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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cd into the external sd-card directory using adb shell

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (actually, many of them) and I need to regularly push some files inside the external physically removable SD card of my tablets. Android handles internal and external ...
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Read adopted and encrypted SD card with external SD reader?

My Moto G5 sd reader doe not work anymore, and does not read the SD card that was adopted and encrypted. I want to access the sd card to save the data/pics etc. I thought that I could use an ...
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ST21i Removed boot flag

I was trying to boot from the sdcard, as I thought it was a boot order issue, I disabled the boot flag on the boot partition. Now my phone will not turn on, or enter bootloader. I have found various ...
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Xiaomi Mi A1 does not recognize my micro SD card

I got an used 4GiB (not much, but as a gift it's ok). When I first inserted it, it was recognized by the phone (9.0 July Patch) and formatted, but after a failed data transfer he phone sees it only at ...
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How to organize photos from Camera folder in to folders sorted by month names?

For various reasons, I often end up pulling photos of my phones by connecting the USB connection to a computer and extracting what I need. The problem I am facing is that my DCIM/100ANDRO folder is ...
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VLC for Android — Search function doesn't work for files in external SD memory card

I have VLC for Android v2.06. The Android is v7.1.1 This screenshot shows the the screen I get when I tap on "Settings". Here, next I click on "Directories" to choose which directories to add to my ...
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Chrome unable to read files from SD card

I have some HTML files in the SD card in my phone, which I want to open in Chrome. But, when I am entering the URL of those files in the Chrome's address bar with the file:/// prefix, Chrome says ...
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App not installed error (internal storage)

I've moved my few apps to micro sd card now that card has been corrupted so I removed it. but now I'm not able to install those apps in internal storage which were moved to SD card.
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My android phone can detect an SD Card but won't show all the photos from my gallery

I use an ASUS Zenfone 4 Selfie Android 8.1.0 with a Sandisk Ultra 64gb micro SD. It was only today (14 Jul 2019) that my gallery wasn't showing ALL my photos. Camera photos, my reaction meme folder (I ...
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Why can't I move apps to external sdcard? [duplicate]

I'm using Redmi 5 Plus with global Oreo 8.1 ROM, rooted with Magisk. And I can't move my apps to external sdcard. I tried with native method of Android. But the Redmi 5 Plus or MIUI doesn't seem to ...
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Recover media from Android backup files

first time I ask a question here so I'll try to explain myself at my best. English is not my native language, so please bear with me. In 2017 I had an Asus Zenfone 2 that got bricked plus it doesn't ...
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I upgraded to a larger SD card and some apps can't see the transfered data

I haven't been able to find a way to get the new SD card to work like the old one does. My Call Recorder app (by Appliqato) is set to store saved calls on the SD Card. The call recording app cannot ...
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“Android” folder on the SD card

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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How to symlink folder to external SD card with Adoptable Storage?

Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). I'm having issues with running out of storage space, even though I have 128GB external SD card, merged with the internal storage. Is there a way to create ...
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To recover my pictures from sd card

How do I get my images back from sd card and I het a notification "tap here to transfer media files sd card" and it tells that i have encrypted my sd card in another device, where i didnt do such
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How to get SD-card write access on Honor 6x with Android 7.0?

My phone is a Huawei Honor 6x, using Android 7.0 (Nougat). EMUI version 5.04. I want my music apps to have write access to my music folders on my external micro SD-card. I understand that this might ...
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Movable apps restricted to be moved to SD card by manufacturer

I'm a user of the RealmeC2 and really want to move an app to the sd card.The creator of the app allows it to be moved but my phone's manufacturer does not. Is there any software that can send these ...
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File copy from external sdcard fails sometimes

I recently bought an sd card reader that can be connected via USB-C to a phone. My phone recognized the SDCard inside that card reader and I can copy files - usually. However, it seems like when I ...
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I cannot open or play song's with anything but Files (default file explorer on AndroidOne

I have a new Nokia 3.1. After putting in and formatting an SD card, I copied a tonne of music to it (in Music/ in the root folder). This is m4a and mp3 files. Every music player app I get (Musicolet, ...
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Restoring my messages

My phone was stolen. I have tried to restore my WhatsApp chat messages in vain. When I click restore only media messages are restored. What do I do.
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how could I store Big file (30G of like) on an external SD?

I need to store on an android tablet or phone some big file : about 30G. To be read by an app as a database. but because of Fat32 simple copy just fail after 2G. Could I format my external SD under ...
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Sdcard lost dir recovery

I have a question if you could help me please. I am 80's and 90's and all this tecnology really is a headache. I purchased a license from Filescavenger and it were really useful recover files from ...
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External SD card is somehow read-only, from both Android and TWRP… how do I make it writable again?

My (external) SD card is being weird. I'm in TWRP, since a Lineage OS dirty flash (one without a wipe first) bricked my phone. Using the TWRP file manager, or the terminal, it doesn't matter, moving ...
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Decrypting microSD card on another Android device or desktop computer

I'm looking for a solution that would allow to encrypt external microSD card with the following conditions: external microSD card is not merged with the internal storage; encrypted external microSD ...
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SD Card unmounts automatically

Each and every time I restart my phone, a Samsung Galaxy Duos version 5.0.2, the SD card unmounts itself. What could be the problem and what should I do to stop this. Whenever this happens all the ...
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How to prevent apps from storing cache on SD card?

Objective: Keep all the data in phone (including SD card) protected unless it is decided otherwise. What other way I have tried (and failed): Using Adoptable storage. This is what I did with my ...
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Check internal/USB/OTG/Sdcard filesystem on Android [duplicate]

Is there any standard way or app to check which filesystem my device has, incl. external ones? Non-standard apps are also appreciated.
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Write permissions to Android SD card

I just try to ask this question over here, nobody apparently is able to answer this question: On Android (>4.4) the SD card is not writeable, except for the Android/data/[package-url]/ directory. The ...
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Why the apps cant find files on sd-card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 7 with Android 8.0 and a external sd-card 64GB. Since few weeks apps can't reach files on the sd-card anymore such like images and maps. Also my ES file explorer can't see them....
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What is the “u#_everybody” UID?

In (multi-user) Android there are UIDs like these: u0_everybody u10_everybody u11_everybody Those seem different to the usual uXX_aYY UIDs used for the applications. What is their purpose? Is this a ...
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How to SCP files from a PC to storage in Termux

I can scp files from my Linux server to Termux directory on my Android smartphone but Termux directory is not accessible through file explorer. What exactly should be the destination path for scp so ...
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Inserting incompatible SD card?

I have an Android phone which supports 32GB SD card. So, if I insert a 64GB SD card, I know that the device will not recognize it. But, if I create two partitions in the 64GB SD card (32GB each), will ...
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SD card had bad sectors after chkdsk. Is that Logical or physical ?and path from here

This is about data corruption on android . The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. So this is a super user and NOT android enthusiast question. ...
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Android 9 (Pie) sd external card conventions

My Moto g6 asked to reformat my SD card after the official Pie update. No app was able to access the SD card and only the System and Total Commander even recognized it. After Android formated, I could ...
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How to Get Back the External SD Card Notification

I used to have a notification whenever the external SD card was in the tablet. Recently that notification has disappeared. How can I get this notification back. I like this notification since I am ...
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Some apps automatically uninstalled after android phone restart

After restarting my phone I noticed that some apps are totally uninstalled, first I thought that they're still being loaded because they are installed on the external SD card but when I searched for ...
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How to give an app permission to write to external SD on a rooted phone [duplicate]

I have a rooted Galaxy S7. I'd like to give permission to an app that does not request it to write to the external SD card storage. How can I do this?
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External SD card became Phone Storage?

I inserted my 8GB microSD card into the device and after a reboot the card became Phone Storage while the real phone storage partition became external SD card. Once I remove the micro sd card from the ...
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How can I access/retrieve data from an SD card formatted as internal storage from my PC?

My phone's screen broke and I would like to retrieve the data on the external SD (which was used as internal storage). Using KDE's partition manager tool I can see on my Linux Mint 19.1 that this is ...
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Access file in sdcard from init.rc

I need to copy a file from the external SDcard to a location in the root partition, during the boot process (from init), after /data is mounted. I used Carliv's tool to add the following line to init....
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External SD card changes mount point

I have a Moto e5 Plus (Android 8.0.0) that has a 128GB Samsung Evo card in it. The card works well in the device (freshly formatted), but has an odd system of mounting. On previous devices, the ...
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How do I check if my Android SD is encrypted?

I can't remember if I encrypted it already or not. How do I verify that? Under SETTINGS - SECURITY - ENCRYPTION, there is just "Encrypted phone", but nothing related to the SD card. The SD is NOT ...
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SD card is unwillingly used for apps

I'm having the reverse of the problem everybody is having with their internal storage management. So I have an SD card in my phone (xiaomi mi a1, android pie) which was never set to be internal/app ...
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SD Card unwrittable in Android

I use the same micro SD card between my laptop and phone, editing documents and programming. But, after certain time I use my SD card in my laptop, it turns unaccessible in my Android (can't create ...
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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 ...