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    Default Can KitKat 4.4.2 In-Built Apps write to SD Card or not?

    Guys,
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 running 4.4.2 KitKat. I tried to set the default image, video and documents directories to a folder on the SD card by going to MyFiles -> Settings -> SDCard path. I am taking photos & videos using the default app, not a 3rd party app. Although it is showing me the default is set to the SD card, the images I take using the default camera app all seem to save to the default internal storage /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera.

    Did anybody here have any luck getting the default image directories to be on the SD card?
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    Default Re: Can KitKat 4.4.2 In-Built Apps write to SD Card or not?

    As far as I can tell it writes to internal storage now.

    Below is a better explanation of what is going on by our own Jerry Hildenbrand.

    KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central
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    Default Re: Can KitKat 4.4.2 In-Built Apps write to SD Card or not?

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    Default Re: Can KitKat 4.4.2 In-Built Apps write to SD Card or not?

    Thanks for the replies guys. A little discovery on my end:

    For Photos & Videos changing the default directory to an SD card directory from My Files -> Settings -> Default Image Location, Default Video location DOES NOT WORK. But, if you go to the Native Camera app which came with the S4 -> Settings -> Storage -> Select SD card - it does work. It then created a folder named DCIM on my SD card and started recording pictures & video to it. Again, I am referring to the native app here, and not a 3rd party.

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