Adding pictures/videos from a Canon camera to A2109A

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    How do I download pictures and videos from my Canon camera to my A2109A? The camera isn't showing anywhere. I also have a SD to USB adaptor that doesn't show up, either. Haven't seen any apps that work. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Do you have file explorer set up so it let's you go up to the top? This does not require root, just a setting. You should see a USB Drive folder.
     
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    I've installed 4 file managers and none of them display a USB drive folder.
     
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    In the file explorer that came with the tablet - ES File Explorer - go into settings, scroll down near the bottom and click Root Settings. Most of the settings in there require Root access, but the one I am talking about "Up to Root" does not. Check that. Now when you go back to files, you can go up a folder one additional time (normally it stops you at what is now shown as folder sdcard). There will be a folder named usbdrive (all one word, lower case). If you have connected a device to the USB port with a host dongle, it should show up there. There are some caveats; USB thumb drives all work for me. My (not smart) phone does not. I have not tried a camera.
     
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    Well, that worked so that I can read the camera card if I take it out and put it in a card reader. That's a good workaround but I still wish I could copy right from my camera. The file manager still won't recognize my camera. Someone wrote about using a CTG USB cable. I have no idea what that is. I googled it but nothing except ads for plain USB cables. Thanks for your help. If you have any more help that you don't mind sharing, I'd appreciate it.
     
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    It's "OTG cable". I have this one: Amazon.com: Zuweiyu USB 2.0 A Female to Micro B Male Adapter Cable Micro USB Host Mode OTG Cable: Cell Phones & Accessories
     
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    Oops! That made a difference! Now the tablet sees my camera but won't mount it. No longer mounts my SD card, either. I think that the new JB upgrade is causing problems. What do you think?
     
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    Can you get a USB drive to work with that OTG cable?

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