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Syncing And Android Sd Card

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So I remember all of the problem Google created when they release Andorid 4.4.2, however I thought they fixed all of this in 5.0. I am running a Galexy S5 5.0 stock everything but I can't write to the SD card out side of that stupied com.bittorrent.sync folder. Is this still a thing?

 

I am able to use X-Plore app to edit change deleat files, but I think I had to give permission to X-Plore to enable write access to the SD card as shown in this gude.

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/help/how-to-grant-sd-card-access-apps-t3015960

 

I can't get BTSync to popup this window to allow access to the SD card. Does BTsync support the new Storage access Framework? Or am I missing somthing?

 

Thanks

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@Catsrules

TL;DR: We are researching this possibility.

In details: Android Lollipop has a specialized API to access ExtSD. It is very different from native file management API and it is not fully clear if we can retain full Sync functionality using it. This is subject to research and implement it in future.

 

For now Sync is only capable to fully sync data to its home folder (though it can backup data from any location on your ExtSD).

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Ahh ok, thanks for the information. I guess I will wait pashently for more information.

I have been trying to sync my Music across all of my divices however non of the music apps can find the music on the ExtSD when it is in the com.bittorrent.sync folder. It is very anoying.

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@Catsrules

That's interesting. What if music files are stored in some other folder in ExtSD? Do other music apps see your music files then?

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Hello. Is it still impossible to BTsync to External SD (Samsung S5, Lollipop 5.0)?

 

Syncing just a bit of my music takes up all the device memory and seems to stop email downloading (no space).

 

If I try to change default folder location to /storage/exSdCard I get message "Dont have permissions to write to selected folder. On external SD card it is allowed to write to app designated directory only."

 

(I should point out that I am not really sure what I am doing!)

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@brixtonia

Not at the moment, although we are working to get it fixed. For now Sync has permissions to save data to:

 

/Android/data/com.bittorrent.sync

 

on your ExtSD card.

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Thanks. There was one further level named "files" but I did not select that. It has let me use that as a default sync folder.

Of the items I have already sync'd to the system memory - should I just delete them (or will that delete on my PC too?) and then re-sync. Or is there an easier way to move them? Thank you!

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@brixtonia

Sync only follows moved folders within the boundaries of same filesystem. As ExtSD and your internal storage actually 2 different FS, Sync won't be able to follow it.

 

So you have to remove folder from Sync and re-add it, saving to ExtSD

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brixtonia,

 

 

Of the items I have already sync'd to the system memory - should I just delete them (or will that delete on my PC too?) and then re-sync. Or is there an easier way to move them? Thank you!

if the folder, residing on internal storage, is still in Sync, disconnect it and move the files to the new share located  on the SD card, using a file browser. 

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@all interested,

 

There is a beta build with ability to write to SD card available for testing. Please apply here.  

All feedback is welcome, please send it from the app with logs attached if you find a problem. Thank you. 

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On 11/26/2015 at 11:11 PM, Helen said:
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@all interested,

There is a beta build with ability to write to SD card available for testing. Please apply here.  

 

 

All feedback is welcome, please send it from the app with logs attached if you find a problem. Thank you. 

 

@Helen

I applied for the beta several days ago but have not had an update filter through to my Android. Is the beta still available?
 
This issue is frustrating. Has it been fixed yet?
James
 
 
 

 

 

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James, 

Beta is terminated with release of v2.3.0 on January 21 (IIRC) 2016, where writing to SD card is implemented. Please note that it's possible only on Android 5.0 and newer. 

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44 minutes ago, Helen said:

James, 

Beta is terminated with release of v2.3.0 on January 21 (IIRC) 2016, where writing to SD card is implemented. Please note that it's possible only on Android 5.0 and newer. 

Is v2.3.0 for the server end not the Android end?

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Well, since then version has gone far away, and for today it's 2.3.8 for desktops and 2.3.5 for Android. 

Please visit Google play market to download the latest Sync, or download the apk and latest desktops from this forum topic or the official site. 

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FWIW if you're using an Samsung S5, switch to CyanogenMod 13 and enable adoptable storage. This will give you trouble-free access to your SD card with full read-write permissions. It's what I use. I wrote a comprehensive guide on how to get CM 13 up and running on the Verizon S5 here: https://jdrch.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-install-and-update-cyanogenmod-13-0-on-the-verizon-samsung-galaxy-s5/

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19 hours ago, Helen said:

Well, since then version has gone far away, and for today it's 2.3.8 for desktops and 2.3.5 for Android. 

Please visit Google play market to download the latest Sync, or download the apk and latest desktops from this forum topic or the official site. 

So I updated the server end to 2.3.8 and have the current Android 2.3.5 and it will still not work. The process I use is this

I add the folder to the server and make it read/write and then scan the QR on the Droid. It will not let me change the folder name from a bunch of numbers to the filename I want.

So what am I doing wrong?

 

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Did you disable 'Simple mode" in Sync on mobile? 

Else, this article may give a few hints and tips.

@Helen - I got it - What I needed to do was set the Default folder location to the SD card.

Thanks for your help

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I have Moto G4+ 6.0 marshmallow and I want to add all new files that I select from my PC to my SD card on phone, but I don't see how inside the app, could you help?

Also, what are the benefits of upgrading to pro version? 

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On 6/30/2016 at 8:04 AM, Helen said:

Did you disable 'Simple mode" in Sync on mobile? 

Else, this article may give a few hints and tips.

I think you also need to do that and read the article suggested. 

The benefits of Pro - are some fancy features, all described here .

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