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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 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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SD card is somehow read-only, from both Android and TWRP… how do I make it writable again?

My 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 files to it ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...