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I've got a Nexus 9 which I'm using to read PDF graphic novels.

My process for getting the files onto the device is to connect it to my PC via USB and drag the files into the Download folder on the device. From here I'm then able to manipulate the files as I see fit, such as importing them into Mantano Reader, a side effect of which is that the files get moved from Download into Mantano/books.

This is fine and good, with both Mantano and ES File Explorer on the device reporting that the files are in Mantano/books. But if explore the drive via USB on my PC, it shows that the files are still in Download. This isn't limited to a single PC either, as I've taken a look using Windows, OS X and Ubuntu.

The only thing I can imagine is that the location of the files has somehow cached, with the wrong location being reported via USB.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be?

  • Couldn't it rather be the files were copied to the Mantano directory (instead of being moved)? Have you checked that with ES? – Izzy Dec 18 '14 at 12:47
  • No, I've looked in the Mantano folder, and the files aren't there. Futher to this, if you try doing anything with the files in the Download folder, such as copy them to the computer, it complains that it can't get the files. This is further making me think the file system is caching the table of contents, rather than reporting the files accurately. – Daniel Hollands Dec 18 '14 at 14:55
  • Wait a second: In your question you write "This is fine and good, with both Mantano and ES File Explorer on the device reporting that the files are in Mantano/books" – but now you write "I've looked in the Mantano folder, and the files aren't there." So, to be or not to be (there)? With what have you checked this time? To get a clear idea, we need some consistency here :) – Izzy Dec 18 '14 at 14:58
  • Long story short, when viewing the files via the device itself, they're where they're meant to be. When viewing the files via USB on my PC, they're not. This is what I was trying to clarify with my previous comment, something I obviously failed to do so. – Daniel Hollands Dec 18 '14 at 18:26
  • OK, so if I got it right: The files are in the Montano folder, no longer in Downloads – but only the computer thinks different? Then that might be rather an OS question (implementation). What's the OS on the computer, and what are you using to check (e.g. "Windows 7", "Explorer via MTP")? – Izzy Dec 18 '14 at 19:15

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