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[Q] Can't access SD card

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21st April 2014, 05:51 PM   |  #1  
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I have apps on the SD card that work, however in emulators I can't access the SD card or anywhere I have to go through the directories. Anyone have an idea how to get this working? Is it not formatted correctly?
22nd April 2014, 05:12 AM   |  #2  
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I have apps on the SD card that work, however in emulators I can't access the SD card or anywhere I have to go through the directories. Anyone have an idea how to get this working? Is it not formatted correctly?

No, everything is fine on your end.

You must be on android version 4.4.2, which block write access on the sd card, which means you can't put things on it with a file explorer or have apps write files to it(save files, random generated data, etc...)

You either have to downgrade to version 4.3 or root it and install sd card fix from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...EYu0yATe3YGYBQ
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22nd April 2014, 07:41 AM   |  #3  
You can still write your sd card using a root explorer. Apps that store data on the sdcard can only write to their respective folders is what it is. I think hes talking about how the directories are different because of how mount points are in kitkat now
29th April 2014, 03:48 AM   |  #4  
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Access to the SD card isn't blocked. Apps can only write to folders the app owns. Snes9x for example created a folder on the SD card. That is where you have to tell the app to save files to as it is the only folder it has write access to. I figured that out and have no problem saving files to the SD with any of my emulators.

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30th April 2014, 09:49 PM   |  #5  
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I noticed this too on my shield. I was going to put some ISOs on my SD card for FPSE to use. When I was in FPSE's config, I was going to try and point it to the SD card but it would only allow me to work with the onboard memory. Would the SD card fix allow me to get this working? I really don't want to store ISOs on the onboard memory or just continually shuffle my active ISO to the internal memory when I want to play that game.
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I noticed this too on my shield. I was going to put some ISOs on my SD card for FPSE to use. When I was in FPSE's config, I was going to try and point it to the SD card but it would only allow me to work with the onboard memory. Would the SD card fix allow me to get this working? I really don't want to store ISOs on the onboard memory or just continually shuffle my active ISO to the internal memory when I want to play that game.

Yes SDFix: KitKat Writable MicroSD will allow you to move things to the SD card. (write access) Just remember you need to be rooted to use the app.
5th May 2014, 08:19 PM   |  #7  
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Yes SDFix: KitKat Writable MicroSD will allow you to move things to the SD card. (write access) Just remember you need to be rooted to use the app.


Thanks for the link. Yes, it's definitely rooted.

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