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ThomasF
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slate 7 sd card

Hi, I am a new user with the Slate 7 and not very tech savvy. I installed an sd card but have discovered that I cannot move my music and apps to the card. I would just like to know what is the purpose of having an sd card if I can't move anything on it?

 

Thanks

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WyreNut
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Re: slate 7 sd card

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Hello ThomasF, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

It looks like you'll need to install one of the many free "File Managers" available from the Play Store if you desire an on-device solution.  This will work for media files, but not apps.

 

I use one named File Manager HD.  I just experimented and moved a ring tone file from /media/audio/ringtones to my /Music folder on the sd card.

 

Easier way would be to connect your Slate7 to a computer - that way both the main memory and SD card will be visible.

 

I did this to load up the card with music from my laptop!  After I created the Music folder, I copied and pasted all the music folders on the laptop - each album into it's own folder into /Music.. They all became visible to the Play Music app.

 

HTH,

 

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Holly_J
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Re: slate 7 sd card

You can use it for music, video, photos, documents, copies of .apk files you got from somewhere other than the Google Play store, etc.

 

Some apps (for example, the camera app I use) will let you store your photos and videos to the external SD card by default (you'll need to check the app settings to see if this is an option, but I imagine it is in other apps where you can create content, as well).

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sharkapl
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Re: slate 7 sd card

regarding sd card, my slate 7 can't seem to detect my sd if i connect it to my pc, i have to mount and unmount my sd card for it to appear

anyone have this problem?

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Holly_J
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Re: slate 7 sd card

Try disconnecting/reconnecting your USB cable before you mount/unmount the SD card. (That's generally a quicker fix and yes, I have to do this occasionally.) Do you lock yous with a PIN? My guess is that it happens when it's connected and the Slate 7 is locked, but I haven't done it often enough to know if that's consistent.
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SDCARD11
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Re: slate 7 sd card

HELLO!!!

 

I CANNOT REMOVE MY SD CARD form my tab........it can detected the SD Card... 

 

but i dunno how to remove it ... 

 

please help 

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WyreNut
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Re: slate 7 sd card


SDCARD11 wrote:

HELLO!!!

 

I CANNOT REMOVE MY SD CARD form my tab........it can detected the SD Card... 

 

but i dunno how to remove it ... 

 

please help 


Gently press the card in a little further until you feel the latch release the card.  It should pop right out.

 

I use a straightened paper clip to do this since the slot is so tiny.

 

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deth65
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Re: slate 7 sd card

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I am having similar issues with my SD card. Downlaoding the file manager helps but I do not see an oprtion on the tablet to change the camera to default to the sd card. I was also wondering why tapping on the sd card in setting does not open the file. 

 

I am able to access the tablet from my laptop & move files. Is this common with tablets? I thought this could of been done through the tablet...

 

 

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purplemotoman
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Re: slate 7 sd card

I am having no problem putting stuff on the sd card. My problem is if, for example, I put an ebook on the sd card how do I open the sd card to read it without plugging it into the computer. I don't see anything in the settings that will let me open it.

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Re: slate 7 sd card

Hello purplemotoman, Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

You need an ebook app that is capable of scanning the SD card.   The Slate7 does not come with a file manager installed, but there are many free ones available in the Play Store.

 

Using a file manager app, you can view the contents of an SD card with the device itself and tap on the ebook file.  If there is an app on the device that can read the format, it should open.

 

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