1. squall280's Avatar
    Today I got notice of an android update and it was more or less pushed on me. Anyways after update few things have changed such as loss of screenshot feature from the power but learned how to do it now another way. What I can't figure out is that VLC shows that the microsd card is mounted and will even show many of the folders but its says they are empty which they are not. Other apps can detect that files are located on the device and I can even put the phone into file transfer mode which shows all the files.....but vlc doesn't seem them. Can anyone assist? There are probably other changes I haven't noticed yet but this one is most important and aggregating to me.
    05-13-2021 04:32 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! We've been seeing more and more of this kind of thing, which is likely due to Android 11's Scoped Storage: https://www.androidcentral.com/what-scoped-storage

    I don't use VLC, so I can't be sure, but see if there's an option for VLC itself to create a folder on the SD card. Look in the VLC app's settings to see if there's an option to choose the SD card as the default storage location.
    05-13-2021 07:16 PM
  3. squall280's Avatar
    Every app seems to not see some of the date on the card, but my app utorrent clearly sees where they have put the files and will play any video files in said file. i haven't taken out the sdcard and tested in my laptop yet but connecting to a computer via cord doesn;t show the folder. i am thinking its somehow locked out. i really think i should just backup my phone and factory reset and never update the 11 update.....but i need to resolve the issue with these files.
    05-14-2021 01:32 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I would definitely Unmount the card and then remove it, then insert it into your PC so that you can at least back up that data just in case.
    05-14-2021 02:45 PM

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