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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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Phone doesn't read SD card

I have a Huawei G525 and I always used a micro SD card to store all the media files, apps, etc. But now my phone doesn't recognize the card, but if I take the files from the PC, it works! So, it's a ...
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SD Card not working on LG Optimus L7II

I Brought a 16GB Lexar micro sd card for my LG Optimus L7II and installed the micro sd card and I've have tried downloading apps but it keeps coming up insufficient storage space available! How do I ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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how can I know which is my vold folder that points to the internal flash?

This is regarding the question Missing internal flash memory and SD card does not mount. My vold folder contains this folders: 179:0 179:1 93:64 93:65 How can I find out which is my vold folder ...
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How to access my SD card of Moto G 2nd from Win7

All, I am in trouble with accessing the files , photos etc in my SD card of Moto G 2nd. Is there any way to make it ? Thanks. Updated It is my mistake, I am sorry that I didn't put it clear. Please ...
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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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How to allow apps to delete SD card content

I have Android version 5.0 on two different devices and on both, if I delete any user content (e.g. photos, music) stored on the SD card it appears to be removed but moments later reappears exactly as ...
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Understanding SDCard storage

I'm trying to get more free space to install apps using Link2SD which require a 2 partitions sdcard, and that's what I tried to achieve. I connected my phone to a linux box with msc mode, and fdisked ...
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App saves to SD card, phone has no SD card slot!

I am currently using to JBTimer app to time Rubik's Cube solves on my Droid Maxx, and wanted to export the data to do some analysis. The app has a few built-in options for exporting, but every single ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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“no external storage available” After Phone ReSet

I have Xperia V i rooted it and i have 5.0.2 CM Rom After While Of Using it ihave no problem but i get bored and factory reset my phone after that every thing work Fine My Sd card work ok BUT My ...
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How to change SD Card after moving apps using link2sd

I haven't used link2sd yet to move apps, because there is one thing I'm confused about. Currently i have a 2 GB SD card on my phone, but I'm thinking to buy another 8 GB card later. What will i have ...
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Swap partitions on android?

I just installed AParted on CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4,Kernel version 2.6.32.9-FXP) and was trying to partition my SD Card to extend internal memory. Anyway, I found that it can make swap ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 stuck on CWM, can't mount sdcard

I've been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), following the official guide. I was successful in installing Clockworkmod and can enter the recovery mode. The problem ...
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File permission os SD card (FAT32)

Android uses FUSE for sd cards. Does FUSE support file permissions for SD card? If no - how do I install some apps on SD card? Cause there is no suuport for symlinks, execution permission etc.
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What file system for sdcard for KitKat

I have been searching the web and this website for information about the file systems supported by Android. I have not found anything though. Since KitKat (Android 4.4), some changes have been ...
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insufficient storage space when running updates on S4 mini

my s4 mini keeps trying to run an update but everytime I allow it to, a message pops up saying that I dont have the 539mb (or something like that) in my internal memory or sd card. But I have deleted ...
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Damaged sd card won't register in device to be mount

What can I do to recover or save my data and possibly restore my damaged 8GB Micro SD memory card? This card won't register itself in any device. Hence, I cannot mount it to my internal storage data ...
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change download folder to external sdcard in ttpod

I am new user of Sony C6603, with Android 4.2.2. For free music download, I use TTPod. I find the music can be downloaded for free in this App, but I wonder if I can change the default download folder ...
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why won't my apps go to sd card

I have a tablet that has little memory and I needed an sd card so I got one, but I still have 29 GB on the sd card and when I try to download an app it says insufficient memory because I ran out of ...
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40GB of thumbnails in a 16GB device [duplicate]

I just found that my /sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder grew to more than 40GB. Two .thumbdata3 files each large 20GB. My Galaxy S3 has only 16GB of internal storage. These files prevent me from backing ...
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Where does the movie downloaded from “Play Movies & TV” get stored in external SD card?

I recently bought and downloaded a movie from "Play Movies & TV" application. It is not automatically detected by any other video player. So, where does the movie downloaded from "Play Movies ...
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Targetting SDCard vs Phone Storage

I bought a new phone. It runs JellyBean 4.1.1. It has got 2.5GB Phone storage and Internal Storage of 512 MB. Thats what I find when I go to Manage Apps section of the settings. I can move apps ...
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Video streaming in firefox runs out of space

I have a phone with a very small /data partition (Samsung Galaxy Y) and use Firefox as my browser. When I try to view videos that use Progressive Downloading (eg vimeo.com) and which are longer than ...
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What are the drawbacks of moving an app to SD card?

Since I upgraded to Android 2.2, I noted some minor disadvantages of moving an app to SD card, like having to wait the SD card to be mounted after a reboot to be able launch the app. What other ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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Transferring files to galaxy s4 sd card from imac

I have an imac and I want to move a lot of my movies and such onto it. Right now I'm using android file transfer and I have to do a 2 step transfer to device, run out of space, then transfer to card, ...
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my tablet could not recognize external sd card

I have an android tablet (torque droidz duo slim). it has 2 gig internal memory and 2 gig sd card. i also have bought and been using an 8-gig sd card but the device does not recognize the external sd ...
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Everything gets saved to the phone instead of SD card

I'm using the Samsung Galaxy Gio, and my problem is that all my apps get saved to the phone, using up all the storage. I've got space left on my SD card but it doesn't want to install anything there. ...
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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 ...
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Apps on Sd card dissappear

I've not had this phone for long, but quite a few times, more so on the last few days, apps have been saying they are not installed of they are in the Sd card. I don't know where on the SD card ...
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Missing 2.2 GB of space on my micro SD card

I pulled my micro SD card out of my phone (LG G3) and inserted it into my PC (Kubuntu 14.04). I was in the process of moving several large video files off of the SD card onto my computer. Moving these ...
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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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How do I move apps from my phone to tablet?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active. My daughter just got a Dragon Touch tablet for Christmas, but we don't have wifi. I want to move the games that I've downloaded on my phone for her onto her tablet. ...
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link2sd doesnot work please help

Link2sd not working on my rooted phone please help. trying from 2 weeks. having Android 4.2 jellybean. it says Mount script cannot be created. no such file or directory.
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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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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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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File system inaccessible as root, but works fine as user

I'm quite new in the Android development scene. Recently, I installed a custom KitKat ROM and I encountered a strange issue. It is related to my SD cards (one is somekind of "virtual card", it is the ...
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Mount external SD-card for the secondary user

When I create a new user on my Asus MemMO Pad 10 (in addition to the existing primary user), the new user does not "see" the external SD card (I've tried a 64gb Micro-SDXC/exFAT and a 2gb ...
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Self replicating worm in sd card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand with a 16gb micro-sd card. For some inexplicable reason, I am losing data on the sd card. Folder names are being changed to start with the character "μ." For example, ...
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No Micro SD Card Inserted but phone detects it

I have an Android 4.0.4 Myphone A919 Duo. I go to Settings > Storage. Internal Storage: Total Space is 0.98 GB. Phone Storage: Total Space is 1.55 GB. Then on SD CARD, it says Mount SD Card which ...
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Can't move apps to SD card on Moto E

I recently purchased Moto E with Android 4.4.2 and soon after filled up the internal 4gb with apps. I installed a 32gb SD card and nothing moves to it. Not even new apps. How can I set the default ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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My HTC Desire HD A9191 can't mount a SD card

My HTC recently encountered a SD card problem, I've been meaning to fix it but can't find a way to do it. When I push in the SD card, a pop that says 'Preparing SD Card' comes up. But after a few ...
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SD Card can't be fully used by Galaxy S4 Mini - Android 4.2.2

I've seen simmilar issues with S4 and using SD cards on here, but not quite what I'm seeing. I tried to put music onto a 64GB "Samsung" class 10 SD card (bought on eBay, hence quotation marks around ...
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SD Card Problems

When I am on app info for my apps, I have the option to move them to my SD card. When I move them though, the part that tells how much of the app is on my SD card is 0b, but other things like usb ...