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Does Android's Full Filesystem Encryption also Encrypt the SDcard?

In Android's filesystem encryption do they also encrypt the SDcard? If so Is encrypting the SDcard optional or is it encrypted by default when you choose to encrypt your device? Here's some info ...
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How can I execute a script on the SD card and be able to pass arguments to it?

I tried executing a script on the sdcard as is because on FAT, everything is 777. ./.profile ./.profile: permission denied I added this as the initial command for the Android shell and it executes ...
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Creating and handling an encrypted folder on sd-card for unrooted devices

I'm looking for a way to create an encrypted folder on the sd-card and provide password protected access to its contents. Ideally, this would provide a UI to encrypt new files by moving files to it ...
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App can't be moved to SD card

There was an app moved to SD card. I did a factory reset. Then I reinstalled the app. It was side loaded by Humble Bundle app, it's not from Google Play. Now the app can't be moved to SD, getting ...
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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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1answer
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Virtual Sd-card won't transfer

I have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus 32GB. I've installed AOKP on it and it has been running pretty okay with no bugs etc... But after I connected it too my Nintendo Wii I think it mounted sdcard as FAT32 ...
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ICS Mount SD all EXT4

Want to know if ICS can mount an SD when formatted as EXT4 or does it still need a FAT32 partition like Gingerbread. Googled for 30+ mins, can't find an answer.
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airdroid app FileManager doesn't access to sdCard

AirDroid is a impressive app, but I'm not able to access from pc to th SD content, only to the internal folders (also named sd card I think)
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Android Phone SD Card Problem

My Samsung Galaxy Admire phone is saying that an SD card isn't found when the SD card is inside the phone: it shows "Please insert SD Card". What could be wrong?
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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could someone please post a screenshot of the default file structure of the sd card for Android 2.3.5? I [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which files/folders on my SDCard are unsafe to delete manually? I have searched the internet for what I felt would be a simple question. I have had my Evo for almost 18 ...
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1answer
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How can I save a thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?

I have tried several things, but haven't found one that works. How can I save a message thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to find only SD card movable applications on the market?

As I do not have more free space on my HTC Desire, I am interested only in applications which can be moved to the SD card. How to find them on the market (via web interface, or on the device, does not ...
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Is it possible to reorganize the SD card? Because it is a mess in there

One of the things I hate about Android is the folder organization. Each app creates its own folder, usually in the root of the SD card. When I'm trying to find something, I have to search it through ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to modify files on sd from PC without unmounting?

Motivation: As I currently got started to put some media (music,ebook,etc..) I need to organize (add,modify,move,rename) files often but also see if the android apps are still recognizing my files ...
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Moving applications to SD card leaves some data behind [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD? I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. I have recently rooted my phone and now I can move the apps to the SD card, ...
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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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Why do I always lose this file?

I run a dual-booted HD2 from SDCard/HaRET with MIUI Android & stock WM6.5. I keep a copy of this file in \Storage Card\My Documents for listening in CorePlayer and survive possible hard resets. ...
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1answer
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Freeing up space on SD card

I'm trying to clear some space on my SD card, so I can run AnTuTu Benchmark. Also, having some extra space for music would be great. I'm assuming apps installed to your SD card can eat up free space ...
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1answer
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What is the process for reformatting SD Card without breaking the current applications on my HTC Incredible?

Here's my scenario: HTC Incredible, Rooted to MIUI, with an 8GB SD card. I want to reformat my SD card because I have a ton of junk on it from before I rooted it, so I want to start with a clean ...
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Does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy “Encrypt storage card”?

Without middleware, without Google Apps, does Android support the Exchange ActiveSync policy "encrypt storage card."? According to Wikipedia, Android doesn't support the ActiveSync command to encrypt ...
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Can I install applications onto sd card with Android 2.1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone? When I install applications, my app store to internal memory. So, i want to install my app onto ...
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1answer
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Apps unavailable after upgrade to Gingerbread

I recently upgraded my HTC Incredible from Froyo to Gingerbread. Everything seems to work fine, except for several apps that had their home screen icons revert to the default Android icon and clicking ...
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1answer
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Using other block device when conecting Android device to computer as USB storage

When I connect the device to computer, it makes sdcard available to it, as in card reader. How to make it share not sdcard, but other block device or file?
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5answers
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How do I access my SD card through a Windows USB connection?

I'm trying to upload a simple PDF file to my Droid X Android 2.3 phone. I connected the cable and uploaded the file but I don't know which folder to put the file into. Android's PDF applications ...
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Problem with creating an ext3 partition on SD card

I'm trying to partition my SD card with a ~31gb FAT32 partition and a 1024mb ext3 partition for A2SD. I've tried making the partitions with CMW-Alpharev Recovery v2.5.1.8 and with gParted (on a ...
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1answer
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card (Xperia Arc version)

I have almost this question: Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 ...
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Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD?

I'm running very low on interal phone memory storage - I'm down to 5 MB of the 180 MB available. I understand that not all apps can be installed into SD card, and those will instead use up my internal ...
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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 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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Contents of .bookmark_thumb1

I've got one of these folders on my HTC Desire 2.3 and I'm assuming that it's standard across all devices. It looks to contain screenshots of pages that I have visited using the built in browser and ...
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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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Move to SD Card doesn't move everything

I have noticed that when I move apps to the SD card, it doesn't move everything. Is this a bug or a known behaviour or something weird going on with my phone? Here's an example: Start point: Phone ...
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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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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SD card unmounted when HTC Desire is being charged (even with a “wall charger”)

Whenever I plug in the charger into my HTC Desire (2.2) it unmounts the SD card. I can get around it when it's connected to a PC or other device via USB by selecting Charge Only again in the charge ...
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2answers
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Methods to trigger a gallery/music player refresh?

I've search around the internet for details regarding this, and the only way I found was to remount the SD card.. But I have a lot of apps (virtually, all) installed on my SDcard and this is probably ...
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Android 2.2: Avoid disappearing of home shortcuts to apps into SD card. Restore app list items

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy i5510. The space in internal memory was just about to finish so I decided to move some apps to the SD card. After I did it a lot of the apps moved (not all of them) ...
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How can I get my Android Phone to use its SD card by default?

I've installed an Android ROM on my HTC HD2, and it's working smoothly and responsively. I've gotten calling, SMS, MMS and internet to work flawlessly. I do however have one small problem. With only ...
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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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 ...