Windows Phone 7 USB Mass Media Trick

Windows Phone 7 USB Mass Media Trick
April 05 00:13 2011 Print This Article

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If you’re interested in unlocking your Windows Phone 7 device to store something other than music, movies, and pictures, or you’re using a computer that has no Zune software, then by normal means you’d be out of luck. However, as with most Zune-related devices, you can always unlock the access to your phone’s mass media via some quick registry edits. And just in case you thought we here at The Technoclast were soft on tweaking and modding, we’ll show you how.


DISCLAIMER: While it is particularly hard to do anything terrible to your computer by mistake doing this tweak, we still claim no responsibility for any bad effects you may do to your computer inadvertently. The tweak is simple enough and can be reversed without much issue, just don’t mess up because we can’t fix that for you.


Here’s what you gotta do:

  1. Open your friendly neighborhood registry editor by typing regedit into your Windows command box
  2. Drill down into the registry folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USB
  3. Search for a folder called ZuneDriver and an entry should show up
  4. Click the parent folder above ZuneDriver called Device Parameters
  5. Change these registry entries: ShowInShell from 0 to 1, PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell from 1 to 0, EnableLegacySupport from 0 to 1. This should let Windows show you the mass media from the phone and let you explore it.
  6. Your new registry entries should look like this below:




If you’re successful, then you should be able to see your Windows Phone 7 device in Windows Explorer. If the Zune software is running when you open the device, there will be no files shown – so close the Zune software first before accessing your device. That’s all really. Have fun with your new mass-media-toting Windows Phone! (Source: MobileTechWorld)

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