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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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Terminated app install corrupted SD card data

I was downloading an app for my LG-90 and it was taking forever. It had been minutes, so i restarted my phone. The phone would not restart; I'd see the T-Mobile logo and LG logo but it would not get ...
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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 ...
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Can I use symbol links in Android to move programs onto the SD card when they insist on being on harddrive?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Mini with Cyanogenmod OS. One of the most frustrating things about it is that many applications want to be on the phone instead of the SD card, but the phone has ...
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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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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? http:...
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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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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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Wrong id and gid running /system/bin/sdcard

I am trying to use my ext4 sdcard properly in Stock rooted Android 4.4.4. For this, I run mount -rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1 and then /system/bin/sdcard -u 1023 -g 1023 -...
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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 do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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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 /data/...
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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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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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Transfer information to SD card (apps)

I have a problem transfering information to SD card on my Lenovo Vibe C. I had Lenovo A319 in the past and I bought Vibe C (Cause I broke the screen).It was much easier then and low time-consuming. I ...
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Differentiating files on the SD card from phone storage

Phone Spec: HTC A9 16BG - Android 6.0.2 - SD card: SanDisk Extreme 32GB Hi All, To start this is not my own phone, it's a friends; I have never used a HTC phone! So initially this started with the ...
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Lollipop SAF: how pre-installed file manager is able to write to SD card?

With SAF I am able to write to external SD card with explicit user permission. BUT I am wondering how pre-installed File Manager app is able to write to any SD card without user permission? Is the ...
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android improve internal storage

is it possible to use an sd card as part of a smartphone's internal storage, even rooting the phone? I have read that google has been on that feature since android M, but what about versions like ...
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How to migrate an adopted storage sdcard to another?

So I've recently tried out marshmallow and kind of like the adopted storage idea as I never find myself removing the micro sdcard. I'm curious though if there is a smooth way to upgrade to a bigger ...
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App doesn't recognize moved OBB file to SD even though 'Obb on SD' Xposed module is installed

I'm trying to move the OBB files of some of my games to my SD card to free some internal storage space. I looked for solutions and found the Obb on SD Xposed module, which says that "just enable ...
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SDHC memory card only readable while booting my phone

I have a 32GB SDHC memory card. It cannot be mounted normally, it says Blank SD card , SD card is blank or has unsupported file system. I have tried chkdsk on it with windows 10 which results in "RAW ...
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Windows 10 PC cannot play MP3 files from android LG G3 with 0 bytes

I was trying to edit one of my sound files on my phone in audacity eariler today, when I discovered that the files held "0 bytes" and were inaccessible by any players on hand. Info: LG G3 does not ...
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BQ Aquaris X5 - Unable to mount sd card rw via USB

I just bought a new Aquaris X5 with Cyanogen OS from BQ and inserted the freshly formatted sd card into the phone. When I am connecting the phone via USB cable with my Fedora laptop, I am able to view ...
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okay, prepare for a long one

so, to start the story i recently bought new motorola moto g and everything was perfect until i installed a new system update (it just sais 6.0) and then i started having a shit ton of problems if ...
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How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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Micro sd locked internal storage

I configured my micro sd as internal storage in my moto g3 and I foolishly reseted the phone. So, now I can't access to all my photos because android tells me that I have to format the sd. The problem ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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SD card encryption

The way Android goes about encrypting data on SD cards is vague to me. I've read about ASEC files, OBB files, /data/misc/systemkeys/AppsOnSD.sks, and keystores. I know that keys used to encrypt SD ...
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Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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Using SD-Card as internal memory, but how?

I am confused, I installed today the Marshmallow update on my HTC One m8. I knew that there is a feature to use my SD card as internal memory and I was awaiting this feature. I did what I expected ...
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Rooted Xperia Z2 won't read memory card

Yesterday I connected my phone in mass storage mode to copy photos off the external microSD card and ejected it properly from Windows before disconnecting it. After that it said there was an error on ...