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    Default Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    So I just updated my Galaxy S4 the other day and now for some reason I can't delete any files off my 32gb Micro SD card. I have tried to delete pictures and file folders from 3 different apps and all of them say that they can't. I checked the details on the Micro SD and it is readable and writeable, I restarted my phone, turned it off and took out the Micro SD and battery then turned back on and put Micro SD back, I even told it to unmount and then mount Micro SD and yet I still can't delete anything on the SD card from my phone. I have plugged it into my computer and was able to delete stuff there so I don't know why it is doing this, please help. Thank you.

    Also the apps I used are QuickPic, ES File Explorer, and X-plore.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    Looks like a big issue with Kitkat and sd cards: Samsung Galaxy S4, Note 3 Android 4.4 Problem hits Micro SD Card
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    After update to kitkat 4.4.2 (galaxy s4) my SD card back to normal after I installed
    "foldermount" free from google market.
    At least with windows update , you can pay for the update to fix the error , but with samsung you can not do that!!!

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    Are there any apps like that for non rooted phones? Also is it possible to restore my phone back to before this hellish update?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Ur_Face2014 View Post
    Are there any apps like that for non rooted phones? Also is it possible to restore my phone back to before this hellish update?
    Sadly no and no.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Ur_Face2014 View Post
    So I just updated my Galaxy S4 the other day and now for some reason I can't delete any files off my 32gb Micro SD card. I have tried to delete pictures and file folders from 3 different apps and all of them say that they can't. I checked the details on the Micro SD and it is readable and writeable, I restarted my phone, turned it off and took out the Micro SD and battery then turned back on and put Micro SD back, I even told it to unmount and then mount Micro SD and yet I still can't delete anything on the SD card from my phone. I have plugged it into my computer and was able to delete stuff there so I don't know why it is doing this, please help. Thank you.

    Also the apps I used are QuickPic, ES File Explorer, and X-plore.
    Use the NATIVE file manager--it should work. KitKat limits SD card access in various ways by 3rd party apps. Some have been updated and work better than others, but some things aren't coming back. It's a feature, not a bug. (It's a widely detested feature, to be sure, but ...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ur_Face2014 View Post
    Are there any apps like that for non rooted phones? Also is it possible to restore my phone back to before this hellish update?
    Actually File Expert gives you the ability that the update took away.
    mine updated yesterday and today i have to copy,paste and delete a folder.
    couldn't with IO file manager or wifi file explorer but File expert did it flawlessly.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    I'm having the same "can't edit/delete external SD card files" issue. Strange... the browser can write files there! But no apps so far will delete them after KitKat melted all over my device. I downloaded File Expert and it pops up a notice immediately saying it didn't have write access to the SD card... I need to wait for an update. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wild1180 View Post
    I'm having the same "can't edit/delete external SD card files" issue. Strange... the browser can write files there! But no apps so far will delete them after KitKat melted all over my device.
    Yes, that's what KitKat did--intentionally.

    If you are using Samsung, use the native file manager app included. It will solve all problems.

    I hear varying reports of what other file manager apps work or not--try some. In this thread, people were recommending ES File Explorer:

    Permission denied to sd card

    --but another solution is always to hook the device up to the computer with the sync cable and use your computer's File Explorer. That will work fine, too.
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    Default Re: Galaxy S4: KitKat Micro SD Deleting Problem after Update

    The native file manager doesn't work. I renamed a folder on my sdcard to be hidden and everything in it can't be touched. I also can't rename the folder to take the "." off the front of it. I have tried 5 other file managers, rooted the phone, and used a kitkat fix from the play store.
    Nothing works

    Thanks, Obama Google

    And plugging it into the computer doesn't show hidden folders and trying to delete anything says it is write protected.

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