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MTP USB Porting Kit: A Free Developer Tool for MTP Implementation and Testing

What is MTP USB Porting Kit and Why You Need It

MTP stands for Media Transfer Protocol, a standard protocol that allows you to transfer media files between your portable devices and your computer. MTP was developed by Microsoft as an extension of the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) that was widely used by digital cameras. MTP supports transferring various types of files, such as photos, videos, music, documents, and more.

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MTP USB Porting Kit is a software development kit that enables device manufacturers to build software components that communicate with Windows PCs using MTP. It includes the complete MTP specification, updated design documentation, sample source code, a PC-based MTP simulator, and MTP test tools. The MTP Porting Kit is intended to help partner companies prototype, evaluate, and provide feedback on Microsoft's MTP implementation.

You may need the MTP USB Porting Kit if you want to:

  • Connect your Android device or other MTP devices to your Windows PC and transfer files

  • Develop your own MTP device or software and test it with Windows

  • Troubleshoot any issues related to MTP connection or file transfer

In this article, we will show you how to download, install, and use the MTP USB Porting Kit on Windows and Linux. We will also cover some common problems and solutions for MTP file transfer, as well as some alternatives to MTP.

How to Download MTP USB Porting Kit from Microsoft

The official source of the MTP USB Porting Kit is the Microsoft website. You can download it for free from there. Here are the steps to download it:

  • Go to this page on the Microsoft website.

  • Click on the Download button next to Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) 12.0.

  • Select a language from the drop-down menu and click Next.

  • Save the file (MtpKit.msi) to your computer.

How to Install MTP USB Porting Kit on Windows

After downloading the MtpKit.msi file from Microsoft website, you can install it on your Windows PC by following these steps:

  • Double-click on the MtpKit.msi file to launch the installation wizard.

  • Click Next to continue.

  • Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.

  • Choose a destination folder for the MTP USB Porting Kit and click Next.

  • Click Install to begin the installation process.

  • Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish.

The MTP USB Porting Kit will be installed on your Windows PC. You can find it in the Start menu or the destination folder you selected. The MTP Porting Kit contains the following components:

  • MTP Specification: A PDF document that describes the MTP protocol in detail.

  • MTP Design Documentation: A PDF document that explains the design and implementation of MTP on Windows.

  • MTP Sample Source Code: A folder that contains sample source code for MTP device drivers, applications, and test tools.

  • MTP Simulator: A PC-based application that simulates an MTP device and allows you to test MTP commands and responses.

  • MTP Test Tools: A folder that contains various tools for testing MTP functionality, such as MtpInfo, MtpStress, and MtpMon.

How to Connect and Transfer Files between MTP Devices and Windows PC

One of the main uses of the MTP USB Porting Kit is to connect your MTP devices, such as Android phones or tablets, to your Windows PC and transfer files between them. To do this, you need to enable the MTP USB interface on your device, connect it to your PC using a USB cable, and use Windows Explorer or other tools to access and transfer files. Here are the steps to do this:

  • On your Android device, go to Settings > Storage > More (three dots icon) > USB computer connection.

  • Select Media device (MTP) as the USB connection mode.

  • Connect your Android device to your Windows PC using a USB cable.

  • On your Windows PC, open Windows Explorer and look for your device name under This PC or Computer.

  • Double-click on your device name to open it and browse its internal storage and SD card (if any).

  • Select the files or folders you want to transfer and drag and drop them to your desired location on your PC or vice versa.

You can also use other tools to transfer files between your MTP devices and Windows PC, such as:

  • Windows Media Player: A media player that can sync music, videos, and photos with your MTP devices.

  • Windows Photo Gallery: A photo management tool that can import photos and videos from your MTP devices.

  • Android File Transfer: A third-party tool that can transfer files between your Android devices and Windows PC via MTP.

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