laptop not recognizing Droid

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    Only had my Droid for 3 days and just tried to connect it to my Toshiba laptop running Vista. When I attach it with the cord, windows starts to try and install drivers, but eventually fails. I can see a portable device E in explorer, but when clicked, asks for a disk????
    Any suggestions to successfully connect the Droid to my laptop?
    Thanks
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    Ditto, same here. Want to download photos and can't or can't be done the normal way?
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    On your Droid's notification window there will be a question asking if you want to mount your Droid (this is a pull down window). Reply yes and then it should load on to your computer. You will want to safely remove hardware on the bottom task bar and unmount it too when you're finished. This may not be necessary on a PC but it certainly is on a Mac. I would do it just to be safe.
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    Did you install the Driver, as Vista requests if you plug in the cable?
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    Thanks all.

    Did what hookbill suggested and worked great. Question, is there a way to delete multiple photos instead of one at a time?
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    Really a whole different topic but what you need to do this with I believe is an app called Astro File Manager. Select Edit, Multi, tap the icons of the photo's you want to delete then back to edit and delete.

    You should have some type of file manager on your phone, I just chose Astro because someone suggested it to me like I'm doing to you.:)
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    Astro rocks =)
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    Laptop recognize e drive Droid

    When you connect the droid, go to the notification window at the top. There will be a notification that the USB is connected, and you will want to touch the bar. when you touch the bar, you need to hit the "mount" button.That should open the connection.
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    Wow, I can see where this group is going to save me a lot of learning curve anguish....
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the info and the folks that run this site.. I just successfully drug a couple albums to the Droid.
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    It's a really good place to learn stuff. I learn somethings new every day and that wasn't a typo. It's plural.:)
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    These drivers from Motorola may help http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/Common/Drivers and Plug ins/USB_Drivers_32_bit_4.2.0.zip

    also found here USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola USA
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    Have you tried to press the top of the screen (pull down menu/notification bar) and "Mount" your Droid in order for the computer and the Droid to communicate with each other?
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    That makes 3 times this has been suggested in this thread. Do I hear a fourth?
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    No need to be snide or childish
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    How can I transfer contacts and scheduling from my phone to my dell laptop and vice versa?
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    In your Droid, go to the Contacts, then Menu, Import/Export. Then you will have two or more options to either Import or Export to SD card. Try these
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    I was making an attempt at humor. No need to apologize for insulting me.
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    No fourth, but if you wanted to delete multiple from the pc, just select as you would any number of files ...

    If you would like an app for moving stuff to and from your Droid (haven't looked at it yet myself) you can get Moto's Media Link software from here:

    http://www.nero.com/download.php?id=motorolamedialink
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    I cannot get my Toshiba Laptop running Vista Ultimate to recognize my Verizon Droid. It connected and I can see the drive but cannot open it. Is there any drivers I need?
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    Is this the 4th or 5th

    ~Previously posted~:) Pull down notification window on the droid and click [Mount]:icon_ devil:

    ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is a tool (for your computer) that comes with the Android SDK that allows you to control and interface with your Android device. It is located in the tools folder when you unpack the SDK.


    These are the "drivers" your computer is more or less looking for,.. (connect directly to a computer with out "mounting" from notification bar.
    Learn more here:
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