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Cannot create folders or transfer files on sd card

asked 2016-10-18 16:42:47 +0300

pasik gravatar image

updated 2016-10-18 17:04:42 +0300

I have new 32GB micro-sd card on my Turing Phone. I can access on it (both phone and Windows computer) but can not create any folders or transfer any files... Whats wrong with it?

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If you experience the same issue with the phone and with the computer, I'm afraid the card is defective. Are you able to format it? If no, the card is defective for sure.

objectifnul ( 2016-10-18 17:30:29 +0300 )edit

Okey, i tried sdcard on my AquaFish and there it works perfectly. I can create folders and transfer eg. photos on it but when I transfer card again on my Turing phone i can see newly created folders and photos and can access on it but cannot create new folders or transfer files on it.

pasik ( 2016-10-18 18:19:07 +0300 )edit

Does the nemo user has permissions to write on it?

Sthocs ( 2016-10-18 18:27:12 +0300 )edit

like Sthocs said, make sure that the mount point is owned by nemo.

bomo ( 2016-10-18 19:31:23 +0300 )edit

How can i check that?

pasik ( 2016-10-19 19:44:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-10-26 19:06:19 +0300

Hi, I do have the same pb : the SD card can't be written on... So I'm also interrested by the answer. Thx

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answered 2016-11-12 00:21:22 +0300

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Most likely this is what you want already answered here by executing recursive Linux command to change folder permissions. Android needs group read/write permission i believe:


Also for Android to read external SD card properly you will need to format it in ext4 format.

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I have tried following command: devel-su chown -R nemo:nemo /media/sdcard/ but it not helped in my case. It was brand new 32GB card which i put on my Turing Phone before i boot it first time. Phone show that card has formatted as vfat. I have also tried format card on my phone but nothing happen...

pasik ( 2016-11-12 08:38:03 +0300 )edit

I formatted my SD card in ext4 in a JollaC, yet I'm still unable to fully use it in Alien Dalvik. In Alien Dalvik I cannot write wo /media/sdcard/XXXXX. Has anyone a workaround?

GermanJollaUser1 ( 2016-11-13 11:18:04 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-11-12 09:32:42 +0300

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This is weird situation because File Browser app shows that "media/sdcard/3011-5926 is empty, no folders or content but file manager show that it has content....

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