Those who have recently purchased an Android phone or tablet and have accidentally deleted important files on it will be excited to learn how to properly connect an Android device to a PC in the mass storage mode in order to recover deleted photos, images, videos, and other files. Please note that, in this example, we will use a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT I9100 smartphone and these instructions will work for all devices using Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Bear in mind that the connection process is very simple and does not require you to download any special software or drivers, or to configure your Android device in any special way. All you need to do is to follow the simple and straightforward instructions shown under screenshots that will help you connect your Android device to a computer in the mass storage mode.
The first thing you should do is to tap the “Applications” icons on the main desktop of you Android device and find the “Settings” section shown in the first screenshot.
Once you have successfully connected an Android smartphone or tablet to a computer in this mode, you will see the device’s SD card in My Computer connected as "Removable Disk". If you have an external micro SD card installed in your device, "My Computer" will show two separate disks – the internal memory of the Android device and the external micro SD card.
If you need to connect a phone or tablet running a previous version of OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the mass storage mode, follow these instructions:
If you are using an Android device with an old version of Android, for instance 2.1 or 2.3, just follow these simple instructions to connect your device in the mass storage mode: