Enable USB storage
It would be nice to be able to use Windows Phone devices as USB storage
This feature is now available in Windows Phone 8. Please note that while Windows Phone 8 doesn’t support USB mass storage with a full file explorer, it does support reading/writing pictures, music, videos and ringtones very similar to the way you normal would with a USB drive.
Absolutely. Need easy transfer of large files.
ZUNE is pretty limited. Guess it is supposed to be an iTunes copy ?
Need ro enable this, otherwise wp is a step backwards from windows mobile
Johny - there is some funny smoke in that cloud!! I went with and Android phone and have Syncing with Outlook, USB storage, and all of the other stuff my old Windows Mobile phone did and that WP7 phones don't do - and it is a lot nicer not to have all of the Windows problems. I am especially pleased that I have not been angry at my phone once since I switched!!
To be mean, I gave my old Windows phone to my wife - she can get frustrated with the problems of dealing with the illogical vagaries of MS.
Shlok Ambarkar commented
This will ease us for checking the transferred files,data,music.......
I think mass storage goes against the idea of WP.. I think upgrading zune to work better with our phones and to have more user friendly transfers is now the way to go
Really it is staring to own
Gert Wehinger commented
transferring files and read/open them on a Mango phone should be must (was possible on old WinMobile phones, so this is a step backwards!!!)); also letting one select & copy whole directories of music or photos directly would be great - instead of going through Zune's restricted selection by, in the case of music, album, artist etc. which does not always capture what I want (or way to much) - I for example want to copy a directory with my weekly audio version of a news magazine I listen to (that I delete afterwards) - no way to synch this easily with my new Mango phone (I found a workaround by changing the concerned files' properties to a very specific setting - using a user specific "genre" in may case - and creating a dynamic playlist using these properties.... life was easier, in this repsect at least, on my old WinMobile phone...
Minhaj Md commented
It would be really useful to transfer files quickly where they don't have Zune.
This is one of the features I miss about android,need to be able to download and copy files from my phone :(
Must have, not able to download files from internet to
Pankaj Katiyar commented
Recently, I was trying to configure my WiFi router which was down for some configuration issues. I asked my friend to email me the config file of the router (config.bin). I got email on my Nokia Lumia 800, but the first problem was that the attachement was not downloaded because of unrecognized file types. Secondly there was no mode where I could copy the file from phone to PC. Android has USB mass storage support.
zunes great but its quicker with usb and means our own docs can be put straight onto the phone, would make office more practical
Ok guys, that's not gonna happen. EVER. Why? Because MS needs to somehow make you use zune, skydrive, office 365, all this "cloud stuff". Why do u think Apple is doing the same? That's also the reason for not supporting sd cards.
WP7 WHAT A JOKE commented
Put people first yeah right SORT IT OUT!!! why did i go for the lumia the GALAXY S II is SOOO MUCH BETTER & THE APP'S / GAMES ARE CHEAPER ON ANDROID MARKET
It should be possible to copy any kind of data files to the device via USB, and they must be accessible by the apps.
Jeff King commented
it's very important features :(
iPhone = WP7
iCloud = Skydrive = No basic file navigation into a home network.
iPhone Dev == WP7 Dev = 100$ !
etc... Please unlock this device, or get killed... by the concurence!
I feel sooo sad about it, as a regular windows user.
Another very useful thing that miss...please...zune is not so good to transfer photos and videos
allow music videos and documents to put on the device without using zune!