07-12-2011 01:03 PM
I am trying to connect my Thrive to my laptop to move some files onto the storage but keep running into a problem. When I plug the USB cable into the computer Windows tries to install software for my Thrive (it calls it the AT100). I keep getting an error message the Windows could not install the necessary drivers. This means when I go to "My Computer" there is no device listed for the Thrive and I am not able to transfer files. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what is the fix? My laptop is running Windows XP.
07-12-2011 03:46 PM
07-12-2011 05:53 PM
I spoke with Toshiba technical support on this subject. I don't have an SD card in my Thrive and I was told if I had one, then I could move files from my MacBook to the Thrive. Another method is to transfer files via an external USB disk, I'm told. (format must be extFAT).
However, playing around with this (with no SD card) I was able to transfer music files from my MacBook to the Thrive via Bluetooth. The drawback is that it won't accept folders, only files, so it's a pain to create thousands of new folders and move music manually in that manner. I'm going to the external disk method and get an SD card soon.
Hope this helps.
07-12-2011 06:35 PM
07-12-2011 06:51 PM
Yes, folders can be transferred with a flash drive, SD card, and an external disk. I didn't explain thoroughly in my last post. Even with an SD card, the USB cable will not work connected directly to a PC or Mac. The SD card must be used with the computer, then inserted into the Thrive. It doesn't make sense to me why the Thrive won't work for transfers when directly hooked to the computer. Someting about Honeycomb 3.1 or Toshiba, not sure.
I've been spoiled being able to hook up my MotoDroid 1 via USB and move files and folders accordingly.
07-13-2011 04:42 AM
07-13-2011 11:42 AM
The Thrive used Media Transfer Protocol, not USB Mass Storage Protocol to export its internal flash storage.
Windows Vista and 7 should support it without any extra drivers. Windows XP needs an update from Microsoft.
For Mac, get this application: http://www.android.com/filetransfer/
For Linux, get the mtpfs and mtptools packages. See here for details: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.ph
Ubuntu has a package called Qlix in its repo that offers a GUI for managing MTP devices.
07-13-2011 01:36 PM
Based on the information above about MTP I did a google search for MTP and Windows XP. Apparently it isn't built into XP (but is in Vista and 7) but can easily be added by downloading windows media player 10 or higher. I haven't had a chance to try it out but will update when I verify it works.
07-14-2011 04:40 AM
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05-21-2012 01:54 PM
What I am running into is when I try to copy/ Transfer photos or file my PC (XP sp3) wants to install MTP and it I try to copy photos from Thumb Drv to SD it say files cannot be copied to this folder. If I put the SD in my PC and copy photos and try to view on tablet it says file corrupted. So now what?????
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