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Access your Zune30 as a extra hd.

Source: Phaleux.com

I highly recommend backing up these registry values before modifying anything. If you don’t know how to do that, I don’t recommend that you even attempt this right now =)

   1. Make sure your Zune is not plugged in and your Zune software isn’t running
   2. open up regedit by going to the start menu and selecting “run”. Type regedt32 and hit “OK”
   3. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\
   4. Search for “PortableDeviceNameSpace”. This should be contained in the Vid_####&Pid_####\########_-_########_-_########_-_########\Device Parameters within the above …\USB\ The ##’s listed here will be numbers and letters specific to your Zune
   5. Change the following values:
          * EnableLegacySupport to 1
          * PortableDeviceNameSpaceExcludeFromShell to 0
          * ShowInShell to 1
   6. Plug in your Zune, and make sure the Zune Software starts up.
   7. Hopefully at this point you can open up “My Computer” and browse your device, though it does NOT show up as a drive letter.

Right now I can access it both as a harddrive and sync through the Zune Software.

Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 3:19 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Zune Firmware Hacked

# re: Zune Firmware Hacked
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This is NOT a firmware hack, just a registry hack, it means you'll have to do it in every pc you want to use the zune as a usb drive
Left by daniel on Nov 25, 2007 9:15 AM

# re: Zune Firmware Hacked
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@Daniel-
You are correct it is not a "firmware hack" in the true sense of the term however if you do any research into why I used the term "Firmware Hacked" you would notice that with the recent firmware update: the old registry hack that allowed you to use and have access to the "Zune" Hard drive was fixed.

So yes it is a registry "edit" and not a firmware hack.

Thank you so much for clarifying that. I will make sure that I edit the post to reflect this.
~Mike
Left by mike dopp on Nov 26, 2007 9:13 PM

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