can be used as an external hardware using the USB mode. This mode is very helpful for syncing and transferring files
from a computer. However, people using Napster
may face an issue with this mode and would be required to switch from USB to MTP mode
. To get around this problem one should connect Sony Walkman to the PC and find the device under USB controllers via Device Manager
. One should uninstall the device and plug in the device again. The device should have successfully switched from USB to MTP mode
How can I change a Sony Walkman from USB to MTP mode?
I recently purchased a Sony Walkman to use with my Napster subscription.
However, now tracks that I have downloaded with my Napster to Go subscription do not work as (I think) the device is showing up as a USB device rather than an MTP device. I tried performing the opposite of the steps above but Vista keeps on opening it up as a USB device.
In the properties for the portable device, the drivers are listed as:
The driver software is shown as:
- Microsoft WPD FileSystem Volume Driver.
- Connect the device to your PC
- In device manager look under 'Universal Seral Bus controllers', you should have one listed with the name of your walkman.
- Right-click it and uninstall. Re-plug in your walkman and it should be back to normal.
Thanks to Nicky
for this tip on the forum.