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Allow Access to Data - question about don't show again

The quest has an Allow Access to Data prompt when you connect to a PC.  It then has a grey Deny and a grey Don't show again and a blue Allow.  I want to always allow the quest to access data.  What will the Don't show again do?  It is a real pain to take off my glasses, put the quest on fiddle with controllers, then take the quest off put the glasses on, etc.  I am concerned, however that because the greys match that if I say Don't show again, then it will not allow data access and never ask me again - unless I reset my quest and lose all my data like has happened before.  I love the Quest - I do!


  • Dan_ZenDan_Zen Posts: 3
    What does NerveGear mean in my post?  No idea.
  • kojackkojack Posts: 7,054 Volunteer Moderator
    I'm not sure about the first part, my Quest is currently refusing to let me see it on a PC (works fine in link mode, but can't access it's storage in explorer) so I can't test what the dialog does. Although that sounds like I might have clicked "don't show again" in the past and it defaults to deny now. :(
    (The link allow dialog works like that. If you click "don't show again" for that, it defaults to no link until you manually enable in the settings)

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  • Dan_ZenDan_Zen Posts: 3
    Thanks @kojack - it would be nice to have an automatically allow option because I would assume that would be the most common setting since you are connecting the headset to the computer.  Subsequent question - does the Oculus link let you transfer files from the Quest to the computer?  And does the Oculus link interfere at all with Virtual Desktop?   I am basically looking for a quick way to save my Quest screen captures to my computer.
  • EvraXvXEvraXvX Posts: 1
    @jib I don't see a Settings developer on neither the quest 2 or the oculus app, I see an enable developer mode option which I've already done.
  • Quickdraw_OgQuickdraw_Og Posts: 25
    Brain Burst
    edited October 14
    I don't see the option that @jib mentioned, but if you go into Settings/Developer on the Quest itself you'll see a toggle for USB Connection Dialog. The description isn't exactly clear, but my quick test seemed to show that the dialog doesn't come up, but it still connects. 

    I'm still looking for the way to make the "debug" dialog come up again. It was glitchy the first time I clicked it, and I too don't know if it worked right.
  • debriccdebricc Posts: 1
    edited October 17
    thank you @jib , and don't forget to reboot the quest if you don't see Settings/Developper. First activate Developer on your oculus paired phone app
  • OculusQuestTest00OculusQuestTest00 Posts: 1
    edited October 21
    gave up and reset

  • TPG50TPG50 Posts: 1
    I accidently clicked don't ask again does anyone know how to undo
  • DBlaxkDBlaxk Posts: 1
    TPG50 said:
    I accidently clicked don't ask again does anyone know how to undo

    In your Quest > Settings > Developer > toggle on USB Connection Dialog.
  • jgill0431jgill0431 Posts: 1

    Okay, so I figured it out, and want to update with all the steps: 

    First: if you click "do not show again" you are correct in assuming that no data will be able to be accessed. 

    Second: If you do not see developer in settings, you need to do a full power off and back on, restart did NOT work for me, I had to shut down my quest 2.

    Okay, but you'r like me and accidnetly clicked "do not show again". That's just fine. follow number two until you see settings/developer on the oculus quest 2 settings. 

    Once in there, there is a toggle to allow for the prompt to be asked again. 

    Finally, I can not find a way to disable that prompt, and as a real developer, trying to make games for the quest 2, I've never found a process to be more tedious and annoying. Not even google or apple are this ocd about access... seriously, not even APPLE... you hear that facebook, you're worse than apple when it come to access 

    That all. 

  • TheSwanCollectiveTheSwanCollective Posts: 44
    Brain Burst
    Crazy right? Every goddam time! 
  • stretchymantisstretchymantis Posts: 1
    edited November 4
    A standalone option of "Don't Show Again" without reference to which option it pertains to is super bad design. The button color is the same as the "Don't Show", but it needs to be more explicit. They need to change that to a checkbox so it can apply to either choice.
  • BakaBBakaB Posts: 1
    edited November 4
    I mean this is just such a bad design that it makes me want to throw this thing in the bin. At what point would a person want to never transfer files from their pc? The only reason for a "Don't show again" button to exist in this case is so you can transfer files without nagging and having to put the headset on every time. I have had this headset for a few hours and so far... I freaking hate it. So much stupid crap... I mean outside of how freaking brain dead this button is, you have to set your device to developer mode to turn it back on? What sort of moron made the OS, I have never in my life wanted someone fired but I 100% nay 1000% back the firing and banning of ever working in tech again of whoever is responsable for this.
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