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By Alfablos, Senior Member on 13th February 2014, 03:53 PM
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Hi guys,
I'm going crazy trying to let my pc see my nexus 5 as an external hd and NOT as a media drive. As a matter of fact now I can browse all of my files in my Sdcard from that media drive, as if It were a hard drive (I can also double-click on this media drive and I can see a hard disk icon in it) BUT yesterday I was using Beyond Compare to sync my music folder: the program wouldn't see my nexus 5 in "My computer". Is there any driver or something to tell my computer that the N5 is NOT just a media drive?
I'm desperate
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13th February 2014, 04:01 PM |#2  
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Hi guys,
I'm going crazy trying to let my pc see my nexus 5 as an external hd and NOT as a media drive. As a matter of fact now I can browse all of my files in my Sdcard from that media drive, as if It were a hard drive (I can also double-click on this media drive and I can see a hard disk icon in it) BUT yesterday I was using Beyond Compare to sync my music folder: the program wouldn't see my nexus 5 in "My computer". Is there any driver or something to tell my computer that the N5 is NOT just a media drive?
I'm desperate
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13th February 2014, 04:31 PM |#3  
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MTP and PTP are only option

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010
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Isn't there any driver which can help?

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13th February 2014, 05:05 PM |#5  
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Read the link!

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Isn't there any driver which can help?

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please read below as this has been discussed countless times:

YOU CANNOT MOUNT THE PHONE AS A EXTERNAL HD (MASS STORAGE MODE)
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13th February 2014, 07:17 PM |#7  
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MTP and PTP are only option

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010

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please read below as this has been discussed countless times:

YOU CANNOT MOUNT THE PHONE AS A EXTERNAL HD (MASS STORAGE MODE)

As a matter of fact, I'm twice sorry: to you and to the fact that there's no chance to sync two folders betwwe N5 and a PC/Mac
14th February 2014, 06:55 AM |#8  
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Plenty of alternatives to beyond compare. Perhaps rename the thread to "how can I sync music from mac?"

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