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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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How can I mount or unmount the SD Card using ADB?

The sdcard can be umounted by using the umount command. unmount /mtn/sdcard/.android_secure how can it be remounted again . I tried using the mount command mount /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure
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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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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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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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How to put a ROM on read-only /sdcard, while adb shell not working (HTC One X)

I've been searching my _ off for two days now to find a solution for my problem, but I can't find one working for me. What I do have right now: NO working ROM (I believe because of a failed atempt ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Image and video files disappear from the SD Card

Sometimes it happens that all image files (JPEG, PNG, etc.) and videos (3GP) are erased automatically in the SD Card. So they are removed from Gallery also. This means I risk to lose documents and ...
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Huge “system data” file on SD card

I am running out of space in my SD card on Android ICS and I noticed that a huge file "System data" is taking up to 500MB. Is this normal? How can I reduce its size?
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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Internal storage, phone storage and SD card

I am new to Android (v4.0.4) and trying to understand it. By looking at the storage setting, I found the followings are listed: Internal storage: total space 807MB Phone storage: total space ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to clear every application's cache?

The biggest culprit is Google Music, but I would like to clear out all of my caches fairly quickly. If I'm using my phone as a camera, having everything cached totally eats up my SD card's storage ...
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Access Samsung Galaxy S4 storage and SD card directly

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 a while ago. One annoying difference compared to my previous Android device that I've noticed on S4 is that I cannot access the internal storage and SD card directly by ...
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SD Card Unexpectedly removed error

I have a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which I bought 4 months ago....love it! Decided to add an external SD card......so I bought a 16 G. After a couple of weeks, I got a notification "SD Card Removed ...
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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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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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Should I keep my Android tablets' power off or leave them on standby mode?

Should I keep my Android tablets power off or leave them on standby mode? Which option is better? I have two tablets: Allwinner A10 single core 10 inch (old one) and Allwinner A31 quad core 9.7 inch ...
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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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Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
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Why do some Android apps need access to my SD card and fine location?

I understand why apps like Maps need to know my specific location, but is it safe to allow any application to access these things? Are there any clues as to which apps are safe and which aren't? ...
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Transfering SD cards to new phone

My girlfriend and I both bought "Optimus V" phones at the same time with the same carrier,I have since upgraded but her phone is starting to act possessed by demons. Is it possible to just change out ...
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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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Flashing new rom, are old files deleted or hidden?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or it's something normal. I had CM9 on my Galaxy s3 and decided to try another rom (Paranoid). I didn't like the new one I installed and downloaded ...
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Unable to move few Apps to SD Card

I have apps such as Any.DO and AK Notepad installed in My Samsung Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 phone. I have tried Titanium Backup and App 2 SD (move app to SD) but still not able to move these apps to the ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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How do I install a .apk on my Nexus 7 using the browser?

I recently got an Asus Nexus 7 Tablet shipped to me, and want to be able to use all of the .apk files I have saved on my computer (all purchased/downloaded legitimately). Here's the issue: I'm in the ...
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Cannot install or move Android Apps to SD Card - is it a flaw from the Android or from the phone manufacturer?

From my understanding, while the Galaxy S4 does offer a memory card slot, it's worth mentioning that you can't install apps on the memory card and can only use it for storing movies, music, pictures, ...
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My SD card was removed unexpectedly and won't work anywhere no [duplicate]

I bought a 32gb SD card for my Galaxy Mini long ago. It's never been removed from the phone. But yesterday my phone removed my SD card. I don't know why it happened. I tried to remove the SD and put ...
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Reinstall ROM from a new SD from scratch

My HTC Desire (Bravo) rebooted by itself in the middle of the night; the result is that I lost all the apps that were installed on the SD card (that is probably corrupted). Now that I have another SD ...
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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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LG Optimus Logic Transferring apps to Micro SD instead of internal memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic Net10 phone which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. When I download apps, they ...
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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
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Run Ubuntu from SD Card on Android Tablet

I'll be acquiring my first tablet in a few weeks, and haven't tinkered with Android much besides my 1st gen Motorola Droid (I had an HTC Sense, but a power surge fried it and turned it into a brick, ...
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SDCard frequently unmounts itself with HTC One V

I am using HTC One V running ICS 4.0.3. The issue I often get is that my sd card is disconnected automatically for which I have to restart my device. Secondly it takes a hell lot of time to load ...
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Can't mount my sdcard rw

I really messed up my HTC Desire today. I need to copy some files to the sdcard, but my Android phone won't let me mount the SD card with write access. Here's what I've done in short: (boot to ...