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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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How to recover data from an erased android SD Card [duplicate]

Last week when my phone(Galaxy Note 10+) was stolen, I logged into my Google account from my laptop and chose the option to erase the device. The cops managed to catch the guy and retrieve my phone ...
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Can I rename the external storage mount point on Android10 with root access

System: rooted Samsung Galaxy S10 with Android10 I have replaced my old external sdcard (128GB) with a new and bigger one (512GB). The old card was automaticly mounted to /storage/6639-3031. The new ...
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How to recover encrypted files from sdcard from phone with broken screen?

So I have a few problems with my Galaxy S9+ phone: About a week ago, my old galaxy s9+ phone's screen started turning black right before the login screen. I can see the Samsung and verizon splash ...
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My SD card is acting up, how can I recover what's in it?

Last night, on my phone, I was trying to copy a file from one folder in the SD to another folder. But whenever I tap paste, the SD card would disconnect (I see a "this operation could not be ...
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Can you record video to external drive?

If I connect an external ssd drive to the phone, it can browse its file system and write to it. Is there an app (or a setting) that allows me to record video directly to this external drive? The use ...
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After changing VolumeID (Disk Serial), Android (Lineage OS 17.1) refuses to accept card and wants to format

I tried this several different ways using several tools. In the past I was able to do it just fine. When changing to a new serial (VolumeID, like ABCD-1234), Lineage OS 17.1 on a Galaxy Tab S2 refuses ...
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i have a Samsung A01 and i put in an sd card but i cant download apps to it

I've turned on "force allow apps on external" but i still cant install/download apps to my sd card.
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How to mount external µSD card partition filesystems on Moto g Power?

A µSD card has several partitions, but the phone mounts only the vfat partition, not the ext4 partitions. I see that there are existing internal ext4 filesystems, so it can handle that type. Is there ...
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How to transfer/clone data from one internal storage SD card to another?

So I've been using a micro SD card as internal storage. It's getting full, so I'd like to transfer the data to another micro SD card. I tried cloning it, but for whatever reason (I think it's got to ...
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How are you supposed to use an sd card on android?

I have a fairphone, and I just bought a 128GB sd card for it to expand my storage. I chose the "Use as internal storage" option. Now I want to do stuff like, download osmand maps onto it, ...
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How do I give an app full access to an SD card without really giving full access?

There's an app that needs full access to my SD Card to work. It will not just let me select the folder it will use. It says that "need full access to the SD Card". But this app is supposed ...
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SD Card formatting

Bought a 128G card I meant to use as mixed internal / portable (or 100% if not possible with mixed) on a Galaxy-Xcover-4 (SMG390F) Android version 9 Kernel 3.18.91 Not rooted (Though I could do it I ...
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What is terminal pathname to external SD card on Moto G Power?

I put an SD card into a Moto G Power, running Android 11. Settings -> Storage -> [name] allows me to "Open with Files", which shows me the directories. Opening "Music" shows ...
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Microsd card can't be read after being used with android phone once

I have a Samsung galaxy s8. I was using an external card reader to access a micro sd card. Initially it worked fine, but lately I have been having some odd behavior. The first time I connect the ...
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Can I put a 512GB sd card in my Xiaomi Redmi Note 8?

I bought a 512GB sd card but right after I investigated the characteristics of the Redmi Note 8, and everywhere it says that it supports up to 256GB memory, I got frustrated but still I inserted the ...
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SD card not recognized by Cubot Note 7

I recently switched to a Cubot Note 7 android phone. This phone has a slot where one may put an additional SD card. As I used a 16 GB Fujifilm micro SDHC card in my old smartphone, I just put that one ...
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How to view /Android/data directory on external sd card on Android 11? [duplicate]

After updating to Android 11 I have noticed that I am unable to access the Android/Data/ directory on my external sd card (able to access internal storage /storage/emulated/0/Android/data with Storage ...
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What is thumbnail.db in com.android.providers.media ? SD card corruption

I have an Honor 8X phone running Android 10, with a 64GB external SD card. I recently got an error on my phone saying files on the SD card may be corrupted, so I plugged the SD card in to my computer ...
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Side-effects (unexpected/unwanted) of changing the "default" SD card

In have a Huawei phone that came with 32GB. If I add a new bigger SD card what are the implications? I mean would my installed applications be affected/disappear? Would any configuration any app ...
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Oppo A15 mobile phone not detected memory card

I've an oppo A15 mobile phone. I purchased a new Toshiba 16gb micro sdhc flash memory card.BUT PHONE'S NOT DETECTED MEMORY CARD AT ALL? I tried all file browser's but it seems obvious that it's ...
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SD card forced format

I just did a factory reset on my phone. And it shows this option. It asks to set my SD card as portable storage or internal storage. Any option I choose, it demands to format my SD card. I tried to ...
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Full R/W Access to SD Card - Android 10

I want to use my SD card in such a way that I can take the card out and insert into a Windows PC and access files, but have my Camera and other apps freely write to SD card (so data isn't on phone!). ...
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For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values?

For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values? To move and use apps on its microSD Card (using microsd card as adaptable storage as internal memory) in ...
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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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Is there an easy way to transfer many, but not all, files to an SD card?

I'm hoping to transfer my photos to a card (then my computer). The problem is the card is too small to handle all of them at once. Is there a way to select say half, or tell it to transfer until it ...
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Access files from SD card (Android 8.1) from computer

I am using an additional SD card on my Android 8.1 phone. It is not formatted as internal memory, and I would like to keep it this way in case my phone fails. The problem I now face is that I can't ...
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Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile?

Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile? I want to move my apps to external sd card of my android 6.0 mobile it has option of formatting sd card to internal ...
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How to show configure mount ext2 ext4 formatted SD card partitions in android file manager?

How to show configure mount ext2 ext4 formatted SD card partitions in android file manager? As fat32 fiile system don't support files more than 4 gb I have to take backup before after rooting for ...
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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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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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