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HouseFuzzy

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Hey everyone,

I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

Any Ideas?
 
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Morgrain

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Hey everyone,

I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

Any Ideas?
It's usually either the cable or the port, maybe try out another USB slot on your PC.
 

ggrant3876

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Hey everyone,

I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

Any Ideas?
Mine wouldn't either and to get it to open I had to have developer options turned on. That was the first thing I did when I received the phone, turn developer options on and when it's off the computer won't recognize the phone so I just leave it on all the time.
 

Texan1

Senior Member
Hey everyone,

I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

Any Ideas?

I've had the exact same issue ever since first getting the 6 Pro. Tried different cables, different ports, developer options is on, tried every single different USB driver I could find etc etc.

The only way I can get my PC to see the phone is to choose "PTP" as the connection method and then it will just show me the photo folders on the phone. Highly frustrating! 🤬
 

HouseFuzzy

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Sep 5, 2018
21
3
OnePlus 3
OnePlus 5T
I've had the exact same issue ever since first getting the 6 Pro. Tried different cables, different ports, developer options is on, tried every single different USB driver I could find etc etc.

The only way I can get my PC to see the phone is to choose "PTP" as the connection method and then it will just show me the photo folders on the phone. Highly frustrating! 🤬
This is exactly my problem aswell. Have all turned on like it should be, I even watched youtube videos to see if they are pressing something im completly missing. But nothing.

PTP seems to be working for me aswell. Thats something atleast, but ****ty still...
 
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ggrant3876

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Lughnasadh

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Hey everyone,

I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

Any Ideas?
Have you tried with this driver installed?

 
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roirraW "edor" ehT

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curious what device manager says for you guys? under Portable Devices (with usb debugging disabled) - Pixel 6 or LeMobile?
This is what mine shows. You know, now that I think about it, I saw in Windows there were "optional" updates (second screenshot), two of which say "LeMobile". If yours says LeMobile, try uninstalling those drivers from Device Manager and installing the official Google ones as @Lughnasadh
suggested https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb. You can also do as @Az Biker suggested, or each and every time you connect your phone to your computer, you'll have to toggle the notification to set it to USB file transfer mode (third screenshot).

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This is what mine shows. You know, now that I think about it, I saw in Windows there were "optional" updates (second screenshot), two of which say "LeMobile". If yours says LeMobile, try uninstalling those drivers from Device Manager and installing the official Google ones as @Lughnasadh
suggested https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb. You can also do as @Az Biker suggested, or each and every time you connect your phone to your computer, you'll have to toggle the notification to set it to USB file transfer mode (third screenshot).

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If I change to PTP it shows the DCIM and camera. I cannot see anything else, and I dont see Android device in my device manager....
 
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If I change to PTP it shows the DCIM and camera. I cannot see anything else, and I dont see Android device in my device manager....
When you click on your notification, you don't see the option I have chosen below "Use USB for" "File transfer / Android Auto" (first screenshot)?. Also, as I believe has also been suggested, you can go into Developer Options and choose "Default USB configuration", and then choose "File transfer / Android Auto" from there (second and third screenshots).

If you don't see the same options as I show in these screenshots, can you post some of what you do see?

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The Pixel 6 seems to be somewhat sensitive to some cables. A few things: if you have ADB Debugging on, then the driver will show as an ADB interface under Android Device. so if you are just wanting to transfer files, turn it off. it should work with developer options disabled. Also, sometimes if your usb drivers aren't updated or installed properly, then it won't show up properly. a lot of computers don't have usb-c ports so just make sure all your drivers are up to date (using the official manufacturer's method, not third party driver apps). And on a PC, try using the ports on the back of the computer. Different cables and last but not least try a different computer. this will resolve 99% of issues. last tip is to try connecting the phone when its in safe mode.
 

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    Make sure your device's DEFAULT USB CONFIGURATION under Developer Options (half way down) is set to "file transfer/android auto". Mine was set to "no data transfer" by default
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    curious what device manager says for you guys? under Portable Devices (with usb debugging disabled) - Pixel 6 or LeMobile?
    This is what mine shows. You know, now that I think about it, I saw in Windows there were "optional" updates (second screenshot), two of which say "LeMobile". If yours says LeMobile, try uninstalling those drivers from Device Manager and installing the official Google ones as @Lughnasadh
    suggested https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb. You can also do as @Az Biker suggested, or each and every time you connect your phone to your computer, you'll have to toggle the notification to set it to USB file transfer mode (third screenshot).

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    The Pixel 6 seems to be somewhat sensitive to some cables. A few things: if you have ADB Debugging on, then the driver will show as an ADB interface under Android Device. so if you are just wanting to transfer files, turn it off. it should work with developer options disabled. Also, sometimes if your usb drivers aren't updated or installed properly, then it won't show up properly. a lot of computers don't have usb-c ports so just make sure all your drivers are up to date (using the official manufacturer's method, not third party driver apps). And on a PC, try using the ports on the back of the computer. Different cables and last but not least try a different computer. this will resolve 99% of issues. last tip is to try connecting the phone when its in safe mode.
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    If I change to PTP it shows the DCIM and camera. I cannot see anything else, and I dont see Android device in my device manager....
    When you click on your notification, you don't see the option I have chosen below "Use USB for" "File transfer / Android Auto" (first screenshot)?. Also, as I believe has also been suggested, you can go into Developer Options and choose "Default USB configuration", and then choose "File transfer / Android Auto" from there (second and third screenshots).

    If you don't see the same options as I show in these screenshots, can you post some of what you do see?

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    Hey everyone,

    I cant get my phone to be shown in Windows File Explorer.

    Yes I already switched to Datatransfer via the notification.
    I tried different cables, rebooted both devices, turned on USB-Debugging, but its just not showing up.

    When attaching my OnePlus 7 Pro it works perfectly fine.

    Any Ideas?