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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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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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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 permission issue

I have a Samsung S3 which I have installed Cyanogenmod on with a view to carry out some procedures with root permissions. At the minute I am trying to create a .img file of the userdata memory block ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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None of the apps installed on my SD card work anymore

The apps worked this morning for a bit, then I plugged my phone in to charger and grabbed it right before I left for work. When I was checking it on the way to work, most if not all of my apps, said ...
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How the data on SD are encrypted in 4.0?

I've got phone with android 4.0, and, for sync with Exchange, I encrypted SD card using android's built-in encryption. However, the phone starts telling me that the card is damaged and needs ...
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Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2): `pm set-install-location 2' does not work

I have rooted my Motorola Moto G 2014 (lollipop 5.0.2), using TWRP to load SuperSU. I wanted to have all applications that could store some of their data on an external SD to do so automatically, ...
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Why do we need emulated sdcard?

Why is there an "emulated sdcard" in Android? I suppose it is located on the same internal flash memory (there is only on physical default memory, right? (excluding separe physical sdcards of course)) ...
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Same android OS version — one has move to SD card button, the other doesn't

I have two phones. Both have android OS 4.1.2 installed. Though on one phone it has "Move to SD card" buttons (though some apps have it grayed out), on the other this button does not appear at all. I ...
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“Damaged SD card” error on internal storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket and after rebooting my phone yesterday, it's now giving me a "Damaged SD card" on /storage/sdcard0. Here's the thing... I've never had an SD card, and there's no ...
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Does Android lock my external SD card in a special way so that it is read-only on a PC?

I just got a new 64GB micro SDXC card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. I had the same one already before, but after 3 years it said goodbye and had to be replaced (I can still read all data, but writing is ...
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What might cause my Sony Tablet S to run very slowly

My Sony Tablet S has developed a gross speed problem. For the last several months it has run exceedingly slowly most of the time. Apps take 10's of seconds to start, taps to bring up menus take ...
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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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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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Kitkat internal memory issue

I am using HTC Desire 816 handset which contains 8 gb of internal memory. In that 8gb i can use only 3.9gb for storing app related files and other stuffs,remaining space occupied by OS. Currently i am ...
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How can i encrypt “/storage/emulated” with terminal commands?

I have encrypted my Android device in the terminal with: su; vdc cryptfs enablecrypto inplace PASSWORD During boot the following message appears: Type password to decrypt storage On which ...
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Sync music with Windows Media Player, but not to .alb files?

Right now, I manually copy and paste my music to my phone, which is arduous and and incredibly annoying (I just had all of my playlists and new music list themselves twice in my library). I would like ...
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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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How do I get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids to preference the SD card?

My son's Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids edition is running low on space after I added several applications. I added a micro SD card (external card) to compensate for storage. I confirmed I was capable of ...
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After moving App data to SD card, the data still occupy space in internal SD

I moved all application data to the SD card but, while I was navigating the internal storage files I came across a folder of the millionaire game, holding a huge amount of data and consuming my ...
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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Why do apps grow when moved to SD card?

I have a rather small app that shows as 684 KB on internal memory. When I move it to the SD card, it has 500 KB left on the internal memory and 2 MB on USB memory. Why do the moved 184 KB grow to be ...
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sd card not accessible and want to run internet using mobile through usb

I am not able to access the sd card in my mobile (Karbonn S2 Titanium) in any way – not in the file manager nor using the gallery. Neither could I find any PC suite to run internet in pc using my ...
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USB storage alert whenever camera used

I use Samsung GT P1000. It displays "turn off USB storage before using camera" each time I try to use the camera. It also doesn't see the memory card. I have a done factory reset several times. What I ...
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randomly uninstalled apps from sd card

Lately I've noticed that some apps get constantly uninstalled from my sd card. I figured it had to do with little free space left but apparently I had almost 3 GB left and after monitoring for a ...
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Xperia V New SD Card, can't make it recognize it as external

SEARCHED FIRST, WANT TO ASK MYSELF! So I just bought a new Micro SDHC card, 32gb Samsung, placed it in the turned off phone, then turned it on, the sd card is recognized, but it doesn't appear in the ...
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“cannot write file in SD card” when taking a screenshot

I have an Optimus Black. When I try to take a screenshot, it makes a noise. Then, it says cannot write file in SD card. How do I fix that?
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SGS with CM10 says sdcard is full although there is plenty of space

I've been using CM10 on my SGS for almost a month now and yesterday the sdcard became full somehow although it isn't. I can't take photos or download files. The SD-card has plenty of space, in fact ...
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Ext2 partion mounted then after linking apps it can not be mounted!

I have Xperia Active with FXP CM 10 installed Yesterday I partitioned a second partition on my sd card so as I can link apps to sd Then, It was mounted, I linked the apps and everything was just ...
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Couldn't move app in Android 4.1 emulator

I am unable to move an app to the SD Card in Android 4.1 on an emulator. It is working fine in other versions (Android 2.3.3 to Android 4.0.3). In Android 4.1 it's giving dialog "couldn't move app". ...
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Cruz T301: USB Storage Not Recognized

I have a Cruz Tablet (T301) that runs Android 2.2.1. I do not remember if my tablet originally came with a cord or not, but I have a cord that originally goes to a camera of mine that fits both the ...
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How do I tell my Android phone to use the new SD card I bought for it?

I am trying to back up to my SD card and use it for music storage. I am using Media Monkey on my Android 5.0 phone to handle my media. I want it to use the SD card and it will not. The best I can do ...
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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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How do I store data on my SD card?

I have an HTC Desire 310 v. 4.2.2 and for some reason I can't store anything on my SD card. It's mounted fine and my phone tells me I have 8gb free (aka the entire card) nothing is stored on it, I've ...
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When I select “Move to KNOX” on a file located on the external sd card, where will it be moved?

I have a question about my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I recently installed My KNOX and I have the "Move to KNOX" feature in the Gallery. If I use this feature for a photo located on my external microSD ...
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Change installation directory on Android

So I have an Android 4.0.4 phone with an empty SD Card and I want to install apps on the SD Card but the apps are all keep getting installed on the phone memory. I have already searched on the web ...
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Can I swap internal SD Card for SDA1?

I have a rooted Android TV Box running 4.0. I have modded the vold.fstab file to swap the internal SD card to the external and it's working fine. My question is does anyone know how to (or if it's ...
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Cannot access files moved to the SD Card

I have a 128 GB SD card on my LG phone. It was working good, but now whenever I move a game or music file, it lets me but it doesn't let me play the game and for the music it says couldn't play track ...
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I cannot see folders on my sd card

I was trying to transfer some music into my phone so as usual I connected it with my USB, however, out of the 48 folders I have I could only see 14... I already tried to check the "hidden" folders but ...
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What does SD card Update do?

I have a built in SD card on my Tablet. I just want to know what will happen on my tablet if I would update my SD card. Do I need to back up my files in doing it? Thanks.
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Issues while eMMC partitioned using sfdisk in am335x based custom board

I know this is not Android related question but as mobiles/tables are using eMMC, developers might know solution ot this problem, I am writing firmware(MLO,u-boot.img, uImage(ver 3.12), dtb, ...
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Best Filesystem on SD Card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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System shows no files on memory card from time to time

About two or three times a day I can't find any files on MicroSD card so I can't use any apps or music that is stored there until I reboot the system. Is there anything that can be done about it? I ...
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Nexus 5: did factory reset, now cannot add old widgets

I've updated my Nexus 5 phone to Android 5.0 Lollipop about a month ago but encountered a lot of problems, so decided to finally do a factory reset just tonight. I previously had widgets for both ...
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Strange storage issue on new Rom

I have a 2Gb ram 16gb Jiayu S3. The rom it shipped with is an outdated one so I want to flash to this: http://www.needrom.com/download/jy-s3-stock-moded-system/ Currently my phone has internal ...
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Bluestack is not working. how to copy data from its database file?

I installed bluestack on my pc i used it for months but as i upgraded it to the newer version all my shared files got deleted and whenever i tried to copy using esexplorer on bluestack it shows copy ...
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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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Trying to get my HTC to connect to my computer, but it keeps saying I removed my microSD card

Just as the title says, trying to connect my HTC to my computer, and whenever I restart my phone, it reads my MicroSD card just fine. I go into my settings, set my Connect to PC as Disk Drive, and ...