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Re: using a USB flash mem device

> On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 03:46:42PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> > 
> > Check under the Disk Management snap-in in Windows (under Administrator
> > Tools, Computer Management).  If it shows up there, you should be able
> > to set a drive letter.  If not, you may be able to access it using /dev/sdXX
> > syntax.  See <> for
> > guidance on how to map the information you see here into /dev/sdXX form.
> > 
On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 03:34:13PM -0600, Tom Hall wrote:
> Nope. It's not there. I did find it under "Portable Devices" but not under
> Disk Management. It's at "Location 0" and has a "device instance ID" of
> USB\VID_0781&PID_7460\0002FA821BB583890002FA821BB14592
> I had to get Windows Media 10 in order to get Media Transfer Protocol
> (MTP - how clever of MS) capability before it would show up in explorer at
> all.
> I found an mtplib project on sourceforge but was hoping cygwin wouldn't need
> something like this.
> I guess I'll have to drag icons around for a while - what a drag.
> - Tom

Never mind - I fixed it. The company has a discussion forum for product users
(I like that) and someone there posted that you can "update" the driver from
the default MTP to a USB storage device.
That did the trick - now I can see it like a drive. I think I'll have problems
with copyrighted materials but I'll worry about that if/when I have to.

- Tom

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