DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: How to read external SD Card?

  1. Droid
    brute48's Avatar
    Member #
    14310
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    84
    Twitter
    @brute48
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #1

    How to read external SD Card?

    OK... I give. Is there a secret to getting the S3 to read my sd card files in a file manager? I have tried astro, es file explorer, file manager..... The phone itself is reading it but how can I get a file manager app to read it. I have never had this issue in the past on other phones.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid
    datboiwizzie's Avatar
    Member #
    262558
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    59
    Liked
    1 times
    #2
    Somebody had posted to use the My Files app thats preinstalled
  4. Droid
    brute48's Avatar
    Member #
    14310
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    84
    Twitter
    @brute48
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #3
    Ok. That one works.... Kind of a bummer. Astro has a lot more options. Oh well!
  5. Droid
    datboiwizzie's Avatar
    Member #
    262558
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    59
    Liked
    1 times
    #4
    Yea i used astro and es file explorer myself. But i guess beggers cant be choosers
  6. Droid Ninja
    LifeIsABeach's Avatar
    Member #
    359
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,290
    Liked
    2 times
    #5
    Is this the first phone with this internal vs external sd card concept? The File Manager apps may just need to be updated by the devs.
  7. Moderator
    bsweetness's Avatar
    Member #
    42719
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,481
    Liked
    361 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S5
    Premium Member
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsABeach View Post
    Is this the first phone with this internal vs external sd card concept? The File Manager apps may just need to be updated by the devs.
    Recent Motorola phones have internal and external SD cards. I don't have my S3 yet, so I can't check it for myself, but with Astro (and other file managers) on the Motorola phones, you have to hit the up button until you see a folder called "sdcard-ext." That's the actual removable SD card. Perhaps there's something similar to that with the S3.
    Current lineup: Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, Note 10.1 (2014)

    Previous smartphones: Note 3, HTC One, Note 2, Galaxy S3, One X, RAZR MAXX, Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, Note, iPhone 4S, Bionic, Stratosphere, Charge, Vitality, Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, Palm Pixi Plus, Droid 3, Fascinate, Incredible, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Droid X, Droid, Treo Pro, Touch Pro 2, Touch Pro, Q9m, XV6800, XV6900

    Previous tablets: iPad Mini, Transformer TF300, Evo View, Transformer Prime, Transformer TF101, Thrive, gTablet
  8. Senior Droid
    legalkill's Avatar
    Member #
    34913
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Kennesaw
    Posts
    183
    Liked
    4 times
    Phone
    VZWGSIII - Motorola Droid
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsABeach View Post
    Is this the first phone with this internal vs external sd card concept? The File Manager apps may just need to be updated by the devs.
    Acer Tablets work similarly in this regard too.
  9. Droid
    datboiwizzie's Avatar
    Member #
    262558
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    59
    Liked
    1 times
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by bsweetness

    Recent Motorola phones have internal and external SD cards. I don't have my S3 yet, so I can't check it for myself, but with Astro (and other file managers) on the Motorola phones, you have to hit the up button until you see a folder called "sdcard-ext." That's the actual removable SD card. Perhaps there's something similar to that with the S3.
    I came from a Droid Razr so i know exactly what your talking about. Doesnt work on the S3 tho. It'll take you to the root of the phone but the sdcard-ext folder isnt there
  10. Moderator
    bsweetness's Avatar
    Member #
    42719
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,481
    Liked
    361 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S5
    Premium Member
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by datboiwizzie View Post
    I came from a Droid Razr so i know exactly what your talking about. Doesnt work on the S3 tho. It'll take you to the root of the phone but the sdcard-ext folder isnt there
    That's strange. I wouldn't be surprised if it's named something other than sdcard-ext, but it's odd if there's no way to access it at all.
    Current lineup: Galaxy S5, iPhone 5S, Note 10.1 (2014)

    Previous smartphones: Note 3, HTC One, Note 2, Galaxy S3, One X, RAZR MAXX, Galaxy Nexus, Rezound, Note, iPhone 4S, Bionic, Stratosphere, Charge, Vitality, Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, Palm Pixi Plus, Droid 3, Fascinate, Incredible, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Droid X, Droid, Treo Pro, Touch Pro 2, Touch Pro, Q9m, XV6800, XV6900

    Previous tablets: iPad Mini, Transformer TF300, Evo View, Transformer Prime, Transformer TF101, Thrive, gTablet
  11. Droid
    datboiwizzie's Avatar
    Member #
    262558
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    59
    Liked
    1 times
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by bsweetness

    That's strange. I wouldn't be surprised if it's named something other than sdcard-ext, but it's odd if there's no way to access it at all.
    You can access it..but only thru the My Files app that came installed.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. External Storage vs SD Card
    By LtKen in forum HTC Rezound
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-04-2012, 10:19 AM
  2. External sd card
    By collinjm01 in forum Droid 3 Roms
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-05-2012, 03:12 PM
  3. Downloads to external SD card
    By SteveC in forum Motorola Droid Bionic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2011, 11:59 AM
  4. External SD card?
    By Droid_Ritch in forum Droid RAZR
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-28-2011, 11:03 AM
  5. Can Droid Read External SD Card?
    By chashood in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-22-2010, 05:17 PM

Search tags for this page

access sd card samsung galaxy s3
,
how do i access my sd card on samsung galaxy s3
,

how to access external sd card on samsung galaxy s3

,

how to access sd card on galaxy s3

,

how to access sd card on samsung galaxy s3

,
how to read sd card on samsung galaxy s3
,
how to view external sd card on android
,

how to view files on sd card galaxy s3

,
read external sd card android
,
samsung galaxy s3 sd card
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+