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March 2, 2014 12:42:19 PM

Hi there,

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet with a 32GB SD Memory card installed, BUT even though the tablet native memory is full, I cannot move files or reroute them to the SD card which has 29.6GB available.

Can someone who has had experience with this problem please help me?
My "factory" (16GB memory) is totally full and the tablet will not function properly.

Many thanks in advance!!!

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March 2, 2014 1:47:55 PM

I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card
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March 2, 2014 3:10:51 PM

Moakeseey said:
I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card


Thank you my (new) friend! I'll give this a try and hopefully it will resolve the issue.

Sarobi
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April 29, 2014 1:14:42 PM

friend that everything must make him root to your tablet depues enter to the directory dba and modify the instalacionde applications, but the only one problem is at the moment of the installation of new updates in the native applications of the tablet him recomendaria mas after making the root install an app that what it does is to do a duct between the memory sd and the memory of the telephone and to there be zero problems to app calls directory bind.
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June 20, 2014 4:34:11 PM

Sarobi said:
Moakeseey said:
I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card


Thank you my (new) friend! I'll give this a try and hopefully it will resolve the issue.

Sarobi


doesnt work still downloads to internal memory

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July 11, 2014 1:12:04 AM

Moakeseey said:
I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card

Can u like repost that link for the sd card problem cause its gone

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November 11, 2014 7:18:15 AM

I am having the same problem and nothing will work for my 6 year olds sons tab 3. Ive been at this for 2 days and getting tired. No way to move anything to the SD card, all 3 rd party programs dont work. They just show me which ones can be moved... Help please you guys. Thanks in advance, Graham
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November 26, 2014 2:12:49 AM

hychamaz said:
I am having the same problem and nothing will work for my 6 year olds sons tab 3. Ive been at this for 2 days and getting tired. No way to move anything to the SD card, all 3 rd party programs dont work. They just show me which ones can be moved... Help please you guys. Thanks in advance, Graham



Simply go to settings from the homepage and click application manager...this will take you directly to a list of the apps you have on the tablet. Click the app and it will open up and just click move to sd card. Hope this helped.
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December 14, 2014 7:54:45 AM

LJ14 said:
hychamaz said:
I am having the same problem and nothing will work for my 6 year olds sons tab 3. Ive been at this for 2 days and getting tired. No way to move anything to the SD card, all 3 rd party programs dont work. They just show me which ones can be moved... Help please you guys. Thanks in advance, Graham



Simply go to settings from the homepage and click application manager...this will take you directly to a list of the apps you have on the tablet. Click the app and it will open up and just click move to sd card. Hope this helped.


This does not work on the Galaxy Tab 3. The option to move each application to SD Card is unavailable (unlike my Galaxy SIII).
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December 15, 2014 8:15:41 AM

The solution is not that. Tab 2s with 4.0 had that option. Tab 3s with 4.2 (ICS) had this easy option also. BUT Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s with Jellybean 4.1.2 do not have ANY option to move data or games to the SD card! This is confirmed by Samsung btw. Many argue the reasoning, most say it was so that you had to buy a new tab when this was full.
I have had 3 experts helping do what Samsung says is impossible!! They had to upgrade these to 4.4 Jellybeans, root them, and install a custom ROM. I have about 120 hours invested in this. It is now a personal obsession :)  So many ROMs tried, so many issues with each, so much custom coding... I still have a list of problems. We are sorting them 1 by 1. I want a perfect 4.4 Tab 3. I have spent more money on this project then if I had bought the newest best of the best Android or Apple. Probably combined... It is a nightmare. tHIS PROGRAM IS NEEDED TO CHANGE THIS, THIS ONE TO DO THIS, ETC ETC....
I will publish this all to you guys after it is done. Then I am going sleep for a month...
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December 21, 2014 7:37:49 PM

I like your atatude . I too have a tab 3 same problem tried rooting but still no go .
I was wondering if you worked out a solution yet and if so can you help me out with it
Thanks Peter
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December 28, 2014 5:20:00 PM

Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
You will be given an option to choose between "Device storage" and SD memory card. Choose Device storage.
Go To “Download” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have those two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Kitkat 4.4.2

Hope this helps.
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December 29, 2014 1:20:25 PM

JgI02 has the sercert BOOM 203 videos transfered now I can take my porn with me thank you
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January 7, 2015 8:05:20 AM

jgl02 said:
Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
Go To “Downloads” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Hope this helps.


This allows you to move some files but not apps. There has to be a way to get around this issue.
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January 10, 2015 11:29:48 PM

txnprincesscc said:
jgl02 said:
Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
Go To “Downloads” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Hope this helps.


This allows you to move some files but not apps. There has to be a way to get around this issue.



I hope so because now I am kicking myself in the butt for buying my daughter a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Kids Edition. It only has 8gb of internal storage so today I bought her a 32gb micro sd card and now I come across this problem. I'm about to go nuts!
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January 14, 2015 7:00:41 PM

Google wants android phones to have apps on internal memory only, because of sd card instabilities and etc. So all the support for moving apps to sd card has been removed on kitkat.

Only REALsolution to move apps to the external sd card in this case is to root and install some app like foldermount.

You will fool the system creating a link to the external sd card. System will think the file is in the internal memory, but it is not. I recommend using foldermount to move the obb files created by the games (huge files, each one can even be over 1 GB) . This should be enough to enable you to install as many games as your card can handle.
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February 3, 2015 8:21:30 PM

We'll to make it simple go to your files, not setting but files. And then click device, once you click that it should have an option of data and obb. And just click data or obb, which both of those folder may contain games, or files you may want move to sd card. So after that all you gotta do is click the move to arrow, which will look like this
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March 14, 2015 3:53:22 PM

I use a translator for good use. I have the sd card for a music song, amd it has been full of hardship. My phone rings and it is a cat. I tell him no but its always cats. My wife says it is my boss, so I let him. I had a dentist, ok! I usdd to work at a grist mill sew I know all about it. I could transfer using windows , but not os. I used "the thing left ignored" error, but it was to late. I had a bunch of mu letters. Looks like its going to be the goat shed again for me. Thanks you for your consideration.
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March 30, 2015 6:32:23 PM

from the Home screen press and hold on a downloaded app and three things will appear at the top of the screen. create a folder, app info, and remove. Drag the app to app info. under storage you have the option to move the location of storage. hope this helps

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Moakeseey said:
I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card


Thank you my (new) friend! I'll give this a try and hopefully it will resolve the issue.

Sarobi[/quotemsg]

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April 4, 2015 12:28:48 PM

jgl02 said:
Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
You will be given an option to choose between "Device storage" and SD memory card. Choose Device storage.
Go To “Download” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have those two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Kitkat 4.4.2

Hope this helps.


Thank you! Yours is the first thing that has worked. I have been trying for ddays! U are awesome
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August 28, 2015 8:06:34 PM

sarahsigler said:
jgl02 said:
Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
You will be given an option to choose between "Device storage" and SD memory card. Choose Device storage.
Go To “Download” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have those two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Kitkat 4.4.2

Hope this helps.


Thank you! Yours is the first thing that has worked. I have been trying for ddays! U are awesome


Thanks a bunch... It really works, you can select multiple files at once, doesn't need to do it one by one... works. thanks.
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August 30, 2015 10:24:21 PM

Go to Apps, Select MyFiles, there you can move files between internal memory and SD Card. I did it yesterday with a bunch of files, works.
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November 16, 2015 8:35:30 AM

Go to "My Files" . Access Standard Storage, i.e. what the tablet came with. Also open up SD card and both
sources will show in vertical list . On the standard list highlight what you want to move to the sd card. Hold
this file and it will show an somewhat pop out window same almost invisible copy of what you want to
Move to the sd card. Move it to where you want on the sd card card and drop it.
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December 31, 2015 10:30:58 PM

Go to settings. Highlight applications. You will see for each application you hilight
A box that says move to sd card which is not with grey background if you tab that
It will move that app to the sd card.The app will still work as normal.
Now if you want to free up space on your standard storage go to files that show on the standard storage, hi light it with your stylus, i.e. it will pop up hold the stylus on it and move it to the sd card.Now if you want to caterize where you want the files such as memos. You go to files and tab new file and label it Memos and this will be a sub file in "my files"
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March 11, 2016 1:27:32 AM

Moakeseey said:
I have not used a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 - But it looks like you can change the save location from My File. All new files will be saved to the SD card rather than the actual tablet, and you should then also be able to move files from the Tablet to the SD card. Here is a tutourial that may help: How to Set the Default Download Location to an SD Card


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March 11, 2016 1:50:00 AM

Hi friends, I will try to help you in this problem "How to transfer data or pictures, videos from device memory to SD card"
1- Click on the Apps tab
2- Slide left then you will get "My files" folder so click on that
3- click on the all files
4- Select Device Storage
5- Scroll down you will get "DCIM" folder. Click on that
6- You will get the folder name "Camera" click on that
7- Check left selection box how many files you want to move or on the top have option to select all so if you select all so can move all the data from here
8- On the right top side there is a" Menu" icon click on that
9- there are 4 options Move, copy, zip and details so click on the Move button
10- Select SD card then click on create a folder and you can give a name for the folder so now select the folder what you created now
11- on the left top there is an option name "Move" so all of your selected data will be moved to the SD card
Hope this will help you
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April 30, 2017 11:10:26 AM

jgl02 said:
Go to Apps (press on Icon)
Go to “My Files” Folder.
You will be given an option to choose between "Device storage" and SD memory card. Choose Device storage.
Go To “Download” (this is where I tried this method. Not sure if it will work in other Folders).
Check the files you want to move (there is also the option of selecting all files by checking the blank box that aligns with the blank boxes next to each file. Should be at center top of screen).
Ensure you have a side pane window (left) that allows you to see all folders within the My Files Folder, along with the Downloads folder files (in my case). You should have those two window panes visible.
Look for “extSdCard” folder.
Place finger on file you would like to move and leave finger pressed for a few seconds until it turns a different color (mine turned a transparent blue). You can now manipulate (move) the file.
Note: If you have multiple files that you would like to move, you only have to place your finger on one file. This will automatically choose all checked files. You will see a number to the right of the transparent box with the number of files you “have chosen”.
Place file(s) into the extSdCard folder. If you have created a folder within your SD card where you would like to move the file(s) place file there.
This will move each file, one by one, into the extSdCard. Each file, depending on size, will take from a second to a few seconds.

Kitkat 4.4.2

Hope this helps.


I found I can move to same folder in the sd card. question I have is? I downloaded a showtime anytime series, can I still view series after I move the files using the sho anytime app?

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