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M0rphF13nd

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Hi,

So I've successfully added external (fat32) drive, formatted as internal... But can't locate it in a file manager.

I can move apps to it, but if I try migrate data; it just says could not migrate. I want to ftp into it but can only see a 4gb available partition or root.

Am I missing something or is this not possible yet?

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My sincerest apologies I did not post this in the Chromecast thread instead of general questions. Can a moderator move it or should I delete and repost there?
 
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When you convert external SD-card's storage memory to Android's internal storage memory then it becomes part of Android's internal storage memory. It should be obvious you no longer can access it as external storage memory by means of whatever method
 
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M0rphF13nd

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When you convert external SD-card's storage memory to Android's internal storage memory then it becomes part of Android's internal storage memory. It should be obvious you no longer can access it as external storage memory by means of whatever method
It should be obvious I want to navigate it as internal storage, yet only the 4gb original partition is viewable in file manager. Apps can be moved to it using storage settings. I can't navigate it in ES, Solid Explorer or Kodi, nor can I see it when attempting to ftp into it.
 

M0rphF13nd

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Hi,

So I've successfully added external (fat32) drive, formatted as internal... But can't locate it in a file manager.

I can move apps to it, but if I try migrate data; it just says could not migrate. I want to ftp into it but can only see a 4gb available partition or root.

Am I missing something or is this not possible yet?
To just add further context...

Ive installed a 500gb USB SSD as internal storage in hopes to transfer media files to it via FTP. Despite being able to install or move apps to the USB device it appears as though I only have a 4gb capacity in any and all file managers.
 

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Hi,

So I've successfully added external (fat32) drive, formatted as internal... But can't locate it in a file manager.

I can move apps to it, but if I try migrate data; it just says could not migrate. I want to ftp into it but can only see a 4gb available partition or root.

Am I missing something or is this not possible yet?
FAT32 disks only supports files up to 4GB even if volume size may be up to 2TB.
 

M0rphF13nd

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FAT32 disks only supports files up to 4GB even if volume size may be up to 2TB.
I theorize that when the drive is formatted by Chromecast to internal storage that it's changed to some proprietary variation of ext3 or ext4 anyway.

Regardless, I only formatted the drive to fat32 originally as Chromecast won't recognise any other formats such as ext or NTFS. Connecting anything but fat32 results in message "disk ejected safely".

Regardless, this was only a step towards getting it to accept the drive to format as internal. Fat32 file size limitations is irrelevant to what I'm trying to find out here.

What I'm trying is ideally going to circumvent fat32 limitations, or I would just keep it as an external, unmountable drive and drag and drop my media from a PC.
 
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