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SD card “disappears” after HP Pavilion 14 wakes from sleep.

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This is helpful, being able to bookmark, browse and use “save as” with the external SD card.

This is a partial work around for the “disappearing” SD card issue. (ChromeOS is the problem not the hardware, as I can still see the SD card from the chroot).

Fortunately, the web browser does support the file: URI scheme allowing access to the File Shelf and External Devices directories.

Directory URL
File Shelf file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/
External Storage file:///media/removable/External%20Drive/

To copy a file from one directory or device to another, use the URL listed above to locate the target file, then right click on the file and select “Save link as…” to copy the file to a new location. (via William Shotts)

The other workaround is to use the command line which still allows for access to the SD card, once you use “shell”.

cp ~Download/somefile ‘media/removable/External Drive/’

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SD card “disappears” after HP Pavilion 14 wakes from sleep.

My newest Chromebook is the HP Pavilion 14, the older, black model. Fully updated. Today, I purchased a SanDisk SDHC card. The HP Chromebook recognizes it as “External Drive” and I can add files to it just fine. Just one problem: when this Chromebook wakes from sleep, and I click the Files icon, “External Drive” is no longer listed. Any ideas why? Removing and re-inserting the card forces Chrome OS to “see” it again.

Written by SilverWav

February 24, 2014 at 2:25 am