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09-11-2013, 20:03   #1
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i have recently bought a hudle tablet it is good but I have installed a micro sd card 32gb as recommended. I can see it but I cannot actually use it. when linked to my laptop I can see anything I have put on it but cant use it
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09-11-2013, 20:07   #2
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They may read different formats. For instance my pc will see just about anything, but for xbox you need to format to FAT32 for files to be recognised.
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09-11-2013, 20:21   #3
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I don't think this is the case but I think I am missing something that will read the files I transfer
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10-11-2013, 12:53   #4
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Download ES File Explorer from the play store - this should let you see the files.
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11-11-2013, 19:53   #5
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this has done the trick thanks very much any other tip will be most appreciated
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11-11-2013, 21:34   #6
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Another tip for you - there is a good video player called MX Player which should play almost any video file if the built in one doesn't.
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Format to fat32
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12-11-2013, 11:15   #8
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Format to Fat32, I'm not sure if Android can see NTFS or exFAT.

Annoyingly Windows 7 doesn't have an option to format to FAT32 anymore, you need to download a 3rd party app for that.

FAT32 is the file system with the most compatibility with all devices.
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12-11-2013, 11:31   #9
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Annoyingly Windows 7 doesn't have an option to format to FAT32 anymore, you need to download a 3rd party app for that.
All my Win 7 machines have the option to format FAT32
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12-11-2013, 11:57   #10
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There's a size limit on the FAT32 formats you can do IIRC, so it might be showing it can on some smaller memory cards.
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12-11-2013, 12:00   #11
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Format to Fat32, I'm not sure if Android can see NTFS or exFAT.

Annoyingly Windows 7 doesn't have an option to format to FAT32 anymore, you need to download a 3rd party app for that.

FAT32 is the file system with the most compatibility with all devices.

Windows 7 does have a format fat32.
must be something wrong with your windows 7
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12-11-2013, 12:22   #12
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Windows 7 does have a format fat32.
must be something wrong with your windows 7
I'm using Win7 Ultimate.. just tried to format an existing disk and it only gives me the option of NTFS.... (obviously I just went through the motions to see what options it gave me)
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I'm using Win7 Ultimate.. just tried to format an existing disk and it only gives me the option of NTFS.... (obviously I just went through the motions to see what options it gave me)
Hi
I use windows 7 pro.
click on start
click on my computer
right click on sd card then on format
gives you three
ntfs
fat32
xfat
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12-11-2013, 14:23   #14
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Hi
I use windows 7 pro.
click on start
click on my computer
right click on sd card then on format
gives you three
ntfs
fat32
xfat
I know how to use it thanks ... no option for FAT32,only NTFS...
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12-11-2013, 15:10   #15
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I know how to use it thanks ... no option for FAT32,only NTFS...


Hi
Well there must be some files missing from your windows
cant think of any other reason
unless Ultimate does not have this
Windows 7 will format an external partition to FAT32, as long as it's 32GB or less
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12-11-2013, 15:26   #16
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Try a smaller card (2Gb) to start with if you're not sure.

As they come free with phones you can find them almost anywhere.

Or format the card in the tablet and plug the tablet into the PC if you can and see if it will see the card.
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12-11-2013, 15:31   #17
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There's a size limit on the FAT32 formats you can do
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must be something wrong with your windows 7
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I know how to use it thanks ... no option for FAT32,only NTFS...
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Hi
Windows 7 will format an external partition to FAT32, as long as it's 32GB or less
Seems like we're going in circles here, the problem is the 32GB limit on FAT32.

Larger memory cards or sticks are very common now, and it's pretty annoying that Windows will only do those in NTFS or exFAT.

But a 3rd party app can solve that, and you can use it again in a bunch of other devices.
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