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Moto G3 saying SD card not inserted even though the card is

Not detecting card anymore. contents of card is encrypted and stupidly not backed up. The card shows up in a PC and different device and different cards show up in the G3. Help I don't want to lose ...
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Saving to sd_ext in CyanogenMod on a Z1 Compact

Running CyanogenMod on a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, I thought I had everything set up ideally. But when I got a message that storage was almost full, I saw that although the (internal) /sdcard is used, ...
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Sync computer folder -> phone's external SD card, with USB cable

Background: Until a few days ago, I was happy with my Android 2.3 phone, and its Media Storage via USB cable : syncing my computer's D:/MusicLibrary/ folder with my phone's 128GB external SD Card was ...
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How to split adopted storage?

I don't want all my storage as adopted storage, so I was wondering how I can split it into 1 part adopted storage and 1 part normal storage.
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How to decrypt Adopted Storage?

Using the SD card as Adopted Storage encrypts it. How can it be decrypted?
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Generate all gallery thumbnails 'at one time', not 'on demand'

Context: Hello, I am an amateur photographer and I recently moved from an old iPad to a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with custom rom, Android 6. On the iPad the thumbnails were created while importing photos ...
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External SD Card removed - Apps can't be deinstalled :-(

My external SD card seems to be broken. I removed it and inserted a new one. Now the apps don't work any more. That's all right. But: I can't uninstall or re-install the apps any more. If I try to, ...
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Move apps to SD card in Marshmallow without using internal SD Card storage?

In previous Android versions is was possible to move apps to the SD Card. In Marshmallow, I was prompted to choose if I want to use My Micro SD Card as external storage or to extend internal storage. ...
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Free up phone memory taken up by thumbnails

I have a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 phone - 5.05GB of which is being taken up by thumbnails! Can I move these to my 32GB SD card? I have tried DMR (duplicate media remover) and that has detected ...
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System not seeing sd card data

The strangest thing happened. I was installing an app, and all of the sudden, the screen went black and wouldn't turn on. I just turned off the device, and when I turned back on, a lot of apps had ...
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OverlayFS and external SD card

Last days I get (not so) old Samsung Xcover2, I root it and install CM 11 (KK 4.4.4). Unfortunately Samsung GT-S7710 have small amount of internal memmory (1.18GB). Now I want to know if there is way ...
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Set USB Storage as SD Card

I have a tablet (Android 4.2) with an sd card slot and added a 32 GB card in it. The problem is that the device detects 1GB as internal storage (OK), 1GB sd card (!!!) and 32GB USB Storage. I wish i ...
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Random SD Card Ejection

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy s7 Edge. I installed a "Silicon Power" 128GB micro sd card. All went well until I began getting notification that the "card is being ejected, please do not remove until ...
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LG Bello 2 missing move to SD button in App Settings

I have an LG Bello 2 running Android 5.0 The internal memory is full and I want to move apps to SD but the button is missing. Now my Xperia C4 and M4 have this button so I know that this is not an ...
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SDHC memory card only readable while booting my phone

I have a 32GB SDHC memory card. It cannot be mounted normally, it says Blank SD card , SD card is blank or has unsupported file system. I have tried chkdsk on it with windows 10 which results in "RAW ...
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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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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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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 ...