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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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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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Move DCIM .thumbnails to external SD

My phone has 1.5 GB internal memory and it's always full with gallery thumbnails (500 MB) . Every time I delete it for more space after one day it's full again . How can I move it to external micro ...
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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How to move Android folder to SD Card in LG P760 to install big games?

I want to install Wolfs Among Us on LG P760 which requires 2.5GB of space. I don't have that much space to even download the game, but I do have 3GB of free space on SD card. Game installs itself ...
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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 ...
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Permission to write to external SD card on HTC One M8 running Lollipop

I updated my HTC One m8 to Lollipop and rooted it. I have programs that require the ability to write to external SD card like FileMount, but every time I launch FileMount it tells me that it can't ...
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extSD card does not work after adb push to /mtn/extSdCard

After I run adb push cm-11-20141115-SNAPSHOT-M12-i9300.zip /mnt/extSdCard the command replied me 3949 KB/s (223217798 bytes in 55.194s). After that my micro SD-card is not detected neither by device ...
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Deleting images on SD card is sometimes painfully slow, how can I speed it up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with about 3G available storage on the device, and 40G available on a SD card. The Camera settings are to store photos on the SD card. When using the stock Gallery app to ...
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External sd card unmount time

How can i find external SD card unmounted time or date ? Where is the this logs ? I want to know when my external memory unmounted, i did not found this time in the settings.
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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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how to give airdroid root permissions on kitkat?

i have a rooted S4 Mini on kitkat 4.4.2 now they have changed the permission so normal applications cannot write expect a given location on the external sd card. (which is not bad as security). but ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at file level, so I have the directory structure and filenames in plain ...
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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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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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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

I have been able to change the storage options for the camera (e.g. from internal storage to external SD). However, I have no idea how to change that setting, or even control in which format the ...
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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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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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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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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, ...