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Mounting Tab as Mass Storage on Windows

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17th June 2011, 06:51 PM   |  #1  
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I picked up my tab this morning and have had a hell of a time mounting it as USB storage to transfer movies and pics ect... but I figured it out so I thought I'd share with the XDA community simply because there really isnt anything out there that I could find on Google.

1. download USB drivers from samsung: http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...alaxy+tab+10.1

2. install drivers

3. reboot pc

4. turn off usb debugging... VERY IMPORTANT AS IT IS ENABLED BY DEFAULT

5. plug in via usb

6. enjoy!!


If it works for you please hit the "thanks" button
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17th June 2011, 07:19 PM   |  #2  
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Worked like a charm for me bro. . Thanks!
17th June 2011, 07:22 PM   |  #3  
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4. turn off usb debugging... VERY IMPORTANT AS IT IS ENABLED BY DEFAULT

worked for me. USB debugging. Who would have thought?
19th June 2011, 08:51 AM   |  #4  
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Freaking TouchWiz... With stock android you can use debugging AND mass storage mode. STOP IT SAMSUNG! :P
20th June 2011, 02:35 AM   |  #5  
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Still didnt work for me. Found issue with hardware error from windwos :/. This is such a pain.
20th June 2011, 03:04 AM   |  #6  
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Freaking TouchWiz... With stock android you can use debugging AND mass storage mode. STOP IT SAMSUNG! :P

hate to break it to you big guy, there is no touchwiz loaded on the 10.1 yet

not sure why this is such an issue getting this thing connected to the PC
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20th June 2011, 09:59 AM   |  #7  
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Works to transfer "recognized" files extensions. However things like .mkv or .mpg make windows explorer crash. When I transferred an avi file it wanted to convert it. Seriously, WTF samsung? I loved your stuff but this is a bit much. I should be able to treat it like an SD card.
Last edited by hobbiteer; 20th June 2011 at 10:22 AM. Reason: Corrected. Will take .wmv and .f4v
20th June 2011, 06:48 PM   |  #8  
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Works to transfer "recognized" files extensions. However things like .mkv or .mpg make windows explorer crash. When I transferred an avi file it wanted to convert it. Seriously, WTF samsung? I loved your stuff but this is a bit much. I should be able to treat it like an SD card.

Been having the same problem. Transferring .wmv or .mov files makes my pc crash. Although I was able to plug it into a different pc and it was automatically recognized as USB and worked fine. I wonder if it has anything to do with my galaxy s drivers.
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It works, but not as a removable storage device. It sees it as a portable device, which isn't as good.
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20th June 2011, 10:24 PM   |  #10  
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This is pretty useless.. it's treated like Apple treats their devices... as some kind of media device and not just a regular drive.

Looks like a large oversight on Samsung's side.. can be easily fixed, luckily.

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