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I have an Android A-13 Android tablet version 4.0.4 Baseband version 4.0.14 I have been trying to get my PC to recognize it so that I can download my music to it.

But I do not know if the PC does recognize it or not as the tablet does not show up on the removable storage. I have tried several different things to get it to do so but none of them work.

One of the attempted things is to enable USB mass storage on the tablet. But when I try to do that it does not have a place for it in the Settings. Can anyone help me with this?

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When you plug it into the computer, does a notification show up in the status bar asking if you want to mount it, or something like that? –  SaintWacko Aug 23 '12 at 19:46
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On Android 4.0+ devices, certain devices without a separate memory partition (i.e. separate sd card) don't have the USB Mass Storage option, rather Android now uses MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) to transfer files.

NOTE: If your device supports SD Cards, please make sure that an SD card is available in the device before connecting it to the PC.

To configure between MTP and PTP (and USB Mass Storage if an SD card is available): go to Settings > Device > Storage > Menu > USB computer connection.

To transfer files to your device via MTP, make sure it is in the MTP mode, then connect it to your computer via a USB cable.

On Windows: wait for Windows to install the necessary drivers, then your device will be available in My Computer. (more info)

On Mac: You have to install the Android File Transfer software. Follow the steps on this support page.

On Ubuntu: follow the steps in this article.

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