Using a Thumb Drive for Storage

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  1. DonSchaeffer

    DonSchaeffer Senior Member

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    Would my tablet use a thumb drive through a micro USB to USB converter?
     
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    Most tablets use a special OTG cable to connect a thumbdrive, mouse, etc. OTG is the key phrase. If you go to amazon, search for OTG cable.
     
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    I just bought one on E Bay. How would I find my files on the drive?
     
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    The same way you find them on your sdcard or micro-sd. settings/storage or file manager. The drive should mount automatically. You should unmount in settings before removal.
     
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    Wow! It would be neat if that worked. We'll see.
     
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    Doesn't work. I don't think the thumb drive mounted. I can't see it. Any suggestions.
     
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    Hi Astrix. I bought the app. Installed it. Plugged in my memory stick through the OTG cable. Nothing happened. I can see all the images on the external sd card, but can't see the memory stick at all. Do you think there's something wrong with the cable?
     
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    Don - It would be helpful to have the complete description of your tablet. As tpaine indicated, most tablets use the OTG cable, the operative words are "most tablets."
     
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    Thanks Musing. It's an HP Slate 7. It runs Androd 4.1.1.

    Final answer. The HP Slate 7 does not use OTG. Live and learn.
     
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    Thanks Musing.
     
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    You're welcome, Don!
     
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    HP says it opted for using micro SD cards for mass storage and did not build in the OTG adapter.
     

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