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Is there any stock file manager that comes with kit kat?

I was playing around with the google sdk, and realised that I could not browse the filesystem / external storage etc. I feel extremely silly asking this, but how do I browse the sd card?
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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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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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General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
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Can I put a 128Gb micro sd card in a Samsung Galaxy s2?

I have an untouched Samsung Galaxy S2 just out of its box, though this model of phone is rather old and came out in 2012. I was wondering could I stick this brand new technology sd card into it? ...
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Why can't I move WhatsApp to the SD card on my HTC One M8?

I picked up a new SD card for my HTC One M8 and am trying to move my apps from my phone to the card. I can move almost every app but for WhatsApp, the Move button is greyed out: Does anyone know ...
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Android Main Storage MicroSD 64GB Somehow Corrupted (Perhaps Filesystem Issue)

I've had my Android phone running Android 4.4.2 KitKat (rooted) for around 5 months. It has been working fine. That was until a few a days ago, when the external MicroSD card (I presume), which I use ...
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Android app installation displays error message -insufficient storage- though still 10 GB free space

I use an acer liquid z 4 and a 16 GB SD card as main storage. While trying to install a small cheat sheet for emacs, I got the error message "Error while downloading. There is insufficient space on ...
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40GB of thumbnails in a 16GB device [duplicate]

I just found that my /sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder grew to more than 40GB. Two .thumbdata3 files each large 20GB. My Galaxy S3 has only 16GB of internal storage. These files prevent me from backing ...
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No Micro SD Card Inserted but phone detects it

I have an Android 4.0.4 Myphone A919 Duo. I go to Settings > Storage. Internal Storage: Total Space is 0.98 GB. Phone Storage: Total Space is 1.55 GB. Then on SD CARD, it says Mount SD Card which ...
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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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S5 Phone and SD Card Encryption: Do I need to enter in password twice?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. If I encrypt the phone and the SD card, presumably with the same PIN/password, do I need to enter in the PIN two times to access the SD card? I see that encrypting the ...
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Using over 2gb sd card space for link2sd apps

i have a rooted S3 mini, android version 4.1.2, link2sd free edition installed. S3 mini doesn't support moving apps to SD so I have to use Link2SD. I have 4 GB sd and I have followed the instructions ...
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Are those log files in /storage/sdcard0/log necessary?

On my SGS2 (GT-I9100, Android 4.1.2), 1.2GB of log files piled up in the folder /storage/sdcard0/log . I have almost no space left on the internal SD card and a lot of the space is used by those ...
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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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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Gallery is displaying three, sometimes even four copies of the same file - why?

I have a non-rooted Android phone running 4.0.4 (ICS). The phone has 3GB of internal storage and I have inserted a 16GB SD card. The SD card contains a number of audio and video files. When I opened ...
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Use Applications on post-boot mounted SD card?

In order to increase free space on /data , I moved some 15Mb of application files to an ext2 partition on external SD card that is mounted on /data/HWUserData/mnt Specifically, I moved ...
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Make iso of sdcard + data directory

I need to be able to make an iso file of the /mnt/sdcard and /data/ directories on both rooted and nonrooted phones(for forensic analysis). Older phones I can mount to my linux machine and run mkisofs ...
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How can I prevent my media library from disappearing when I unmount the SD card?

I have a rooted stock HTC Rezound and frequently connect it to the computer as a USB mass storage device.   After each time I do this, once I'm disconnected and my SD card is mounted, my media library ...
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When should I use the SD card to store data?

In what situations should I store data on my SD card? When it is best to put data on the internal flash? Is this simply used to expand the storage or are there some situations when using it for ...
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Why is the SD card mounted as read-only on PC when shared from HTC Desire HD via USB?

I just discovered that the SD card is now read-only when I use "disk drive" connection on the phone. Why do I have to do in order to be able to write on the SD card from the PC? I mention that the ...
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How to mount the SD card in T-Mobile G2 from a Linux host (workstation)

This question is similar to Mount disks from Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to Linux System over USB cable but I want to get it to work on my stock T-Mobile G2. The G2 does not have any USB configuration in ...
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How to Put PDF on SD card for use by Adobe Reader

I have phone tethered to PC, and on the "G" drive I can see the phone directories and files. Another post, said that you have to put PDF files on SD card. How do I navigate to the SD card, is it the ...
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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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What is a phone's internal storage built from? [closed]

I have looked at this question, as well as the definition of the internal storage tag, and I noticed that the question from the first link: "What technologies are used for building a phone's internal ...
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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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Cannot install apps from Google Play Store due to insufficient space [duplicate]

I have an SD card which is 3 GB, but I only have 4 downloaded apps and the internal storage almost reach its capacity and thus yet I have an insufficient space problems.
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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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fixing a corrupted SD card in linux

My phone is a HTC Desire (model Bravo) and I previously rooted it (using tacoroot and revolutionary) and had the clockworkmod recovery (5.8.0.2) on it as well as the liquidsmooth v3.2 rom for the ...
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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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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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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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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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Filesystem format used for SD Card by Galaxy S3

When I remove the SD Card that was formatted by my Galaxy S3 from it and put it in a MacBook, fdisk shows its sole partition as having partition ID 0C, indicating that it is a Fat32 LBA partition. ...
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PC doesn't perform copy from it to sdcard/internal storage

I had create a custom ROM and trying now to copy it from my PC to my Lenovo Ideatab A3000-h, but when connecting the device and try to copy it from my pc to the device, it didn't do the process and ...
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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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Im trying to download apps but it says insufficient storage but I have plenty of storage and an sd card [duplicate]

I try to download apps like Vine and other apps but, it continuously says insufficient storage and I have an sd card and enough internal storage to download. It makes me angry. Please help, I need ...
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Why can't some apps be moved to the SD card? [duplicate]

I am finding the move to SD card option disabled for some apps
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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 ...