I have a USB harddrive connected to my Android 10 phone via USB C. How can I copy files from to phone to it?

When I go into the "Files" app, select a file and hit "Copy to...", it doesn't give me a choice of destination, it just sends it to the SD card. I can see the drive in the app and even create new folders in it and see its contents, I just can't copy anything to it. I've already tapped the "allow access to this drive" thing in the app.

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Disconnecting and reconnecting the drive fixed the problem.


Another suggestion: upgrade your file app experience. MixPlorer is my recommendation. Allows file connection from phone to everything, including cloud drives, local network, and all the folders on the phone (including system folders).

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