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    External SD Card confusion - How to find it

    This took me a while to figure out, so I wanted to post just in case people were having trouble.

    When you are browsing the directories, you will find a place called "\mnt\sdcard". This is not actually your sdcard! This is internal memory. I was confused about this for days, thinking it was my sdcard, but it actually is not.

    To get to your actual external SD card, you need a file manager. I use File Manager HD, which was recommended to me on these forums.

    Now, to get to the right directory from File Manager HD, you click on "Storage" which routes you to /mnt/sdcard. Once there, you can hit the up-arrow at the top to back-out of that directory. Here, you see "External_SD" as a choice. THAT is your actual external SD card.

    You can use File Manager HD to copy files from internal storage (\mnt\sdcard) to your actual external SD (\mnt\external_SD). But you can never see your external sdcard on your PC when it's connected via USB...

    Hope this helps people who might be confused, trying to copy files onto their external SD.
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    I use OI file manager.. I'm not quite sure what the difference's are but for a free one I like how it works.. But I might have to download file manager HD to try it out.. Do you know any of the difference's or is that one for a tablet it self?

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    They are probably all pretty much the same. I am surprised that android doesn't come with a stock FM. I use this one because I like the interface. But if you can copy and delete, and add shortcuts, that's really all you need.

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    I still find it odd that you can not view and edit the SD card via your PC.

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    Yeah I noticed that today when I got my micro sd card

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garemlin View Post
    I still find it odd that you can not view and edit the SD card via your PC.
    I wonder if it is a Honeycomb thing or limitation put in by Acer? Ridiculous to have to remove your sd card and plug it in to the PC separately to transfer files to and from it. I never have to that with my Droid X no matter which version of the Android OS I am using.
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    Good post.
    It's one of the first things I had to scramble to search about when I got my a500.
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    I think this is an Acer thing. The Toshiba had a shortcut link in the file manager for the SD Card.

    Now the better question will be if using a Custom ROM if the same issue is still there. If so then Acer really didn't thin at all about a SD Card port and it was added in after the fact.

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