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16gb microSD card suddenly stopped working

A few months ago I bought a new 16gb micro card for my LG Optimus L9. It worked great until today when it suddenly stopped working. I already tried to restore the card but then my phone did not detect ...
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Android sdcard appears empty to Windows?

I have a Archos Cobalt tablet. The external micro sdcard appears empty to the tablet and to the pc when the tablet is attached via USB, debugging on. I have used app2sd to move apps to the sdcard. ...
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How can I make new/separate folders in the gallery?

I recently had some issues with my LG Marquee and had to copy the SD Card's contents to my PC, then put those contents onto a new SD Card to salvage my media content(photos, videos, apps, etc.) When I ...
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Error on Samsung S3 with external memory card

My external 64GB ScanDisk Ultra is being causing me problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3. It works good for a small period of time, and then it crashes, it just stops working. It mostly holds music. ...
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How can I recover corrupt files from my SD Card on my PC? [duplicate]

My LG Marquee started boot looping four days ago and because of this, I have not been able to get into my files (photos, videos, apps, etc.) and back them up. I have not backed up any of my files, ...
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Do you have to reformat an SD Card before you can copy its contents to your PC?

My phone has been stuck in a boot loop and I need to safely retrieve the contents via card-to-PC transfer, then PC-to-new card, then new card-to-phone, etc. I read somewhere on here that you must ...
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How can I copy content from my SD Card to my PC?

I have an LG Marquee on Boost Mobile and recently my phone started to boot loop. I had not backed up my micro SD Card contents and am afraid I could lose them with my phone acting up like this. Each ...
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Used Nexus Root Tool to root my phone - lost all my pictures of my baby daughter [closed]

I ran the NRT(Nexus Root Tool) earlier today - before doing it I took out my SD card to make sure it wouldn't delete my photos - and when I just checked, it didn't show in my gallery. I've tried ...
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Boot Loop issue

Summary by Izzy It seems the SD card in the LG Marquee has some errors causing a boot loop once the Media Scanner runs (or immediately when it's finished). Taking out the card seems to solve the ...
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How to get Jelly Bean Camera to use external SD card?

I just purchased a 32 GB SD card for use with my Galaxy S3 which is running a 4.2.1 rom. Certain apps like Titanium Backup I was able to switch to start using the SD card just fine, but I can't for ...
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Getting rid of my SD card

Very frustrated so please forgive the rant. I've given up searching Google because despite well written search queries such as "How do I move everything from my SD card to my phone" or "How do I ...
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storage on htc desire

Hi I've put a 4gb SD card in my htc desire but when I try to go on my gallery it says theres no external storage device and I can't get my head around it, also when I go into storage on my settings it ...
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Using external SD Card on LG Optimus [closed]

Please tell me how to transfer my data from internal storage to the external SD Card please.... I'm ready to throw this stupid phone out the window.
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SD Card Multiple partitions USB access

I want to split my SD cart in 2 partitions: one for android, and one containing a bootable OS used from computers through USB or by inserting in card readers. I can't access the second partition from ...
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Configure Android to save pictures/video to SDCard

Just installed a 32gb SD card in my Samsung S2. Is there a way to configure ICS to save all pictures/videos to the SD card instead of internal memory?
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MicroSD card performance during boot

I have a Nook HD+ and a Nook HD. When I ran CyanogenMod off of a MicroSD card, the Class I (43MB/s) doesn't even boot! I spent $30 on a 32GB one. The Class 10 (10MB/s) 16GB booted, but ran poorly ...
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Moving apps to SD

I recently had my first Android device (rooted), but it has only 8GB. I love playing games of all sort. So, I found an option in the apps menu that moves the apps to SD. Firstly, I had 4.97GB free, ...
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problem with external sd card after restart

I usually store all my music, documents, and other personal files in the external sd card. So I have my ringtone to be used from my external_sd. I've seen that if the external sd card is being in use ...
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Files with names with unicode characters get corrupted in SD Card

When mounting my SD Card on my galaxy SIII files and folders in the card with characters that aren't in the ASCII range get corrupted. This happens by simply selecting 'Unmount card' in the Storage ...
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Mere presence of SD card causes all sort of issues - what can be wrong?

My Galaxy S II started to act weirdly recently - application can't be installed or updated neither in Google Play, nor locally, the Settings > Apps (Storage) says "Computing" forever, my SD card fails ...
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LG Optimus Logic- How to move apps such as facebook to internal memory or SD card [duplicate]

Quick background to the problem experienced: My phone has 3 types of memory: "phone memory" (less than 200 MB), "internal memory"(1 GB), and an SD card (4GB). When I first download any app, it goes ...
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Is the external micro SD card path the same for all devices?

I am using a Samsung Tab 2. There is a path: /mnt/external_sdcard/myfile. Here, I can save, read, or write my file to the external micro SD card. I'm just wondering if this path is the same for all ...
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Check and fix SD card errors within Android itself?

Sometimes my SD card gets "corrupted" and this leads to many read/write errors. Usually, connecting the SD card to the windows 7 and selecting the "Error Checking" (Right click the drive > Tools > ...
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Micro SDHC card won't mount on Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS

My new Class 4 PNY 16GB Micro SDHC card won't mount on my Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS 32GB Extended storage Froyo (2.20) Tablet. This is the second new card I returned, and still won't mount. When I press ...
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LG Optimus Logic - Moving apps to SD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install an app directly to my SD card? Got an android LG Optimus Logic (lgl35g) phone from Straight Talk. Having problems with being able to move apps to external ...
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I recently bought a 32gb micro sd card for my galaxy exhilarate, but my phone says it has no memory? [closed]

I recently bought a new 32 gb micro sd card for my galaxy exhilarate. I have moved mostly all my apps to my sd card and it still has 31 gb of memory available. I took pictures and then my phone ...
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Can't mount /sdcard while doing a NANDroid backup!

I just got root with Unrevoked and S-OFF with AlphaRev. I partitioned my SD card in GParted as following. Part 1: 4096 MB ext3 Part 2: 25842 MB fat32 The card is a 32 GB SD card. I intended to have ...
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Can I mount external SD card read-only?

I have a SamsungGalaxy S3 (32GB Verizon version, not rooted) with a 64GB external SD card. I use the external card only for music, which I load from my computer. Several times now I have lost files ...
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Mount a folder from external sd as /data

How do I mount /mnt/sdcard/data as /data. Right now the /data has its own partition but it's too small (~500mb) and I would much rather give it more space than move apps and other things to my SD ...
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Storing data on external SD Card in Android 4 (ICS) for Sony Xperia J?

I searched the web and several forums, but still haven't found a good answer. I bought a Sony Xperia J. It's a pretty basic phone with Android 4 (ICS). It has 800 MB of Phone memory and 4 GB of ...
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Factory reset in phones that don't support SD-cards

Does factory reset on a phone without SD-card support delete the files stored in the ExternalStorageDirectory? Explanation : Say I have a device like the Galaxy S or an iPhone(I know, sacrilege) ...
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Android 2.3.3 Tablet cant find sd external sd card

I have a China no name tablet. When first purchased took three pics and everything seemed fine.The problem is I went to use camera later and it requested I insert or mount SD Card. Gallery would say ...
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Read External SD card

I have a Xoom 2 media edition MZ608-32 3G, immediately after receiving it I upgraded it to ICS 4.0.4 and rooted it. However the beast won't mount any SD card that is put in its external storage. I ...
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Is there a SD card in the HTC Desire C? [closed]

Is there a SD-card in the HTC Desire C, when you unpack it? I just got mine today, but since there isn't registered any SD-card I wondered, if you have to buy that seperately. This might be a stupid ...
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Recovery mode can't read fat32 sd card, only exfat

I'm running CM 10.1 (based on Android 4.2.1) on a Galaxy S III i9300. I'running CWM-based recovery v 5.5.0.4. I'm dealing with a conflict with my Sandisk microsd 32 gb card. When I format my sdcard ...
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Installing HD Games on HTC Desire SV,low memory

I have an HTC Desire SV, which has almost the same specs as Desire X. The problem is I'm unable to install HD games, since the phone storage has only 800MB space. I have gone to Settings > Apps ...
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SD card unexpectedly removed

I have a galaxy S3 with a 32gb class10 sd card. Unfortunately I experience the SD card unexpectedly removed - Preparing SD card phenomenon all the time. The card works ok as long as it is being used: ...
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How do I make JB use my external sd card (/storage/extSdCard)

I have a Samsung Note2 with 4.1.1 on it. I have what appears to be a virtual sd card called /storage/sdcard0. It uses phone memory. When I installed my new 32gb sdcard it was mounted as ...
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can't find apps on sd card after root

I just took the plunge and rooted my HTC incredible 2 to ICS 4.0.4 with Psycho's CM 9.1. I am happy so far but I don't know how to retrieve the apps I have saved on my SD card. Prior to performing ...
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Low internal memory, but high local and SD memory [duplicate]

I have a MID android tablet which has been giving me low storage messages during some downloads lately. But when I check, the local and SD have practically 3GB free. So, where is this data going, and ...
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Galaxy S with Cyanogenmod 10 (stable): File Manager needs root permission to access the external SD card

I have an SGS with CM10 installed. The file manager and Apollo, both of which come with CM10 by default, are having issues reading the SD card. File Manager needs SU permissions to see it. Apollo ...
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How can I tell Google Play Music to store the audio files on the removable micro SD card (and not on the internal storage)?

How do I set the Google Music Play app to store the local "offline" music on the SD Card? I've used up about 90% of my internal storage. I've looked in the app Settings and don't see any options for ...
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Trouble with SD card in Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B

I've recently been given a Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B (Android 4.0) which I thought would be nice for my daughter to watch videos on. I took an 8GB micro SDHC card from my Windows 7 laptop (NTFS ...
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GT I9300 clockworkmod Cyanogen 10 nightly external SD not mounting

I haven't played around with custom ROMs since my G1 back in 2008, so when I put Cyanogen 10 on Galaxy S3 last night I wasn't surprised that things have changed a bit. I rooted the phone first, then ...
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Second partition can't be mounted (link2sd)

I'm trying to partition my external SD card (32GB SDHC), so I can link application to the second partition with link2sd. Now the problem is that, no matter what filesystem I use, link2sd can't create ...
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sd card keeps getting unmounted when htc sensation is being charged

i have an htc sensation and it keeps saying that the sd card has been removed when its still in the phone. it will also say that the sd card has unmounted when it is charging What is going on?
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My external sd card keeps losing files

I have a 16gb card which I have transferred a few videos and books onto, but after a few days on my Galaxy tab the files have disappeared. I have tried three different cards, using different types of ...
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How can I decrypt an encrypted SD card (HTC Evo 4G) on a different device?

I encrypted both my phone and SD card upon purchasing my HTC Evo 4g LTE. Recently the phone died (would get to the login screen and then reboot). After a factory reset the SD card shows up as ...
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SD card not recognized by Acer A500

I just bought a used Acer A500 16 GB tablet yesterday. Everything works great — except it doesn't recognize my 16 GB microSD card for storage, but says there is no external SD storage or it is ...
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How can I encrypt my external SD card on Android?

I want to encrypt or password protect on my external sdcdard. Thus whenever I remove my ex SD card it will not allow to show any of its data without password, even if it is inserted in Computer. Is ...