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In Android 3 the connection to PC as Mass Storage Controller feature was removed.

Is there a way to access MTP-mounted phone as a drive letter? I want standard file manager programs (e.g. Total Commander) to work.

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Related: superuser.com/questions/369959/… –  Erik May 13 '12 at 20:14

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In theory, there is not a way to access your phone's memory card with a drive letter, because, as you said, Android now connects it as an MTP device, and not as a Mass Storage device. But, there are two solutions:

  1. Root phone and get a "Mass Storage" enabler application that will work on your phone.
  2. Without rooting phone: as long as both the computer are on the same network, run an FTP server on the phone, and access it on the computer.

There are applications like FTPUse and NetDrive that will map that FTP address to a drive letter. I used NetDrive on Windows XP, but couldn't get it to work on Windows 7 64-bits, so now I use FTPUse, and it's working fine.

So, it's not exactly the same, and it's a bit slower, but it works, and I am able to browse folders, erase files, etc, and even use applications like WinDirStat to analyze folder sizes etc.

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Welcome to the site! Please don't put a signature in your posts. That information should be limited to your user profile. –  Al E. Nov 13 '13 at 19:32
    
Unfortunately, With 4.4, apps can no longer write to external SD cards... So uploading via FTP is no longer possible –  Basic Jun 23 at 12:13

I cannot test it myself as I have no ICS or JB device, but it might be worth a try to check the following apps, which claim to give you back UMS (as long as the kernel permits it):

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This answer is backwards; the question is how to mount the phone with a drive letter... not how to mount a drive onto the phone. –  Myrddin Emrys May 16 '13 at 0:35
    
Exactly that's what the answer is about: how to make UMS available again, so you can mount the phone to your computer. Read e.g. the description of USB Mass Storage Watcher and take a look at its last screenshot: Clearly the Android device mounted to the PC in UMS mode: "as an added feature now you can automatically mount your sd card. Just plug your device in and up comes the file window on your computer." –  Izzy May 16 '13 at 6:52

You can try this plugin for TotalCommander: Windows Media Audio v2. Haven't actually tried it, as using FAR Manager instead, and for it there is own plugin PortaDev.

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http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/TotalAndDroid.html - this plugin does not give you a drive letter, but beside of this - does the job. You can see all files of your Android device on TC panel and do all regular operations.

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You can try to install a WebDAV server to the android device, then mount the WebDAV server as a drive on Windows 7. Here is a free WebDAV server from Google Play (Of course, there are many other WebDAV servers in Google Play). And the steps to mount the WebDAV server as a drive on Windows 7.

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