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How can I recover my old vault after I have restored my phone

I had a photo vault in my phone with a lot of pictures in it, I locked my phone accidentally so I factory reset my phone but before doing that I copied all the data on my SD card so that I can ...
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Is there a way to separate downloaded videos and camera videos?

So I recently got a Galaxy S4 and switched from Apple to Android. I like to download music videos to watch offline but when I moved the videos onto my phone, I found out that the music videos are ...
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External storage issue

I had purchased a Micromax A1 android phone. It was working perfectly. Suddenly after a few days it was not detecting the memory card. I had it checked by mobile repairers. They told me it is a mother ...
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increase size of ext2 beyond 1.5GB

I have a rooted LG-D520 (Optimus F3Q) running Android 4.1.2. The internal memory that came with the phone was so small that I installed an 8GB SD which I formatted using MiniTool Partition Wizard with ...
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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My sdcard is showing up in storage, but I can't place apps on it. 0

My sdcard is mounted, but I can't store apps to it. My HP tablet run Android 4.2.2. This is a new Sdcard.
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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No External Storage available Galaxy S2

My galaxy s2 was in bootloop , I have installed cyanogen mod 10 on it . Now I can`t see any files on my storage , when I enter camera or gallery it writes "no external storage available" . And the ...
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Does the external sd card have to use FAT at all?

link2sd allows one to fully move apps to a second partition on the external sd card provided its Filesystem supports Linux permissions. but does it have to be a second partition or could I simply ...
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Recover corrupted APP

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 It's rooted and updated to Android 4.1.2 Some APPs disappeared from my phone but if I go to Settings>Application Manager I can still see the folder. As an ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Same android OS version — one has move to SD card button, the other doesn't

I have two phones. Both have android OS 4.1.2 installed. Though on one phone it has "Move to SD card" buttons (though some apps have it grayed out), on the other this button does not appear at all. I ...
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Do I need to format my external SD Card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 and will be adding a Class 10, 64 Gig micro SDXC UHS-1 Card. I've seen people refer to formatting an SD card. How do I know if that's necessary in my case?
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What should I store on my external SD card?

I have a 64G SD card to install (my first). I'd like to get a good chunk of my music collection there. What type of content make sense (efficiency) to move...or what things should I NOT move?
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AirDroid problem on writing memory

I have Sony Z1 phone(c6903). Yesterday I updated my phone to android 5.0.2. Now I'm try to create or rename a folder using AirDroid but I can't. For example I get this error: Failed to create folder ...
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I can't move any apps or downloads to my SD card

After having my phone, a zte, I put a 16 GB SD card in it and had the option of save to SD card. I have downloaded a bunch of apps and music and not realizing until now, that none of it has saved to ...
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Can't access external SD Card in TWRP after Link2SD

Ever since I partitioned my SD card for Link2SD, TWRP has been unable to read it. CyanogenMod 12.1 views it fine, but TWRP just shows the card as being 0MB, and freezes when you try to select it. Is ...
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Copying SD card to disk [closed]

My trusty old 16GB micro SD card that has been with me through 4 phones is finally full. So I figured no biggie; I'll just buy a new (64GB) card, copy all the files down to my PC (which has no card ...
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Apps checking for app data in sd card instead of internal memory

I have an android phone with 13gb usable internal memory. I have many apps installed in it like fifa etc. I have been using the phone for quite some time without any sd card. Today I got an sd card ...
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Exporting large Video from an app with no free space on internal storage

I have a large (4gb) video currently stored in an app called KeepSafe. My phone (Sony Xperia Z3 has 8gb internal memory and a 128gb SD card. However the internal memory is almost full (only 400mb ...
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Parted says external SD card has no partitions, but Android can still read it

I have a 16GB external SD card that I'm currently using for my music collection. Android reads it just fine, and CWM mounts it perfectly. I'm on Gingerbread (I have my reasons). I opened up adb shell ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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my SD card is not working on my phone

my SD card is not working on my phone, it keeps on appearing damaged SD card each tym I insert it but then it works on other people's phone , it seems the problem is with my phone, ***Samsung s3 mini, ...
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Best Filesystem on SD Card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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how can i get back vold.fstab ,i accidently deleted it due to usbox was not responding after i edited it,plz help

i had rooted my phone-sony xperia e c(1504) and then edited vold.fstab but then after i saved it the us box stopped responding so i deleted the file unknowingly .after that storage access is lost ...
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Nexus 5: /storage/emulated/0 not mounted

Everything was working fine, and then one day I noticed some errors coming from Google Play store and I couldn't access any of my media. It seems that my external storage in /storage/emulated/0 is not ...
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why i can't use all my sd card space on Apps?

I have a Xperia E1 with 2Gb of internal memory. I had to buy an 8GB SD card to use good apps! The problem is that I can only use 2Gb of my SD card on apps! When I open the storage it say it has 6.90Gb ...
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How to create a persistent public folder on an SD Card?

Following up on a previous question and after reading about public directories in Android 4.4+, I am trying to understand how I could create such a directory, to be used by everyone. My device is not ...
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How do I make my SD card my Default Storage? [duplicate]

My phone, a ZTE Concord II, only has 1.5 GB of internal storage, so I went and bought a $20 16gb SD card. I installed it and restarted my phone. It moved three apps and all my pics and music to the ...
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where can a generic application write on an SD card?

I have a tablet running KitKat and face the problem of not being able to write to the SD card (specifically with QPython). I cannot root the tablet (yet). My understanding is that an application can ...
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rename “Build - Copy.prop” to “Build.prop” in recovery mode

I want to remove the changes i'v made in the "Build.prop" so i deleted it and restarted the Phone but forgot to rename the backup, now my phone is softbricked. Help me please
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Damaged sd card error after rooting Xperia m 4.3JB. Card works well with others systems

I have recently rooted and flashed my xperia m 4.3JB with stock rom 15.A.4.1.9 (since it went to boot loop). After flashing, the phone shows damaged sd card error. I tried formatting the sd card with ...
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How to install app on external SD card on Galaxy Note 3?

I have Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4 and it has a phone storage and internal storage. The apps are installed in these 2, but both are full. I bought a micro SD card but I can't install apps and games ...
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Stock android moving app to SD card force close applications

i am using stock android on my Micromax Canvas A1 (Android one) with android 4.4.4, it works pretty well but issue occurs when i move my install application to SD card and clear its data as well catch ...
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Can't install .apk via adb to SD Card

Alright, so I've made an Android app that runs fine on the emulator from Eclipse, but I can't get it to install on my actual device. I connect my phone to my PC via USB(USB Debugging enabled), I've ...
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Reverted Lollipop back to Kitkat - now I can't access the external SDCard

I had a Sony Xperia Z2 running CyanogenMod 11 (Kitkat 4.4.4). I got curious about Android 5, which is still only in nightly. Before taking a look, I took a full backup in recovery, then upgraded to ...
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How to use android phone as SD card reader?

I want to format my external SD card (For installing Raspbian) and I don't have a SD card reader on my PC or an external one. Is there a way to use my Android phone as a SD card reader? PC OS: ...
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Apps and files dissapeared after restarting my phone

What happened is that I was just using my phone when I saw one of my apps had the little android with the SD card and wasn't working. I know this usually happens when the files are deleted or that the ...
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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how to see the hidden files of vault application in memory card

I had stored my photos in the previous version of vault and those photos were in the memory card. The phone is not booting now and had to be replaced. In the new phone when i installed Vault its a new ...
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SD card is damaged, even after I format and get new sd card, I'm still seeing the same error, Please help!

Hi I've found my 8 GB SD card damaged this morning. And I was able to access it on my computer and I collected the files on it, then FORMATTED it. However, when I put it back in my phone I'm still ...
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Moving NFS MW TO SD CARD

I am using Asus zenfone 5 running 4.4 kitkat, i have moved many games with obb files to sd card but when i was trying to move nfs most wanted to sd card but i noticed that it doesn't have an obb file ...
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How to install apps directly on SD card (HTC Wildfire S) [duplicate]

I have an old HTC Wildfire S recently updated with CM version 11. I am surprised to see how fast the phone is, and how this new system works very well. Unfortunately, I have a severe problem due to ...
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Make my external SD card as my internal memory for apps [duplicate]

I have a CUBOT P7 phone with very little internal memory, so I installed an 8GB external SD card. However, my apps will not download directly to there, and I have no more space on my internal ...
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The files on the external SD card are just shown for a few seconds after mounting

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with an external SD card of 64 GB. Since few weeks ago, I can just see and open the files stored on this external SD card for about 30 seconds, when I mount the card. ...
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Memory card damaged

My memory card was damage so I had to format so I lost my data then the phone said the phone storage is damaged so I did a backup on the memory card and reset it but then the memory card was damage ...
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I cant find a way to move apps to my external sd card on my ZTE Compel [duplicate]

I have an unrooted ZTE Compel running android 4.4.2 The phone comes pre loaded with 1.5 GBs of internal storage, which I quickly ran out of. I bought a 16 GB micro SD card, which allows me to download ...
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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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Why is my External Storage State “removed”

I have a HTC phone running Android 4.0.3. I doesn't have an SD card. I am trying to access the external storage. The External Storage Directory is being returned as "/mnt/sdcard", however the ...
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How to mount an ext4 formatted external sdcard in stock Android 4.4.4?

I upgraded from the Note 1 with cyanogenmod 11 to the Note 4 (910C) with stock android (rooted). I want to use the ext4 formatted external sdcard, but Samsung does not added ext4 support for the ...