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exFAT disk is not recognized

I am using a TX3 Mini Android box (under Android 7.1), with the application Paragon exFAT/NTFS (I purchased the exFAT option, as this box doesn't support exFAT by default). I have an external HDD (...
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How to fix Hard disk unmount error

I tried to format a hard disk which was already formatted and i am getting this below unmounted error . Please tell me how to fix this error sm list-volumes|grep public public:8,1 unmounted 91da13ff-...
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OTG disconnects when screen turns off

I am using OTG external drive constantly. But it will always disconnect when the screen turns off. This causes data loss issues. I tried to find any related settings in system settings and developer ...
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Are there any smartctl similar tools to detect (eMMC/Nand) storage flash failure in advance on non-rooted android?

So far, I have two android phones which become kinda brick due to storage failure. One phone suddenly missed many apps and files one day. And another one does not accept correct lock password one day. ...
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Size on disk vs size - data copied from Android [closed]

I need some help. I recently switched the ROM on my Android phone and copied all the data before hand from my phone's internal storage to my local HDD on my laptop. Successfully changed the ROM but ...
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Low disk storage Space, 47G is used by Bixby Vision

I started getting low disk space a week ago, everyday I clean up cache and data from Apps, even uninstalling apps, but still get the space issue again after a few hours. I download DiskUsage app and ...
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Chrome user data taking up lot of space

Chrome in my redmi note 4 is taking up a lot of space. I tried clearing cookies, site data, cache and browsing history. How can i access this storage without root? Edit : i've attached the ...
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Android 6.0.1 Mysterious "Videos" Taking Up Space

I have been made confused by the Storage Info of my phone since it shows 3.16 GB of videos took up my internal space. But then I checked, the videos not even passed 250 MB in total size. Can't seem ...
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How to transfer between SD Card and External Hard drive using Samsung S8 and NO PC?

I am on S8 Exynos (Custom ROM - Renovate ICE, LATEST). When I was using a S7 last time and had a USB OTG cable to daisy chain my SD card reader and USB hard drive, the connection dropped so frequently ...
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Browse photos on a network drive and delete bad photos

While travelling I put photos from the SD Card onto a networked drive. I can use ES File Explorer to view the photos. However there does not appear to be an option to delete the photos from the full ...
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How do I mount an external disk drive formatted in ext4 via USB Host?

I plugged a 2.5 inch 1Tb drive into a Nexus 10 and I cannot see it anywhere really. Something pops up in ES File Explorer, but I cannot access the drive. Do I have to root my device, or is there some ...
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What options are there for permanently connecting a rooted Android Phone to a NAS?

I keep all my documents, pics, music, etc. on a home NAS so I can access the data from around my home. For work I mostly use DropBox. But as my free 50GB are going to expire soon, I need to find ...
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External harddrive case to spin-down drive when idle

I try to make external 2.5 hard drives automatically spin down when idle and connected to android devices. The device I have got in mind is a HDMI TV-Stick with USB connector. I tried a few cases/...
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How to avoid application autostart when a usbdrive is plugged to tablet

When I plug a USB drive to my Samsung tablet (using USB connection kit), my Android 4.0.4 automatically starts the Archive application, in order to see which is the content of the pen drive. The same ...
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Internal hard disk partitions (sda2) not showing in android system

I have a x86 system (Asus Eee Pc)having hard disk of 232 GB, in which 4 GB allocated for Android and rest I don't know where it is gone. If I open super user and running this command in android ...
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How do you test the disk integrity of your Android tablet's file system?

My Lenovo ThinkPad tablet is rather new (only a few months old), but I'm worried that it might be starting to contain some disk errors. I just got a "Cannot read page from file system trouble ahead" ...
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Drive letter for MTP connection under Windows

In Android 3 the connection to PC as Mass Storage Controller feature was removed. Is there a way to access MTP-mounted phone as a drive letter? I want standard file manager programs (e.g. Total ...
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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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Trying to get a PC to boot off a bootable SD card that is inside an USB attached Android device

First, I'd like to make myself look less a madman than I may have appeared to be. I wanted to have a bootable USB stick with me at all times, but it's less convenient because it's an extra object and ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone in "disk mode"?

If I connect an iPhone to a PC it is not possible to copy files between the PC and the iPhone. I would like to be able to do this because it would be useful. What happens if I connect an Android ...
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