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Thread: PC can't access internal storage

  1. Master Droid
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    I have usb debugging checked, mass storage option, moto drivers installed, I plug in the usb cable and automatically get autoplay options for my Bionic drives. Devices listed below:

    PC can't access internal storage-computer.png

    I can see everything on internal memory (sdcard = MOT) and the microsd card. I am set to view hidden files and I am rooted, if that makes a difference. I didn't have to do any of the check/uncheck usb debugging or rebooting.
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    I currently have the same problem, i used to be able to see MOT(internal storage) now i randomly can not view it anymore. I also can not factory restore the phone because the phone is unable to erase the internal storage... I think we have a runaway internal storage issue here
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    I fixed the issue but i had to do a factory reset. At first i was unable to do a factory reset because i was unable to erase the internal storage (it said unmounting internal storage forever) so i retried the factory reset but this time i unchecked both Erase internal storage, and Erase sd card. The factory reset then worked fine. After my phone was restored fully i then attempted formatting the internal storage one last time and it worked! It no longer was stuck on Unmounting internal storage and continued to say "deleting data". So after that was all said and done i plugged in my usb and it worked. I now am able to see internal storage, sd card, and the Cd thing.

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    I found this thread by googling my problem, which is exactly this.
    I actually figured out the problem on my own.
    The reason this happens is because some applications were being used or something on the SD card.
    Basically, if this is happening to you, go to:
    - Settings -> Applications -> Storage Use -> Media Area
    then click on anything that is checked and try to "move to phone" and if that doesn't work, uninstall it.

    Just thought I would update this thread incase someone else stumbled upon it.
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    Thank you!

    I've been struggling with this problem for weeks. I saw two symptoms -- one was that the Bionic was loading D as a CD Drive, and the second was that I couldn't see the internal storage from the PC without going into PC mode which I don't want to do because my sync software (SyncToy) won't recognize it as a drive.

    I tried the USB Debug on/off with no luck. Reboot, no luck. Then I uninstalled MotoHelper and that didn't work so I reinstalled it. No luck. I deleted all the apps that were using internal storage as Scottocs suggested, still no luck. So then I rebooted both my PC and my phone -- this time it finally worked and D: (MOT) is back with my internal storage. I'm pretty sure I had an app running from the media area that was stopping the internal storage from unmounting on the Bionic, but that a reboot was required. The PC reboot probably was unnecessary but they take about the same amount of time so I figured, why not.
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    Thank You !!!, this solution works perfectly for me, I was all set to do a factory reset, so glad you posted this and saved me all that work..
    Take Care, Locutus555

    Quote Originally Posted by scottocs View Post
    I found this thread by googling my problem, which is exactly this.
    I actually figured out the problem on my own.
    The reason this happens is because some applications were being used or something on the SD card.
    Basically, if this is happening to you, go to:
    - Settings -> Applications -> Storage Use -> Media Area
    then click on anything that is checked and try to "move to phone" and if that doesn't work, uninstall it.

    Just thought I would update this thread incase someone else stumbled upon it.
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    I used a task killer and shutdown all extra programs that were running and that worked.
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    Was searching for this also..

    Go to settings > storage
    Under Windows media sync, change storage location to "internal"
    (you can always change back. Didn't work without this step)
    Plug Bionic to PC USB
    Scroll down and tap on USB icon, then change to PC sync
    The Motorola software loads
    Click on the browse files folders (bottom/left)

    I want to make sure I backup everything before I factory default. I've lost paid for apps before and don't want to loose MMS pictures.
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