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My sd card is having issues when running aosp roms but works well with hyperdrive. It says invalid path whenever trying to access files through a file browser. How can i fix this? do i need to format the card? If so, how do i do that without a buying a card reader for my computer?
 
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+1 for exfat. You can have really BIG files in exfat.

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+1 for exfat. You can have really BIG files in exfat.

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I mounted to exfat and now my sd card won't mount. when i plug in the usb only the internal sd card shows up now
 
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My sd card is having issues when running aosp roms but works well with hyperdrive. It says invalid path whenever trying to access files through a file browser. How can i fix this? do i need to format the card? If so, how do i do that without a buying a card reader for my computer?
My 64Gb card is Fat32...zero problems...I'm constantly between TouchWiz and AOSP...its all good.

I threw my beastly 64 Gb card in a reader/adapter and slapped that bad boy in my Windows 7 laptop. I formatted the card to Fat32 and immediately the clouds parted, the sunshine started blazing and the birds started chirping... LOL!!
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If you have compatibility issues you should be on fat32. You only need exfat if you have movies or nandroids that are larger than 4gb.

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My 64Gb card is Fat32...zero problems...I'm constantly between TouchWiz and AOSP...its all good.

I threw my beastly 64 Gb card in a reader/adapter and slapped that bad boy in my Windows 7 laptop. I formatted the card to Fat32 and immediately the clouds parted, the sunshine started blazing and the birds started chirping... LOL!!
I don't have a card reader, but i formatted to vfat in cwm and it has been working alright. I guess vfat and fat32 are similar

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