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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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

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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Can i mount a Veracrypt container as a regular sd and install apks inside?

I work fine with the Linux terminal, but I am taking my first steps on Android, so I apologize if I ask something too obvious for someone with some knowledge on the subject. I am going to acquire a ...
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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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SD Card App Storage Returns to Internal

I have a Huawei 7" tablet running Android 6.0. Even though my settings designate my external card for app installation, they routinely return to internal storage. This occurs, as I say, routinely....
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How to bypass storage settings on rooted Huawei Honor 6x Emui5.0.3 Android 7.0?

I recently rooted my Honor 6X (android 7.0, emui 5.0.3), and I'm looking for a way of moving apps to my external SD. If I try to "force allow apps on external storage" from dev settings, the ...
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is decrypting of SD card formatted as internal storage possible, if there was an update inbetween (android 9-->10)?

regarding this guide: How to decrypt the corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage? could this work in any way, if additionally i did an android update (android one 9 --> 10) inbetween?:
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What does an Android-encrypted SD card do/look like on PC

Long story short - my Galaxy Active S8 apparently got wet inside, and stopped working (although I think I can revive). I've let the Samsung microSD card for almost 24 hours, and as it's simply a card ...
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Exfat misbehaviour on SD card

I got a new 512Gb SD card for my Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown and started experiencing problems when attempting to load my music folder onto it. Unmounting the card and inserting into a Win 10 computer, ...
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Is it possible to decrypt an encrypted SD card without rooting the Android phone? (How to get the .key file of /data/misc/vold?) [duplicate]

I'd like to encrypt my SD card for Android conveniently, safely and in a cross-platform way so that it can also be used on other devices. I asked about that here. As of right now there doesn't seem ...
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Android Apps can't access my SD Card storage BUT file managers can

Apps like Youtube, NetFlix, prime video do not have a "Store to SD Card" option. I have tried 3 different sd cards with my phone, formatted them but still, apps are unable to detect the sd card and do ...
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How to make an android app access browse external SD card?

The apk im trying to get to work is exagear 3.0.1. It is the one with which you can get some things running on windows, including what i want to run but things I want to run are too big filesize to ...
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Connecting USB Type C Flash Drive to Samsung Galaxy S9

Just bought the Kingston 64 GB DataTraveler microDuo 3C flash drive. The drive has both USB Type C and USB 3.1 port. I tried connecting the drive directly via USB Type C port but it did not list the ...
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External SD card problems - how do I go back to device storage?

On a new phone with Android One/10 I mounted a 256GB sd card. I formatted is and added it to the system as internal memory (device storage), which is 128GB. Now the system reports a 512GB SD card. I ...
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How to prevent file corruption in SD card during unmount?

I have a custom device running Android 8.1. I am mimicking a partition of the internal flash storage to be used as a removable storage. At boot vold mounts the storage and creates the mount points. ...
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How does one refresh/update folders on 5.1.1/Lollipop Gallery and File Manager?

I know how to clear the cache for each via Settings, but with Lollipoop, I frequently have either displaying folders that are no longer available. Example: yesterday afternoon I swapped out microSDs ...
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Phone is just pretending to move app data to external storage?

My internal storage is full, so I've bought a SD-card and I'm trying to move some application data. For example I have 20GB of data for Audible which is my main concern. I went in to Settings > Apps ...
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How to encrypt an SD card for android so that it can also be used on other devices?

When encrypting the SD card via Android's encryption it makes the SD card only usable on that device. However if that device gets lost or broken or if one would like to access the SD card from ...
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Move files from android internal memory to sd card automatically

When I download music to my phone, the app only allows me to download the songs to the internal memory, but I like to store all my music in SD:/Music/ so for now I've just been downloading songs and ...
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Why preinstalled apps have more privileges than third party apps?

This question is based on an observation of Android's powerful security features, In my old Android Lollipop third party apps had read access (but no write access) to external SD card, but my Android ...
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how can I unhide my internal storage after corrupted SD card formatted as internal

I formatted an SD card as internal, then got suddenly corrupted.. the phone is not accepting any other card even with the same brand and capacity.. I bought new phone, and I need to transfer whatsapp ...
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Is there a way to change the type of file system format an android device can read?

I am trying to write files larger than 4GB to an SDCard. The problem is that the andorid device I have can only read Fat32 file system formats in an external SDCard. What I tried: I thought that, if ...
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How to specify the directory path on external memory card?

An app currently saves files to "mydir" on the internal memory: /storage/emulated/0/mydir Instead, I want the files saved onto external memory card, but I am unable to figure out what is the right ...
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can you reuse the same sd micro card as internal storage thats already been used as portable storage in the same moto 3g phone?

can you reuse the same sd micro card as internal storage thats already been used as portable storage in the same moto 3g phone ? If so, what steps do I need to take ?
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Mount USB OTG to specific destination folder on Nexus 6

I have an app that looks for videos in a specific folder: “videos”. I'm trying to get my FAT flash drive to mount on the folder videos under /sdcard internal storage. Nexus 6 (no SD card slot) ...
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Folders become unknown, undeleteable file type. How to fix and/or delete?

I'm trying to re-organize and replace the music on my phone's ext. SD card, but some of the folders have become some sort of unknown file type. In Windows, the properties window just says it's file ...
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Windows can access the phone's internal storage over USB, but not it's Micro sD card

My Samsung Galaxy A8+ (A730F), running Android Pie, had a faulty USB connector due to water damage and for a very long time, it wouldn't connect over USB. Nevertheless, everything else worked just ...
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Can't use/format SD card formatted as internal storage

I have a SanDisk Ultra 16 GB SD Card and formatted it as internal storage in my Nokia 2.1 (Android 9 - Not rooted). I can't use or format the sd card on my phone. When I choose to format it as ...
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Fonepad does not detect SD card anymore

I removed my SD card and then did a reset factory on a Fonapad 7 (K01N). Now it does not recognize any SD card at all. I have tested SD cards on other android devices, and they are okay. I rebooted ...
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Why root cannot access “.android_secure” directory on external SD card?

I have an Android 9 tablet, rooted by way of Magisk. It has an external SD card mounted as sdfat on /mnt/media_rw/1234-5678 which is mounted on four other mount points, all as type sdcardfs, with some ...
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“Android” file on old Micro SD card

I just removed the micro sd card from my old phone (Samsung Galaxy Core LTE) into my current Galaxy A20. The largest file in the card is an "Android" folder with two subfolders "data" and "obb". These ...
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Couldn't move content, try again

I have a Motorola G6 with Android 9 and a 32 GB mSD card (a good Sandisk one) formatted as internal storage and encrypted. When I first used the card, I used the content migration utility to move ...
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I have BlueStacks 4 installed on Windows 10. C:\Users\Bgarr\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

I would like to move the entire program 1.99GB to SD card on my (F: Do I need to uninstall/reinstall or is there an easier way? Not having much luck with the AppMGR111 app. No need to transfer file ...
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“System” using 342GB storage?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in which I put a 400GB SanDisk micro-SD card to expand its storage space. Seems that didn't work though. The space is not available to me. And I can't really figure out ...
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Files (used to) appear on smartphone but not on Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I had a couple files missing on my Windows Explorer, despite being able to play files on the device itself. One tutorial told me to update my MTP driver, through Device Manager, I did, no changes. I ...
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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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