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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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Unable to move apps to the SD card [duplicate]

I have certain apps, like Google Maps, on my phone which I am unable to move to my SD card from the internal memory. I tried moving it from the App management menu in Phone settings, but the move to ...
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Do all microSD slots support the current maximum capacity in the market, or is it device-specific?

I know that currently (Dec 2013), microSD capacity is up to 64GB. However reading some devices' specs, it says "includes microSD card slot, up to 32GB", is it a device restriction, or it's because it ...
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Manage files left by uninstalled apps?

I just realized that when an app has the "SD card access" it has access to the entire SD card and all the other apps that use the SD card. I would have assumed that each Apps data is "sandboxed" like ...
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What is LOST.DIR and what is its purpose? [duplicate]

There is a folder on my SD card called LOST.DIR. What does it do? Is it safe to delete it?
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64gb SDXC Cards in Galxy S2

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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Mount /sdcard with Linux

I have two Android 4.x devices, one 4.0.2 and another 4.4.2. On both, I have installed SSHelper to push data to and from the device using rsync. It worked, but the new environment does not even have a ...
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How to store photos on external SD card - Android 4.2.1

An other thread is about the same problem but does not answer my problem. I have an Asus TF300tg tablet with an 32 GB SD Card. I don't know how to make the camera software delivered with the ASUS, ...
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Error code (ERR_ACCESS_DENIED) Local HTML file on SD card with Chrome

I cannot access local HTML files at external SD card on my Lenovo S6000 within Chrome. It is mounted at /mnt/extSdCard. Browsing to file:///mnt/extSdCard does show this message: The file at ...
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How to save all contacts to Google with a broken SD card?

Today my SD Card broke. I do not have a replacement. I have some important contacts on my phone which were not synchronized with Google. Before formatting the sdcard (as a last restort to see if I do ...
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Files on external microSD Card get lost after a while on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I have a new Sandisk 64GB microSD card which I plugged into my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (updated to Android 4.1.2) as an external storage. I initially formatted and encrypted it as well, and put some of ...
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How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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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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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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How to open SD cards as a drive in Windows 7?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with CyanogenMod 10 and I would like to connect its SD cards (internal and external) to my Windows 7 x64 machine as a harddisk drives via USB cable. Now when I ...
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Apps on memory card taking internal memory

I noticed that many apps that are, according to Android, installed on the memory card are actually taking internal memory space, as when I delete their data or uninstall them I notice a change on the ...
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Phone memory vs External SD card

I bought phone which contains 2GB internal memory and 32GB as storage. I've also installed 16 GB External SD Card (I need to keep there photos, videos, films, gps maps etc). But now 32 GB is like ...
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Why doesn't Android recognize my SD card when my computer does?

There appears to be a problem with my micro SD card. It is 8 GB (really 7.4) is not recognized/mountable by my phone. When I put it into an SD card adapter, I can see everything on the card perfectly. ...
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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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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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How to find correct mount of sdcard android 4.3

I need to found on which block is sdcard mounted. I'm using android 4.3, nexus 4 When I run "mount" I didn't find anything about sdcard or other :/ Any one know ? I'm not really a exeperienced user ...
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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How do I prevent a thief from reading my SD card?

If my device is lost or stolen, how can I prevent others from reading the contents of the data on the SD card?
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s4 mini SD card makes battery drains fast?

I have inserted a 8GB SD Card in my S4 mini i9190 and since then only GPS enabled my phone loss abt 5% per hour battery. For me it is a big shock to only last a day at best as usually my old phone ...
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Connect microSD card with your PC folder via Wi-Fi only

Suppose you sit in an office where you have high speed wi-fi internet connection to which you can connect your android mobile phone. On your office pc you have some downloaded videos , pictures etc. ...
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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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Android sd card default folders purpose

I wonder what is the purposes of each of these extra folders that android creates on a sd card. Edit: .android_secure .data .estrongs .showme _nero_sync Alarms Albums Android DCIM download ...
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How can I determine the SD card's path?

I'm on a Thinkpad with Android 4.0.2 trying to open an HTML file on an SD card, using the default browser. Answers here have indicated you should access file:///mnt/sdcard, file:///mnt/sdcard-ext, ...
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Moving keyboard app to SD card?

I recently rooted my phone, so obviously the first thing I did was pm setInstallLocation 2 then move all my internal storage hogging apps to the SD card. I left the widgets, wallpapers, and ...
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Cannot move app to sd-card?

My sdcard has plenty free space but I cannot move any apps. On my sdcard there's the old Android/data path with many older apps. Why cannot it be possible to move apps here? Maybe I can create a ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory ...
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Music only plays for a second and then ends?

When I successfully copy my music to my SD card, each song only plays for a second and then continues onto the next song. I was able to remedy this by copying each song over individually, but ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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Are my apps crashing or disappearing, my music not playing, and my photos not opening from lack of memory? If so, how do I address this issue?

I need help... I have only had my Sam Gal 2 for 7 months and I am ready to get a new phone because I can't use the music or open photos and photo applications! If I try to play a song via Google ...
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sd card homescreen shortcuts dont appear after re-boot, galaxy advance, jelly bean

Got a irritating problem with my phone maybe someone can help me with. Basically when i move an app to sd card the shortcut on the homescreen disappears. I can reinstate it but then when i reboot my ...
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Asus Memopad sd card unexpected removed

At the moment the Asus Memopad HD7 came out, i bought it. I bought also a micro sd card and inserted it. But frequently the sd card will be unexpected removed. Is there anyone who recognizes this? ...
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Clock Work Mod Recovery isn't picking up External SD Card

I have Clockwork Mod Recovery installed on my phone and I'm trying to install a custom ROM on it. But when I go to 'install zip from external SD card' it gives the effect as if it's going into the SD ...
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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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What are the differences between storing apps on device memory or SD card? [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages between storing apps on device memory (/data, I think) or internal/external SD card? I'm aware of only one, saving device memory's space. But I wonder about ...
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Screen turns black during call after adding SD card

I have a Colours X120Q (Shine II) running Android 4.2.1. Phone calls worked fine before I added a SD card in the device, after which the screen started turning black (shutting off) during calls. This ...
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Boot from SD card

As PC can boot from CD or USB I wonder if android devices can boot from SD card? Could it be used for repairing original bootloader?
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My phone isn't recognizing the SD card [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini with an external SD card of 4GB. The problem is that the phone stopped recognizing the SD card. It tried with other SD cards; I tested the SD cards on the pc and everything was ...
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what happens to an sd card after partitioning it?

so. I have a galaxy ace , the first one. and its internal memory is just shit . not even 200 mb's. I plan on rooting it later today and partitioning my sd card . i'm wondering if it's going to degrade ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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All apps moved onto the SD card have disappeared

On My phone LG E460, all the applications moved on SD card, have disappeared. On play.google.com (and play store) these applications are marked as installed. I don't know how to reactive these ...
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Maximum SD card class for Samsung Galaxy S4

I am thinking of getting a 64 GB micro SDXC card, but I am unsure wether to get a class 10 or UHS-1 for my I9505G with 16 GB. I've read so many conflicting reports. Some say that the max the device ...
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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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SD card limit says 8gb, Can I get a larger sd card to work?

I'm thinking a buying a new phone, but it says the external sd card size limit is 8gb. Can I do something to increase this to 16 or 32 gb. Details: phone: I-Mobile IQ 5.3 ...
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How to install games from APK Mania on MicroSD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini . I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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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 ...