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Access files on USB drive
#1
When I go to import songs, I'll usually have them on a flash drive to get them on my tablet. The browser built into MS doesn't see my USB drive, so I have to take an extra step in my tablet's file manager to copy it somewhere locally before I import my files.

Is it possible to add this functionality?
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#2
In order for the Android OS to be communicating with your flash drive, it has to be mounted in some way (at least that's my understanding). I would assume you would have an entry for it under /mnt in the file system. If you browse under there with the MS Pro browser, do you not see a folder for the flash drive? It could also be under /Storage.
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#3
I'll have to check when I get home tonight. In my system file browser, if I browse all the way up the folder hierarchy as far as I can, I see Internal Storage and USB. In the MS browser, I do not see this.

I'm not super familiar with how Android works, but I believe they refer to this USB as an OTG connection using a mini or micro usb adapter (can't remember which, but the standard charging connector). Not sure if that is important or not to you. Anyhow, I'll look for a mounting folder tonight.
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#4
Looks like you are right. If I go to root/mnt/USB_storage there it is. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I had been looking under root/storage which only showed 0 or legacy.
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#5
No problem - glad you found it.
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