10-03-2003, 07:42 AM #1
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- Nov 2004
Connecting PocketPC with desktop as USB mass storage drive?
is there a program or driver to make my pocketpc act as an usb pendrive? mass storage driver is native in windows, so this way i could transfer files to a desktop that doesn't have activesync installed. i heard there is such software for palm os.
10-03-2003, 02:31 PM #2
no.. what you can do is get a USB>IR adapter. outpost.com had them free after rebate last week, and still might. it takes no drivers, and you dont need active sync installed.
its great for use on school computers, cause i'll type something and need to save it (and dont wanna email it to myself cause i wanna keep workin on it). pop in IR>USB thing into computer, beam it to my ppc, delete it off computer.
slow as heck, i'd never sync with it, but it was free, and a great solution to getting files from my ipaq to a comp without activesync and vice versa.
10-03-2003, 04:52 PM #3
I was under the impression this would work (connect device to computer through USB port, have it show as a "thumbdrive" storage device) if the desktop machine was running WinXP.
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10-03-2003, 08:12 PM #4
- Join Date
- May 2001
Nope. You have to have ActiveSync installed even under XP. Once ActiveSync is installed it comes up as 'Mobile Device' under my computer, though.
However, as arebelspy said, you don't need drivers for IR with XP. Worked great with an IBM laptop I was using. The desktop/laptop notices an IR device once you line up the PPC's IR with the PC's, and it automatically brings up a program on the PC for transfering files.
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