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[Q] Connect as usb drive, with drive letter in Explorer

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1st May 2014, 12:11 PM   |  #1  
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When I connect my T325 to Win7 via usb, I see 'Galaxy Tab' with subfolders 'Card' and 'Tablet' in Explorer. Is there any way to get drive letters for these? From what I have read here for other devices, this does not seem to be possible.
Also, how do I get to Storage Settings > USB PC connections? It is not on the menu. I can only get there via the notification dropdown after I have connected the USB.
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When I connect my T325 to Win7 via usb, I see 'Galaxy Tab' with subfolders 'Card' and 'Tablet' in Explorer. Is there any way to get drive letters for these? From what I have read here for other devices, this does not seem to be possible.
Also, how do I get to Storage Settings > USB PC connections? It is not on the menu. I can only get there via the notification dropdown after I have connected the USB.

Yeah, you can't. It's MTP, not USB Mass Storage, so no drive-level (cluster-support) access. No drive letters. Possibly you could create a symlink (but not a junction or hard link) for a directory; would that be sufficient?
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Yeah, you can't. It's MTP, not USB Mass Storage, so no drive-level (cluster-support) access. No drive letters. Possibly you could create a symlink (but not a junction or hard link) for a directory; would that be sufficient?

I doubt it. I would really like to be able to use FreeFileSync on my PC, and some batch files, for three-way backing up desktop -> laptop -> notepad. The nearest I can get to this is with an OTG usb drive and an Android app for folder sync.
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I use PureSync for that actually, it supports mtp devices.
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I use PureSync for that actually, it supports mtp devices.

Thanks. I am having a go with that, but I am having problems with it hanging and not finding files. I will tinker with it a little longer.
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