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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Unable to set removable SD card as the default location using ADB

I have a Sony Xperia (E2303) running Android 6.0.1. I have a 32 GB removable SD card. I got Android to format it. I think it is still a FAT32 file system. I was not given an option to format as ...
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Safe and best way to move apps to External SD card?

Question Safe and best way to move apps to External SD card? I Have 3-5. Androids mobiles Devices with my family and as all mobiles have different Android versions and different ROM as described below ...
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Can I flash a custom fastboot mode image on a Samsung device to boot custom devices without tripping Knox

I'm a noob and don't even know if these are seperate images, but I do know that Samsung has no fastboot mode as it is stuck entering it and instead has a download mode. The question is, can I still ...
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Can I use Odin 3.12.7 T Flash option to install u-boot onto my SD card without tripping knox?

I'm curious, if I can eventually dual boot on my Galaxy Tab Active 3, because some games are broken on the newest One UI and I want to take control over my OS without the limiting security and ...
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Will the fastboot boot ramdisk command boot a coreboot ramdisk to boot from usb/ sd card without mods?

Of course it has to be signed and not exceed a size-limit, but I think that custom roms or os's should come to a bigger audience without the limiting security and guarantee risks, disabling the ...
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Recovering data from formatted sdcard in Android

I have a rooted android phone running android 10. My 128gb sdcard with filesystem exFAT, had data of about 100GB. When I inserted it in my phone. My phone did not show the sdcard contents and asked me ...
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How to decrypt android adopted storage without the key?

I would like to know if there is any possible workaround for decrypting the adapted storage. I don't care about recovering my data because I've got the backup already. I tried formatting the sd card ...
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.nomedia + SD Card - just can't create the file, no matter what

I have an ASUS Zenfone 7 Pro phone running Android 11. This phone comes with an SD card slot and so I wanted to make use of it. It stored the files great, I can read the files all good. But I cannot ...
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How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
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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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File Explorer doesn't show SD card (Android 10)

I know that this question appears in various forms a lot on the Internet, but I just can't seem to find my solution. If I open Files, only "Internal storage" appears at the bottom. Where's ...
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If I plug a 1TB ssd drive to android phone via otg cable, will andorid system scan all media files in the drive?

I concern about performance a lot. Thus I have this question. If I plug a 1TB ssd drive to android phone via otg cable, will andorid system scan all media files in the drive automatically once it gets ...
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Put Termux environment on external SD card

Following this answer, I formated my sdcard as ext4-fs. Then tried mounting the sdcard into termux home as the link above says mount /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/data/com.termux/files/home/ext4-fs I ...
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Is the memory card still recoverable?

I had a memory card that was almost full, and recently when I was working with it, it suddenly crashed. The memory card was completely clean and looked like a new memory card. So the problem is not ...
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How can we avoid folders auto-creation?

There's a way to manage these system folders? I am struggling with some folders that are automatically created at boot, by system on the SD card, but I don't want them! The folders are especially the ...
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Memory card is not visible

I was zipping a file on the memory card, but the process of zipping hangs, then the whole Android phone hangs, and I had to remove the battery. Now the memory card is not visible, I tried it on any ...
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Android du and df very different: File System Corrupted?

On an Android Nougat (7.1.1) set top box, du and df of my /data partition are very different: $ adb shell du -sh /data 1.0G /data $ adb shell df -H /data Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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How to fix my micro SD card that became a read-only memory card?

Since the Android external memory card has turned to read only (also known as SD card write-protected) all of a sudden, I can no longer add, write, or delete things from it. How to fix the SD card ...
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Can't format my SD Card in my Android

I'm having this weird issue that I can't find any solutions online. A few days ago my SD card was showing that it was corrupted and I had to format it to get it to work, losing all my data (which was ...
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How to avoid reformatting external sd card when “Issue with SD card” pops up again?

The comments in Does “How will you use this SD card?” wipe data? indicate that the second option in the dialog "Issue with SD card - Tap to fix", which is "Use for portable storage&...
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Does “How will you use this SD card?” wipe data?

There is a notification almost every time after boot saying "Issue with SD card" "Tap to Fix". What happens when I then choose "Use as portable storage"? I don't want any ...
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Android Chrome browser is making a duplicate of every photo downloaded to my external SD card

Every time I download a photo (.jpg or .png file) with the Chrome browser (stable version) to my external SD card, it gets duplicated and stored also in "/storage/emulated/0/Pictures" folder ...
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I ejected SD card through phone before factory resetting BUT card is empty. How can I recover this?

Just before I factory reset my Motorola G3 I pressed “eject SD card” through the settings. (I didn’t remove the card from the phone though) Now everything the from SD card (media/photos) are gone. ...
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How to repair/fix SD external SD card at 0 Mb?

After installing LineageOS 17.1 on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the wizard offered me to use my sd card either internal or external storage. None of the options work. If I select internal, the wizard ...
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Cannot move app to SD card

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Some apps show a Storage used option. This means they can be stored in Device memory or External storage. I mean to move all apps to External ...
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RAM Expander Roehsoft not working on my tablet, how can i fix this?

Hello stackexchange community! I need some help with expanding RAM of an old android tablet of mine, more specifically, an Genesis GT-7204, using an SD card. I rooted the tablet already and granted ...
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Problem with a sdcard under Android 7.1.2 three partitions can not be mounted / used

Happy New Year! there is a problem with my sdcard under Android 7.1.2 (Custom Rom) (root=true, adb=possible). The vFat Partition can be used, but the rest is not mounted and can not be used. mmcblk1p1 ...
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Is it reliable to save some app files in /storage/emulated/0/?

I already read that /sdcard/ is a symlink to the actual path of /storage/emulated/0/. I'm an Android app developer using Apache Cordova, wherein cordova.file.externalRootDirectory is indeed file:///...
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Lg Stylus 2 ''using Sd card as internal storage problem"

I have Lg stylus 2 with the Nougat 7.0 version. I have used SD card as internal storage but I can't remember how I have done that probably I did Storage-SD card-Format as internal storage, but ...
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RCA Galileo Pro Upgrade? [duplicate]

I have the RCA Galileo Pro and it is very slow, is there a way to upgrade? I have always had a Samsung, so this is a big change.
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How to make Android always use external SD card instead of internal storage?

I created an AVD using bin/avdmanager create avd -d "Nexus 5" -c 2G -n nexus_5 -k "system-images;android-29;google_apis;x86_64" The -c 2G is supposed to create a 2GB sdcard. When ...
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Can files from android internal be recovered after using adoptable storage?

I have lenovo k50a40 which is pretty old. I was using my SD card as internal(adoptable storage). By mistake I took out my SD card with taking any backup and inserted another card. Now old card is not ...
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Cant' mount loop device

After I format the loop.img (formatted as ext4) I can mount it no problem. But when I'm trying to remount loop.img from external sdcard to /data/data/com.termux/home/ubuntu20-fs/ always throw invalid ...
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Can I mount /data/data/(app_name)/ on external sd card?

Can I mount /data/data/com.termux/ folder on external sd card? My phone is rooted Android 10 and running low of internal storage. As I read from How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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WhatsApp photos getting corrupted after transferring/copying them from original location to external SD card

My WhatsApp media (photos and videos) gets corrupted when I move and copy them from their default location to the external SD card. The photos and videos behave properly for some time before becoming ...
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deleted files keep coming back on sd card of android phones

Very recently deleted files keep coming back on sd card of android phones, is there somethimg wrong with android phones in general? Some files even get corrupted on their own. All corrupted files ...
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no write permission to memory card storage from termux [duplicate]

is it possible to write/edit the files on the memory card with Termux i tried the command: termux-setup-storage but it only gives the permission to write on my device storage(/emulated/0/)
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full storage: internal storage counts external images

Android claims storage space is running out. Settings > Storage shows that Photos & videos take up 2 GB. See screenshot: However, I moved almost all camera photos to an external sd card. When ...
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Check SD card formatted as internal storage for errors

I have and external SD card formatted as internal storage and I suspect that there may be errors on the disk since sometimes apps on the sd card are slow or crash. My device is not rooted and is ...
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LG phone Internal storage with MicroSD card [duplicate]

How do I put an micro SD card on an LG phone as internal storage.
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App won't use external storage after moving to SD card

I have a LG G6 with android 8. I moved an app to external storage and it says the app is using external storage. However, it is still taking up internal storage. Is there a reason why this is the case?...
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Is it possible to use dd command to re-write the entire /system partition

Phone: Mediatek Symphony V32(root privilleged) My /system partition is messed up, I accidently deleted some system apps, and also some bin files. Although it's functioning properly, I pretty much want ...
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Can I delete asec files in android.secure.folder on my sd from the computer? [duplicate]

Noobie here, I found out there was a hidden .android_secure folder in my sd card. However I encounter an error when trying to delete asec files. Could I do it from the computer instead?
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How can I access the internal storage on a device with adopted storage

For my tablet I have TWRP on it and it can't access the sd card as it is encrypted. I need to put some files on it to flash with TWRP. How can I access it? I have magisk so I can do root options
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My Smartphone doesn't allow moving my apps to the external SDcard [duplicate]

So, my smartphone aren't allowing me to move the apps installed to the external SDcard (32GB). Follow a list with the things which I've already did: I've upgrade the Android system for your lastest ...
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Can the Termux environment be put on an external SD card?

I would like to install my termux environment (usr folder) to an SD card. is this possible? I have seen this post Can I install packages to external SD card on Termux in Android?. From what I ...
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Can't decrypt adopted storage [closed]

Last night, I messed up my LineageOS 16 install on my Galaxy S5 and had to reinstall it, starting essentially from scratch. I wanted to see if there was any way I could decrypt the 128 GB microSD card ...
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Why can my phone only play ringtones from my SD Card now?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 9 (at least currently - I don't know when that update took place, so I don't know if it is responsible for this issue). I have always had my ringtones (in ...
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How to find previously installed apps after micro sdcard gone bad?

My micro sd card that was used to extend internal storage died. Now the apps I moved there are also gone. I don't remember precisely what I had on the card but would like to reinstall all of them. ...
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Backup data in Recovery mode on Android 3.2

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus(GT-P6200) is stuck in boot loop.I have tried to solve the boot loop problem but couldn't succeed.The only solution seems to me is to format my phone and I am unable ...

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