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How to move /data from internal storage to external SD card?

Apologies if this question was already asked. Is it possible to move the /data directory to the external SD card? I want all apps, app data, downloads and files to be automatically saved to the ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...
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Why can't I install apps to my LG Optimus F3Q's Micro SD?

I got a 32 GB for my LG Optimus F3Q (model number D520) in hopes I'd have more space for apps. I followed this guide: http://www.howtogeek.com/114667/how-to-install-android-apps-to-the-sd-card-by-...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Transform Android into an SDCard reader

Can i transform my rooted Samsung SG3 into a sdcard reader so i can install rasbpian on the sdcard and then put it in my rasberry pi2 model b? OS: Windows 10 Phone: Samsung GS3 (Rescurrection Remix ...
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Can I install cyanogenmod from an internal SD?

So far I am a regular user of Galaxy Ace 2, but I would like to upgrade it to CM 11. I found this page http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2555021 with step saying "Install the zip from ...
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Android 6 sdcard as internal storage after reinstall

If you use your sdcard as internal storage on Android 6, is there any way to store backups on the sdcard so you can access them after reinstalling?
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Migrate media to external storage in Marshmallow

In versions of Android prior to Marshmallow 6.0, the Storage Manager (in Settings) had an option to move media to external storage. Now, this option appears to to have disappeared. How can I still do ...
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CYM 13: (again) I only see ext4 sdcard as root

I'm trying Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) in a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 pro (mondrianwifi). I have an external SD card formatted as ext4. The system mounts it quite weirdly as: /dev/block/vold/public:...
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Apparent Duplicate folders/files accumulating on external SD card

First, some background. I have a GoClever Orion 785 Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) tablet which I have been happily using for over a year. I am using an external SD card which I use to store data (music/...
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Mount /data to sd - Lenovo a7000

I came from here. But I can't even copy /data. With sudo cp -r /data/* /mnt/sdcard2/data_cp i get No such device or address and No such file or directoryerrors. And "ES File Exlporer" just Fails to ...
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Stock Android app manager requires app to be Force Stopped even though it is not running

When I go into the stock Android KitKat stock app manager, many apps indicate that they require being Force Stopped before they can be moved to external storage, whereas other apps do not. This would ...
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How to play music file on external SD card with deep path

I have a Samsung Note 4, with android 5.1.1. And I have an on-line music player installed on it. The player can download music from the Internet, and the files are stored in the external SD card. But ...
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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Moved app to SD card and back to internal SD, it doesn't work anymore

I own a LG-P768e which runs OS4.1. Recently, I rooted my phone and replaced the external SD card with a larger partitioned one. I used Link2SD to link a downloaded app to the internal storage in the ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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Change default storage to the external SD card

I have a Micromax Elanza 2 A121. I want to change the default storage from the Internal SD card to the External SD Card. I Googled for this and read some blogs. They are saying to go to Settings &...
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How can I get rid of emulated External SD storage, to allow using a real SD?

I have a Visual Land Prestige Elite 10Q tablet (KitKat 4.4.2, rooted with KingRoot), and have discovered that even after rooting and using a utility to "fix" the SD to be writable from KitKat, I can't ...
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Consolidate music files on SD card

I'm pretty sure I have to do this from PC but I just thought I'd ask if there's a way to do it without a PC around. I put all 70 GB of my music on a 128 GB SD card, but it's in the "structured" ...
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How to use external sd card as internal memory

I have a 16 GB class 10 SD card and want to swap it with my 2gb internal memory. MOTO E 1st edition rooted
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Persisting problem with default install location

I've got a rooted Huawei Ascend Y300-0100 with slimLP 0.12 by chil360, but this problem was there before with many other stock/custom roms: I could never manage to force apps being installed on sd ...
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How do I swap my encrypted SD card for a larger SD card without losing apps and data?

I bought a larger SD card for my phone that I would like to use. The instructions from this SE post explain that the process is as easy as using an SD card reader to copy all files over from the old ...
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My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. Trying to recover photos or find hidden files

My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. I know sd cards get corrupted but there were a couple of weird things that happened in conjunction with the disappearance. I saw a message on my ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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Apps' (those moved into external SD card) icon vanishes from home screens after every reboot

My Moto G (2014), running CM12.1, has only 8GB internal storage (5.5GB free to use). This is insufficient for normal use. Therefore, I shifted most of my apps to the external SD card (32GB, class 10, ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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Location of apps moved to SD-card

My phone (Sony E4g, running Android 4.4.4) offers the possibility of moving some of the installed apps partially onto the (removable) SD-card. I use this feature regularly, and -in theory- quite a big ...
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Issues after using SD card as internal storage in Android Marshmallow

I got an update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and there's an option to use the SD card as internal storage. I did that and am now able to install apps, etc to it. But the problem is, all the apps which ...
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Transfer all data files from internal memory to external SD card

I would like to know how to transfer entire internal drive to external micro SD card on the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen? The reason is my phone is saying it can't update because there is no space left....
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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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Phone shows only internal sd card and no external storage

I have a problem, I bricked my phone, started recovery mod to re-flash it, but in recovery shows only internal sd card, luckily there is terminal into recovery mode, how I can get external storage?
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cant download anything on sd card

Click image for larger version That is the screenshot showing memory card. I can't download anything on it directly.. Please help. I tried using the 32GB on other phones it works. I put a different ...
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How to access sd card from computer in marshmallow

Recently I upgraded my cell phone from Android Lollipop(5.1.1) to Marshmallow(6). While setting up the SD card, I choose Use as internal storage option. Now when I plugin my cell phone to my computer ...
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How to ensure app installed on SD card stays on SD card after an update

I have noticed that apps I have moved to the SD card (external storage) when updated get moved back to the device (internal storage). Is there a way on a non-rooted device to ensure the updated app ...
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Can old apps write to SD cards on Android 5.0

Can old apps write to SD cards on Android 5.0 - (they must not have the ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE intent or the new functions...) ? In particular, I want to use RMaps. (Yes it is no long on Play ...
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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal memory....
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Usb Speaker with External Power supply? S ll

I'm using a 2x3W yenkee usb speaker with my phone through an usb otg cable and it's working fine, but when I turn the volume up the speaker turns off.I assume it's because of the high power ...
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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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How to swap external SD card with intenal one on rooted Ematic EGS102 tablet?

Today I rooted my Chinese tablet (Ematic EGS102), and opened its vold.fstab but I can't find the line that points to the internal memory. This is what I found: (Click image to enlarge) All I know ...
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Broken SONY SD Card, formatting, “shredding”, adding/deleting files to no avail

Whole story (Feel free to skip to the "The Problem" section. This section is included for completeness, and just in case if it actually is related.) SMARTPHONE: SONY Xperia E C1504 Specs: -RAM: ...
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How do we transfer, or save games, apps, videos etc on external sd card on AZpen tablet A727

My daughter has an AZpen tablet A727 I believe, it has a slot for an external micro sd card, we placed one in and it shows what it on it but it does not seem to let her save anything on it,or transfer ...
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With stock lollipop, how do I edit/copy/paste/move file onto the external sd card?

I have the stock Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3. It is essentially a nexus device, stock lollipop, but also has an SD card slot. I want to use ES File Explorer to manage files on the SD ...
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Suddenly no data can be written to SD Card from PC (MTP), read Ok, Galaxy Ace 4. What to do?

It is not a filesystem error as I tried to install a different SD Card to see if it is possible to copy files to it, same behavior, can read, not write. There are plenty of free space in SD card. 32 ...
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SSHelper: SD card Permission denied

I am unable to write to my sdcard using SSHelper: u0_a264@MSM8974:/storage/sdcard1 $ df /storage/sdcard1 ...
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Why can't I save apps into my SD-card?

I have a problem with my lenovo S750. When I want to download something the system says: Memory Full, Not enough storage space It's really frustrating since I cannot use the android at all! ...
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I cannot Write or move any apps to my SD card

I bought a 16GB SD card for my cheap android phone a few days ago and have been trying everything to get apps onto it with no success. The phone is model is a ZTE Fit 4G running KitKat 4.4.4, and yes, ...
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Move to application in sd card in htc desire 620

I have android phone htc desire 620 I want to move my all apps in sd card. I have tried but not able to do it. generally in another phone options is available in setting->apps->move to sd card but in ...
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Formatting SD Card Using DISKPART After Link2SD Lockdown

So the story is: Link2SD, which required partitioning of my SD card into a FAT32 and EXT2 format, seems to have failed me, giving random deletions of Android apps. I got tired of this and eventually ...
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How to locate Android mount points?

It all started with an intent to install Link2SD to my in-car Android audio system. Repartitioned SD card into FAT32 + Ext2, but something went wrong ("Mount script cannot created" by Link2SD, etc.). ...