How-to: Enable Mass Storage Mode in Windows Phone 7. #wp7

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Microsoft may have left a slew of important features out of Windows Phone 7 initially, though slowly but surely hackers and devs are adding them back in. First it was tethering. Now — USB Mass Storage Mode. The lack of said feature is pretty mind boggling. It’s an extremely basic feature that is immensely useful, and one that we’ve given plenty of other software and hardware developers/manufacturers flack for. With that said, how exactly can you turn your trusty WP7 device into the storage device of your dreams? Click on through to find out…

The process is quite simple actually. So don’t let big bad words such as “registry” and “hack” scare you off. First, click on “Start” > “Run” and then type in “regedit” in the box that pops up. From there, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumUSB” and look for ZuneDriver. Then, edit three registry entries as follows:

  • Change “ShowInShell” from 0 to 1
  • Change “PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell from” from 1 to 0
  • Change “EnableLegacySupport” from 0 to 1

See — easy. The only major downside so far is that this is computer specific, meaning you’ll have to go through the above process for every computer you want to use your WP7 device as mass storage on. But if that doesn’t phase you, hack away.

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Via: Geeky-Gadgets

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