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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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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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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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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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Losing partition on sd card

I have a 2GB sd card that I have partitioned with minitool partition wizard, Easus partition master and Gparted. Each time I create a 1.5GB fat16 partition set as primary and a 370MB ext2 partition ...
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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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Reasonable way to copy files to a new SD card using a Mac

I have a Mac and want to transfer about 30 GB of data to a larger SD card for use with a new Android phone. The phone in question is a Galaxy Stratosphere II. There doesn't seem to be a ...
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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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Moved Chrome to SD Card and broke it

I have a Sony Xperia C2305 with Android version 4.2.2. I was trying to free up internal space using Titanium Backup Pro by moving applications over to the SD Card. I converted Chrome to a user ...
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LG P760, insufficient disk space, help please

I have an LG P760 updated to the latest available by LG version. The last couple of days I cannot update the installed apps with the known error of insufficient disk space, although it was supposed ...
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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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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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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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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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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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Can I recover photos that were being stored in a corrupt SD sector and then deleted after a phone restart?

I have no idea how this is even possible, but let's start from the beginning. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I went on a road trip this Memorial Day weekend and took a bunch of photos. The whole weekend ...
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Not recognising any of the items on sd card

Good Day, my Sony Xperia "Go" froze earlier and so I held in the power button together with the volume up button which then rebooted the phone however once I got the phone on it is recognising the sd ...
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Set default storage to SD card on Moto E running Lollipop

I have Moto E 2nd gen. and I want to set SD card as my default storage. I googled but nothing useful found. Can someone help me?
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how to install android untivirus and instert an external SD card for storage purposes

My android has been hit by a virus and I can't recover my space even if I delete some files it still says I have 0 B and when I insert an 8 GB memory card its not reading what should I do
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Can't access photo stored in SD Card from computer

I have Android 4.4.2, and when i plug my phone in my pc, and try to access to my picture (i changed the settings to make it save the picture to my SD Card) from the folder: Galaxy\Card\DCIM, i dont ...
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Putting in an SD card made my zedge ringtones unusable and I can't access the pet shop app etc.,

I don't have an android, but my girlfriend said she needed an SD card so I got her one. She put it in her phone, it just said 'setting up SD card' and she didn't have to do anything else. It made her ...
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After the Lollipop update, SD card not detecting

After the update on my Moto G gen 2 to Android Lollipop, the phone is not able to detect the SD Card which I did not remove at any point in time even after successful installation of software. I'm ...
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How to use android phone as SD card reader?

I want to format my external SD card (For installing Raspbian) and I don't have a SD card reader on my PC or an external one. Is there a way to use my Android phone as a SD card reader? PC OS: ...
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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How repair sd-card locked read-only mode? Its probably file system error

I have alcatel onetouch pop with jellybean 4.2.2. I put into 32 Gb sd hc card. Card did not work correctly. Sometimes (specialy when i tried write more that one file) card has blocked with something ...
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Memory card damaged

My memory card was damage so I had to format so I lost my data then the phone said the phone storage is damaged so I did a backup on the memory card and reset it but then the memory card was damage ...
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How to move Android folder to SD Card?

I want to install heavy game ( Wolfs among Us ) on phone, it requires 2.5GB. I don't have that much space to even download game, but I do have 3 GB of free space on SD card. Game installs itself only ...
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Storage and downloading files

I bought a new phone and everytime I save a picture from Twitter, the browser or a bbm profile it always saves in my phone storage not my SD card. I was wondering if there's a way to make them save ...
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My mobile doesn't read my sd card

My Sony Xperia Play doesn't read the memory card. It only says unavailable. Trying to format it didn't help either. I have tried many methods but the same problem occurs, so what to do?
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Transfer root to SDcard with switch_root didn't work

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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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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Galaxy s4 compatible sdcards

I'm thinking about buying this: http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-256GB-Speed/dp/B00FF90EZM/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1417386617&sr=1-3&keywords=sd+card Is the 256gb ...
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Photos show up as blank after putting them on SD card

Inserted a 32 GB Micro SD card. Phone recognizes it and I can copy photos on to it and they all appear to be there. But when I restart the phone many of the photos show up blank. Any way to fix ...
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How to stop android from creating files and folders on the SD card

Is there a way to stop android from creating folders on the SD card such as "Android" and "Download". I have Android KitKat version 4.4.2.
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How to fix the unable to mount SD card problem in my brand new Android phone?

I had just recently bought Asus Zenfone 4 and until yesterday it was just working fine. All of a sudden on yesterday the phone started to behave weirdly and settings was not at all opening. I thought ...
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Sony Xperia L won't turn on but it works well when I removed the SD card

Help! My phone was recently repaired for water damage. It works fine but when I put my SD card in, it won't turn on (on the pick-up day). I went back to the shop and told them; they tried to put in ...
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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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Files and Data loss when sd card is changed from java supported phone to android phone

I have changed my micro sd card from Samsung Star2 S5263 which is running on Java OS to a new android phone. Later I have connected my android phone to my PC to copy some files from the system. And ...
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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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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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Transfer files via USB from PC

Windows will recognize my Sony tablet, but the external SD card does not show, only the internal memory, I have the settings in the MPT mode. But can only see internal memory.
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I have htc desire s and it can not access sd card which worked in it for a long time

I have an HTC Desire S, and it cannot access SD card – which worked in it for a long time. The card works perfectly fine in another phone. If I restart the device it works for several minutes. But ...
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Android keep saying “SD Card is mounted, do you want to change your default storage”

About two days ago, I received this notification. At first, I just click on "Change",and in setup, set default storage to SD Card. I'm using Android 4.2.2. But, this is happening in every half hour... ...
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Low space even though most apps are linked to SD card

I have link2SD and 90% of the apps are on the SD card. Yet I still only have a few MB left of space. I tried refreshing my e-mail and got a message "can't download more e-mails, delete some first". I ...
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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How to use external SD card on Ehndroix?

I can't access my SD card via USB. When I plug in to computer it reads only the internal SD. In recovery mode "mount sdcard" doesn't help. Phone: Samsung S Galaxy GT-19001 Rom: Ehndroix IV
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Music files become unplayable after transferring to sd card

I am currently using Sony Xperia L. After I transfer mp3 files from internal storage to sd card using the option from settings the files become corrupted and can not be played. What will be the ...
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new sd card, can't move anything to it

I have a android tablet. It is not rooted. Model number SC-72 Android Version 4.1.1 baseband version v0.4rc3 Kernel version 3.0.8 My issue started when I tried to download a new game for my son. ...
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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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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 ...