Can't delete files from external storage

lc112

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Possible dumb question: why can't I delete files from storage connected via USB OTG? Copying to external drives and reading files from them work fine, but attempting to delete give me a "unable to delete some documents" error. This happens both in the built in file browser and in FX, on a Moto G3 running Marshmallow.
 

acejavelin

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Possible dumb question: why can't I delete files from storage connected via USB OTG? Copying to external drives and reading files from them work fine, but attempting to delete give me a "unable to delete some documents" error. This happens both in the built in file browser and in FX, on a Moto G3 running Marshmallow.
The Moto G 2015 with Marshmallow has some known issues with OTG access, this is identical to problems in earlier Lollipop versions and Moto pushed an update for it later on, I expect the same in the near future with Marshmallow. Some people have had mixed success doing a factory reset then it working, but it's about a 50/50 shot.