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#1 Adams369


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:02 PM

Hi Was just wondering I purchased a Usb 2 Tb thumb drive and put some files and music on it . It also has an built in adapter on one side to use with a phone. My phone is an android phone and the drive is formatted in fat. So it only shows my files for photos and documents when plugged into the phone and I cannot get my mp3s to transfer over to it when formatted in this fashion. What am I doing wrong. or is this not possible. 


Basically wondering how to get my mp3 files to play using my phone if I can even transfer them to this drive. 


thank you in advance 

Edited by britechguy, 29 December 2017 - 12:13 PM.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

What version of Android are you running?   Some earlier versions are not going to be able to access a 2TB USB drive, at least not in its entirety.


Also, if you're running a recent version of Android, do you have that USB drive recognized by Android for Media Transfer?   I suspect that since you're seeing certain files and folders you probably do.


My suspicion is that you need to use a smaller drive and transfer your MP3 files that way or, even better, get yourself the largest microSD card that your version of Android can support and copy your MP3 files to it.  The latter method is how I copy my music, and replace the old with the new, on my computer directly to the microSD card.  It's faster than trying to transfer it when the phone is connected as a media transfer device.

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