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My Android Pie SD card storage looks like this:

.
├── Android
|   ├──data
|   |  ├── com.amazon.mShop.android.shopping
|   |  |   └── ...
|   |  ├── com.amazon.venezia
|   |  |   └── ...
|   |  ├── com.android.providers.media
|   |  |   └── ...
|   |  └── ...
|   └── ...
└── LOST.DIR

If I navigate to /Android/data/ on the SD card you can see the first three directories are:

  1. com.amazon.mShop.android.shopping
  2. com.amazon.venezia
  3. com.android.providers.media

If I search for the string venezia results are only returned for my internal storage, but nothing for the SD card.

Is there a problem with Android search, or is my search procedure wrong? I've tried on multiple Play store file explorers, all with the same result (inability to search SD card).


Edit - The following Termux commands provide the following output:

$ find /sdcard/ -iname '*venezia*'
/sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezia

$ ls /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezia
cache files
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    What's returned by find /sdcard/ -iname '*venezla*' on Termux? – Irfan Latif Nov 7 '19 at 22:50
  • @Irfan Latif If I issue that command in Termux there's a silent response. In other words nothing happens after pressing Enter and I'm just dropped to a fresh command prompt with blinking cursor. – Jason Hunter Nov 8 '19 at 0:17
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    And what does ls /sdcard/Android/data/com.amazon.venezla show? – Irfan Latif Nov 8 '19 at 0:43
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    So now your question should be something like "Why search results in file explorers don't include results from external SD card?". Please consider re-phrasing. // Android provides no search indexing, file explorer apps search files in their own way. Apps don't have filesystem level access to external SD card but they do can search files using SAF for instance. Again it depends on the app you are using. – Irfan Latif Nov 8 '19 at 1:59
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    @alecxs SD card came into scene after edit: android.stackexchange.com/revisions/218359/1. And he was unable to find the directory because of typo which he has fixed. Now the question is different. – Irfan Latif Nov 8 '19 at 10:48

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