Connecting Eris to PC to transfer files

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    I have done a bit of searching and have not been able to resolve this issue. I am unable to connect the Eris to a Vista PC to transfer files. Are there drivers available for the device?
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    All you should have to do is connect the cable from your Eris to a USB port on your computer. A notification should come up on the Eris. Tap on it to bring it up and mount the phone to the computer. This turns the phone's SD card into a USB flash drive while it's connected. Then using the file manager in Vista (or XP or Win7) transfer your files. Unmount the phone, disconnect the cable and the files you transferred are now ready for use on the Eris.

    Sam
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    That was what I was missing!! I was having it check for drivers, etc. I told it not to ask again and when I checked explorer I could get in!

    Thank you very much for your help!!
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    You're welcome. FYI, Windows 7 recognized the Eris by name right away.

    Sam
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    Under "computer" in Vista there is a Drive G but

    I don't know if that is what you guys are talking about "recognizing Droid"? It also came up with a solution to install a driver but I elected not to do that since I did not know what SDK version I had or what that was talking about. I also don't know what file manager you are talking about. Do I make a folder on the droid? As you can see I don't have any idea about what I am doing. Please help or tell me what to read. Thank you.
    Joanne:unsure:
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    File manager=Windows Explorer (in Vista/7 it's the folder icon on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen).

    And yes once you mount the "drive" (the phone's SD card) Windows will show it as a drive letter in Explorer. So you can create folders, copy files from the PC to the phone, delete files, etc. It gets treated just like any other hard drive or flash dive would.

    The phone doesn't have the ability to do the file management so it gets done in Windows while you have the phone connected as a "drive". Once the folders are created, files copied, then you un-mount the phone from the computer and the phone and it's apps can then use the files/music/video that you put on.

    Sam
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    Look for the notification on Drioid

    If you are having trouble connecting to your PC, click on the Menu button on the bottom of the phone then go to Notifications. Look for the USB storage notification. Tap it and you will get an option to Mount it. Press Mount and then your PC will recognize it as a drive with storage.
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    so if i want to file my pictures by property address into different folders, I have to hook my phone to the computer down load them some how sort and save in different folders on the computer then send them back to the phone? is this correct?
    how?

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    windows xp and droid eris are my systems. thanks for any help
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    transfering files fron windows vista to droid eris

    After several failures of transfering my files from my vista pc,i finally figured out how.Try connecting your droid eris to your windows vista pc using a usb cable. on the very top left corner of your eris screen, you will see a usb notification that you are connected.Tap that, then hit MOUNT and you should have a window popped up on your pc. Your point will be under MY COMPUTER which is REMOVABLE DRIVE H. Select the files you want to transfer and drag them to that removable drive H. Unplug usb cable to view the files you transfered to your DROID ERIS. GOODLUCK!!




    by: RLKAMANDAG21
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    One small clarification: It may be a different drive letter, not necessarily H. But it should show up as a removable drive just like a thumb drive!
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    My XP computer didn't recognize the device until it was mounted. Thank you so much!
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    I have been trying to copy my mp3 to use it as an mp3 player but I can't find the file after it copies on the phone? Where is it? and How can I use it as an mp3 player?
    Thanks

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    This thread helped me a lot, thank you all for your time.

    Most importantly, the 'debugging' thing, knowing about the 'sync' software, and then I had to 'mount' using the notification thing on phone. Now works, thank you again.
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    I just picked up an Eris for my wife to use and I want to set up some folders on the SD card. I remember seein a post about it, but can't find it. Any recommendations? I recall something about calling them certain things so the phone would recognize them for access. Examples (?) "wallpaper" "music" "photos"
    Thanks
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    i have tried to do this like 85,000 tomes! and every time i do it always device not recognized. i just dont know what else to do. im not very smart when it comes to computer!! =(
    BTW i have windows 7 if that matters
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    Do you have an extra usb cable to try?
    To everyone else asking how to connect,
    I will post pics in a bit, when my wife sets her phone down.
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    To connect to your computer:
    1. Connect your USB cable.

    2. If your phone does not connect automatically, From the home screen, hit Menu, then "Connect to PC"
    [​IMG]

    3. Choose "Disk Drive" from the choices.
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    You will now be connected.

    To disconnect,
    1. UNMOUNT (or EJECT) THE DRIVE FROM YOUR PC FIRST!!!!!!!
    If you do not, you will eventually have a corrupt sd card and will run the rick of losing data when you have to format your card.

    2. Menu, "Connect to PC"

    3. Choose charge only.

    Conversely, you can also change between the Disk drive from the USB menu in your notification bar that will appear when you plug in your USB cable.
    [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2010
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    i have done that SOOO many times! and every time hat i do it a message pops up on my pc that says usb device not recognized. and when i go to "my computer" the only thing that shows up is Drive E and when i click it it says insert disk :confused:
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    Have you tried another usb cable? Another trick is to lay your phone and cable flat on the desk. The USB plugs arent the greatest in these phones.
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    John, search for astro file manager in the market. It is an android file program that will allow you to make folders and move files on your sd card through your phone without using a PC.
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