Can't find USB drive

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DougAJ4
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Can't find USB drive

Post by *DougAJ4 » 2011-08-07, 03:28 UTC

In the past a USB drive has been accessible from the top level directory in TC for Android, but today it is not there!

I have found the USB drive and the file I was looking for by using File Manager HD, so I know the drive is working OK.

In TC, if I navigate to the top level there is nothing related to USB listed.

If I select File System Root there is a usbdrive folder, but it is empty.

In File Manager HD there is also an empty usbdrive folder, but also a usb_storage folder, which has all the files on the USB drive visible.

Unfortunately I don't know when the last time I used a USB drive with TC was, so I don't know if this is associated with the latest TC version, or if it is caused by an update of the Android system.

I am using an Acer A500 with Honeycomb 3.1.

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2011-08-08, 12:44 UTC

Try to go to the file system root "/", then to "mnt". All mounted paths should be visible there.

Once you know the right location, go back to the home screen, then hold down your finger on the sd-card entry until the context menu appears. Now you can change the location to which this link points, so it matches the changed name.
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Post by *DougAJ4 » 2011-08-09, 03:58 UTC

Thanks, I got it working now. I added a shortcut to the usb_storage folder, rather than changing the location for the sd-card entry.

Would it be possible to have USB drives automatically appear on the Home screen when they are connected?

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