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Solved it by shutting down device, removing external SD card, rebooting a couple of times, inserting external SD and starting the device It worked but clueless as to what was wrong and what fixed it I am hoping for a proper explanation/solution to show up


Your SD card most likely got broken: I've had the exact same issue a while back on another device. I'd recommend using a card reader to attach the card to your computer, and do a check for bad blocks. In my case it turned out almost all sectors were "bad" – with the effect that the old data remained, and all "writes" went to Nirvana: delete file: ...


Press the overflow menu button in the upper right. Select the show storage option. There will now be a new item below the Recent menu item in the slide out drawer for the devices storage.

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