External devices as phone and cameras connected via USB not seen

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External devices as phone and cameras connected via USB not seen

Post by *vfomino » 2019-06-11, 10:29 UTC

Hi,
I am using TC for a long time and it used to "see" any USB connected devices as phone (Samsung) and cameras (Nikon D90).
As I am transferring my photos from camera to PC via USB cable, I would like do it fast. Now, when I connect my camera, the internal card is not seen directly by TC. So, I have to open the folders from camera card via Windows Explorer, and copy in a folder created via TC. By the way, I do not like at all Windows Explorer so I avoid it as much as possible. Sam thing applies to the phone connected to PC via USB cable. I do remember that in the past I could use TC for those tasks.
Please help. maybe is a configuration thing (??).

Thank you in advance,
Victor Fomino

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Re: External devices as phone and cameras connected via USB not seen

Post by *Stefan2 » 2019-06-11, 10:39 UTC

Hi Victor.
vfomino wrote:
2019-06-11, 10:29 UTC
I am using TC for a long time and it used to "see" any USB connected devices as phone (Samsung) and cameras (Nikon D90).

To access connected external devices such as camera, smartphone / cell phone, tablet and such,
use the "Drive combobox" drop-down menu:
c
d
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+ Computer (drive overview) <<<<<<<<<< There <
My Documents (directory)
\ Network Neighborhood





The same can be accessed via menu "Commands > Open Desktop Folder" (internal command cm_OpenDesktop)
and then at the "Computer / This PC" entry (internal command cm_OpenDrives)


With the internal command cm_OpenDrives you also can create an button or add keyboard shortcuts to.



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Also see this from TC help just in case you have modified that yourself:

[Configuration]
ShowExtraDrives=7

Show extra items in the drive dropdown combobox.
Sum of:
1: My Computer
2: My documents
4: External devices without drive letter, e.g. Smartphones

(ShowExtraDrives=7 is all of them)



See Help > Configuration and Switches > Ini file Settings
Note: The location of the ini files can be seen in menu Help - About Total Commander.
If entry doesn't exists in the INI, just create them.





 

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Re: External devices as phone and cameras connected via USB not seen

Post by *MVV » 2019-06-11, 12:03 UTC

Unfortunately not all devices allow direct access to memory cards. Some devices provide an option to select access protocol (e.g. modern Android devices support MTP/PTP protocols but don't allow direct memory card access), some only have one possible protocol (direct or virtual).

If a device allows direct access to its memory, you can see a USB memory card in TC, but otherwise you have to use stupid and slow MTP/PTP protocol which provides only virtual access to memory, and Stefan2 has already described how to access such devices within TC.

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Re: External devices as phone and cameras connected via USB not seen

Post by *vfomino » 2019-06-12, 11:09 UTC

Thank you for your answers, problem solved !

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