TB won't connect as drive to computer

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  1. tu3218
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    I trying to transfer music files over to my TB but it won't connect as a drive to my laptop. All the files installed automatically but it never connects. Anyone get this to work?
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    I had the same problem - Go to Settings > Connect to PC and set Default Connection Type to Disk Drive and click Ask Me
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    Okay I'll have to give that a try. I actually downloaded winamp and used wifi for syncing music. It works really good and actually pretty quick.
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    It sucks I've tried that and its still not working


    tapatalking from my Magnificent HTC Thunderbolt
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    I wound up taking the pre-installed sd card out and re-seating it, then it showed up on the computer after setting the default connection type.
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    I'm having similar problems, but not quite. I plugged my phone in and chose the option to use as a hard drive. Transferred one folder of music to my phone's SD card and unmounted. Now I keep getting an icon in my status bar that is an SD card with a question mark with the message "SD CARD has an unexpected problem. Tapping to recover it." When i tap it, I get it again. Rebooting doesn't seem to help either.

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    I just had the same problem! Turns out my usb port wasn't seeing it even though it was getting charged. Tried a different port and now it connects :icon_ banana:
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    thanks for the tip on winamp. next time I move some music I will look into the wifi sync. I did manage to move some music over but it was old school
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    no problem..I'm still back an forth between using winamp or HTC's music player but winamp definitely makes transferring music over quick and lacks having to plug it in and all that.
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    I was running into the same issue... when I plug the TB into my Win7 64 laptop it would give me the options to mount, but the computer would add a cd/dvd drive as the E: drive. This only gave me access to some install files (about 5.8mb). now I already have several networked drives including an F, L, S,T, and Z.

    What I found out is that the TB is actually mapping over my networked F: drive as a USB drive, but not changing the name. So If i double click on my F: drive, it will give me access to my TB.

    I discovered this by going to the device manager and looking at the "portable devices". there it showed me "F:\" as an option.

    I'm just happy I have access to my TB... but does anyone know how to fix this issue?
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    Hope this helps.
    I didn't have issues until I added 8000 music files to my sd card.
    Now it takes about 4-5 minutes before my sd card shows up as a disk drive on my pc.
    After the long wait, everything works fine.
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    Thanks for this! My TB's SD card was mapped over my network H: drive, which wasn't renamed. I never would have found it without your post. Six months later and on Gingerbread, the problem still exists. Windows issue or Android?
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