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  1. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi,

    Do I need to "root" the phone so I can write to the external SD card?
    My card is formatted and the camera saves there, but I cant create folders on the extsdcard. I am trying to move music there and I get "creation failed" when trying to make a folder.

    thx
     

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  2. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

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    No you dont have to be rooted mate. What file explorer are u usin?
     
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  3. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried "My files", "ES File Explorer", "Astro", and "File Manager"
    This has to be a permission issue. I obviously do not have write permissions to the SD card
     
  4. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

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    Both of those should be able to create a folder. Can you create one via your pc if you connect your phone?
     
  5. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No, I cant. I get an error saying the device has either stopped responding or been disconnected. Yet I can browse the files on it.

    This is a 32GB Patriot Class 10 memory card.
    File System says "Generic Hierarchical"

    Should I try to format this card from Windows with a FAT32 or exfat filesystem then try it?
     
  6. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if the 32gb support exfat so maybe go for fat32
     
  7. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

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    Nah mate theyre just talkin about apps :thumbup:
    Even when the internal sd is full, the s3 wont read apps on external sd without some hackery
     
  9. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

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    As funkylogic stated the 32GB card will not support exFat. I would move your stuff to the PC and Format the card using the Phone, then put your stuff back. Hope this helps.
     
  10. Rodin10

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    Is this an issue with any 32GB memory card or is it this particular kind?
     
  11. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

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    Lol i cant take the credit for that one mate ;)
     
  12. GTWalling

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    What issue were you referring to?
     
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    Not being able create folders on the SD card
     
  14. Pookeysgirl

    Pookeysgirl Well-Known Member

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    My husband has a Lexar 32GB Class 10 card and he has no issues with creating folders, or with the card itself.

    I only have an 8GB card :eek:
     
  15. nigsy

    nigsy Well-Known Member

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    It's not an issue with the card, rather the file system it has been formatted with.

    Follow this from GTWalling in this thread

     
  16. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have formatted with the phone several times. I stated that in post #1
    The camera app can write to the card... so its working.
    I am pretty sure this is a write permission issue.
     
  17. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is whacked. I was able to create a folder thru "My files" called "yes" Then I deleted it and tried to create the same folder and it said "creation failed"
    What????? I was able to create some folders, but not all the time.
     
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    legalkill Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a spare card to try to determine if the card or the phone?
     
  19. nigsy

    nigsy Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I think you may have a dodgy card, did you get it off Ebay, or a reputable dealer?
     
  20. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Reputable local computer store.
     
  21. gluecipher

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    I have the same problem. Its not the sd card. I took it out and was able to write to it. Put a different sd card in and NOT able to write. Up until two weeks ago it would write just fine. cant even copy files from internal sd to ext sd.
     
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    Same issue here. My sd card is just 16gb, formatted by my gs3, works fine on laptop but "creation failed" message every time I try to create a new folder on ext. Sd card. Reboot hasn't helped.
    Any & all suggestions welcome. Thanks.
     
  23. fabfor1

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    Anyone?
    I'm thinking the card's been damaged by the recent 4.3 update - some files certainly were but I re-formatted the card with the gs3, then loaded music files from my laptop - they play ok.
     

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