Windows 10: Android 6.0 - W10 only sees phone data not sd card

  1.    18 May 2016 #1

    Android 6.0 - W10 only sees phone data not sd card

    Hi there

    W10 only seems to see the internal data storage of an S5 phone (Samsung) just updated to Android V6 - and can't see the micro sd card (32GB).

    Worked perfectly with Android 5.0 -- moral -- don't automatically let your phone update Android -- seems Android 6 is a bit slower too --phone takes longer to start up.

    --added tried on Linux-- phone works fine - both micro SD card and internal phone storage seen as separate "Disks".

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    On Windows I tried both USB2 and USB 3 connections (S5 has the "double" Usb 3 type connector but you can also use a "bog standard" usb 2 connector. Didn't make any difference - micro SD card not seen.

    On the phone menu I ensured MTP option was selected --there's also an option for USB 3 (faster) transfer --both worked on Linux - only the internal phone storage was seen on Windows - no micro sd card.

    I have an older S3 samsung phone - used as a test --don't use it as a phone any more as it doesn't support 4G. This had Android 5 on it and that worked fine -- so not sure if it's android or Windows !!. but in either case I'd like a fix --the S5 is stil a very popular phone and with external removable micro sd card very useful too. S7 also good but don't need that yet and it's almost as much as a used car to buy !!! -- Samsung S6 though avoid. !!!!

    Last edited by jimbo45; 18 May 2016 at 03:25.
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  2.    18 May 2016 #2

    Did you get the latest Google android USB drivers?
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  3.    18 May 2016 #3

    OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
    Marshmallow for me is not good android release
    it should be separate
    Check your phone settings
    Try to downgrade your phone see if it helps or try a custom see if it is fixed maybe you enabled a setting to to separate them
    My experience from owning s6 was terrible
    There is new trick in marshmallow to make micro sd card as internal storage
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