1. alan2273's Avatar
    I have just purchased my first Android tablet, ( Sony Experia SGP512GB tablet ), and using a OTG cable I plugged a 16GB Usb drive in, it was shown as loaded, but I could not find how to open it to view the files on it.
    The files are Jpg (photo's) and MP3 (music)
    As a newbie, what am I missing.
    12-16-2014 12:41 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You should be able to see the files from your File Manager (or My Files or something similar, I don't know what it's called on a Sony tablet). It should appear as an external drive, just like it would on a computer IF the drive was really recognized.

    Remember, if your drive is formatted as NTFS, it won't be read by your Android device. You can only use FAT32 and ExFAT formatted drives.
    12-16-2014 01:26 PM
  3. alan2273's Avatar
    I think you have solved my problem, I have just checked the USB stick and it is formatted to NTFS.

    Thanks for your reply.
    12-16-2014 01:49 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Glad I could help, and I do hope that's the solution. Try formatting using ExFAT and plug it in again.
    12-16-2014 02:02 PM
  5. alan2273's Avatar
    Glad I could help, and I do hope that's the solution. Try formatting using ExFAT and plug it in again.
    I formatted to FAT32 and away it went, access to every file.
    Thank you.
    12-18-2014 04:34 AM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Great! Now bear in mind that FAT32 will only allow you to have files up to 4GB, so large movie files, for instance, are a no-go with this card format (and it also limits the supported card size). That's why we usually recommend ExFAT, which allows for larger files and it's really the only option for larger cards.
    12-18-2014 11:46 AM

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