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I have tried moving files from the Android (internal) storage (now almost full) to the 16G unused SD card I have installed. I click and hold the item I want to move (i.e. a movie file) and the option to move (cut) is offered. I press it and see the flag 'holdingFILENAME.wmv'.

I navigate to the area I want to move it to and press the icon (like a paper icon) in the top right of my screen. I have the option to move, attach, copy, or delete. I select move, but nothing happens. Any ideas how I can move files?

I am using Android v4.0.3, kernel 3.0.8+, baseband 1.01.

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What file browser are you using? – jlehenbauer Jun 14 '12 at 13:35
embarassed to say im not sure... came w tablet. icon is yellow folder w android logo on cover. text:file manager below icon – Mark West Jun 14 '12 at 13:39
default file managers have always been finicky in my opinion. check out the options below :) – jlehenbauer Jun 14 '12 at 14:05
Out of curiosity, what device are you using? The Motorola Xoom was originally set up so that the external SD card was mounted read only (I'm not sure if they ever changed this, either). It's possible you're in a similar situation. – eldarerathis Jun 15 '12 at 2:00
@eldarerathis the (non-US) Xoom sorted this out in the 3.1 update, not sure if/when it was sorted in the US firmware. – GAThrawn Jun 15 '12 at 9:03

Try to use Astro or if possible (I mean if you are rooted) Root Explorer. In case "move" fails, then try "copy" first and after successful copy revert to the original location and delete the aforementioned file. You're done!

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I would use X-plore File Manager. It has a split-view and you can simply open the location you wish to copy from on one side, and the location you wish to copy to on the other side, and long-press and choose move from the menu. The move location will be the location you have open in the other pane by default.

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