What is ‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error in Windows 10?
If you are facing ‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error in Windows 10 computer while trying to connect your device like Smartphone to computer using USB connection, then you are in right place for solution. Here, you will be guided with easy methods/steps to resolve the error. Let’s starts the discussion.
What is MTP (Protocol)?
MTP stands for Media Transfer Protocol which is extension to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication protocol. MTP protocol allows media files to be transferred automatically to and from portable devices like Smartphone, cameras and others. This communication protocol is designed to efficient transfer of video and audio files.
Some portable devices that support MTP includes Smartphone, cell phones, tablet computers, digital cameras, MP3 players, PMPs, and other multimedia devices. These MTP supported portable devices can be connected to computer using USB cable.
‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error: It is common error associated with MTP supported portable devices attached to your computer. This error is usually appeared when you connect your portable devices that support MTP, into your computer via USB cable. This error indicates your computer was unable to establish the connection with the device successfully and result in device driver installation failure.
One possible reason behind this error can be problem with your portable device issues. You should make sure there is no issue with your Smartphone (portable device) hardware and is in working condition. Also, you should make sure there is no issue with USB cable and USB ports of your computer. Try connecting USB cable to another USB port of computer and check if it works.
You can also try enabling ‘USB Debugging’ option in your Smartphone before connecting to computer and then connect it to computer using USB cable, and check if it works. If enabling USB Debugging on Smartphone didn’t work for you, you can disable it again to back. Another possible reason behind this error is outdated or corrupted MTP USB device driver in your computer.
You should make sure MTP USB Device Driver is installed and is up-to-date. If not, you can update MTP USB Device Driver in order to fix the issue. Driver for MTP USB Device must be installed in computer to communicate your portable device that supports MTP Protocol, with operating system installed in computer. So, driver update is necessary for MTP USB Device. Let’s go for the solution.
How to fix MTP USB Device Driver Failed error in Windows 10?
Method 1: Fix ‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error with ‘PC Repair Tool’
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Method 2: Fix ‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error using Command Prompt
You can try running command related local group on your computer using command prompt in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys on keyboard and select ‘Command Prompt as Administrator’
Step 2: In Command Prompt, type the following command and hit ‘Enter’ key to execute
net localgroup Administrators local service /add
Step 3: Wait for execution to finish. Once done, try connecting your portable device that supports MTP, to computer using USB cable and check if it works.
Method 3: Modify Registry Settings in Windows 10
This issue can also be occurred if your system’s registry settings are not configured to recognize and install external device. You can apply certain changes in registry settings in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘regedit’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Registry Editor’
Step 2: Now, navigate to following path
Step 3: Find ‘Portable Devices’ folder in left pane. Now, in right pane, check if the folders contains ‘UpperFilters’ key, and if you found the key, delete the key and then restart your computer to see the changes
Note: If ‘Portable Devices’ folder not found, then try next method.
Method 4: Install MTP Porting Kit in your device
This issue can also be occurred if MTP Porting kit is not installed or is outdated in computer. You can download and install the latest MTP Porting kit from Microsoft’s official site in order to fix the issue.
Step 1: Open your browser and visit Microsoft Official page, and download the latest version of MTP Porting kit in your computer
Step 2: Now, double-click on ‘Downloaded setup file’ and follow on-screen instructions to install.
Step 3: Once done, restart your computer and try connecting portable device that supports MTP, into your computer, and check if the error is resolved.
Method 5: Download and install Windows Media Feature Pack
One possible way to fix this error is to install and update Windows Media Feature pack in your computer.\
Step 1: Open your browser and visit ‘Microsoft Official site’, and download Windows Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 10 in your computer
Step 2: Now, run the ‘Downloaded executable’ and follow on-screen to finish installation.
Step 3: Once done, restart your computer and check if the error is resolved.
Method 6: Update MTP USB Device Driver in Windows 10
Step 1: Open ‘Device Manager’ in Windows 10
Step 2: Find and expand ‘Portable Devices’ category, and check if any device under this category is showing ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on it
Step 3: Right-click on device showing ‘Yellow mark’ and select ‘Update Driver’. Follow on-screen instructions to finish update process.
Step 4: Once updated, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the ‘MTP USB Device Driver Failed’ error is resolved.
Download or reinstall MTP USB Device Driver update in Windows 10 [Automatically]
You can also try to update your MTP USB Device Driver with ‘Automatic Driver Update Tool’. This software will automatically download/install the available updates for all Windows drivers including MTP USB Device Driver.
Method 7: Run Hardware & device Troubleshooter
Windows 10 built-in ‘Hardware & device’ troubleshooter can resolve this error. Let’s try.
Step 1: Open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10 and go to ‘Update & Security > Troubleshoot’
Step 2: Find and select ‘Hardware and Device’ troubleshooter, and click on ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button
Step 3: Follow on-screen instructions to finish troubleshooting. Once done, please check if the error is resolved.
Method 8: Install wpdmtp.inf in Windows 10
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys on keyboard, type ‘%systemroot%\INF’ in the opened ‘Run’ dialog box and hit ‘OK’ button to the folder
Step 2: Insider ‘INF’ folder, type ‘wpdmtp.inf’ in search bar and hit ‘Enter’ key to find
Step 3: Right-click on wpdmtp.inf file and select ‘Install’
Step 4: After installation, restart your computer to see the changes and check if the error is resolved.
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