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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What would cause the existence of a /sdcard/logfile.log?

Since quite some time I've been getting a file /sdcard/logfile.log which gets really big quickly, last time I checked it was about 2MB. That file seems a general system log since I remember seeing ...
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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had before ...
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Cannot write files to sd card

A few days ago, my sd card became unusable. I tried to copy a few mp3's from my laptop (win 7) to my phone (Samsung S2 plus, running android 4.2.2) and the load bar didn't even move an inch. ...
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Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?

First, a note. This question stems from the big confusion that are terms like internal storage, internal sdcard -- at least to me -- and the fact that factory reset, which claims to "erase all data ...
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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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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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Will wiping data from recovery while flashing ROM on device with non-sd-slot also wipe user data?

I have a noob question. I'm planning to buy an android phone which doesn't include sdcard slot. Only internal memory. I am now using HTC Desire S which include sdcard slot. I change ROM on my phone so ...
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64 GB SD card with Samsung s3 mini

I bought a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card with 64GB to use in my Samsung s3 mini. When I put it in the phone doesn't find it (presumably); going to settings -> storage and scrolling down to the bottom ...
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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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Android Marshmallow encryption of external SD card

When I use adoptable storage on my device, then my SD card will be encrypted. Is there a way to get the "encryption key" with root access? So if my phone dies, I can still retrieve my data from the ...
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Is the rooted hack for Move to SD card better than the option built into the Android Phone OS?

What I have found recently: In order to save space on my device (Galaxy S5) I attempted to use the 'move to SD card' option. This has not really helped all that much. It seems that it uncompresses an ...
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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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my tablet is not using my external SD card for storage

I have an 8 gig SD card I plugged into my tablet. When I go to settings and look at storage I can see I have a 7.2 gigs free on my external SD card. I downloaded a 700 meg file to /mnt/sdcard/Download ...
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Installing downloaded apks from external site

I have just downloaded APK files of a software from a website to my laptop. My question is if I install this on my phone, will it be installed in the phone memory or in the SD card memory? I couldn't ...
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How can I delete my /sdcard/.xiaoniubook/ directory?

I downloaded a free book app from the Android Market and it installed just fine, but when I went to open it it told me I needed to try to delete the /sdcard/.xiaoniubook/ directory and restart my ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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I cant move apps like twitter over to SD card?

Why cant I move twitter over to my SD card? I have a 16gb SD and all installed apps are there,exept for some, like twitter. Is it possible to move those apps over to SD card?
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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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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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Problem viewing SD card contents while connected to PC

I have a problem while connecting my Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to my computer using a USB cable. My mobile displays "NO memory card. YOU cannot view Your photos, music etc" I do actually have the memory ...
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SDcard in lollipop still readonly using EZPDF

I finally got my lollipop upgrade. Seemed fine but I have still issues with EZPDF. Let me explain. I just upgraded from kitkat and therefore, I cannot write to the SD card as we all know. After the ...
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Is Nexus 9 capable of accessing data when I connect USB storage?

Info about Nexus 9: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/nexus/9/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_9 http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_nexus_9-5823.php I have no idea how latest Androids work therefore ...
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Unable to mount a 64Gb SD card on Qualcomm's SnapDragon 810 MDP smartphone

I tried to google but didn't see the problem reported anywhere yet. I was playing around with a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone, while developing an app which makes heavy usage of data ...
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SD card supported by Android 4.2.2

I bought a HTC 310 Desire running Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) and would like to format my SD card (SDHC 32GB) so to be able to contain files larger than 4GB. I tried formatting the card exFAT, NTFS, ...
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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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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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Move apps and games in Sony Xperia M to SD card

How can I move apps and games in sony Xperia M? There is no Move to SD card option.
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Why Link2SD requires second partition on sdcard for linking?

Why can't it simply link to extSdCard?
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What difference does it make that I have two SD cards

I guess I don't really understand the Android storage structure; maybe someone can enlighten me or direct me to a place that does. I have a Galaxy S3, Android 4.0.5, with two 16GB SD cards. So: Does ...
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Once uninstalled, is data stored by an app on SD card also removed simultaneously?

As an example - newer games once downloaded and installed from the Market (Play Store), also subsequently download extra data to a user's SD card. When one opts to uninstall said app/game, is the ...
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Unable to open copied files from computer to device (mount as disk drive) - HTC Desire S

I connected my phone as a disk drive and put some files ( .png ,.jpg ,.swf ) in the sdcard. I am unable to open those files on the phone. I am unable to find those files in the gallery of the device, ...
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How to recover files from SD card on HTC Merge?

So today somehow my phone completely reset itself. I went into my local wireless office and they helped me a bit. My phone has lost all of it's contacts and apps (no biggie) but the employee told me ...
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Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
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Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
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Which app specific prevents moving to external storage?

Subject. I'm not asking what I will lose if I move app, but rather about how system detects if app is "movable" or not and enables/disables corresponding button in "App Info" activity accordingly. ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...