How to read external SD Card?

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    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. :mad:
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    Somebody had posted to use the My Files app thats preinstalled
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    Ok. That one works.... Kind of a bummer. Astro has a lot more options. Oh well!
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    Yea i used astro and es file explorer myself. But i guess beggers cant be choosers
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    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.
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    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.
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    Acer Tablets work similarly in this regard too.
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    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
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    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.
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    You can access it..but only thru the My Files app that came installed.
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    Yeah, I saw that in your first post in the thread. I was referring to accessing it through a third-party file browser like Astro.
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    Astro and others will read sd card. Remember that it will read ext sd. Also to get There in Astro click on documents Then home Then up. Should look like /mnt. Then click ext sd..hope thats Wat u wanted
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    What he said!

    /mnt/extSdCard
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    That's what I said on the first page of the thread, even stating that it might be named slightly different than how it is on Motorola phones. But others said they looked, and that there's not a ext folder there at all. I thought it was really strange that it wouldn't be there. I don't have the phone yet to be able to check for myself, but I'm glad to know that it is.
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    It is definitely there, in Astro, as mnt/extSdCard. At least on mine.
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    Yup it is...i admit i was wrong
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    In es explorer select favorites, /directory, mnt, extsdcard
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    You can use es file explorer. Make sure in settings the box is checked for "up to root access" (even if you're not rooted). In root directory press the folder "mnt" and sdext will be in it! Hope this helps
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    Not sure if this is off topic, but if you install a Sandisk 64GB SDXC memory card in the GS3 will it show up as "damaged card" when you mount it and does the GS3 format the card HC or XC.

    I have a 64 GB SDXC in my bionic but it showed up as "damaged card" once formatted it then read 59.46 GB available memory.

    Has anyone installed that size card in their GS3? ?
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    I put a Sandisk 64GB card in mine and it read it right away. I formatted it anyway and haven't had a problem. It does say 59.46 GB memory, but I think that's normal; even with a 32GB card it will say 29.something total memory.
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