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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by opeets, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. opeets

    opeets Member
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    Please help...Android newbie here.

    Using my laptop at work, I used to be able to open docx/xlsx files that I had stored on my BB, edit them, and save them. Basically the BB acted as a thumb drive.

    Now that I've moved to the Gnex, I copied those same files (into a new directory I created called "docs"). I can open those files from my Gnex with my laptop, but when I edit and try to save them it says I cannot do it, even if I save the file as a new name. I cannot save edits to a simple .txt file.

    When I view the file permissions, with Astro and my Windows explorer, they do not appear to be in Read Only mode.

    I am using Windows 7 Pro on my laptop.

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  2. eddieruko

    eddieruko Well-Known Member

    is USB Debugging checked in the Developer options?

    Settings > Developer > USB Debugging
  3. opeets

    opeets Member
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    Tried that just now and it did not work.

    Could it be Windows is not detecting it as a storage medium? In Explorer it says the type is Portable Media Player as opposed to a Local Disk (like my attached external WD Passport drive is). Do I need to install a driver on my laptop?
  4. opeets

    opeets Member
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    I just read that the Gnex could not be used as mass storage device because it only has internal memory. Is this true? If so, why take Samsung take two steps forward and one step back? Not happy.:mad:
  5. opeets

    opeets Member
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    The best I can do is copy a file to my laptop/PC desktop, edit it from there, save it to my desktop, and then copy it back to my Gnex. There must be an easier way.
  6. opeets

    opeets Member
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    no one but me plans on using their Gnex as a mass storage device? :thinking:

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