extsdcard foldersSupport


  1. Burned

    Burned Well-Known Member

    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

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

    Burned Well-Known Member

    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

    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

    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

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

    Burned Well-Known Member

  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    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

    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

    Rodin10 Active Member

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

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

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

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    What issue were you referring to?
  13. Rodin10

    Rodin10 Active Member

    Not being able create folders on the SD card
  14. Pookeysgirl

    Pookeysgirl Well-Known Member

    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

    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

    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 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.
  18. legalkill

    legalkill Well-Known Member

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

    nigsy Well-Known Member

    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

    Reputable local computer store.
  21. gluecipher

    gluecipher New Member

    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.
  22. fabfor1

    fabfor1 New Member

    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

    fabfor1 New Member

    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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