For questions related to the external micro-SD card used by most Android devices to increase the amount of available storage. For the internal SD card, use 'internal-sd'. See the 'storage' tag wiki for a full overview of available storage-related tags.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
42 views

My Internal storage is being apparently not internal, and cannot move apps to sd

I am running CM10.1.3 and have some form of error: When I go to install an app, and it is too big, it comes up with the storage error – but it says "external storage", even though I have NEVER used ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
18 views

Decrypt SD card on a phone with a broken screen

I have a Glaxay S4 and I know the password to decrypt the card, and the phone's memory... but the screen is broken and doesn't display anything. Otherwise, the phone is fine. It's my understanding ...
4
votes
2answers
51k views

Why is my microSD card not being reconized in Samsung Galaxy S Plus?

I had purchased Samsung Galaxy S Plus, it was working fine, but I had a problem yesterday connecting it to my PC. After that my SDCard is not being recognized by my device. It says Your phone doesn't ...
1
vote
0answers
271 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

AndrOpen Office opens SD documents in read-only on Lenovo A7600-F

I've got a fairly new Lenovo A7600-F, which has updated to Android 5 since I purchased it. I'm also fairly new to Android, having gotten my first device (Galaxy S4) five months ago. I wouldn't call ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Recovering broken ecryptfs on SD-card with lollipop

This morning my phone froze and I had to hard reset it. Now when I boot and I insert my SD card, I get the following two messages: Preparing SD card/checking for errors. A dialog offering to encrypt ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Installing apps and app data to the SD card

I would like to install most data for certain apps onto a 32GB SD card. I am planning to root my device with Android 5.0.1, a 16GB Nvidia Shield Tablet. Does anyone know of any good, safe and free ...
0
votes
1answer
884 views

Is a 16gb class 4 micro sd card enough for hd gaming on Xperia Neo V GB?

I want to expand my storage to 16gb primarily for HD gaming (which the Neo V does so well). I have been offered a great deal for a SanDisk 16GB card Class 4 and wanted to clarify if it is enough for ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Android external uSD mount omap configurations

My issue is that my android OS is not recognizing my uSD slot as a mountable drive. I am working with a custom piece of hardware that is a carrier board for an SOM. The version of android is ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
12k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
8k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

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 ...
2
votes
5answers
13k views

Should i do the factory reset? If yes, what will i lose?

My android ( htc desire s ) phone is working fine when i don't put my micro sd card in it ( this card was free with the phone ). But my phone keeps restarting every few minutes if i keep the memory ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

what do the numbers after the : /dev/block/vold/179:xx mean?

I've been trying to figure out an micro sd card issue and just stumbled upon a page where someone mentioned that the numbers after the colon would represent xyz and if they are something different ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Using fsck to fix SD card returns invalid argument

I'm having issues with my 64 GB micro-sd card that I can't find a solution to solve this problem. I've reformatted from windows 7 using windows solution as well as the format software offered by the ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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). ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
21
votes
5answers
98k views

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 > ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

sdcard appears empty for sshdroid, samba fileshare etc, but not for total commander

I have rooted lenovo p780 with VIBEUI 2.0 (not sure that this matters). The issue is well described in subject. When I enter /storage/sdcard0 directory via remote terminal it appears empty. It's all ...
5
votes
0answers
157 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

I can't use the space in my SD card and I've already tried “first aid” tips. How can I get my phone to notice the external SD?

I have a Samsung Galaxy exhibit. My phone knows that the SD is in it, but if I try to update apps or download, it says I have insufficient storage. Previously said,I already tried the first aid tips ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
187 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

Is it possible to recover data from SD card encrypted on Android 5.0 if you know your password but your phone isn't functional?

Let's say I have encrypted both internal storage and microSD card with my phone running Android 5.0. Will it be possible to decrypt SD card with my PC or another phone if I know my password but my ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

SD card won't mount to Moto G

I've had a 64g card in my phone for months now, then all of a sudden (I believe after I updated to Lollipop) I began to receive errors saying the card was unexpectedly removed even though it was still ...
0
votes
2answers
84 views

After rooting- apps on SD card seemingly non-existant

I have rooted my phone 2 days ago using iRoot (well, actually, a couple of rooting softwares that failed on me before using iRoot). To be safe, I removed my sim card AND sd card before performing the ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
114 views

Insufficient memory with sandisk 32GB micro SD card while having 20GB free space

I have a 32GB micro SD card and I've been downloading my music onto it and I've used 8GB on the card so far. Then I was downloading a song and it said insufficient memory. On my phone the songs ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Can I set up my Galaxy Tab to boot from the external SD card?

I'm having some issues with my Samsung Galaxy Tab, model SCH-I800 (VZW). It started giving me a reboot loop one day (completely stock at this point). I've flashed ROMs and whatnot in the past, so I ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

sdcard problem wont become inturnal but sit in its place on phone

I used a couple of thing dont know which one worked but I switched my inturnal sd to exturnal sd and they are switched in the phone by the look at storage but the apps still install on the old ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Apps storing data in non-existent SD Card

I had a few encounters with apps corrupting because part of their data was somehow stored into my SD Card. So I decided to move everything back into internal memory, format the SD Card, un-mount it ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

can user aps on xiomi note 4g ( miui 6 quard core, single sim version) write on external sd card without rooting?

I am thinking to buy this phone? Can I download large files say 2.5gb via uc browser directly on external sd card. without rooting? Does it support moving apps to sd card in miui 6 without rooting ? ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

how do I browse to files on my external sdcard when the phone is connected using MTP?

I have connected my phone to my computer (Win7) using MTP. I can browse to the H:\ drive and see things like music,amazonmp3, alogcat and so on. But when I use my phone's file manager to try and find ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Multiple Camera Folders in the Gallery

Ever since I changed the settings in my camera to store the images on my external SD, there have been two folders in my gallery called "camera." One of these is where all of my photos that I take ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Cyanogenmod works with ext4 filesystems on sdcard?

Basic reference: How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)? I succeeded to make a partition with ext4 filesystem on the SD card, and I mounted successfully ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Android 4.4.2 external SD card mount paths and Titanium Backup

I am about to wipe the stock ROM from my LG G3 and put in Resurrection Remix to get 5.1.1. My current stock ROM runs 4.4.2 of Android. In prep I downloaded the GApps and ROM zip files to ...
0
votes
2answers
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

/data and /storage/sdcard0 seems to refer to the same place? Why?

On my "8GB" device (which I believe doesn't have an extra physical sdcard installed (I have to unscrew it to see that)) I have the following df output: Filesystem Size Used Free ...
2
votes
2answers
208 views

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 ...