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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paul89895, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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.
     


  2. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    can you use the Tab to format the USB or SD?
    can the Tab read from them?
     
  3. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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.
     
  4. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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.
     
  5. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    I'm assuming you are running stock OS? which revision?
     
  6. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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    I am running 4.0.4 as downloaded from my provider, build IMM76D.RUXLH2.
     
  7. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    in your file explorer, can you find properties for the USB drive and see if Write is checked?
     
  8. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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.
     
  9. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    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.
     
  10. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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?
     
  11. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    so, it's writeable, but somehow, ES File Explorer doesn't seem to have access. Any options in ES to give it access?
     
  12. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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    It is not specific to es file browser - I cannot write using the built in "My Files" app.
     
  13. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    possibly not allowed by the firmware that you have?
     
  14. paul89895

    paul89895 Lurker
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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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