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General Can't move or change file locations on Galaxy S3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 4Clyde, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. 4Clyde

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    Just upgraded to 4.3 and coincidently cannot move files from sd/o to ext. card files. I receive error messages like: java.io FileNotFoundException. Open failed:EROFS (read only file system). I also noticed my main device storage is now called "emulated/O/" instead of the original sd/O/ before this issue came up. Im just going through my Files app. to search and move files. Another error message that shows when I try to move photo files between device and ext. storage is: "please, make sure that the directory exists and is writable". This has never happened before. I also installed ES File Explorer and I swept some files, unneeded processes, etc. I'm ignorant in that area so I could have screwed up in that program. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...
     

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    Welcome to Android Forums.

    I moved this thread from Android Lounge to the forum dedicated to discussing the phone.

    I don't have your phone but I would guess that you have a ...
    /emulated/0/
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    /sdcard/

    Try navigating to the /sdcard/ folder.

    ... Thom
     
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    The file system changed in 4.2 and like a year later i can honestly stay i still dont understand it lol so good luck mate :thumbup:
    Luckily ive factory reset and started from scratch a good few times since then so its all just fitted into place. Wish i had an educated answer for you :beer:
     
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    I moved / merged threads to where I think you will get the best answer. I left a link in the other location so all answers end up in the same place.:)
     
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