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  1. pjtaff's Avatar
    Hi hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me.
    I have a galaxy s5 that has now run out of storage, but I have a ad card in that is basically empty, I have tried moving the videos and photos onto the sd card but I keep getting a failed message I'm doing it through the my files app but no joy I can't even create another foldean to move them into on the sd as this also gives me a failed message.
    Hopefully someone can shed some light on this prob for me manythanks
    ps. I also have just changed from Apple to a HTC one m8 so any tips and tricks I should know about on that phone would be great, before you think I'm greedy the s5 is the wife's lol.
    Many thanks
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    10-25-2014 03:42 AM
  2. James Scheinbaum's Avatar
    Have you tried to format you sd card?

    Hi hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me.
    I have a galaxy s5 that

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    Many thanks
    10-25-2014 04:08 AM
  3. robsawalker's Avatar
    Sounds like the memory card is duff. There are loads of fakes out there, I bought a SanDisk SD card on Amazon and it was a fake. It did exactly the same as you describe and looked totally genuine.

    Try another SD card as you are doing everything right. As long as you use my files it should copy and move fine.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-25-2014 09:29 AM
  4. colyn1353's Avatar
    If you bought the SD card off the web, trash it. Even cards from Amazon are mostly fakes. Remember most individuals selling on Amazon were kicked off eBay for selling fakes.. Go to a local store and ask for a class 10 (must be a class 10) micro SD card of whatever size you want. Once installed go to apps-settings-storage and scroll to the bottom and tap format SD card. Once done go to My Files and see if you can now move the files..
    10-25-2014 10:24 AM
  5. black's Avatar
    Make sure its a quality card like a SanDisk Ultra or something of the sort; I've used lots of different brands and they all ended up crapping out on me.
    10-25-2014 11:01 AM
  6. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I avoided Amazon and eBay, and purchased my SD cards from Best Buy when they were having a 12 hour sale.

    If you get on their mailing list, also add Newegg.com and Tiger.com to your mailing lists.

    Watch them like a hawk, you will catch some good sales. I avoid unknown vendors like the plague.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-25-2014 11:16 PM
  7. djjeffa's Avatar
    Dont think kitkat os will let you do it. So it may not be your sd card
    10-26-2014 05:55 PM
  8. colyn1353's Avatar
    Dont think kitkat os will let you do it. So it may not be your sd card
    I'm able to write to my SD card using Kitkat.....

    What Kitkat did was to stop apps from writing to SD cards unless permission is given..
    10-26-2014 06:11 PM
  9. djjeffa's Avatar
    I could write stuff to my sd too but I cant move stuff from the device to sd
    10-26-2014 06:49 PM
  10. colyn1353's Avatar
    I could write stuff to my sd too but I cant move stuff from the device to sd
    Sure you can..
    If you want to move apps to the SD card go to settings-application manager. Find the app you want to move (not all apps are movable) tap force stop then tap move to SD card.
    If you want to create folders open My Files (should be installed by default. If not open Google play and download it) tap SD card then tap the 3 dots in the upper right and choose create folder. Now you can move files such as image files by tapping device storage and find the file. Tap the 3 dots again and tap select then put a check mark next to the file you want to move then the 3 dots again and tap move. You then choose SD card and open whichever folder you want to move it to and tap move here in the upper right..
    Your file has now been moved to the SD card...
    It's a good idea to keep your SD card clean by using folders instead of dropping the file onto the card..
    10-26-2014 08:04 PM
  11. Chris Brogan's Avatar
    I am having almost the same exact problem. HTC space saver was able to move pictures and a few other things to the card, but my file explorer app can't move anything to the card. The card is top of the line and bought from best buy. It works fine.
    I found this when looking for a way to move my many gigs of movies to the card so they will not clutter up my phone. Anybody have any ideas? I generally was not able to even create a new file on the card, but then it randomly let me do that much. Now I just can't move the files. It just gives me an error message. Also on HTC One m8.
    02-09-2015 08:20 AM
  12. bsettz's Avatar
    I think u guys have faulty cards I can move apps and write to my sd card wth little limitations yea remove and reformat card problem still exists get another card dont order it walk in a store and purchase

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-09-2015 08:58 AM
  13. Drathic's Avatar
    Try downloading a file manager app, my stock file app is basically useless. It wont let you move or rename certain files. But with certain manager apps you can! root also is NOT required.
    03-28-2016 05:05 AM
  14. mithrazor's Avatar
    I am having almost the same exact problem. HTC space saver was able to move pictures and a few other things to the card, but my file explorer app can't move anything to the card. The card is top of the line and bought from best buy. It works fine.
    I found this when looking for a way to move my many gigs of movies to the card so they will not clutter up my phone. Anybody have any ideas? I generally was not able to even create a new file on the card, but then it randomly let me do that much. Now I just can't move the files. It just gives me an error message. Also on HTC One m8.
    I'm having this exact same issue.

    I was moving gigabytes of movies to the SD Card. Now nothing on the SD works. I can't move files to it, can't detele, only thing I can do is read files.
    05-04-2016 03:26 PM
  15. neTpoB's Avatar
    I'm having this exact same issue.

    I was moving gigabytes of movies to the SD Card. Now nothing on the SD works. I can't move files to it, can't detele, only thing I can do is read files.
    Try to reinstall your file manager and grant access to sd card when it promt
    05-08-2016 04:37 PM
  16. mithrazor's Avatar
    Try to reinstall your file manager and grant access to sd card when it promt
    Nope, that's not it. Every time I try to do something. I get a "Task Failed" message.
    05-09-2016 10:24 AM
  17. KerryLongKing's Avatar
    I have a galaxy prime and I have the same problem I have tried to use three different SD card all store paid for so idk what should I do
    06-30-2016 02:25 AM
  18. AndroidNut's Avatar
    I realize this is an ancient thread but might as well give my 2 cents. Not being able to read, write or move files usually means the SD card is corrupted. But the majority of the problem is you must label the SD card. Place the SD card in your PC and label it. That will fix the "Task Failed" issue 90% of the time.
    08-07-2016 08:47 AM
  19. jwickert3's Avatar
    Using the my files app I had the same problem when trying to copy or move an image file from the images category to the SD card. It worked when I started at local storage, selected the entire DCIM folder and moved it to the SD card.
    09-23-2016 07:18 PM
  20. Mech25's Avatar
    If you have developer options turned on this may cause you not to be able to move items. I was having this problem and as soon as I turned the developer options off, I moved the files without any issues.
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    11-15-2016 02:13 PM
  21. Robert Olmstead's Avatar
    Hi hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me.
    I have a galaxy s5 that has now run out of storage, but I have a ad card in that is basically empty, I have tried moving the videos and photos onto the sd card but I keep getting a failed message I'm doing it through the my files app but no joy I can't even create another foldean to move them into on the sd as this also gives me a failed message.
    Hopefully someone can shed some light on this prob for me manythanks
    ps. I also have just changed from Apple to a HTC one m8 so any tips and tricks I should know about on that phone would be great, before you think I'm greedy the s5 is the wife's lol.
    Many thanks
    The last recommendation on this thread fixed my same issue. Turn off developer option. I was unable to add an image to another in edit mode as well. After I turned off the developer option....all was good. It had been driving me crazy not being able to do these things.
    01-03-2017 06:01 AM
  22. badassery2's Avatar
    The last recommendation on this thread fixed my same issue. Turn off developer option. I was unable to add an image to another in edit mode as well. After I turned off the developer option....all was good. It had been driving me crazy not being able to do these things.
    How do I go about turning off developer options?
    bcmolmisa likes this.
    05-02-2017 02:08 PM
  23. desklamp_five's Avatar
    I tried all of the methods listed here but without success. However I have found something that works.

    1: install File Manager + (by Flashlight)
    2: install Advanced Task Manager (by Infolife)
    3: Go into the ATM Settings, then add all of your apps to the Ignore List, EXCEPT File Manager +
    4: Place the ATM widget right next to the FM+ app on your Homescreen.

    File Manager + will happily copy files onto external usb drives and SD cards, but ONLY one time, after booting up. So each time you copy or move a file to a usb stick just remember to press the ATM widget when you've finished. This will Force Stop FM+. Then it's all ready to do it again next time.
    08-13-2017 02:15 AM
  24. bcmolmisa's Avatar
    Brilliant! Worked for me. Settings -> Developer Settings (Only if you enabled it by any method: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-e...ngs-android-42).
    Thanks @badassery2!
    08-13-2017 05:54 AM
  25. ProrankIT's Avatar
    If you have developer options turned on this may cause you not to be able to move items. I was having this problem and as soon as I turned the developer options off, I moved the files without any issues.
    First I don't understand why people repeat the same answer of bad SD Card...Needless to say Thanks for saying turn off developer options. I can now move files to SD card.
    09-14-2017 09:12 AM
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