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 do you move an app from the internal sd card to the external sd card

Can someone answer my problem? I have a digital2 deluxe II tablet containing an internal storage of 1.97 gb and an internal sd card of 3.74 gb and it's kinda full and my problem is I have an external ...
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“Couldn't move app”

First of all, this seems to be a DIFFERENT problem than the one which is often discussed. Don't flame me. I've searched for 2-3 hours for a solution on this forum and several of the other major ...
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Trouble with SD card in Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B

I've recently been given a Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B (Android 4.0) which I thought would be nice for my daughter to watch videos on. I took an 8GB micro SDHC card from my Windows 7 laptop (NTFS ...
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How do I move apps to Sd on android 4.3

On Ice Cream Sandwich, I used to use an app called DS Super App2SD but it doesn't work on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm using Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running on Cyanogenmod 10.2 nightly (Android 4.3.1) I ...
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Symlink to simulate /storage/extSdCard in Android 6.0

So recently, I started using Android 6.0, and one of the first things I noticed was that the external SD card was no longer mounted under /storage/extSdCard anymore; instead it was mounted under a ...
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Problem with a sdcard under Android 7.1.2 three partitions can not be mounted / used

Happy New Year! there is a problem with my sdcard under Android 7.1.2 (Custom Rom) (root=true, adb=possible). The vFat Partition can be used, but the rest is not mounted and can not be used. mmcblk1p1 ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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AndrOpen Office opens SD documents in read-only on Lenovo A7600-F

I've got a fairly new Lenovo A7600-F, which has updated to Android 5 since I purchased it. I'm also fairly new to Android, having gotten my first device (Galaxy S4) five months ago. I wouldn't call ...
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Secondary memory storage of a mobile device

If I want to do an analogous comparison of a hard disk of a desktop computer(or a laptop) with a android mobile device then I hear lot of terms which confuse me. Can someone help me understand if all ...
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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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How to set default download location to ext SD card in Galaxy Grand

I already tried to change the download and install location to SD card using ADB but it hasn't worked. All the games and other stuff are being downloaded and installed to phone memory itself. I don't ...
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Write permission on certain paths, like the SD card (extSdCard)

In an attempt to transfer a file from a remote server to an Android device I ran into permission problems. It turns out that I do not have a write permission at the location of the SD card (/mnt/...
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TWRP not detecting external storage, shown as 0MB

I have managed to install TWRP using Odin on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100). Installed TWRP version twrp-2.8.7.0-t03g.img.tar. It is showing External Sdcard (0MB). Why is that so? Can anyone ...
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how can i lock my gallery vault on external sd card?

My gallery vault was saved in external memory card. My phone is lost . Can someone access my gallery vault which was in external memory card ?
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How to download files larger than 4 GB on Android external SD card

So I wanted to download a file that is 7GB to my memory card on my Android phone (Lollipop). What should I do? I have heard that I should format my SD card to exfat, but I don't know how to do that. ...
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Additional SD card remounts itself as read-only

In my Galaxy SII there was everything ok for three years. All this time I used an external 64Gb SanDisk card. Now after some uptime the card is remounted as RO. All the modifying operations on the ...
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HTC Desire - where are my photos?

I was low on battery and my niece installed an app to assist (can not remember the name). However, she changed all my images onto my SD card. After that, I assumed I lost all my old images as I could ...
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Can I mount /data/data/(app_name)/ on external sd card?

Can I mount /data/data/com.termux/ folder on external sd card? My phone is rooted Android 10 and running low of internal storage. As I read from How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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Is it reliable to save some app files in /storage/emulated/0/?

I already read that /sdcard/ is a symlink to the actual path of /storage/emulated/0/. I'm an Android app developer using Apache Cordova, wherein cordova.file.externalRootDirectory is indeed file:///...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 default email attachment location

How can I change the default location on my Samsung Galaxy tab 4 for email attachments? When I download, say, a picture attachment it automatically sends it to internal device storage. I want to send ...
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Backup to SD card in kit kat

Is there a backup program that will allow me to back up directly to my SD card in Kit Kat without an internet connection? I currently am forced to back up to the internal storage {after clearing ...
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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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How do I move my AnkiDroid data to external SD card?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy J7. Internal Memory is full and I want to move this large pp to SD. How can I do so?
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Emmc replace (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter

Hi friends i want to increase inbuilt memory at infinity level by replacing Emmc holder (inbuilt memory card mounter) with external memory card mounter, can it be possible? If yes how? If NO Why??
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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“Cannot Move App Not Enough Storage Space” Error Message

I have a Huawei Y635 phone running Android version 4.4.4 with 1GB of RAM and 8GB phone storage. I bought an 8GB SD card to transfer some apps as the phone memory is nearly full. The SD card has 7.19GB ...
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Apparent Duplicate folders/files accumulating on external SD card

First, some background. I have a GoClever Orion 785 Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) tablet which I have been happily using for over a year. I am using an external SD card which I use to store data (music/...
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My Samsung Spica can't detect the SD card anymore

Recently I found a surprise on my Android notifications bar, telling me that the SD card is removed. I unplugged it and plugged it again but it didn't work. I rebooted the device; still not working. ...
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Lg Stylus 2 ''using Sd card as internal storage problem"

I have Lg stylus 2 with the Nougat 7.0 version. I have used SD card as internal storage but I can't remember how I have done that probably I did Storage-SD card-Format as internal storage, but ...
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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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RCA Galileo Pro Upgrade? [duplicate]

I have the RCA Galileo Pro and it is very slow, is there a way to upgrade? I have always had a Samsung, so this is a big change.
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How to make Android always use external SD card instead of internal storage?

I created an AVD using bin/avdmanager create avd -d "Nexus 5" -c 2G -n nexus_5 -k "system-images;android-29;google_apis;x86_64" The -c 2G is supposed to create a 2GB sdcard. When ...
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Cant' mount loop device

After I format the loop.img (formatted as ext4) I can mount it no problem. But when I'm trying to remount loop.img from external sdcard to /data/data/com.termux/home/ubuntu20-fs/ always throw invalid ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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Can files from android internal be recovered after using adoptable storage?

I have lenovo k50a40 which is pretty old. I was using my SD card as internal(adoptable storage). By mistake I took out my SD card with taking any backup and inserted another card. Now old card is not ...
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Why can't I save apps into my SD-card?

I have a problem with my lenovo S750. When I want to download something the system says: Memory Full, Not enough storage space It's really frustrating since I cannot use the android at all! My ...
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My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. Trying to recover photos or find hidden files

My photos disappeared from my Samsung S5 sd card. I know sd cards get corrupted but there were a couple of weird things that happened in conjunction with the disappearance. I saw a message on my ...
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Stuck on moving to SDcard

I have Alcatel 5054D with Lollipop (5.1.1) on board. I tried to move some apps to SDcard by pressing "Move to SDcard". Some of these apps moved successfully and some stuck in "Moving" state. I tried ...
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Android 2.3.3 Tablet cant find sd external sd card

I have a China no name tablet. When first purchased took three pics and everything seemed fine.The problem is I went to use camera later and it requested I insert or mount SD Card. Gallery would say ...
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Micro SDHC card won't mount on Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS

My new Class 4 PNY 16GB Micro SDHC card won't mount on my Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS 32GB Extended storage Froyo (2.20) Tablet. This is the second new card I returned, and still won't mount. When I press ...
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External SD card error: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No suitable external storage

I have a Motorola Moto E LTE 2015 (XT1524) (surnia) and a Lexar micro SDHC card 1000x 32Gb. I followed this how-to install-link2sd-apps2sd-marshmallow, to put my apps on the SD card. I split my SD ...
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Link2SD Mount Script Error. [4]: can't create /system/etc/init.d/11link2sd: > Not a directory

I want to move some of my apps from my internal memory to my extsdcard. I followed this to do so(I'm not using Marsh Mellow so skip the first part of the guide). When I installed Link2SD and rebooted ...
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Deleting images on SD card is sometimes painfully slow, how can I speed it up?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with about 3G available storage on the device, and 40G available on a SD card. The Camera settings are to store photos on the SD card. When using the stock Gallery app to ...
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How to install games directly to SD card without going through phone or internal memory

I have a Micromax Canvas A177 Android device which has 4GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. Currently, I only have 700 MB of storage available and I cannot install any more applications. I have a SD card ...
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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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WhatsApp photos getting corrupted after transferring/copying them from original location to external SD card

My WhatsApp media (photos and videos) gets corrupted when I move and copy them from their default location to the external SD card. The photos and videos behave properly for some time before becoming ...
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Will a higher class SD card reduce the risk of crashing my Galaxy Ace?

I was using my class 4 32GB SD card in my Samsung Galaxy Ace quite happily until I filled it up to a certain point (which point, exactly I'm afraid I can't find out and don't know). Once the SD card ...
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Notes app with sd card storage

Is there a notes app that stores notes on the SD card, in plain text files or xml? I'm not looking for export/import solutions, but native storage (if the files are changed in the SD, the notes ...
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How to play music file on external SD card with deep path

I have a Samsung Note 4, with android 5.1.1. And I have an on-line music player installed on it. The player can download music from the Internet, and the files are stored in the external SD card. But ...
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deleted files keep coming back on sd card of android phones

Very recently deleted files keep coming back on sd card of android phones, is there somethimg wrong with android phones in general? Some files even get corrupted on their own. All corrupted files ...

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