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    Default Android filesystem

    I how I'm in the correct forum.

    I guess my Google-fu is weak...

    When I connect my N7 to my win 7 box and check the properties in file manager, it says " generic hierarchical".

    Is this some variant of Linux ext*?. If so, how is windows able to access it?

    Inquiring minds want to know?

    AdTHANKSvance.

    Simeon

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    Default Re: Android filesystem

    The Nexus 7 does use ext4, but when connected to a computer it uses the MTP protocol to enable access to the filesystem rather than letting the computer mount it directly.

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    Default Re: Android filesystem

    Quote Originally Posted by retsaw View Post
    The Nexus 7 does use ext4, but when connected to a computer it uses the MTP protocol to enable access to the filesystem rather than letting the computer mount it directly
    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    If I root and use stick mount for an external flash drive how should it be formatted so that both my n7 and PC can read it easily?

    Simeon

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    Default Re: Android filesystem

    With stickmount it will read a normal FAT32 formatted drive, I haven't tested to see what else works, but that is probably you best choice for compatibility.

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