be able to work with ANY MTP mp3 player out there...


Method #2
If you have a Sansa MP3 player, "Winged" from the forum posted this tip:
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You have to go to the device manager and right click on the sansa Express (it was listed as a MTP device for me) , Update Driver, "No, not at this time.", Next, "Install from a list or specific location.", Next, "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.", Next, "USB Mass Storage Device", and wah lah! you've got it with a letter. And when you want it back, same steps as above only choose MTP instead.


Method #3
I received an email this week from Sibion who pointed me in the direction of this great article on how to make your MP3 player show up as a drive letter in Windows Explorer. A quick warning though, this is not for the faint of heart. Here is a link to the article:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12426

Here is the meat of the link:
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WMP 10 and 11 come with MTP drivers which take precedence over MSC. Unistalling WMP 10 (restoring 9) should remove the MTP drivers. If however, you want to keep WMP 10, it's possible to uninstall just the MTP drivers (i.e, WMP Portable Device Support). Standard disclaimers ... backup ... system restore ... blah ... risk ... blah
  • Run "RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\WPD10.inf,DefaultUninstall"
    this is the uninstall for the WMP Portable Device Support, it leaves a few things behind which are removed in steps 3-5
  • Reboot
  • Delete folders:
    "C:\WINDOWS\RegisteredPackages\{981FB688-E76B-4246-987B-92083185B90A}"
    "C:\WINDOWS\RegisteredPackages\{981FB688-E76B-4246-987B-92083185B90A}$BACKUP$"
  • Delete files:
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\wpdusb.sys"
    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\WPD10.CAT"
  • Delete registry key:
    "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WpdUsb"
  • Plug it in, if drives don't show up (this will happen if you've already used it in MTP mode)
  • Go to device manager (check View->show hidden devices, just in case)
  • Locate the Sansa device, it should have the yellow exclamation on it
  • Uninstall it, through context menu
  • Unplug, plug back in
  • Now it should be installed as an MSC device and two removable drives will show up
Sep 29, 2007  • #1
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omfpe
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If you can't get an e250v2 to force usb (i did everything, didn't work, had to reinstall WMP!) try updating your firmware to the version ending in .16. Then you can select MSC mode from the settings menu. That will allow you to use Itunes Sync. Unfortunately, that won't actually bring the playlist order with it - just the songs. You then have to make your own playlist separately (I think in WMP, but I can't make it work.)
Jul 21, 2008  • #2
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d_banas2000@yahoo.com
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This may be a dumb question, but where do I find the device manager. I have a samsung YP-T9J. I'm trying to assign it a drive letter and make it a mass storage device. Any light anyone could shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Oct 27, 2008  • #3
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PromisedPlanet
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This may be a dumb question, but where do I find the device manager. I have a samsung YP-T9J. I'm trying to assign it a drive letter and make it a mass storage device. Any light anyone could shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Right Click on "My Computer", select "Properties", click on the "Hardware" tab, then click on the "Device Manager" button.
Nov 2, 2008  • #4
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GallantChaos
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with the Sansa series, go to the settings area in the sansa itself and find USB Mode. Move it from auto detect to MSC and the Sansa will now appear as a letter drive
--Zoom Zoom
Dec 27, 2008  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for the extra tips!
Feb 18, 2009  • #6
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