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Difficulty repairing SD card partition with fsck or e2fsck and using umount

I had problems with the SD card for 2 weeks. It made OS show corrupted messages and rebooted the phone as well. I managed to check the data block integrity with Minitool and no sectors were damaged. I ...
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Backup to SD card in kit kat

Is there a backup program that will allow me to back up directly to my SD card in Kit Kat without an internet connection? I currently am forced to back up to the internal storage {after clearing ...
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Unable to adopt SD card as internal storage using Marshmallow

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy S5 and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. However, there is no option to do this. When I format the SD card, there is no "...
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Cannot copy files from internal storage to external SD

Device: Moto X Play Stock (6.0.1) with external SD as portable storage Prior to rooting (recently), transfer both ways (internal and external SD and vice versa was not a problem) After, rooting, it ...
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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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What is the storage constraint for Micro SD cards on the LG Optimus L7 II

What is the maximum capacity of the Micro SD card that the LG Optimus L7 II can accommodate? According to the following review it's 32GB LG Optimus L7 II & L2 II available next week Is this ...
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Data Recovery - How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card

Background: I put in a friend's SD Card to format it because it was having problems. Then I put mine back in and I think my phone formatted my SD Card. I had a ton of pictures on there that are now ...
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Write permission on certain paths, like the SD card (extSdCard)

In an attempt to transfer a file from a remote server to an Android device I ran into permission problems. It turns out that I do not have a write permission at the location of the SD card (/mnt/...
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Possible to install a 1 GB game into external storage, how?

I am using Android 6.0 marshmallow. I have 8 GB internal memory and 64 GB external memory (storage). Now I got a game from a friend which needs 1 GB of storage and I have only 400 MB as internal ...
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Unable to create file on external sdcard [on hold]

i want to create a file on removable SdCard through my android app but it can't happen. i don't want to root my phone. please help me.
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it 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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How to move apps to external SD card on a non-rooted Android 4.4.2?

I have an Acer Iconia One 7 tablet running Android 4.4.2. I've plugged an external SD card in it, and kind of expected that I could now "save" my data, such as my apps, pictures and videos, onto ...
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Cannot wipe data/factory reset and also cannot restore backup

I recently flashed a new ROM on my Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. The problem was the SD card was detected as phone storage and vice versa. Also, SuperSu binary was not detecting. So, I go to CWM to ...
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My SD card is missing 2 GB of space

i have a 16 GB samsung SD card (~14.8 GB of usable space). As i have a rooted phone, i tried to partition my SD card into a 2GB ext4 and rest as the FAT16 partition, using MiniTool Partition wizard. ...
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Unable to paste files on sd card on ubuntu

I am unable to paste files on SD card of my phone connected to Ubuntu pc in MTP mode. When I try to paste files, it shows the following error. There was an error creating the directory in mtp://[usb:...
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Lg stylo2 moving apps to sd card problem

I have an lg stylo2 from virgin mobile running android 6.0.1. I'm trying to free up some internal space by moving some apps to the sd card. Everything i have seen says that you go to apps, storage and ...
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How to recover data from a damaged SD card?

I have an HTC Inspire. I have had my 8 GB SD Card for three years...needless to say, it has like 5000 pictures and hundreds of videos on it. It has a lot of music on it too, but I'm not worried ...
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How do I move apps to Sd on android 4.3

On Ice Cream Sandwich, I used to use an app called DS Super App2SD but it doesn't work on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm using Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running on Cyanogenmod 10.2 nightly (Android 4.3.1) I ...
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Play store stops working on apps that were on SD

On my Samsung tablet, I moved some apps to the external SD card. Somehow the card stopped working, and I was forced to format it. I got the well known gray icons indicating that some apps were on a ...
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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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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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External microSD R/W access problem (write works through Shell/SSH though!)

fellow Android enthusiasts! I am having problems with my device's external microSD card. The card seems to be in a read-only mode: I can't format it using my laptop's sdcard reader and diskpart, nor ...
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SD card partitioning? why? how?

I am going to install cm7 and it seems to me that is 'good' to partition my SD card. I did some reading but I am not sure if ext partition will become accessible as mass storage when an Android phone ...
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Does the external sd card have to use FAT at all?

link2sd allows one to fully move apps to a second partition on the external sd card provided its Filesystem supports Linux permissions. but does it have to be a second partition or could I simply ...
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How to set default download location to ext SD card in Galaxy Grand

I already tried to change the download and install location to SD card using ADB but it hasn't worked. All the games and other stuff are being downloaded and installed to phone memory itself. I don't ...
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How to make WhatsApp store media on external SD card (instead of device storage)?

I have a lot of media files circulating between all my contacts and groups in WhatsApp. And all the media (images, audio, video) takes a lot of space on the device storage (internal). I have not found ...
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Check and fix external SDCard within Android Marshmallow, formated as internal

This is very similar to this question, except now in 6.0-marshmallow. The external sdcard is now mounted as a fuse device: /dev/fuse on /storage/emulated type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,noatime,...
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Moving sdcard to ExtSdCard

I was an Android beginner, I know nothing of 'hacking' some Android stuff. I found several issues of this case but no one that I look pretty ideal for my case. My Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has been ...
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Where my free space have gone?

I've recently noticed that my free space on 32Gb external sd card disappeared. Then I noticed that folder LOST.DIR was about 10gb so I deleted it. Now, after two days there's only 27mb left on sdcard, ...
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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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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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SD card not detected after re-partitioning it, FAT32 + EXT4

I followed the steps here to add an EXT4 partition on my 8gb sd card: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/properly-partition-sd-card-for-app2sd-android-roms/ Now I have 6.xGB FAT32 as the primary ...
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external SD card unmounted lost everything

I unmounted my SD card before resetting my phone when put baxk in nothing came up. No pictures or music. I have a Galaxy S3. Can I retrieve them some how?
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Canonical explanation of Android Encryption and Vulnerabilities

Note: Well, the bounty expired and one possible reason could be effort required to address as I gather from comments. Seeing the number of upvotes, it appears to be of interest to others as well. I ...
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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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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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Reinstalling apps after replacing an SD card

I recently had an SD card die in the field. I've tried everything I know and can't get anything out of it or have it recognised on any reader with any OS, so I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that ...
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Write access for external SD-Card?

[Android 5.0, Huawei] I've done some tests and it seems that even though an app has permissions and new File("storage/storage1").canWrote() returns true I'm still unable to write to the external SD-...
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How to migrate to a larger sd card [duplicate]

I am using a rooted fire tablet and have some apps installed on a 4GB sd card. How can I migrate to a larger sd card? Will cloning and expanding the partition with gparted work? I'm familiar with ...
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How can I rename a removable SD card, or create a folder on it. Permission Denied

I am not a programmer, I am a 'user'. I have bought a FonePad and added a 32GB SDHC card, naively thinking I could use it to store the maps I will need on a storage-hungry navigation software. ...
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Android Decrypt SD Card after Factory Reset

I have a Galaxy Note2 device, Android 4.4.2, in which I have my extCard encrypted using the settings option, for a force majore I had to reset factory settings. now i can't access my important files ...
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Swapping External SD Card Memory with Internal Memory on Android Lollipop

I own an Xperia M2 D2303, and I'm on the latest Lollipop build (see footnote). I've followed this tutorial but to no success since it'd seem Sony has changed the memory address (previously on Kitkat ...
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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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How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
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Link2SD doesn't work on Marshmallow: No such file or directory

Due to my displeasure with the new SD card as internal storage of Marsmallow, I decided to switch back to Link2SD, something which I had been using on previous versions of Android. However, there's a ...
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move data+app to external sd card without root android 6.0

I wish to move all the game data to external sd card. The option in settings>app doesn't move the data to external sd card. It only moves the app to external sd card. I have LG G4(not-rooted). I ...
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Files deleted from SD card are restored after restart

I use my sd to watch movies, everything was working fine, suddenly every time I reboot my tab the deleted files are back in the sd card. I tried to format and still same issue, the deleted files are ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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Micro SD unusable after I rooted my LG G3(D855-marshmallow)

I used my LG G3 with a SD for 2 years without problems. Since I rooted my device it tells me the SD is damaged and when I try to format it nothing changes. when i connect the SD in my computer it ...