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    PC can't access internal storage

    It was fine over the past few weeks but somehow when i plugged my bionic to my pc to import some music files to my phone
    my pc shows the sd card folder, but not internal storage folder
    i did put my usb connection to usb mass storage but still internal storage folder doesn't show up

    i don't know what is wrong with this. if i can't fix this, then it looks like that i have to put my files into sd card and transfer to internal storage every single time!
    that's gonna be quite annoying, so anyone know how to fix this?
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    I just noticed this for the first time today too. Last week I was able to.
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    Why do you want to transfer music to internal storage? The reason we have a 16Gb sdcard-ext is for pictures, movies, music and downloads, etc. All those things work fine from the external sdcard. I see two drives when I connect to a pc, first = MOT (internal storage) and second = 16Gb sdcard-ext. It is puzzling why you seem to have lost access to the internal storage. I am rooted, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsDroid View Post
    Why do you want to transfer music to internal storage? The reason we have a 16Gb sdcard-ext is for pictures, movies, music and downloads, etc. All those things work fine from the external sdcard. I see two drives when I connect to a pc, first = MOT (internal storage) and second = 16Gb sdcard-ext. It is puzzling why you seem to have lost access to the internal storage. I am rooted, are you?
    I am not rooted, however I did find what was doing it. I enabled USB Debugging. After disabling it AND rebooting I was able to access the internal storage. I enabled it again, I was able to see it until I rebooted again and it was gone. Disabled and rebooted and I was able to get to it. So disable USB debugging and rebooting will let you get to the internal storage.
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    I have usb debugging checked, the moto drivers installed, and the usb connection set to Mass Storage. Running under win7 pro, all I do is connect the usb cable and I get the autoplay windows for my MOT drive (internal) and my sdcard-ext drive in about 5-10 seconds. This works every time and has not failed once. I always make sure I use the Safely Remove Hardware for each drive before disconnecting. Powering off/on doesn't change anything for me. I think this is the expected behavior, but many posters seem to have a different experience. I don't thing rooting has anything to do with it, but it is puzzling why some have so many problems with this.
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    I found a solution

    I had the exact same problem what worked for me was simply un checking usb debugging than plugging my phone into the computer. No reboot necessary. hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsDroid View Post
    I have usb debugging checked, the moto drivers installed, and the usb connection set to Mass Storage. Running under win7 pro, all I do is connect the usb cable and I get the autoplay windows for my MOT drive (internal) and my sdcard-ext drive in about 5-10 seconds. This works every time and has not failed once. I always make sure I use the Safely Remove Hardware for each drive before disconnecting.
    Thanks for the tip. Without the usb debugging it would come up (at least I think only one), but you couldn't do anything with it. I ended up using the PC option, putting stuff in the internal drive and then using Astro to move it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shankomatic View Post
    I am not rooted, however I did find what was doing it. I enabled USB Debugging. After disabling it AND rebooting I was able to access the internal storage. I enabled it again, I was able to see it until I rebooted again and it was gone. Disabled and rebooted and I was able to get to it. So disable USB debugging and rebooting will let you get to the internal storage.
    Thanks a lot this also fixed the issue for me!
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    For some reason I don't get internal storage anymore, I just get this:



    Clrearly, 8.25MB is a little different than 8GB. So what's going on here? Tried unchecking USB Debugging and anything else selected in the Development menu. I've restarted my phone, haven't restarted my computer yet. I have the drivers installed...this is weird.
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    Perhaps this is what it is?

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