Notice to users: This is an "At-Your-Own-Risk" type thing. We'll be meddling in the Registry so make a backup and follow instructions. I, myself and Xda-Developers.com, are not responsible for your screw-ups. Kay, Pumpkins?
In order to make the Kin Device Viewable by the windows shell, we'll first need to do some registry editing.
Run "RegEdit" to get to the registry editor. From here we're going to navigate to the following:
Once there, do a search for the following Line:
Now, unless you have multiple Kin/Zune, this will be the entry for YOUR Kin. I'll edit this later for multiple kin/zune devices but for now lets continue.
At this point, Disconnect Kin from USB and Close the Zune Software.
After that edit the following lines to say the following:
After this, close up shop. Plug in the Kin. Zune player should come up if all is well, and you should be able to see your device in your "My Computer" area. Do a random sync of anything, something thats going to take time. This will allow you to view the contents of your device, only the zune side though.