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Link2SD: mounting /dev/block/vold/179:66 on /data/sdext2 failed: No such file or directory

I am using a rooted Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 with the latest stock Android 6.0 ROM. I am trying to use a 2nd partition with Link2SD but so far I always get the same "No such file or directory"-error: ...
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The images saved in the DCIM folder in the SD card and the internal memory disappear after a while. Please help!

I am using LG G4. This all started after my phone came back from the service center earlier this month with a brand new motherboard. I clicked a few pictures while on a trip and while playing around ...
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Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a computer folder, the wireless way [duplicate]

I don't use the cloud for my music (such as Dropbox or Deezer or Spotify) but a 50 GB folder on my PC that I often synchronize with my phone's 128GB SD card, by plugging both with USB cable, and ...
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FolderMount: Paired Apps still shows on sdcard?

Foldermount paired apps folders still shows up on SdCard. Main concern here is the precious internal-sd space save and transferred to the spacious external-sd. Are they not supposed to have been ...
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Using SD card as internal storage and migrate date

I read this question, but I want to update the question. Now with Android 6.0 we have the option to format the SD card as internal storage, and that's what I did. I also clicked that "Migrate data" ...
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External sd card is not recognized in my pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, it's not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charging only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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Need superuser permission for TMS [duplicate]

for some cloud syncing purposes I want to give TMS (Titanium Media Sync) superuser privilege over my rooted device even if it doesn't asks for it. I use SuperSU.
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SD CARD ENCRYPTED

I had my SD card encrypted on not 4 my brother turn off my administrative user which delete and rest the password. So he reset to what he thought it was. Now I can't get the SD card to give me the ...
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How can I tell which Android device a microSD card used to be in?

I have multiple Android devices, and found a microSD card that used to be in one of them. It had a "Android" folder with app subfolders. Is there a way to tell which of my devices used to have this ...
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Grant superuser permission to an app which hasn't asked for it [duplicate]

Hello android enthusiasts, I am using Titanium Media Sync (TMS) app to keep some folders synced from my microSD card to my Dropbox. Now I want also to, on demand, be able to sync one of these folders ...
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Wirelessly sync music folder to microSD card

I am looking for a way to sync, wirelessly or over a cloud service, a (music) folder from my computer to the microSD card on my rooted phone. I've been trying this on Android MM with Titanium Media ...
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Why can't use the external SD card with my voice recorder app?

I'm the owner of an Honor 5x. The external SD card inside the phone works fine with the photos/video application, and I can write/read from ES file manager but the apps for voice recording that I ...
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Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
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How to mount external SD card at a fixed path in CM13?

In Marshmallow (and consequently in CM13), the external SD card is mounted at a path that contains its serial number. I have a bunch of Tasker tasks, the occasional script, and lots and lots of apps ...
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whats the standard sdcard device name?

I need to find SD-card device name. On my phone its "/dev/block/mmcblk1" . Is this device-name same across all android phones. If not how to find out this information?
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Map Whatsapp media to external SD on rooted Lollipop

I've wanted to create a symlink from the Whatsapp media folder on internal storage to external. So I installed FolderMount from XDA, which is claimed to work. Instead, what I've seen is that Whatsapp ...
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How to configure Simplenote client to use external storage?

I've just installed the official Simplenote client on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (Android 4.2.2). I don't have a lot of space on the "on board" storage, so want to ensure that Simplenote uses the ...
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Pictures and videos disappear

I have the HTC Desire. Every time I take a photo or video, the photos and videos disappear from the gallery shortly after I take them. Already tried rebooting, uninstalling the SD card.
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Android 6 (cyanogenmod 13) external sd card write access

I always used samba server on all my android devices for uploading files, it worked great with cm12, but in cm13 even woth root access samba server can't write to external sd card, neither can SSH ...
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Format my micro SD from FAT32 to NTFS through Android Kitkat phone [duplicate]

I have an Android phone running on KitKat. Apparently I can't download any file that has size more than 4GB due to FAT32, but I know NTFS support more than 4GB. Is it possible to format the SD card ...
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Why can I move apps to sd card when using adopted internal storage (sd card)? Does it makes sense?

I formatted my sd card as adopted internal storage as possible in Android 6. However in the settings I can still move (some) apps to the "external storage". This is quite confusing as I thought they ...
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Hide media on external sd card, lollipop and above

I want an app that can hide/encrypt selected pictures and video on the external memory card without moving them to internal storage where space is at a premium. This is the problem with Keepsafe and ...
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Available space is more than total space on the memory card

I recently purchased a 16 GB memory card. But my android shows available space is more than Total Space and when I try to install a new app it says insufficient memory. Total space: 8GB. Available ...
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How to expands sd-card formatted as internal storage?

In Android 6 I formatted my 32GB sd card as internal storage. What I now see with GParted on my desktop is this: As you see there is still an unencrypted, readable FAT32 partition. I assume it was ...
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How to access the content of an sd card formatted as internal storage?

I am using Cyanogenmod 13 (based on Android 6) and an external 64GB sd card. When starting Cyanogenmod the first time I selected to format this sd card as an internal storage (Note that in my case the ...
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Play Music showing 'wrong' storage usage?

I'm running Marshmallow and I have 4GB internal storage, 32GB SD card. My SD card is formatted as 'internal storage', so Play Music won't allow me to change the destination of downloaded music from ...
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How to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
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Rooted LG Stylo phone. How can I save all user files to SD card instead of internal storage?

I have used Link2SD to move all the movable apps to the SD card. I am still seeing the user files from Whatsapp getting created on the internal storage of the phone. The phone is rooted. So what else ...
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Install App Directly to SD Card [duplicate]

My MicroMax Canvas A72, running Android 2.3.6, will not let me install any app greater than 50mb in size, despite having a 1gb SD card installed. Even installing an app to my device then transferring ...
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External SD as internal storage… where is it located in the logical filesystem? [duplicate]

hope it's not a duplicity. I am using airdroid to transfer files between my computer and the phone. After choosing to use the external sd as internal storage, where is it located? Like... airdroid ...
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Making Tasker write into the external SD card

I'm using Tasker on Android Lollipop (5.1.1). I've come to know that applications now can write to external SD card in Android 5.1.1 update but with the use of an API, for which the user needs to ...
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Taking screenshots to SD card? [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a screenshot directly to the sd card without root? (btw i'm using an lgg4 if it matters)
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Some photos not opening after installing a MicroSD

I have a Lenovo K4 note with 16 GB inbuilt memory. I have also installed 128GB MicroSD. Now some photos that were just fine are not getting displayed. It just shows a grey screen. In gallery for those ...
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Faster way to unmount the SD card?

I unmount my SD card a lot, and I find it annoying to have to navigate through the settings app each time to safely unmount the SD card. I would like some way or some shortcut that can do this as ...
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Function of directory /Android

I just deleted the directory /Android from the external card. It gave me 20GB memory back. So far I haven't seen any bad effects. At least not during the first 5 min of testing including restart. I ...
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MTP selected but PC doesn't show contents of external SD card

I have a Motorola G2. I'm unable to to access contents of external SD from PC. I chose MTP option for USB configuration. I can access the internal storage but not the external storage. The latter is ...
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How to remount /data to external partition on sdcard

I am trying to mount default partition from sdcard to /data (replace default). My situation: Android 4.4.2 Colorovo Citytonre vision End Goal: I want more space for apps because all storage is ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini shows my external SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems. How do i fix this?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 mini says that my external sd card is blank or has unsupported filesystem. When i tap the notification it gives me only a option to format but i dont want to because i need the ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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Find out what app is creating .nomedia files [duplicate]

We got a bug report for a media player that is caused by some app (presumably) creating a .nomedia file in /storage/sdcard1/Android/data. If the file is manually removed, it reappears at some point. ...
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Moto G3 Marshmallow SD card as Internal storage

I have recently updated my Moto G3 and inserted a microSD card, formatting it for use as internal storage. I have used Solid Explorer app for file management before and I was able to manage internal ...
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How does the “Format as internal storage” feature work in Android 6.0+?

How does the "Format as internal storage" feature work in Android 6.0+? See screenshot below: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Why is it the case that "this USB drive will only work in this device"? ...
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Backed up and formatted SD card, now “app isnt installed” error

So i was having this error on my laptop which didnt allow files to be copied or moved to and from my SD card. The error happens mostly when copying to my sd card. When i try it says something like the ...
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Mount external SD folder to /data/user

I'm trying to free up some space and install large games on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with an external SD card. The app I've been using is FolderMount, which mounts any folder in a different ...
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Canonical explanation of Android Encryption and Vulnerabilities

Note: Well, the bounty expired and one possible reason could be effort required to address as I gather from comments. Seeing the number of upvotes, it appears to be of interest to others as well. I ...
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Is this simple method of moving ANY app to an external SD card on KitKat reliable?

There are hundreds of articles and many SE QA's about moving apps to an external SD card. Some of the articles and QA's are outdated, some are incorrect, some require the device to be rooted, some ...
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How do you prevent Android from creating an “Android” folder on external USBs?

On every USB flash drive I plug into an Android device running Marshmallow (6.0, stock), a folder called Android is created at the root of the drive (if Android supports R/W on the filesystem). When ...
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Why am I unable to install apps on the SD Card of my device?

I have a Samsung Galazy GT S5312 and I am trying to install apps on the external SD Card. I have performed the following steps: Rooted the device Installed App2SD Successfully partioned the SD Card ...