1. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10
       15 Oct 2016 #1

    Change default details view for MTP devices?


    Windows 10 insists that the camera folder on my phone is going to be viewed as though it contains music and won't allow changing its default to just generic file details.

    Thus the details view header has a bunch of categories that are useless for photos, track name, duration etc. To get the date I have to right click on the header and check Date Authored. It's a DCIM folder for *photos* so why is it defaulting to settings for music?

    Is there a way to hack this to make it by default use the general files details view for all folders, no matter the type of files in them? 99.99% of the time I only need to see the file name, type, size and date, no matter what kind of file it is.
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  2. Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,937
    EL Capitan
       15 Oct 2016 #2

    You have to make the change on your phone not the computer. It does help to know the mfg, model and OS on your phone.
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  3. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10
       16 Oct 2016 #3

    Samsung Galaxy S4 running Lollipop. I haven't found any such settings on the phone. I get two choices for USB connection, Camera (PTP) or Media Device (MTP).

    MTP allows all files to be seen. Camera only shows photos to the computer the phone is connected to.

    With normal USB Mass Storage devices Windows lets the user select which sort of details to view, but when you remove and replace the device it defaults back to large icons. It's MY computer, I should be able to select what view *I* want and have it stay that way.

    I've been thinking about installing Cyanogenmod's Marshmallow build for it. It probably has a normal USB Mass Storage option. MTP is extremely slow and won't allow saving downloads directly to phone storage from a computer. They have to be downloaded to storage on the computer, then moved to the phone.
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  4. Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 2,937
    EL Capitan
       16 Oct 2016 #4

    The change is done in the settings on your phone, not in windows as I stated. Any information on this you can get from various Android forums and also Howardforums.com. Otherwise you could run AndFTP or AndSMB to share files between the device and your network.

    If you install the modified OS, you really are not solving anything, since you still have to make the changes in the behavior of storage on the phone from Pictures to physical storage.
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