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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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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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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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Optimally using an SD card

I have a Galaxy Note 3. I have 64GB internal storage, and a 64GB SD card (SanDisk Extreme Plus). How do I get the best use out of my SD card? I switched Google Play Music's download cache to the SD ...
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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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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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System file contain mount command

I'm searching for file that mount all android partition like system,cache,etc. Why I want to do that? Because I had partitioned my SD to Fat and Ext4 and I want the Ext4 Partition as Internal SD and ...
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Micro SDHC card won't mount on Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS

My new Class 4 PNY 16GB Micro SDHC card won't mount on my Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS 32GB Extended storage Froyo (2.20) Tablet. This is the second new card I returned, and still won't mount. When I press ...
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How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?

Are there any off-the-shelf options for securing the contents of an SD card so that files written by apps writing to SD are encrypted? If so, what is the best option? I'm looking for something for ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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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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64gb SDXC Cards in Galxy S2

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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Install All Apps on SD card On Micromax Unite 2 [duplicate]

Recently i bought Micromax Unite 2, its a good phone but what problem I am facing is that it comes with internal storage of 4 GB and has external storage and I am using 8GB SD Card. Under storage it ...
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All apps moved onto the SD card have disappeared

On My phone LG E460, all the applications moved on SD card, have disappeared. On play.google.com (and play store) these applications are marked as installed. I don't know how to reactive these ...
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Why doesn't Android recognize my SD card when my computer does?

There appears to be a problem with my micro SD card. It is 8 GB (really 7.4) is not recognized/mountable by my phone. When I put it into an SD card adapter, I can see everything on the card perfectly. ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S2 stuck on CWM, can't mount sdcard

I've been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), following the official guide. I was successful in installing Clockworkmod and can enter the recovery mode. The problem ...
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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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Save Applications to SD Card

I recently purchased an LG Optimus F6 Android phone. Apparently it only has just over 1GB of internal storage, and after having installed just a few apps during a lunch break, the phone was already ...
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Difference between /storage/emulated/0/ and /storage/emulated/legacy/? [duplicate]

I've recently went from stock Jelly Bean to CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat), and I've noticed that the internal SD card paths are completely different. I now have /storage/emulated/ containing two folders ...
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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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Swap partitions on android?

I just installed AParted on CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4,Kernel version 2.6.32.9-FXP) and was trying to partition my SD Card to extend internal memory. Anyway, I found that it can make swap ...
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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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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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4.4.2 SDCard directories - help

have Samsung s5, rooted. I need your help to understand something.. Here is my directories related to storage SDCard /sdcard -> /storage/emulated/legacy (SymLink) /mnt/extSdCard -> ...
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with which encoding is my sdcard mounted by android?

I uploaded some music to my htc sensation (not rooted) by mounting the sdcard via usb as vfat from a desktop linux computer and copying the mp3 files and playlist files. This works fine as long as the ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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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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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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16GB memory card, ive used 2GB and yet have 14GB of free space, how can i use that 14GB and why is it saying low of space on sd card???

im using my 16gb memory card as to store all my apps on etc.. as my internal memory is too full so i chamged my sd card to default storage, but now as i have been using it it says storage space is ...
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Format 64Gb SD without cardreader

I've installed CM11 on my Sprint Note II, and that thing suddenly won't recognize my external 64Gb SD (whereas stock ROM used to). I've googled - seems I need to fix the partition. I've tried ...
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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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What might Opera be searching for to determine that my device doesn't have an SD card?

I just rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight and installed Opera Mobile. When I try to download an APK from e.g. Github, Opera Mobile gives an error: A memory card is needed for file downloads. Please ...
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Subfolders and files ignored when copying from sdcard to PC through USB

So I have a music folder that I'm trying to copy from my sdcard onto my PC using Windows Explorer. For some reason, when I attempt to do this, it 'completes' really quickly and I only end up with a ...
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How do I connect a My samsung to pc without sd card?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. But I have not been able to connect it to my pc. Most of the websites said that I need an sd card mounted to get the problem fixed. But I want to know is there ...
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Windows explorer not showing all my SdCard Files | Galaxy S3 mini

I have a some images that I can see in my phone, when I check the location it says that they're in my external SD card (see first image), but when I connect my phone to my laptop with Windows 7, I ...
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Android Storage always shows “Calculating”

I have a Huawei Y300 with Android 4.1.1. I recently switched the old SD card with a brand new one. When going to Settings > Storage, and seeing the memory usage, all fields on the SD card ...
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Transfer files via USB from PC

Windows will recognize my Sony tablet, but the external SD card does not show, only the internal memory, I have the settings in the MPT mode. But can only see internal memory.
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Samsung Galaxy S2 can't write any files to SD nor delete existing folders, why?

I go to recovery mode, format everything that's possible, even running some full wipe script, then install fresh ROM, boot into it and see all old folder on internal SD card from old apps, also I ...
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Move everything to SD card on Android Virtual Device (Emulator)

I need to do a strange task. I want to move whole android system to external SD card on Android Virtual Device. I need to do this, because android emulator, emulates SD commands, only for external ...
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I have htc desire s and it can not access sd card which worked in it for a long time

I have an HTC Desire S, and it cannot access SD card – which worked in it for a long time. The card works perfectly fine in another phone. If I restart the device it works for several minutes. But ...
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Android keep saying “SD Card is mounted, do you want to change your default storage”

About two days ago, I received this notification. At first, I just click on "Change",and in setup, set default storage to SD Card. I'm using Android 4.2.2. But, this is happening in every half hour... ...
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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Low space even though most apps are linked to SD card

I have link2SD and 90% of the apps are on the SD card. Yet I still only have a few MB left of space. I tried refreshing my e-mail and got a message "can't download more e-mails, delete some first". I ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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first sd partition ntfs?

I have my sd-card partitioned with the first partition being FAT32 and the second ext2,3 or 4 to use with link2sd. I am wondering though: my linux install can't recognize the fat32 partition so I ...
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How do I get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids to preference the SD card?

My son's Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids edition is running low on space after I added several applications. I added a micro SD card (external card) to compensate for storage. I confirmed I was capable of ...