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Old 05-10-2011, 01:21 AM
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Default Can one force Windows to hide MTP capability and connect via MSC?

I'm a Mac user. I have a bunch of partially or totally non-functional Memorex MMP9490 8GB players that I've been using as flash drives. I gave a couple of them to a friend who uses Windows so she could use them for the same purpose.

Unfortunately, when my friend connects them to her computer, they do not show up as drives and apparently connect via MTP. The manual for these players doesn't mention MSC, UMS or MTP, so I assume they auto-detect and connect via MTP whenever they can. Even if there were a way to force the player into MSC mode, it would probably not work with these broken players.

Is there a way to get Windows to 'fool' the players into 'thinking' that MTP mode is not available and that they should connect in MSC mode?
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:22 AM
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These are the notes I made when I got my brother's Sony MP3 player (I forget the model) working as a MSC device under XP;

Remove the device from Device Manager.

Unplug device.

Rename \windows\system32\drivers\wpdusb.sys

Plug in device.

When new device prompt comes, do everything manually, choose USB disk.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:09 AM
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I found the following suggestion at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lof...hp/t33550.html:
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An easier way than all the above is simply to change the driver for the device in question back to the standard USB hard disk driver...

Go to control panel -> administrative tools -> computer management
wait for the console to open
click on the 'Device Manager' icon in the left pane.
Find your device in the right pane (might be at the very bottom of the tree if MTP device).
Right click the device and select 'Update Driver...'
When asked if windows can connect to the Internet to look for drivers select the 'no' option.
Then when asked, click 'install from a list or a specific location'
Then when asked, click on 'Don't search I will choose the driver to install'
Then select the USB disk option from the list on the next screen and click 'next'.

From then on the device should show up as a USB disk and not a MTP device.
Unfortunately, I don't have a Windows machine on which to try it myself.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:25 AM
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Is there a way to get Windows to 'fool' the players into 'thinking' that MTP mode is not available and that they should connect in MSC mode?
Windows doesn't decide which mode to use, the player does. However, if you screw up MTP enough on Windows (e.g. uninstalling the driver) some players will fall back to MSC when MTP fails if they support it. Worth a shot.
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