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Nexus 5 wont show in Win Explorer

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    Nexus 5 wont show in Win Explorer


    I have a surface pro and recently upgraded to 8.1. Now when I plug my nexus 5 into the surface it shows in device manager but wont show in Win explorer so I cannot add/remove files etc.

    The phone itself says Connected As Media Device and I can see it to eject and as said, in device manager and it charges. Just nothing in win explorer.

    I have even tried Removing the Device via device manager and then reinstalling which goes through the motions and then ends up exactly as above

    Help please

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    Windows 8.1 (8" tablet)

    i think that if you tap on the "connected as media device" notification on the Nexus it'll let you change how it connects. IIRC, the media device setting makes it connect like a camera instead of as a mass storage device. I left my Nexus 7 at home so I can't check at the moment.
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  3. #3

    Go into Settings, About Device, tap on the Build number constantly to get to the Developer mode.
    Go back to the previous screen.
    Select Developer options.
    Enable USB debugging.
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Nexus 5 wont show in Win Explorer

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