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    Mass Storage on Blackberry

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    Trying to get my blackberry (Curve 8310) to store data files. I understand that I have to somehow activate mass storage, which I can't seem to locate anywhere. I also understand that I need to install the appropriate windows drivers in order to manage media files via windows. I have installed these drivers.

    When I connect my BB via USB Windows recognizes that a new usb connection has been made (it sees it as a generic mass storage device).

    I found some other threads relating to this and tried a few of the solutions. Still struggling with getting this to work.

    Any advice?

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    Options,memory,BB button, enable mass storage

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    Zix, do you have a media card in your device?

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    @BHP77 Yes. I have seen that solution in many threads. I do not seem to have an Options option.

    @ RogerG No idea. Under the battery there are two "card ports" (for lack of a better term). The larger one contains a card and the is smaller one is empty. There is some sort of storage as I'm able to store pics, etc.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    The smaller one is for your media card(SD card). That mean that your pc is picking up your bb on board storage. What you need is a sd card. I don't have a 83xx in front of me right now. Since your pc is picking up your bb you should be able to drag and drop the file you want into your bb.

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    Ok, the card makes sense.

    But Windows is still not quite seeing the BB device correctly. When I physically connect it via USB Windows picks up a new USB device and assigns it a drive letter (happens to be E: on this machine). When I try to browse that drive I get a "please insert a disk into drive E:" message.

    Should I be able to browse the drive?

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    You'll need the media card, which will then allow you to enable mass storage mode on the device. Then you'll be able to browse it as an external drive.

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    Yeah. Put a card in and everything worked fine. Funny that the 25 or so posts I read about this never mentioned the card.

    Anyway...thanks for the assists guys!

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    same thing with my bb bold, it neva seems to be recognised as a storage device also same goes to the bluetooth...theres connectivity but it can't seem to trnsfer files...pls any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrabyk View Post
    same thing with my bb bold, it neva seems to be recognised as a storage device also same goes to the bluetooth...theres connectivity but it can't seem to trnsfer files...pls any help?
    Make sure you enable mass storage mode BEFORE you plug a cable into your BB.

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