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# 180900 25-Sep-2015 11:28
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Hi
Just put a sd card in my S5.
Do new apps go direct to my sd card ?
If not do I have the option were they go and if so how ?

Also I want to move my photos and videos to my sd card as they take up most space.
How do I do this in one go as I have a few hundred of them.
Ta

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  # 1394388 25-Sep-2015 13:44
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Go to settings then apps then in the downloaded apps tab if you select an app there is the facility to transfer it to the SD card.

In your camera app check the settings and select save to SD. This will ensure all new pictures save directly to SD card. Take a test photo and video. It will then create a folder called DCIM in your extSD

Use your file browser on your phone to locate your old internal DCIM folder and cut and paste or move your existing photos and videos to the appropriate folders created above.

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  # 1394398 25-Sep-2015 13:56
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I keep apps on internal memory, I figure it's faster and more reliable. The SD card can be taken out too. I keep media on the SD card, images, videos, etc.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1394597 25-Sep-2015 21:25
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1eStar: Go to settings then apps then in the downloaded apps tab if you select an app there is the facility to transfer it to the SD card.

In your camera app check the settings and select save to SD. This will ensure all new pictures save directly to SD card. Take a test photo and video. It will then create a folder called DCIM in your extSD

Use your file browser on your phone to locate your old internal DCIM folder and cut and paste or move your existing photos and videos to the appropriate folders created above.



So I am trying to do the above but the files will not transfer comes up with message "device is busy "

I am doing it with the phone plugged in to my computer and navigating to the DCIM folders as above ?

ta

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  # 1394780 26-Sep-2015 11:18
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you can also move by using a file browsing app within the phone

the internal memory is always faster than the microsd card even if you are using an expensive high end card, as the interface that reads the card will be slower than a high end card.

i recommend saving photos to internal memory then periodically move them to sd card.  keep frequently used apps on the internal memory.




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  # 1394806 26-Sep-2015 12:09
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kiwijunglist: you can also move by using a file browsing app within the phone

the internal memory is always faster than the microsd card even if you are using an expensive high end card, as the interface that reads the card will be slower than a high end card.

i recommend saving photos to internal memory then periodically move them to sd card.  keep frequently used apps on the internal memory.


Thanks.
What is the best file browsing app for android.
Would prefer something that can be windows 10 compatible as well as much easier to do on a pc even if it takes a while longer .
Thanks

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  # 1394816 26-Sep-2015 12:36
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I moved my files using the stock my files app on the phone.




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  # 1394818 26-Sep-2015 12:59
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You pretty much have to use the stock 'my files' app to copy or move the files, as anything 3rd party is severely limited writing to extSD since Kitkat4.4 (unless you are rooted).

ES File Explorer is a very good file utility. Also DiskUsage makes visualisation of the file structure understandable.

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