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[International / GSM] Can anyone explain this sdcard issue?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paroots, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. paroots

    paroots Well-Known Member
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    I have a brand-new gsm Galaxy Nexus purchased from Google. I wish to copy pics, videos, etc from PC to phone. I have noted that there are two different ways to see the sdcard as follows:
    /sdcard
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    /storage/sdcard0
    When accessed they seem to show the same contents. Can anyone explain the difference and which I should use?
    Pete
     

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    Use either. One is a hard link to the other. Like a shortcut, but to the file system the folder actually appears to be at the other/both locations. I think it helps with accessing the storage via MTP when plugged into a computer.
     
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    Thanks. Another explanation I read is that one of the locations is a placeholder for the missing external SD card since some apps expect it to be there
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