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Questions tagged [external-sd]

For questions related to the external micro-SD card used by most Android devices to increase the amount of available storage. For the internal SD card, use 'internal-sd'. See the 'storage' tag wiki for a full overview of available storage-related tags.

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Why are third party apps entirely excluded from USB OTG since Android 7?

Android KitKat rendered SD cards next to useless for writing, but did not affect USB-OTG at all. Android 6.0 put USB OTG into read-only, which can be a good thing, but sometimes, I want to write to ...
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PDF's corrupting / not opening when I compile them via Overleaf / LaTeX using XeLaTeX?

PDF's corrupting / not opening when I compile them via Overleaf / LaTeX using XeLaTeX? Basically when I compile a file on overleaf.com using XeLaTex then say download on chrome browser onto my android ...
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Why GooglePlay Music can't play the audio files?

I am using Samsung J2 Phone with Marshmallow OS and it has 64GB SD card (external storage). I am not able to play the audio files (mp3) from the SD card using Google Play Music but I am able to play ...
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How to access an encrypted external SD card with all apps?

I have encrypted both the device and the external SD card of a previously unencrypted Samsung phone running Android 6.0.1. After encrypting the SD card, apparently some apps can not access the files ...
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What do I do to decrypt my SD card as I forgot the encryption pin set on Samsung J8

I have recently bought a Samsung J8 android phone and encrypted my external sd card with a pin number and now forgot it too. I can't figure out the encryption pin I have set on my sd card and now I ...
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minilyrics app has problem to write on external mem (S. note4)

I have an app called minilyrics, it has a function to download lyrics on mp3 folder and though the option is selected mp3 are stored in other path. I have used same app in previous android4 devices ...
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Sd card encryption forgotten password

I've forgotten my password so I can't deactivate my encrypted SD card in my Samsung S9. Is there anything I can do please?
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Corrupt files in microSD - How to know if files are damaged?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 with a 4GB Kingston microSD. This microSD has only a few files (that I can remember) - visible both in PC and in file manager (default app) in the smartphone: Yu-Gi-Oh!...
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Decryp sd card on samsung s9 [duplicate]

I've encrypted my sd csrd on my old phone. This has since broken and wont turn on. I upgraded to a samsung s9 and put my sd card in. It wont let me decrypt the sd cre through any password or pin an ...
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Can an application wipe or corrupt a SD card?

Is it possible for apps to eliminate or corrupt SD Card specifically the apps that are installed from Play Store? Lately my micro SD card got wiped out on its own and I couldn't recover any of my data ...
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Can Android detect of bad sectors on external SD Cards when reformating?

Title: Can Android perform surface analysis (Detection of bad sectors) on external SD Cards? Reasons for asking: 1. At one point, I found tons of old pictures and videos in the 'LostDir' folder. ...
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How to fix damaged ext.SD card?

I think my ext.SD card is damaged,every time I select mount it says SD card safe to remove. I downloaded Aparted and it says problem detected in /dev/block/mmcblk. Does anyone have a fix? (tap to ...
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Read every file stored on device or SD card?

Flash storage devices (NAND cells) are nutorious for slowly losing charge over time. Many USB sticks have automatic data retention when idle, but I doubt that MicroSD has automatic data retention. ...
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Lineage OS 15.1 adoptable storage error [duplicate]

I have a 32GB EVO microSD card Class 10 .My device is Asus Zenfone Max pro M1 with internal storage of 64GB,it supports Lineage OS officially. When I tried to convert my microSDcard into adoptable ...
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Can a TWRP Wipe Delete SD Card Data That I've Explicitly Excluded?

I've got several years of experience rooting, flashing, and even recovering Android phones from severe hangups, but today I'm befuddled as to why I seem to have lost all of my data on the external SD ...
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How can I make a symlink (or equivalent) inside /storage/emulated/0?

So, I have rooted my phone (GT-i9505 with android 5.0.1) and I would like to move my WhatsApp folder to my external SD card to save 3GB on internal storage. This is what I tried so far. EDIT: ...
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What do I need to do, to let email be stored in this folder?

I asked Aquamail to save attachments on my SD card, but it had permissions issues. The info on the folder is below. Aquamail error message: Folder info/permissions in FX: I understand that ideally, ...
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Micro SD Card causing Problem in Tablet

Device: Pipo N7 MT8163 Android 7.0 I am using a Micro SD Card (128GB) in my tablet. As far as I know the device is supposed to be able to handle this card. The tablet recognizes it without a problem. ...
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Determine android:installLocation in Play Store BEFORE install

I'm familiar with moving apps from internal to external memory. In fact I have to with the limited internal memory I have. Some apps don't allow that. I know it's the android:installLocation line. ...
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How to mount an SMB share as a removable media?

Is it possible to mount an SMB share to a folder that Android thinks is a removable media (external SD card or USB storage)? Currently. I am using the following command to mount the share to Android'...
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Removing SMScontactsbackup folder

I have read a similar post here Accumulation of APK's? I have about 8Gb of my SDcard on a Samsung Galaxy S7 used by the apks folder within the SMScontactsbackup folder Now from what I have read ...
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Accessing files in Particular Folder

I moved my files into .android_secure folder in SD card, now i can see those files but I can't access them, move them, delete them, copy them! I want those files in a different folder! Anyone hav an ...
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“change default write disk?” On every restart

my android phone is asking me on every restart of I want to change the default write disk. Every time I have to click "yes" and select the sd card as it defaults back to internal storage. I don't ...
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What are the technical reasons behind the difficulty in using an SD card with Android 4 or later?

When Android was new, you could easily put what you wanted on your SD card. Pictures, apps, data, etc. Progressing through Android 4, 5, and 6 (what I am familiar with), Google implemented various ...
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Sd card partitioning

My phone is running on jellybean 4.1.2 it does not provide any option to move apps to sdcard or format it as internal. So, I have to use Link2sd but I need to create another partition on it. Is ...
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Problem with files after transfer to new sd card

I bought a 128 gb SD card and after transferring all my old files using the cp -R <original sd card> <Target sd card> command from linux I am stuck unable to access the files on the card ...
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Damaged Sd card. Sd card is damaged. Try reformatting

While i am using my android phone i get this above error . 1.I have tried rebooting phone. 2.I also have tried to reformat in android but it shows same errors again and again my phone also not ...
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Can't create new folders on SD card?

I'm using Lenovo A7000 with Lollipop and I can't create new folders on SD Card. Attempt to create folder on SD card always end with error, however, android phone is not going to tell me what error it ...
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Android: Internally Formatted SD Card Data Inacessable

I have a MicroSD card in my phone. I formatted it to be internal storage, and so it generally behaves as if my phone had a large conglomerate lump of storage. Recently, a problem has arisen where ...
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How to free up space to install apps?

After installing a 32 GB SD card, having trouble installing apps. Because the OS is 5.x and not upgradable then adoptable storage isn't an option. How can I install apps when the system reports ...
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how to format an SD card as portable for adoptable storage?

I have ZTE phone: Model z828 Fcc id srq-z828 IC 5200E-Z828 H/W U06A DATE 03/2017 and have inserted and mounted a 32 GB SD storage chip. However, cannot seem to get an option to use ...
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How can I find the encryption algorithm used for my sdcard?

I wanted to know if there is a way to know with what encryption algorithm and key has my sdcard been encrypted. I have not factory reset my phone after encrypting my sdcard.
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Suddenly most of the files and folders in my sd card are now named “FSCKxxxx.REN”. How to fix this without root?

I connected my phone using USB in Mass storage mode(MSC) to a HUMAX TV receiver, and after I disconnect the phone, when I opened the sd card in a files explorer app, all of the files and folders were ...
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How did my application database end up on the SD card?

I have a question regarding database location on Android devices. We don't specify where to install the app(no installLocation in manifest), but we see that ./data/data/{package-name}/databases are ...
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Adopted external sd card as internal storage - but storage space is not available

On my Xperia XZs with Android 8.0 I formatted the external SD card to be used as internal or adoptable storage. I had to use ADB to get this working. The system sees the storage, but I can't use it. ...
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Resetting phone to one big internal disk?

My phone has 32GB internal storage and 128GB external (SD-card). Internal has 20GB to use for data and apps, of which 19GB is used. TomTom Go uses 6GB of internal storage. I can't move it to external ...
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Grant SD card access to non-owner account

I've got several (non-restricted) user accounts on a Samsung device running Nougat. I'd like a given app (Orux Maps) to have write1 access to data in a given SD card folder under several of these ...
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How do I fix blank photos in an Android device

https://gyazo.com/f1a05cc619d35b588884d29b5b462f5a https://gyazo.com/71968d66e18ff2639893079e05db5081 How do I fix Images that have become blank since the new sd card messed up the photos which ...
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Can I install packages to external SD card on Termux in Android?

I am using Termux in my Android device and it is awesome. I've installed it from Google Play. Now the packages that I install using the command pkg install ..., install those to the internal storage. ...
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Play store apps cannot write to external SD Card in Android Oreo

My Galaxy S7 edge recently updated to Oreo. Now play store apps no longer have rights to write to my external SD card. I have followed app instructions about how to open a system folder chooser dialog,...
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Moving applications from the Internal Storage to my SD Card

How can I move applications from my internal storage on my Android 4.4.4 to my SD Card? I am trying to move Facebook to my SD Card so that I can update it. Here is an image of the problem: I have ...
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How to encrypt SD card on Nokia 6.1?

Is there any way to encrypt the SD card on Nokia 6.1? I didn't find any option to do it. (The current Android version is Android One 8.1.0) Product page: Nokia 6.1
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017 (SM-J730GM) doesn't seem to support partitioned SD cards

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro SM-J730GM purchased at a Sanborns shop in Mexico, running Telcel's stock ROM, rooted, with TWRP recovery and Link2SD. A couple weeks ago I repartitioned my SD card in ...
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Phone sees app on internal storage when it has been moved to external

My phone, a Samsung Galaxy J3 Luna Pro, says that 15.76 of 16 GB is used but the used space, other, and cached data states that 10.66 GB, 0, 7.05 MB is used. The SD card states that 506 MB is used and ...
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SIM card going bad

If my phone is not activated for a long period of time will the Sim card go bad. My daughter took my phone and had it activated, when she gave it back the SIM card wasn't I it, she said it went bad ...
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Are SD card file systems cached somewhere?

After removing the SD card from the phone, is the file system tree still stored somewhere accessible? I previously used ES File Explorer to view the contents. In case it is phone specific, Samsung ...
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“Couldn't move app”

First of all, this seems to be a DIFFERENT problem than the one which is often discussed. Don't flame me. I've searched for 2-3 hours for a solution on this forum and several of the other major ...
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How to adopt SD card as Internal Storage [duplicate]

I currently own a Samsung J3 emerge with Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). However, I cannot format my AD card as Internal as I do not have that option. I cam only format it as portable. What must ...
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How to allow read-only access to specific Android apps?

I would like to manually disable writing access only, yet still allow reading to a selected application onto the internal storage or external SD card. Android so far just allows allowing both or none ...
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Backing Up to SD Card Using TWRP and No Display

I have a device with a broken display. The only way I can initiate commands on it are with the power, volume, and home buttons, and with adb. I've installed TWRP on it, and I'm able to boot into it. I'...