UPDATED: Can't view/find my external storage (sd card & USB devices)
Support @ Metago
posted this on October 19, 2011, 16:55
External Storage (SD Cards & USB Devices) Not Set Right on Select Android Devices.
We've received a number of instances from our users regarding their external storage not being set correctly. This is happening because not all tablets have the same external storage path. Because there is no Android standard for this, each manufacturer does this on a per model basis.
UPDATE: With the most recent version of ASTRO on Android's marketplace, ASTRO can now recognize mounted devices! If you have your SD card or USB device connected, recognized, and mounted in the Android OS, then you can simply go to ASTRO's preferences and either select SD Card Directory or USB Directory and a list with active mount points will be displayed. Select the correct path and you should now have access to your external storage device!
Here is a quick workaround to access your external device if the latest update is unsuccessful.
From ASTRO's default home directory (/mnt/sdcard) press 'Up' on the toolbar to navigate to /mnt. From here, there should be a folder(s) corresponding to your SD card and/or USB device. They are generally named 'sdcard-ext', 'sd_external1', or 'usb_storage'. Once you know the correct folder to your storage device, you can either long press and choose to bookmark that location, or simply navigate to that folder when you want copy data to and from your device.
NOTE: If you cannot find the correct folder in /mnt, you can look in either /removable in /mnt or press 'Up' on the toolbar to navigate to your root directory ('/') and look for the /removable folder there.