Just a small question, as I have just about given up on this little quest.
I have a 32gb Samsung microSD card that I use with an adapter in my Nexus 7 (2013 edition). In order to use an external card with this tablet, I have root access in the Nexus 7, and I have a program called Stickmount which recognizes the card and allows me to use files on it. The one fly in the ointment is the fact that I have to use Fat32, which limits me to 4gb file sizes.
I have tried formatting to exfat, but Stickmount won’t work with it, even when I add the proper binaries to the root of the microsd card. Ok, shouldn’t be such a big loss, since Stickmount will recognize cards with NTFS.
The problem is that Windows will not format the card to NTFS. No way, no how. It does erase anything on the card, and turns it into a raw partition, but that is as far as it gets. I get an error message to the effect that Windows cannot complete the format.
Any clues on why?
As I said, not a big deal, since my preferred file system management tool in Android likes Fat32 only, and I’d prefer to keep it. I can always compress video files to fit within the 4gb size limitation, and that is the main thing I use the card for, but I am curious as to why the card will not format to NTFS.
So, hints to appease my idle curiosity are appreciated.