how to create a folder?

1RoyR

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New Nexus 7 here, since December 27...love it! Quite a jewel of a device.

I transferred a number of files over USB recently, but I was not able to create a new folder on the Nexus. No option for that appeared in any of the Nexus folders. My workaround was to create an empty folder on my PC and copy that onto the Nexus, then copy my files into that. (PC is using Windows 7) Or just transfer a folder and all its contents onto the Nexus.

My normal workflow with external devices is to create a personal folder and that folder's subfolders, into which I copy my items. But I can't seem to do that on the nexus without first creating a folder on the PC, then dropping that into the Nexus.

What am I missing?

many thanks...
Roy
 
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Comineeyeaha

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Nothing, really. Any Nexus since the GNex don't actually plug in as mass storage, but as a media device. This means they use their own sets of rules and functions when plugged in, and for whatever reason this includes making folders. The method you're already doing is what I do, either that or do it in the tablet with something like Astro.

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choice 1 -- install a file manager app on the Nexus 7 and create your folders ON THE NEXUS 7 first, and then you can xfer into them. Some commonly used ones below....

ES File Manager https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...5lc3Ryb25ncy5hbmRyb2lkLnBvcCJd&token=ExgfotBS

X-plore File Manager (has dual pane) https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...s.Xplore&feature=search_result&token=Wmpt9aZp..

Astro File Manager https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...ago.astro&feature=related_apps&token=a4g1x8a9

Choice 2 Install AirDroid and do all your file management work from a browser window on your desktop

AirDroid https://forums.androidcentral.com/e...airdroid&feature=search_result&token=Zm6JjtHW.
 

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thanks!

The solution was right there, in front of my face, but I didn't see it. I had already installed ES File Manager, which I used on another tablet running Android 2.3.3.
But I overlooked those three little vertically-stacked dots this time, found in the newer version of the app running on the Nexus. The ability to create new folders lies in the menu arising from those menu-dots, and all is well!

I'm just getting used to Android 4.2 so some of its new features get past me at times.

Happy New Year....

Roy
 

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