The Nokia Lumia 1020 did allow me to browse it’s contents for almost year with the use of the original data cable that came with the Nokia Lumia 1020.
All of the sudden Windows 7 64 bit didn’t allow me to browse my smart phone anymore if I plug in the data cable. The phone however does charge when the data cable is attached to the computer and also when its attached to a normal wall socket.
And while I was looking for a solution I came across many sites that offered me a software download that scanned my drivers and after everything was scanned I need to pay in order to install the correct drivers.
And according to the reviews of the software it also didn’t fix the problem at all.
I don’t like to spend money and time on something like a driver that used to be on my pc but disappeared for some reason that I don’t understand. The solution for the problem should be free and easy to find.
Because it wasn’t easy to find, I decided to write this article – to help you find the solution of the problem right way. Without having to search the internet for a couple of hours to find the right solution.
I do have another laptop, a Samsung Windows 7 laptop. It was upstairs and I haven’t used it for a while. But since I had problems with my HP laptop I brought this laptop downstairs.
And on this laptop I can plug in my Nokia Lumia 1020 and I can browse all items on it with the data cable attached. I didn’t install any Windows updates with this laptop before I started working with it.
Because of all this I did make a backup of all the files on my HP laptop. My HP laptop was getting more and more unstable (I think because of Windows updates). After a while it started up with system recovery.
I decided to do a full system restore to fabric settings. And after that my HP laptop is fast and stabile again, and I can use the Nokia Lumia data cable now on my HP laptop again, to browse items on my laptop.