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I'm working on a script intended to work with files stored on my [android 5.1] smartphone.  Problem is, I can't get a valid path.  If I plug in the phone, Windows sees it, I can view and manipulate files, and Explorer says the path is, for example, Computer\XT1254\Internal storage\Music.  However, if I try to access it with AutoIT, e.g.:

$path = FileSelectFolder("Select folder for music files", "")
If @error Then Exit
ConsoleWrite($path & @crlf)
$filelist = _FileListToArrayRec($path, "*.mp3;*.wma", $FLTAR_FILES, $FLTAR_RECUR, $FLTAR_NOSORT, $FLTAR_FULLPATH)

I get


for $path (the first ConsoleWrite), and _FileListToArrayRec returns extended error 1 (Path not found or invalid).

Is there any way to access files on such a device?  There doesn't seem any to get Windows to assign a drive letter to it like it did with my old phones.  There do seem to be some ways to do it involving setting up the android device as a server but I was hoping for a simpler solution using USB.

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The path for it is:


You can paste that in any window, and it will put you on the smartphone dir.

As for the function to work, idk, maybe it doesn't assume a path like that.


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Explore the the registry, there must be a way how Explorer knows  how Computer\XT1254\Internal storage\Music <==> ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\\\?\usb#vid_22b8&pid_2ea4#zx1f42cdvh#{6ac27878-a6fa-4155-ba85-f98f491d4f33}\SID-{10001,,56161665024}\{00000001-0001-0001-0000-000000000000} correspending.

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Try using this as the path in _FileToArrayRec:



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I looked in the registry, XT1254 shows up numerous places, and at least one of them has part of the string returned by FileSelectFolder:


More interesting was this one:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Portable Devices\Devices\USB#VID_22B8&PID_2EA4#ZX1F42CDVH]

I changed FriendlyName to "Z:\", and now typing Z: in windows explorer takes me to the device... but _FileListToArrayRec still doesn't like it.


M23, I tried that, along with other combinations and subsets, no joy anywhere.

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