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Can't move files to SD card

I have a Sony Xperia M2 (not rooted) on 4.4 kitkat, and recently it started giving errors whenever it tries to move files to my external SD card. My internal storage is almost full, and it sometimes ...
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What are the risks of rooting a phone [duplicate]

Like the title suggests what are the common problem in rooting a phone? i am planning to root my phone because of the internal and external sd card app moving problem because the apps the others ...
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How do you move an app from the internal sd card to the external sd card

Can someone answer my problem? I have a digital2 deluxe II tablet containing an internal storage of 1.97 gb and an internal sd card of 3.74 gb and it's kinda full and my problem is I have an external ...
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Cannot Mount Ext2 on Link2sd

I installed MiniTool Partition on my PC, and partitioned my 8 GB FAT32 SD card to a 6GB FAT 32 and an EXT2. But then when I installed Link2SD on my android phone, I choose ext2 as my 2nd file ...
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Move multiple apps to SD card

Is there an app or a way to transfer multiple apps to the SD card? It's slow and tedious to just use the "move" button in the app settings.
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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Storing pictures on an external storage media

So, I'm new to Android but I came to the conclusion that on 4.2.2, the Camera app doesn't exist as such and is actually part of the Gallery app package. Now my problem is it isn't possible to change ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace doesn't see sdcard

My Galaxy Ace was working fine until this morning. it's now failing to read any sdcard. I have tried factory reset but still it doesn't recognize the sdcard.
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Change default storage location of Screenshots in JellyBean 4.1.2

a few people have posted similar questions and there was no direct answer to either so far. I have been able to change the storage options for the camera (e.g. from internal storage to external SD). ...
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Ebook reader: open file (and the overall problem with closed source, dumbed-down app ecosystem)

I am a long-time, experienced Linux user, but I am a newbie android user. I am struggling with android: it seems the OS has been dumbed down so much for regular users, that even the simplest ...
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moving SD card in and out without messing up apps in it

I always leave my SD card inside my phone, but yesterday I had to use it in a Galaxy Mini 2 to install a custom ROM. As I put it in my own phone, all apps which where installed in the SD card where ...
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External SD card keeps unmounting

Everytime my sd card unmount itself automatically and mount again and sometime... it won't mount. Restarting and/or shutting down the phone won't do anything. I'm using Samsung Galaxy S5 with ...
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Why can't some applications be moved to external storage? (what app features require this restriction) [duplicate]

This post asks for reasons why some applications cannot be moved to the external SD card even when the SD card is present. The poster was asking about why in Settings -> More -> Application ...
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How to alter files on external SD after 4.4 KitKat upgrade? [duplicate]

I am unable to alter files on the SDHC card since I accepted KitKat on my Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus. It is not rooted. How may I make that external SDHC read-write without esoteric things like Rooting ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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swap internal sd card to external storage

I wanna make my external sd my internal one without having the need to use an app. So Instead of having 8GB of internal storage I want to have 64GB (taken from the micro sd card). It worked on my ...
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Is there any way to retain a secondary partition to older form?

I have a SD Card of 4GB. Me Partitioned it using Link2sd.I made an ext2 partition of 2GB for using it as Internel Memmory.Now the SD Card size is shown as 2GB(when put it into computer).Can I retain ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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Reformat damaged Card

My SD card is damaged and a message occurs "SD card is damaged. Try reformating it" what should I do? Moto E Android-4.4.4 SD card-kingston 16 GB (class 10)
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Use SD card (or part of it) as internal storage

I recently rooted and installed CyanogenMod 10 on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet. My main purpose for doing this was to get rid of the bloatware that came with it so I could have more apps because ...
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android do not see sd and internal space

Afte i swap external and internal sd everything was ok but today my phone see only internal storgate(not sd). thre is vold.stab ## Vold 2.0 Generic fstab ## - San Mehat (san@android.com) ## ...
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Moving downloaded apps on LGMS500

I have a LGMS500 and have installed link2sd and advanced sd card manager and am still unable to move all downloaded apps to sd card. Any other solutions?
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How to prevent apps from using my SD for its data?

So, as you all know, even though they are they're installed in internal app memory, some apps tend to store some of its data in internal SD and some in external SD card. (To be more precise, in ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 default email attachment location

How can I change the default location on my Samsung Galaxy tab 4 for email attachments? When I download, say, a picture attachment it automatically sends it to internal device storage. I want to send ...
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Micro SD card not usable on phone

I installed a Micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. I had a few dozen songs on the card and everything was working fine. Then I shut down my phone, removed the SD card, hooked it up to my PC and ...
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Rooted my phone Now on to SD problems

I rooted my phone and was able to delete several apps I don't need,(Touchpal, Browser (electing to use google for these) Problem though. Now I want to move the programs I do use , but are not integral ...
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Receiving an EACCESS Permission denied error when copying files to ExtSDCard

My ExtSDCard has begun to act funny over the past few days. I have downloaded and used a few file managers in the past, and my current favorite is ES File Manager. However, over the past few days, I ...
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I can't format my SD card

I just inserted a new 16 GB SD card in my AT&T Galaxy S5. I'm trying to format it but it's asking me for a pin and I don't know what it is its not the last 4 of my phone number and it's not my ...
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how to populate external SD for Android

Contrary to advice given here I'm not observing LOST.DIR folder created in cases of corruption. Here's my sequence of steps: Unmount external SD card in Android. Put it into external card reader for ...
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SD card full, even though it's empty?

My phone wont open up the music app because i need to "free up space on my SD card" to start it, however i still have more than 2/3 of my space left? I've already deleted several text convos and over ...
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modiying vold.fstab

I have tried to swap phone storage to external storage by modiying vold.fstab. After rebooting my Kata i3, I can't access phone storage, sd card and extnal usb storage. Previous storage setting ...
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Allow specified apps write access to external sd card in kitkat?

Is it possible - and if so what options are there - to allow only some apps access to all files on the external SD card in KitKat on a rooted device? I see the value in proper permissions on the SD, ...
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LG-9769 Install Apps on External SD Card

I have a LG-P769 Android phone with an external SD card installed. I would like to install my applications on the external card as my internal storage is insufficient to my needs. How do I do this ? ...
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Move apps to internal SD card

My phone has 3 storage spaces available: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (~1GB) SD card - Removable SD card When I got ...
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Memory Space Help?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000) and am having trouble with the storage space, when on the 'Storage' page of 'Settings', it shows 3 storage methods: Device Memory - 1.97gb USB Storage - 11.08 ...
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Since which Android version does it started emulating the SDCard?

I know it's emulated in ICE_CREAM_SANDWICH_MR1 and over but I would like to know since which previous versions and preferable from official sources. EDIT1: Not an official source but I guess this ...
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What happens when an APK is installed on SD card?

Say we want to install an APK named x.apk to an Android phone. By default, at least two things will happen: 1. Copy x.apk to /data/app; 2. Create a package folder under /data/data as the private ...
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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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Does Android require an external SD card?

I have tried to save/open files from multiple applications (Yahoo Mail, Chrome, Blackboard Learn) and all of them give me some variation of the message "No SD card" or "Please insert or unmount ...
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SD card is showiing no memory in my Anroid phone

I have Micromax Canvas 2 Plus Android phone. My external SD card is of 8 GB. Out of 8 GB, I Have only used least possible space i.e only for 4-5 apps. But it always show that available space is 0B. I ...
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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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Samsung GT-8010 transferring application to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-8010 featuring 16GB of internal storage capacity. As of today the Android version is 4.1.2 and I have rooted the tablet using CF-root and Odin with the help of a ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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How can I easily backup data from external card on Android 4.0.4 to a new external card?

I intend to buy a new external card of larger capacity for Android 4.0.4 phone and would like to backup and restore data from currently installed external card to a new card so I can restore the data ...
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Filesystem format used for SD Card by Galaxy S3

When I remove the SD Card that was formatted by my Galaxy S3 from it and put it in a MacBook, fdisk shows its sole partition as having partition ID 0C, indicating that it is a Fat32 LBA partition. ...
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Missing “move to SD” on HTC Desire 310

So, I bought this phone some time ago, an HTC Desire 310, which should have 4GB of internal memory, of which 2GB actually available to the user. On the phone I also installed an 8GB SD card for ...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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SD card randomly blocking on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3, and recently something weird started happening recently with the external SD. When I am using the SD card (listening to music, watching videos) it will sometimes "block", in the ...
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Lost phone storage and external storage after editing vold.fstab file

I have a Micromax Canvas Juice A177. Because it has a very small internal memory, I tried to swap the external SD with internal SD. What I did I rooted my phone and then I installed ES File ...
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Make Google Play Books store ebooks to external storage

I have little internal storage of my Android device; How can I make Google Play Books store the ebooks to external storage? I use Sony Xperia M (4.3 JB version).