using a USB flash mem device

Dave Korn
Sun Sep 30 21:41:00 GMT 2007

On 30 September 2007 22:34, Tom Hall wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 30, 2007 at 03:46:42PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>> Check under the Disk Management snap-in in Windows (under Administrator
>> Tools, Computer Management).  If it shows up there, you should be able
>> to set a drive letter.  If not, you may be able to access it using
>> /dev/sdXX syntax.  See
>> <> for guidance on
>> how to map the information you see here into /dev/sdXX form. 
> Nope. Ittyty's not there. I did find it under "Portable Devices" but not
> Disk Management. It's at "Location 0" and has a "device instance ID" of
> USB\VID_0781&PID_7460\0002FA821BB583890002FA821BB14592
> I had to get Windows Media 10 in order to get Media Transfer Protocol
> (MTP - how clever of MS) capability before it would show up in explorer at
> all.

"By design, MTP devices cannot be "mounted" as a mass storage drive on Windows
or Macintosh. An MTP device (like a PTP device) is not to be considered a file
system in the traditional sense. Additional confusion is created by the fact
that Windows Explorer treats MTP devices somewhat like a file system, except
without an assigned drive letter, making it impossible for other applications
to access the data directly."

> I found an mtplib project on sourceforge but was hoping cygwin wouldn't need
> something like this.

  Looks like it does.

> I guess I'll have to drag icons around for a while - what a drag.

  'fraid so.

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