Copying Files Fron PC to VTAB SD Card

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  1. wolong

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    I decided to copy some movie files that are in a folder on my desktop PC to my VTAB's SD Card. I connected the USB cable and selected the card, and, using Windows Explorer, I copied the folder to my VTAB's SD Card. Afterwards, using both ASTRO and ES FILE Explorer, I my searched my VTAB for my new files and couldn't find them. I removed the SD Card, put it in an adapter, and inserted it in my PC whence I found that my folder and files had been copied into a folder named "EXTERNAL" that I had not created and which is ignored by search apps. Is there an explanation as to why the search apps don't search the external folder?
     
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    I just checked astro on my vtab it shows all of my files including external, just select it and you should find your movies.
     
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    If you do a search on the name of a known file in your External folder, does the search find the file? (Doesn't for me)

     
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    Some file explorers do not automatically search sub-folders, make sure that the setting is turned on.
     
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    My reply does not deal with movie files but with music and pic files. I have been having fun learning the best way to copy files to the SD card and getting them to work with the Vtab.After some success and failures, I have found that connecting with the USB and my computer and using Wimdows Media Player seems to work the best.It does not grab the album art but a neat app called "Cover Art Downloader" does a great job.
    Still playing with my pics files to see if Media Player is best. I did have to restore the Vtab to original settings to get my Gallery issue fixed.
     

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