Solved How do I move files to a USB drive using DOS commands?

March 29, 2017 at 13:20:22
Specs: Windows 7
I have a scanner that I connect to my PC with a USB cable. When its connected, and I open Windows Explorer, it does not have a Hard Drive letter. Instead, it is just labelled as "Mobile Device". I would like to create a BAT file to copy files to a folder on this mobile device scanner. Is there some way to write a simple DOS command to copy files to a mobile device folder connected to my PC? If the mobile device had a drive letter, obviously I could do a simple copy command to the destination folder. But it does not. Please advise, and thanks in advance.

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March 29, 2017 at 14:19:49
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Unless the scanner has a hard drive for storage, then it's just simply an external USB-connected device. Mobile device would suggest it's also wireless enabled? Is that the case?

Regardless, if it's not a mass storage device (in which case no drive letter will be assigned,) there is no where to copy the files to.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)

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April 8, 2017 at 02:14:35
Hi ES,

with queries such as this, it can help greatly if the Make and full model number of the device concerned is advised.

I do not know your scanner, but suspect a driver and/or application is required to be installed on the pc - **before connecting the scanner**.
These allow access to the scanner and copying over its files.

Possibly the files may not be in a standard format and might need covension to jpg, png or whatever.

Bear in mind dos file naming convention (xxxxxxxx.typ) differs greatly from windows.

Any usb cable used needs be fit for purpose, as some cheapo 'charging only' ones do not have all connections.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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