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Moving PDF to SD without losing links and annotations
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I tried to find this topic on the help, so forgive me if it's answered already. I am struggling with how to (1) change the default storage to SD permanently (2) move the PDFs that are on the Tablet to the file I have in SD with the other PDFs, and (3) not disturb the playlists and annotations and linked music files in them.

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Background: I import new PDFs by
a) snapping them with Genius Scan on my Samsung S5. Great camera
b) emailing them to myself, so that I open Gmail on Samsung Tab4 7"
c) easy open the PDF since MobileSheets is an 'open with' option; it opens there and I save it
d) then I add in the MP3 file and save
e) then add the song to a playlist
Apparently, most of those PDF files end up in the Tablet memory not the SD Card.
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#2
MobileSheets, by default, copies files to its application storage directory. If you open a file in an email, MobileSheets has to copy it somewhere. If you want to specify a location on an external SD, you need to go into the settings, then go to Set Removable Storage Location, and pick a folder on that SD card. Then on the song editor screen, you need to tap the hammer & wrench icon and change the copy to location to "Removable Storage".

Things are a little bit simpler in MobileSheetsPro, and there is an option to switch the entire storage location over to a different folder, so you may want to wait for MS Pro before trying to fix files that have already been copied.

Mike
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#3
Thanks, Mike. First, I must say I'm a huge fan. I'm on the process of converting the guys in my Chorus to MobileSheets. I have the invite to the beta and installed and everything, but ran out of space on the Tab. That's when I looked at file structure more closely and found many songs all on Tab device memory. I did change the Removable Storage location as you mentioned and I get an error when trying to open the song after I save it. I needed to go back to Default location to keep it all working. Would it work to hold my backup file on Dropbox, delete MobileSheets and all the data, then restore? I would just want to restore to the SD, of course.
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#4
Yes, that would work just fine. It's my usual recommendation to people when they want to move their library to a different storage location, so you shouldn't run into any issues.

Mike
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#5
Confirming that this worked perfectly when restoring the backup to launch the beta for first time. Of course, before the restore, I set the beta default storage location to SD folder.
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