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Absolute path to external SD card

#1

Hello, I’m trying set the app to synchronize to my external SD card. However all the paths I’ve tried so far fail. I did get sdcard/Joplin to work but that syncs to the phone internal storage. I tried storage/extSdCard but that wasn’t successful. Appreciate any help. I have a Samsung Note 8.
Thank you,
Todd

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#2

Hello, what’s the error message?

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#3

Depending on the path, it does nothing. But sometimes will give error as in attached image.

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#4

Does the app had permission to access the storage?

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#5

Yes. Since you have to type in the path manually, I suspect the issue is I’m not sure which convention Joplin is looking for. I’ve tried copying the path name from two different file explorers without success.

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#6

I normally use Total Commander as a file browser and it shows the full paths, eg /storage/emulated/0/Joplin

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#7

That path still resolves to the internal storage.

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#8

Total Commander lists the file path to the external sdcard

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#9

Does the app has access to this external storage? In my experience most directories in external SD cards are read-only, except app-specific directories under (I think) /Android.

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#10

Give app permission to change storage location.

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