Windows – Nexus 7 Doesn’t Show Up As Media Device (MTP)

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When connecting my Nexus 7 to my Windows 7 computer, it doesn't show up in neither Windows Explorer > My Computer nor Device Manager > Portable Devices.

I did, however, install the Google USB driver, which allows USB debugging for Android development, and that driver shows up under Device Manager > Android Devices

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Also, when the Nexus 7 is connected via USB to the Windows 7 Computer, the setting on the device is correctly selected/checked to connect as a media device: Notifications (Swipe down) > USB Computer Connection > Connect as Media Device (MTP)

However, when I connect my Galaxy Nexus phone, it shows up in both Device Manager > Android Devices and Device Manager > Portable Devices, which in turn shows up under Windows Explorer > My Computer allowing me to actually use it as an MTP device.

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How can I access my Nexus 7 as a media device under Windows 7?

Best Answer

As I posted in this question on Android.SE, I was able to get my MTP mode working again. FYI I don't know how this affects the debugging interface since I haven't checked that out yet, but this should let you access it as a drive.

From that answer (slightly modified based on your images):

What worked for me (on Windows) was:

  1. Plug the Nexus 7 into your computer with the USB cable.
  2. Open Device Manager.
  3. Find "Android Device" near the top and expand the node. Double click on "Android Composite ADB Interface".
  4. In the properties window that pops up, uninstall the driver (I chose to delete the current driver as well, not sure if that matters).
  5. Unplug the tablet and plug it back in.

At this point mine got recognized as a Nexus 7 instead of an Android ADB device and allowed me to transfer files again.