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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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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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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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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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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 GREAT!...
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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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Unable to mount SD Card to X301 running Kitkat

I am trying to install a new SanDisk microSDHC 32GB card to my Alps X301 android, currently running version 4.4.2, but receive no prompt upon inserting the card. Powering the device on/off shows no ...
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My Android phone is full, what can I do?

I have 4G of internal memory and my phone keeps saying that it is full. I have put a 32G sd card but I cannot move the system applications onto it. What can I do now to make it seamlessly work? I ...
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Place Osmand maps to SD card

I have Osmand running on Huawei Y560 with 5.1.1. Osmand was running in internal storage. I have performed "move to SD card" operation. Currently maps folder is set to /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/...
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SD card root access

Hey I just wanted to ask how it is possible to access my sdcard data with command lines on a rooted phone ? I tried to ls in /sdcard, also in /mnt/sdcard/ but my files are never displayed, yet a ...
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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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Failed to mound sd card ERROR

I tried updating software on my galaxy ace and it was downloading then it got stuck. so I switched it off then back on and it says failed to mount sd card. I can't get into recovery mode. please help!!...
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Photos moved from phone to SD card on Galaxy S5 have disappeared

I updated to Marshmallow a few days before my son's wedding. I didn't realize the phone was now saving the photos to the phone memory instead of the SD card. The memory got full, so I moved the pics ...
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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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How can I tell the difference between external and internal storage?

I would like to format an SD card as internal storage on my Moto G3, but, due to some reliability issues, I would like a few things to be stored internally. Is there a way I can tell the difference ...
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Can I run Android from an SD Card? The eMMC in my phone is dead

I have a Mediatek based phone, Alcatel 4030x, and it is slowly dying. The System partition is now mounted as read-only, then apps start crashing after a minute or two. I've tried SP Flash tool, ...
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How to set SD card as default storage/move apps on 4.4.2?

It's not as simple as it seems, I think. I bought a brand-new android phone then a few days later the internal storage was full. So I went to but a brand-new SD card. I popped it in and it said "...
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Phone is dead after sd card got corrupted

I was using marshmallow's feature for merging sd card as internal memory but today my sd card got corrupted and after a restart my phone become dead. I tried charging cell for an hour, removing ...
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Alcatel One Touch Factory SD mount reset

I have a alcatel one touch phone. I bought it from ebay. It was in great condition. Working perfectly and downloading. I added my account to it (you know for things like google play store and other ...
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how to fix missing .asec files

Today, I made a big mistake , formatted SD card and erase all files including .asec files that stored in .android_secure folder. So i want to fix that issue without losing my data... i tried to ...
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I've copied files to my SD Card, but I can't access them on my phone

I can see and access everything on my SD Card with the exception of the folder and files I copied tonight. They're video files, and I'm trying to run them with the VLC app, but they don't show up in ...
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Is there any way to access contents of SD card formatted as Internal Memory

I had an android one (By micromax) device in which I had 16gb of memory card formatted as internal memory. Before a week, my phone stopped working. (Went to bootloop and later got bricked). But my sd ...
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Downloaded files missing

I have a bunch of downloaded files in /storage/emulated/0/Download and I've noticed that some files, when downloading them, don't trigger a "this file already exists" warning even though I am pretty ...
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Why is Android checking my SD card at bootup?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone running Android 5.0 (.something, update level 2016-03-01) and a 64GB Type10 SD card inside for extra storage. The phone is encrypted and works fine, today I decided to ...
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How to know the device's microSD card reader specifications?

In my opinion, for clarity and transparency before purchasing a device, it would be necessary that manufacturers clearly indicate on the data sheets of their devices more information about the device ...
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Android keeps reloading when mounting internal SD card

running CM13 here on an Galaxy S5. Until yesterday, it worked pretty fine. Due to some error the phone crashes and now the FS on the SD card seems to be damaged. It's a 64 GByte Sandisk, formatted as ...
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My jelly bean phone is saying SD card damaged but it is not so

My phone had run out of battery and switched off.after I had charged it and switched it back on , it is saying "SD card damaged. Try reformatting it.when I tap the option.It is saying the files would ...
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Set USB Storage as SD Card

I have a tablet (Android 4.2) with an sd card slot and added a 32 GB card in it. The problem is that the device detects 1GB as internal storage (OK), 1GB sd card (!!!) and 32GB USB Storage. I wish i ...
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Does SG S5 supports microSD higher than 128gb?

So in specs it is written that galaxy s5 supports sd cards with up to 128 gb memory, which (i think) means that it supports micro sdxc cards. Then can I use for example 200gb sdxc card? Or what I ...
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Contact names not showing when I dial or send SMS

My phone did an upgrade from Android 1 to Android 6, and the following problems have come up: When I dial names in my contact list, only the number will show while dialing or in calls made. When I ...
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Android says Damaged SD card at EVERY card

I faced a problem with my 32 GB SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Device says Damaged SD card. I changed it to a brand new (also 32 GB) SD card... And problem didn't gone. Each card read perfect ...
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Android SD card does not mount on Windows 7 directly

If I connect my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) to my PC via a USB cable, even though the device is shown in My Computer, no file is shown inside it. If I change the USB configuration (in developer options) ...
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whats the standard sdcard device name?

I need to find SD-card device name. On my phone its "/dev/block/mmcblk1" . Is this device-name same across all android phones. If not how to find out this information?
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I'd like to move my Kindle Books to my SD card on Galaxy Tab 4

I'm running out of internal space on my Galaxy Tab 4 and would like to move my kindle books, which are one of the largest file sets I have, to my SD card. How do I do this?
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How to install android app directly to sd card

I have a micromax canvas A72,with android 2.3.6.I can't install any app which has a size greater than 50MB.Even though i have a sd card of 1gb i am not able to install anything directly to it.Even if ...
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my Android “insufficient storage” problem

I've seen so many people talk about how to fix this issue by clearing a cache or what not in the phone. What I've been experiencing is kinda different. I recently swapped my 2gb micro SD card with a ...
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Determining the card slot speed (SD) beforehand

Is there any way to know what's the speed of an SD card slot before buying a phone? Is that rating published anywhere? In fact, even if I test a phone with one card, I still won't know the maximum ...
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Getting “App2SD is not supported” error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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Is there a real way to emulate an sdcard partition on an actual Android device? Like the Android VM

OK so my phone half working right now... The sdcard is no recognized but I suspect it could be the custom rom(it was working a couple of months ago) or the flex connector from the sd socket to the ...
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Intermittent micro SD with complications

I have read several threads about intermittent SD cards on here. I have a Motorola XT1505 and a 128 gig Sandisk micro SD I bought about November 2015. I partitioned the card with Gparted and ...
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SD card problem

I am using Huawei Honor Holly phone with 16 GB internal storage. Today I inserted 8 GB micro SD card and all my apps' data was lost. For example all the downloaded eBooks on my Amazon kindle app were ...
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Is there any way to make a perfect clone of an sd card on android?

I have a microsd card and the only microsd port I own is in my G4. I need to clone a hidden partition of the microsd card onto a larger one. Is this possible?
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How to move an app to SD card on Spice Xlife?

I want to move the app to SD card from phone storage to get some free space. So I tried by using app info, there is an option for move to phone storage. But when I tried that option it changed to ...
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Apps moved to SD-Card can not be launched

I use Nokia XL. I tried moving apps to my SD Card and they report, App not installed when I try to open them. I've restarted the phone but it didn't help. I've changed my launcher which also didn't ...
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Stuck on “Switch_root” command trying to follow tutorial on “How to run Debian on Android” on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

I'm trying to install debian on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 (where previously I've installed android 4.4) using this tutorial as reference : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I need your help ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...