SD Card Storage. . . can't access, nor can I download

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  1. TriplerSDMB

    TriplerSDMB Member

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    I'm working with the SD Card on my VTAB1008, and it's running me around in circles. On my laptop I'll copy & paste some files to a directory in the main root of the SD Card, but then when I go to open it up on the VTAB, it's not there. However, when I download things through the tablet, it stores them in a different directory that I can't see when I slide the SD Card into my normal laptop--it's almost as if there's a firewall directory that I can't get through. Is anyone else having this trouble?

    I save books onto my SD Card, and here's the directory as my Windows laptop sees them

    - .android.secure
    - LOST.DIR
    - Photos
    - Rob's Books

    I can't access "Rob's Books" through the tablet.

    I download stuff via the tablet from the Internet, and I see:
    - blahblahblah
    - bhalbhalbha (not the real names)
    - blahblahblah
    - blahblahblah
    - Books <-- this one I can access through File Explorer on my tablet.
    - blahblahblah
    - blahblahblah
    - sdcard
    - someotherdirectory

    This is weird. Can I just not simply download things from my laptop onto my SD card for use on my tablet?

    For info, I have not rooted the tablet, 'cause I'm not exactly sure what that does, nor that it would do me any pros or cons.

    Thanks,
    Rob
     
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    What Vizio calls SD card is not actually the SD card but a partition of internal memory. The path to the physical SD card is actually /mnt/sdcard/external. Check there with your file browser and you should find the files you transferred.
     
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  3. TriplerSDMB

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    Wow, works like a champ! Thanks!!

    Rob
     

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