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  1. paul89895

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    I have the connector kit and find it great for storing additional media on both USB sticks and SD cards.

    However I am unable to write any files from the tab. I have tried different USB sticks and SD cards. It always fails to write with no specific message - just "failed to copy" (es file browser). Using My Files I can copy a file on the tab but when I go to the USB device there is not even a paste icon available.

    My tab is running android 4.0.4 and both USB sticks and SD cards are formatted in FAT32.

    I have searched the web and can find nothing that can assist me. Everything I read says you should be able to write without any problem.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     

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    can you use the Tab to format the USB or SD?
    can the Tab read from them?
     
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    I am able to read from USB sticks and SD cards. None of these were formatted on the tab - doing that is certainly something I will try asap and post the result.

    However the instructions for the connector kit do not mention anything about where the media should be formatted.
     
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    I am unable to find any way to format a USB or SD card on the tab.
    The instructions for the connector kit just say such media should be formatted as FAT32, which is so.
     
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    I'm assuming you are running stock OS? which revision?
     
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    I am running 4.0.4 as downloaded from my provider, build IMM76D.RUXLH2.
     
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    in your file explorer, can you find properties for the USB drive and see if Write is checked?
     
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    I know how to do that in windows and the devices are obviously write able since I have written files.
    But I do not know how to check properties of this device in android.
    Do you know how to do this or what product I could use - ES file browser does not seem to have any such capability.
     
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    actually, ES File Explorer can do it - hold on the USB folder until it haptic vibrates, then scroll at the bottom to More - find Properties, and click that. Should tell you if it is writeable or not.
     
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    Thanks for that help.

    The device shows as writable but when I try to create a folder or copy a file etc it says one of -

    access denied
    failed to complete operation
    or something like that

    I am very appreciative of the help you are giving me.

    Does anyone else have any thoughts?
     
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    so, it's writeable, but somehow, ES File Explorer doesn't seem to have access. Any options in ES to give it access?
     
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    It is not specific to es file browser - I cannot write using the built in "My Files" app.
     
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    possibly not allowed by the firmware that you have?
     
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    I found out from another posting that the version of android I have changed the write permissions for external media. They said that the built in 'my files' should do it but even that has not been adjusted for the new rules.
     

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