USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 How To Tutorial!

USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

We Symbian users just love the USB Mass Storage mode in our devices. When I got the Lumia 800 I just hate the way of syncing everything via Zune. I was searching for a hack to enable USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800. I found it in and XDA  that it can be enabled on other WP phones via registry hack. So I just tried it in Lumia 800. It just works.  Here are the steps to enable USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800.


USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

Step 1 :

USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

Open Registry Editor by typing ” regedit ” in start bar or in Run tool.

Step 2:

USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

In the Left Pane click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and find a folder tree called SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Enum and then USB.

Step 3:

USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

Press Ctrl + F or click Find in Edit Menu at the Menu Bar and search for “ZuneDriver” make sure USB folder is selected before searching.

Step 4:

USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800

It will find Zune Driver inside a folder tree called as VID_045E&PID_04EC&MI_00 . Just ignore all the stuffs and click Device Parametres folder tree.

P.S : Before we proceed rightclick Device Parameters and click Export in case if something goes wrong this will restore the registry to old state :) .

Step 5 :

When you click Device Parameters in the right pane it will display the registry values under it.

Step 6:

Registry editing begins now

In the right pane double-click the registry value called

  • ShowInShell and change its value from 0 to 1 .
  • PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell and change its value from 1 to 0 .
  • EnableLegacySupport from 0 to 1 .


Make sure these three values are changed. Just close the registry editor and it will save those values.


Step 7:



Remove the Lumia 800 and re-insert it again. You will see two portable devices in My Computer with a Storage capacity of  13.3GB. Now you can transfer your songs, pictures and videos to the Lumia without using Zune.



This trick consists of some drawbacks such as music added via this hack will show as unknown album in Music app.

But in our test the picture and video transfers to the device worked without any problem. Just make sure you copy the compatible formats to play in Lumia 800. This hack is faster that Zune as you can see the files pop up in gallery or video player as you begin to transfer.



After using USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 dont forget to eject device before removing the usb cable 😉 .


Note :


We are still not sure whether this hack works without Zune. We have removed the Zune but still the Lumia 800 managed to get drivers from Internet and we had to reapply this registry hack to enable it to show in My Computer. And the file transfers worked fine too. We are conducting further tests in different systems whether we can use Lumia 800 as USB stick without Zune. We will let you know soon. Till then read and share USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 post .

Update : You can use this USB Mass storage mode in Lumia 800 hack in any Windows Phone seven smartphones

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  • Srik

    unable to create new folder and not able to copy any contents to lumia 800. Please help….!!!

    error: “can not copy, the device has either stopped responding or disconnected

  • Galib

    U r simply a savior…:-) Awesome trick,People who are facing difficulties sayimg”not able to paste anything in the two portable devicdes” U can simply access to ur nokia drive from side bar … 😉

  • FaCu

    I’ll try with my Lumia 900

  • Anuj Soni

    Thank You! Its working for my Lumia 510.

  • JollyHobGoblin

    I LOVE YOU OH WISE SHARER OF THIS!!! <3 very helpful!! ^.^

  • Бай Благой

    Works great! Thank you guys. Работи прекрасно и не изисква инсталация на допълнителен софтуер, като изключиме това, че Зун-а спря да работи, но той си ме дразнеше хаха :)

  • ShadowShini

    “Cannot copy …………….
    You do not have permission to create this item.”

    That’s what i am getting too, is there any way to deal with that please?

  • Prycu

    Help!!! I have a nokia lumia 610. I did this hack, I managed to copy a few pdf files but the phone doesn’t see them and now I cannot delete them. Sometimes after I choose delete the delete box appears but it stays there forever whitout deleting anything, and sometime a msg appears like: the requested resource is in use, or that the device is not working properly or is disconected. I have VISTA on my laptop.

    If you can help, mail me at

  • Abdullah Arafath

    worked in my Lumia

  • Ventagli

    can I install custom apps/games xap using this method?

  • Bella

    Thank you so much for this information. It was very easy to follow. I am currently listening to my music on my LUMIA 800. :-)

    Can I ask, how I access my videos on the phone. They are not in the music + video section. Am I suppose to change the format first? (According to my laptop, they are on the NOKIA.)

    Thanks in advance.

  • sirusfaisal .

    Bro need your help. how do i go back to the main computer menu on regedit. The one where it shows HKEYCLASSES, HKEY CURRENT?? THANKS

  • Tarun Dinodia

    can anyone help me for lumia 620

  • tsoPnil

    in the step 5 when i clicked device parameter then in the right pane the there only showed 1 registrys value named extpropdesc…..
    no others regestry values were shown did i made any mistake

  • munna

    works gr8… i had problem with installing zune itself.. i got struck on CHECKING FOR UPDATES”.. tried this and able to access.. but my question is, i can see only music, video,images folders in my device… is that all we can access? is there any way to access all the files? like how we get all files/folders when we connect an android device…

  • Dan Villena

    When finding ZuneDriver, the only file i see is (Default) REG_SZ. Help pleaseeeeee!

  • obada

    it worked but seems empty ??!!

  • Catalin

    Unfortunately, I can’t see the files that were saved by various apps. For instance, I have an app that registers the voice, and theh files it saves on the Lumia 800 are no where to be found. :(

  • NaSh

    Thank You sooo much man!ur da best..hope i can transfer my books too

  • TheHelper

    if you are getting permission problems and cannot copy file open task manager (Right Click Task bar>Open task manager) and go to processes tab in task manager and end anything to do with zune.This worked for me hope it helps you. :)

  • asm

    I know its a little late but if I is messing around with a nokia lumia and it would show anything on the device or allow me to make changes within the registry I changed PortableDeviceType from 2 to 1 and then I could access the device as a mass storage device . ..

  • :)

    Yeah! It work for Lumia 505 too!!! I had to reset my phone and then it works…

  • Nishothan

    i dont have ZuneDriver in my Pc… What to do?

  • Med Bén

    okey that’s very helpful thak u but i can’t acces to my fone i want to copy files from my nokia to my laptop :)

  • Joseph

    Great article ,thanks for sharing useful information & Keep sharing..

  • Bapi

    thank u so much….frnds just try its realy working….just close zune after re insert your windows phone…..