Solved! How do I move FILES to the SD card when there is no menu option for move. All I get is "details" as an option

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Im using a Galaxy Tab A. I have found instructions for moving apps to the SD card, but not able to move large files. The directs say to use edit from menu, and then select videos, and then select "move" from the upper right menu. But when I hit menu all I see is "details". Is there a secret to this? Is every galaxy different? Why not some consistency?
 
There should be no difference due to the size of the files you are trying to move and how they can be moved. Files are files. Now, if there isn't enough space, or if they aren't actual files only and are apps, then it would cause problems. Also, if the files (you mentioned videos) are from say a service like Netflix, they wouldn't be able to be moved.

If you want to just move files (photos, videos, music, etc.), not apps, to the SD card you can use the file manager app that is on the device, or if there isn't one you can download and install one to access and move the files. Sadly, they usually only let you move one or two at a time.

To move them all at once, or in large amounts, you can connect the tablet to a computer via USB cord, then move the files over to an empty folder on the computer. Once there, and still connected via USB, you can then move or copy the files over to the SD card. Personally I would suggest leaving a copy on the computer as a back up.

Once that is done you should then go into the apps that you access the files through (like gallery, etc.) and change the apps individual settings to look for the files on the SD card. You may also want to change the settings in apps that you use to create new files (like the camera) to save new ones to the card rather than the tablet.
 
There should be no difference due to the size of the files you are trying to move and how they can be moved. Files are files. Now, if there isn't enough space, or if they aren't actual files only and are apps, then it would cause problems. Also, if the files (you mentioned videos) are from say a service like Netflix, they wouldn't be able to be moved.

If you want to just move files (photos, videos, music, etc.), not apps, to the SD card you can use the file manager app that is on the device, or if there isn't one you can download and install one to access and move the files. Sadly, they usually only let you move one or two at a time.

To move them all at once, or in large amounts, you can connect the tablet to a computer via USB cord, then move the files over to an empty folder on the computer. Once there, and still connected via USB, you can then move or copy the files over to the SD card. Personally I would suggest leaving a copy on the computer as a back up.

Once that is done you should then go into the apps that you access the files through (like gallery, etc.) and change the apps individual settings to look for the files on the SD card. You may also want to change the settings in apps that you use to create new files (like the camera) to save new ones to the card rather than the tablet.
 
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