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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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Charge and USB flash drive through same port

I have a Pixel 3. I'm trying to use an external USB connected microSD card for recording long videos in a vehicle. However, even with wireless charging I'm finding that the power supplied is ...
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why does my device say “Unsupported Virtual SD card”

Galaxy S9: Though the SD card appears mounted properly, there is an error message stating "unsupported virtual sd card" with an option to format that doesn't appear to function (upon completion of the ...
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Connecting HDD to PC having copied files to HDD from phone triggers error check

I have a brand new, formatted with exFAT 1TB external hard drive which I'm connecting to my phone via a USB hub. I can copy files to it no problem. However when I connect to my Windows 7 PC it says ...
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What is Relevant benchmark values for microSDcard performance?

I found benchmarks of micro SD card in various websites. For reading those values and deciding and understanding and clarifying which one is relevant for adoptable/ swapping. I want to know what speed ...
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How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands?

How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands? There are many Benchmark Apps (Andro Bench, PCMark, 3D Mark, Crystal Bench for windows) to ...
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How to check that my Phone supports MicroSd Card SDXC UHS1 Bus Speed U30 card or not?

My device manufacturer technical specifications say that Expandable storage supported is of 128GB FAT32 hope its slots must be supporting SDXC form factor not SDHC form factor and UHS1 U3 BUS SPEED I ...
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Compatibility Feasibility Speed and use of High Capacity MicroSd Card for adaptable swapping and linking apps?

I want purchase a new high capacity (64GB or 128GB) high speed (100Mbps 170Mbps 250 MBps) MicroSdcard for Swapping/Adoptable /linking apps through Link2SD/ portable (adoptable) storage so i want ...
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How to get Google Photos to recognize External SD drive

I have connected an external SD card via a USB connector to my phone in order to have more space for recording video. However, Google Photos does not seem to recognize it - it does not show up in ...
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Why isn't my internal storage usage going down after adopting an SD card?

I have an Honor 5X running LineageOS, and I'm trying to use an external SD card as adoptable storage. After migrating my data, my internal shared storage usage does not go down. Specifically, "Music &...
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How can I make personal documents on my external SD card visible to the Kindle app?

I have a tablet running Android 9, with the latest version of the Kindle app. (The tablet is a Galaxy Tab A (8.0", 2019), but that shouldn't matter.) It's not rooted. In the Amazon Kindle app, I've ...
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why there is no affect of Setting Default location to external sdCard through pm set-install-location command?

I have android lolipop 5.1.1 and have 8 gb internal memory there is no option to make external to internal storage i tried to move apps but still my internal memory gets fulled up on installing ...
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How to use an external sdcard as internal in Android Lolipop 5.1.1?

I have seen option of making external sd card to internal in android 6 mobile phones but i have android lolipop 5.1.1 how can i make it adoptable or get that option is it feasable to get that ...
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How to create and use multiple partitions on external SD card with different filesystems (Ext4, exFAT, NTFS)?

I want to create 4 partitions on external MicroSDcard through ADB shell commands, not on Windows or Linux. Also want to show all partitions in Android GUI (SETTINGS > STORAGE > SDCARD) and make them ...
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How to move 7GB ext4 partition on external SD card to 30GB partition on another SD card?

I had rooted my Android Lollipop 5.1.1 phone and installed Link2SD and linked installed apps on ext4 7GB 2nd partition of external SD card of 16GB size . The apps installed occupied 6.5GB space and I ...
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How to decide which MicroSD card to buy for your Android device

You have an Android device running Android 5.0 "Marshmallow" or better, and it's running low on storage space. Some modern Android devices don't have a slot for a MicroSD flash memory card. But yours ...
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Mounting portable SD card folder to internal folder (WhatsApp) - Tried EVERYTHING

******************** SOLVED *************** This is the main outcome of this thread, and how it was made to work. 1) WhatsApp will not work, if you only bind mount the Media folder in WhatsApp. I ...
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Mobile forgets about SD card again and again

I for one Android phone Android version 9. In that, I have a 128GB SD card. I am using this phone from 1 year without any issues, however, recently my phone stopped recognizing the SD card and I have ...
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Where can I see the file format of my SD card on Android?

Where can I see the file format of my SD card on Android? I use a Samsung Galaxy s9 with Android 9. Note a dupe because here we're talking about SD cards.
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How to bind-mount “data” and “obb” folders from external SD card in “/sdcard/Android”?

Can someone help me mount my Android/data and Android/obb in my internal storage from my portable storage? I'm on a Pie ROM. I found this: How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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Google Play Music is the only app that produces a “Browse” button on my car stereo

If I connect my phone via Bluetooth to my car, and then play music using the Google Play Music app, the car shows a Browse button, which allows me to navigate through artists and albums with the car's ...
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Switch primary and secondary user data

I have two user accounts on my Xperia X Compact F5321. When I set this up, I was unaware that a secondary user cannot be made primary. Now, I use the secondary user far more frequently and would like ...
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My SD Card gets corrupted every time my phone reboots or shuts down

I have a 32GB SD card, however, every time I mount it into my phone (Huawei Y5II), it shows a message that the SD card is corrupted and I should reformat it. I backed up my files to my PC, and ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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my mi a3 mobile does not detect memory card after formatting it

I have a new Xiaomi Mi A3 mobile. I have used a cheap quality memory card with unknown manufacturer. The memory card was bought 4-5 years back when I inserted it in new phone then I could format the ...
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Memory card crashed while formstting as internal storage

I have sony xperia xa ultra phone.I read an article here https://fossbytes.com/android-sd-card-internal-storage-adoptable-storage/ But after I tried the steps memory card crashed while formatting. 1)...
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Files in mounted ext4 sd card not showing in file explorer [duplicate]

I used mount -t ext4 /dev/mmcblk1p1 /storage/emulated/0/mounted_dir chmod 0777 /storage/emulated/0/mounted_dir (chmod is to ensure the folder is visible in the entire phone)to mount my ext4 ...
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Is the maximum size of the SD card for the S9+ really limited to 400 GB?

Note: while this is not an exact duplicate, this question is a duplicate in that it asks where the limitation is located (software/hardware ...). So I think marking this as a duplicate is warranted, ...
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How to mount 100% ext4 sd in Android Pie?

My phone (Redmi 6A) is running Android Pie(MIUI). How do I mount a 100% ext4 formatted sd card, such that it would be seen by vold? My phone is rooted. I am not experienced with the android shell ...
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How to use SD card formatted as internal storage for arbitrary data?

On an LG V30 with 64GB internal memory I wanted to be able to use a 200GB SD card (which strangely gets reported as 256GB) to store larger amount of data like pictures, music and movies. I learned ...
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How to merge /data and /sdcard on Android 4.4?

Is it possible to use two partitions as one storage on a MediaTek device? AFAIK, it is already implemented in Samsung Galaxy S III, may be.
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How to change photo storage path for LineageOS 16's Camera app?

I am running the latest LineageOS 16.0, and have specified SD Card as my photo storage location for the built-in Camera app. When I was using LineageOS 15.1, the app saved photos on my SD card's "...
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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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How to stop apps writing to “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 free Internal Storage by moving data or using symlink / bind-mount 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, ...