App access to write to SD card

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  1. Ghostwheel

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    Anyone else finding that some apps can't seem to write files to the removable SD card? On my Droid Razr,I used to use AndroZip to move files around - between folders, or from phone storage to SD. But it won't write to the SD anymore. Similarly, when using Dolphin browser, it gives the option to choose where to save a file from the web (photo, pdf, etc.). When I try to choose to save directly to SD, it balks. It will only allow saves to internal storage, so then I have to use My Files (but not AndroZip, as stated before) to move them manually to SD.
     
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    My first thought would be to question the SD card structure. In other words it may be corrupted. Can you otherwise manage files there with a file manager without a problem?
     
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    If you have 4.4+ It's a "feature" of kit Kat. They limited access to the SD card.

    There is a workaround but I believe it requires root.

    Sent from my Eclipsed XT1060
     
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    Well, that would explain it, then. It's running 4.4.2. Maybe a future release will de-nerf this inconvenient "feature."
     
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    Any work-around to this limitation yet?
     
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    My work around is root... If you're not into that sort of thing you might have zero options

    Sent from my rooted Verizon galaxy s5
     
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    So I just discovered this app would allow movement of files to/from/within the SD card
     
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    Didn't find a WiFi workaround unrooted, but if you connect through USB, you can write on the SD card from the PS.
     
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