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Move files

Support @ Metago
posted this on October 8, 2011, 13:16

In order to move files in ASTRO File Manager, follow these directions (ASTRO version 2.5 and below):


- long click on the file name, select  Move. 
- navigate to the new directory and click Paste.



 long click on the file name

- Choose all the files (or folders) that you want to move

- Select Move from the pull down menu

- Navigate to where you want to move your files then press Paste



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Oliver Schwabedissen

Tried this with the new version (4.0-408) on my Nexus S with Jelly Bean 4.1.1:

  • long click on the file name (.zip file in /storage/sdcard0)
  • click on "move"
  • navigate to the destination folder (/storage/sdcard0/GPX)
  • click on "paste"

Nothing happens. Same with "copy" :-(

Now looking for another file explorer to get the file moved.

August 31, 2012, 13:40
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Support @ Metago


We apologize.  When we fixed a bug last night, it did something with the Paste function. We have fixed both of the issues and a new version will be out within hours.  Again, I am sorry for this problem. 

August 31, 2012, 14:07
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Oliver Schwabedissen
Updated to v4.0-411, copy and move are working again. Thanks!
September 1, 2012, 05:08
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Jaro Markus

I moved folders in Android. If connected to PC - changes are not shown. How to fix this?

September 21, 2012, 09:20
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Sean Malloy
When I try to copy a file on my Motorola Xoom (wi-fi only version) from the download folder to a folder on the SD card, I get the error "Cannot write file". Neither restarting my Xoom nor dismounting and mounting the SD card affects the error. The Google Play store claims that I am using the most current version of Astro, and my Android phone version is 4.1.1.
October 17, 2012, 02:32
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Howard Gilbert

When trying to move multiple files all files in the directory are selected

Howard Gilbert

January 11, 2013, 18:34
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Grigoris Deoudis (Sky Feather)

Since many weeks ago astro file manager gives me the same error (cannot write). It's the best app and I don't want to change it into something else. How can I transfer my files?

June 18, 2014, 04:49
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Stephen Levin

"Could not write file"  when moving pictures since updating to Kit Kat.

June 25, 2014, 14:03