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SD card & sync 'ed content plex getting confused due to OS settings

JohnnyBoyMcDJohnnyBoyMcD Members, Plex Pass Posts: 14 Plex Pass

I have a 64gb sd card and 32gb on my tablet.
When synching content plex uses internal storage. Even if I select external in synch settings on plex.

Plex's behaviour seems to be affected by the OS settings.

Eg if in the OS settings I select default location SD card. Plex only ever uses internal memory no matter what setting is set in the synch menu.

If I set is default location to internal for the OS. plex will allow internal or the SD card to be used.

This seems broken as I want the SD card to be default for app installation and data as well as use it for plex content.

Using android 7 & latest version of plex from play store.


  • datadudewaynedatadudewayne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 43 Plex Pass

    In Android you should be able to format the SD card as internal space, if you are not needing or wanting to remove the SD from the device

  • JohnnyBoyMcDJohnnyBoyMcD Members, Plex Pass Posts: 14 Plex Pass

    I can do but plex only sees the original internal storage (32gb) not the extended one (32+64) - even though the OS does

  • datadudewaynedatadudewayne Members, Plex Pass Posts: 43 Plex Pass
    edited January 13

    Try uninstalling the plex app formatting and reinstalling....I have a couple of devices set up this way and it works fine, tablets running android 7, Plex should only have an internal only option at that point...

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