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    Default Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    I've used ES File Explorer / Manager for years on my Androids. I've had the S5 for a few weeks, and I notice that I can't delete a folder on my SD card. I tried another File Manager from Cheetah, it can't do it either. I can create and delete folders on the phone storage. I can create folders on the SD card, but can't delete them.
    For now, I have to connect a USB cable, and delete from my PC, which works fine.

    Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this and has any ideas.
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Hi,

    Brand new S5 user here and first smartphone (yes I am coming out of the dark ages finally) and I was starting to figure out how to set a small mp3 file for caller ringtones (a bit funky if you ask me but it works). I have X-Plore and ASTRO file installed atm. I will see if this occurs when I use either to create a folder.
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Welcome to KitKat and it's VERY restricted use of the SD Card.

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you're on the 'but this is more secure!' side), KitKat modified how apps can access the SD card, and now only system apps have more-or-less full access to it. If your phone has a stock File Manager, that should be able to delete the folder without issues.
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    Welcome to KitKat and it's VERY restricted use of the SD Card.

    Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you're on the 'but this is more secure!' side), KitKat modified how apps can access the SD card, and now only system apps have more-or-less full access to it. If your phone has a stock File Manager, that should be able to delete the folder without issues.
    Correct you can only use the "My Files" application to do this as its a Samsung/system application. The other way around it is to root the phone and apply a SD Card "Fixer" which will re-enable the rights.
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    This might shed some light on the issue
    https://www.google.com/url?q=http://...c7CA6rnn0e4GZw
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Oh Jeez, sounds like more Nanny State stuff to me. I can manage my own SD card, thank you very much. sighs
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    Unhappy Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    it delets but in hours the whole file is returned back to the sd card
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Just use the My Files app in the app drawer.
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    Use the default file manager
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    Default Re: Can't delete folders on SD card with file manager

    I'm unable to delete files using My Files on my Samsung Galaxy S5 AT&T. I've tried ESFile Explorer, My Files, and Windows Explorer via USB. The only thing that works is taking the MicroSD card out and using Windows Explorer to delete the files. Any help?

    edit: Samsung Kies works, but that's kind of annoying. Would love to be able to do everything via My Files app.

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