1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a AT&T Note 9 with a Windows 10 computer, all up to date. I want to use my phone like a flash drive/external harddrive to store documents and folders, such as MS Word and Excel documents.

    To access these files, I use my USB cable connected to the PC and view the files in windows explorer. If I click on a document to open/edit it, it is read-only.

    Is there a way to change this? In contrast, if I had used a regular external hard drive or flash drive, I would be able to see the files as well, but can open and edit them normally.
    01-28-2020 04:46 PM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Try installing Windows phone companion on your Pc. This should give you the ability to do that.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    01-28-2020 05:29 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here, as a guest account u cant .
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-28-2020 05:30 PM
  4. tlc264's Avatar
    It could be that Microsoft is only allowing read only because the screen used is over 9" and the file is coming from an android product. You might have to have a paid version of office on the phone to be able to make changes. I dont use mine like you are but office on my Samsung Tabs will only allow read only. When I open the same files on my phones I have editing capabilities.
    01-28-2020 07:14 PM

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