Windows Phone – See your Windows phone as storage device

With previous Windows Mobile devices (running Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5-6-6.1) you were able to see the content of your device through ‘My computer’ as a storage device.

With Windows Phone 7 (and the Zune client), this is not possible anymore.


Open the registry and locate the following key:

  • Look for the value named PortableDeviceNameSpace ; you should have something like VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx&MI_00\xxxxxxxxxx&0&0000\Device Parameters
  • Edit the EnableLegacySupport with the value 1
  • Edit the PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell value to 0
  • and then ShowInShell to 1

Reconnect your mobile device and you should see again your mobile content.

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