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Android: Don't Have Permissions To Write To Selected Folder

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I have a freshly formated SDCard in my Samsung Galaxy S4 that was formatted using Menu>Settings>Storage>Format SD Card. I then create a folder on the SD Card and connect it to my computer by scanning the QT Code. I get the error on my S4 "Don't have permissions to write to selected folder".

 

My phone just recently got updated to 4.4.2 and this problem seemed to arise after the update.

 

Android version: 4.4.2

BTSync (Android): 1.2.14

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Android 4.4 does not allow applications to write to arbitary folders. It's a dumb limitation Google imposed.

A new version of BT Sync is in the works to restore some access, but it will only be able to write to a specific folder on the SD card. It will be able to backup any folder on the SD, however.

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In one of the previous discussions on the topic, it was mentioned that the issue is to be solved under BitTorrent Sync 1.3.x

I have 1.3.19.0 on my Xperia Z1 Compact running under 4.4.2

 

Still no go.

 

That makes BT Sync pretty useless for my device as the folders to be synced are quite heavy with 25+ GB data.

Are there any status updates for the matter?

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ILay,

 

1.3 forces user to select folder on ExtSD card in one, designated by google, that is the solution for 1.3. We are looking for ways to overcome Google's limitation and allow backing up ANY folder on Ext SD card.

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Thanks again.

 

It's hard for me to understand why google decided to kill one of the key competitive advantages of their OS.

It would be way easier to implement some sort of security manager as the core of the OS, which would provide the user with the option of allowing selected applications to have full access to SD card OR simply format the SD card under EXT instead of FAT-16 (does anyone use the SD cards to physically transfer the data between the Android and Windows devices, anyway??).

 

Now I need to move the synced folders to the PC first, delete them at ExtSD and move to the dedicated folder and tune the apps respectively.

With 40 gb of data it would take me hours.

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ILay,

 

Why do you need to move them to PC? You can connect your ExtSD to PC and move files on the SD card. Moving files on a single partition is rather quick, as no actual move is done, just file table adjusted.

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Roman,

moving the files would be a solution, if I had a micro-sd adaptor handy.

 

Whatever. Problem solved for the time being. Thanks for your help.

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Am I correct that we only have permission to write to the folder "/Android/data/com.bittorrent.sync" but not subfolders of that folder?  I tried to create a sync folder on my Android phone, and I get no error when I select "/Android/data/com.bittorrent.sync" as the folder.  But I get the "You don't have permission to write to the selected folder" error when I choose "/Android/data/com.bittorrent.sync/music".  Really?

 

I very much regret approving the Android 4.4 update.  Everything was working fine with 4.3.x.

 

I'm surprised this is not a bigger problem for more people.  This was the only post I found with my problem when I searched Google.

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I get the "You don't have permission to write to the selected folder" error when I choose "/Android/data/com.bittorrent.sync/music".  Really?...I'm surprised this is not a bigger problem for more people.  This was the only post I found with my problem when I searched Google.

FYI:

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/28275-android-442-doesnt-have-permission-to-write-to-this-folder/

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/29448-how-to-make-it-save-on-sd-card-in-44/

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/26567-btsync-can-no-longer-sync-to-ext-sd-card-on-note-3-after-update-android-442/

 

It's also in the "BitTorrent Sync Troubleshooting FAQ" at:

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/28637-bittorrent-sync-troubleshooting-faq-unofficial/

 

but my personal favorite is:

http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/23944-unable-to-navigate-to-external-sd-card/

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May i have your attention plz if you want to download torrent file from any website directly to sd card for 4.4.4

I have fixed this issue by rooting my samsung galaxy grand prime and downloading an app from play store called sdcard kitkat fix this will fix this issue if any one doesnt want to root his phone i dont know how to fix without rooting search on youtube for sdcard kitkat if you dont understand

I hope this will be helpfull for any one

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