S5 - Can't copy to MicroSD via USB

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S5 - Can't copy to MicroSD via USB

 

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 running Android Lollipop 5.1.1. It has a Kingston 64 gig MicroSD XC 10/64GB card in its card slot formatted as exFAT.

 

Unfortunately, I can't copy to the SD card via USB. The phone mounts as a drive letter fine, but whenever I start a file transfer to the SD card the copy fails with the Windows error "The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected."

 

I have tried with multiple PCs running both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I've tried several different cables, including the white Samsung cable that comes with the phone.

 

The only way I can get files onto the card is to remove it from the phone, put it into a slot in a PC and copy to it that way.

 

Needless to say this is a pain - The case is already starting to crack from me popping it on and off.

 

How do I fix this?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: S5 - Can't copy to MicroSD via USB

Problem solved!

 

 

Here's what I did to solve my problem -

 

1) Took the card out of my phone and put it in my PC

 

2) Backed up the card

 

3) Downloaded Rufus

 

4) Opened RUFUS and reformatted the card with a 'quick format.'  Selected large FAT32, unchecked create bootable disk & unchecked create extended labels.

5) Copied my files back onto the card

 

6) Put the card back in the phone.

 

I can now copy files with no error messages!

 

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Re: S5 - Can't copy to MicroSD via USB

@MisterClever,

 

Welcome to the Community and thank you for sharing your solution with the Community! I'm sure other users will find this information handy.

 

Cheers!

 

@RogersGabrielle

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Re: S5 - Can't copy to MicroSD via USB

Great tip @MisterClever !