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SD card issues?

This is a discussion on SD card issues? within the Motorola Xoom General Discussion forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; I just received a micro sd card. I have tested it in my laptop and works fine. I have downloaded Astro File Manager, but every ...

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    SD card issues?

    I just received a micro sd card. I have tested it in my laptop and works fine.
    I have downloaded Astro File Manager, but every time I click to browse the external SD it says

    New Directory
    Directory does not exist. Create? [ OK CANCEL ]

    I click OK and get and error: Error writing file


    HELP!!! PLEASE!!

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    Have you downloaded and installed the Motorola USB drivers to your PC? Also the sdcard will need to be formatted to fat32.



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    Grant, no I haven't downloaded any drivers, I thought it would just work? LOL
    The card is already FAT32 formatted.

    Any idea what drivers I would need and where to get them, I'm a bit of a noob at this (like you hadn't guessed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzmosiz View Post
    Grant, no I haven't downloaded any drivers, I thought it would just work? LOL
    The card is already FAT32 formatted.

    Any idea what drivers I would need and where to get them, I'm a bit of a noob at this (like you hadn't guessed)
    There's a link in my prior post.



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    Just hit the link grant gave you on his post for the drivers.

    Make sure it is FAT32 first.

    The drivers shouldn't matter for the card would they?

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    Doh! missed the link! Thanks guys, will give this a shot.

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    Ok, I installed the motorola drivers onto my laptop.
    I reformatted the SD card just to make sure. FAT32.
    I copied a simple text file onto the card.
    Put the card into my XOOM
    Use Astro File Manager -> Manage My Files -> Select 'External SD Card'

    I still get the same error about New Directory ?

    EDIT: It's now working with File Manager and Astro just rebooted the xoom
    Last edited by ozzmosiz; 05-17-2012 at 08:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzmosiz View Post
    Ok, I installed the motorola drivers onto my laptop.
    I reformatted the SD card just to make sure. FAT32.
    I copied a simple text file onto the card.
    Put the card into my XOOM
    Use Astro File Manager -> Manage My Files -> Select 'External SD Card'

    I still get the same error about New Directory ?
    Try File Manager HD and see if it works.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzmosiz View Post
    Ok, I installed the motorola drivers onto my laptop.
    I reformatted the SD card just to make sure. FAT32.
    I copied a simple text file onto the card.
    Put the card into my XOOM
    Use Astro File Manager -> Manage My Files -> Select 'External SD Card'

    I still get the same error about New Directory ?
    Astro (and some other file managers) doesn't seem to know where the real external sdcard lives.

    When you first launch Astro, press UP so that you are in the /mnt directory.
    You should see a number of directories, one of which will be sdcard (which is the internal memory) and another, external1, which is the external sdcard you are looking for.
    While in /mnt, press and hold on external1 and you should be presented with an option to create a bookmark, which will appear in Astro's menu.
    Select that bookmark and you'll be taken straight to your sdcard's contents.

    Hope this helps...

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    all working since rebooting the Xoom thanks for your patience with me


 
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