How to use the Windows Phone 7 as a USB drive

Learn how to tweak your registry so that your computer recognizes the Windows Phone 7 as a removable USB drive. You'll only have access to the Music, Pictures and Videos folders, but those are the most important folders anyway when it comes to moving big files.

1. Open Windows Registry Editor by typing regedit in your start menu
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\U SB
3. Perform a search for ZuneDriver
1. The search should yield a result similar to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\U SB\VID_045E&PID_04EC&MI_00\6&27ffd631&0&0000\Devic e Parameters\WUDF
4. Click up one level to the Device Parameters key
5. Change ShowInShell from 0 to 1
6. Change PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell from 1 to 0
7. Change EnableLegacySupport from 0 to 1
8. Change EnableDefaultAutoPlaySupport from 0 to 1

That's it! You can now plug your Windows Phone 7 into your Windows PC using the supplied USB cable and it will be recognized as a USB drive. Close Zune and access your device.

Have fun.



  1. How do I transfer the contacts from my windows mobile phone to outlook?

  2. One good thing about Windows Phone 7 is - it does not store the contact 'locally only' - it creates them either in live or outlook.
    Suppose your contacts are saved on live - login to - hotmail > bottom left 'contacts' - check the box for the contacts - manage > export - exported as CSV - use this file - import into outlook.

  3. does anyone knows is there any way to instal programs on this phone without buying them?