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Question using Astro File Manager to copy music files to my Android

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by lordpuffer, May 8, 2021.

  1. lordpuffer

    lordpuffer Newbie
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    I have about 400 music albums/folders on my Mac. I also want them to be on my S21 Ultra. I uploaded all of them to Google Drive, and am now using Astro File Manager to copy them to my phone. I'm about 3/4 finished and at least three of the folders gave me the attached error message when I tried to copy them to my phone. I can't figure out why they will not copy. Anyone have any ideas? All three play fine through my Mac so I don't believe that they are corrupt. How else could I get these three folders on my phone without directly wiring my phone to my Mac? Each folder is about 500MB. Thanks.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Reboot the device.
    Try using a different file manager app.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    have you tried to create a folder on your phone and then import the contents in the folder to the new folder your created on your phone?
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Look into the contents of each of those three folders, and do so on your Google Drive. You stated that you're not having any issues with those three folders on your Mac but that does not mean there isn't a problem with what your copied up into your online Google Drive. If there's not a problem with playing any of the content in those three folders in your Google Drive, it might not be so much a matter of any files actually being corrupted but check the naming of all the folder contents. Are there any of your music files with odd naming or characters? Since the problem is apparently during the copying process, it might just be something as basic as illegal characters that are Astro won't deal with.

    Or try doing something like compressing those three folders in question into a zip file, copy that resulting zip file over to your phone, and then use Astro to uncompress it.
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  6. lordpuffer

    lordpuffer Newbie
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    Thanks for your responses. It turned out that there were 7 folders that could not be copied. I decided to try another File Manager as was suggested. I tried File Manager Plus and got the same error message for all 7 folders. However, File Manager Plus told me that the error had to do with characters, as was stated above. It turned out that one song in each folder had a ? in it. Once I removed them, they copied fine. IMO, File Manager Plus is a much better app than Astro File Manager. But Astro did most of the job.
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