Questions tagged [internal-sd]

For questions related to the "internal SDcard" used by some Android devices to increase the amount of available storage. For the external micro-SDcard, use 'external-sd'. See the 'storage' tag wiki for a full overview of available storage-related tags.

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Move factory apps and services to SD card in Android 5

I've got this non-rooted BLU Energy Diamond with an absurdly long lasting battery that I use at work for testing apps on old devices, however, it only has 4GB of internal memory and a 16GB SD card. As ...
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Micro SD Card not detected anymore on Redmi note 11 pro, not accessible from computer

I've installed a micro SD card on my phone, as an extension of the internal storage, but it's not detected anymore on my phone... With some tools on the computer I found out that the micro SD card is ...
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Cloning encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android 8 Oreo phone as internal storage extension, so it has two encrypted ext4 partitions: android_meta and android_expand. I've cloned those partitions into the ...
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Shrinking encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android phone as internal storage extension. While being adopted it was partitioned/formatted by the phone with two ext4 partitions: android_meta and ...
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sd card ejects after formating as internal via google files app

I am trying to increase the internal storage of my realme narzo 30a phone. but it doesnt support format as internal. so i enabled usb debugging and used sm set-force-adoptabe true via adb. Then i ...
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Finding Decryption Key and how to use it to decrypt

Nokia 6.1+ device using pixel experience ROM based on Android 12. Adopted SD card as internal storage and removed it without 'Eject'. Afterwards couldn't read the data even on the device itself. ...
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SD card Adopted as Internal storage [duplicate]

Using Pixel experience Rom based on Android 12 on Nokia 6.1+. Mistakenly adopted SD card as internal storage and while the files/data was being transferred from phone to Sd card/ shared internal ...
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Samsung XCover: can't turn SD external memory into internal memory, even with adb

I have a Samsung XCover 4s, android 11, and I can't find a way to turn a part (or even the entire card) of my sd card into internal memory. With ADB I tried to follow this tutorial: $ sm list-disks ...
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Why is an OTG not detected when a micro SD card is already inserted in the device?

I have tried this on both Realme XT running Android 11 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ running Android 12. Whenever there's a micro SD card inserted and I attach a USB drive/SD card from my camera via OTG, ...
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Ghost files on sd card

About the first problem: so, once out of nowhere the files on my old sd card got corrupted. I decided to pull in and out tge sd card, without safely ejecting it first, which corrupted it completely. ...
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How to Read the Key from phone internal storage generated when formatted sd card as internal storage? [duplicate]

If I manage to get root access to my device, where to find and how to read the decryption Key? I selected sd card to be used as internal storage and removed it without Using 'Eject' , that too ...
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Format SD card to be internal storage, restart phone, missing SD card?

I am running on Android 8.0.0 on a Motorola E5 Cruise, I tried to use my Motorola to format my SD card as internal storage, then I restart my phone and it says the SD card is missing when I have not ...
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Android 11: change ownership of media_rw files [duplicate]

Could somebody please help with the following problem on ArrowOS, Android 11? Background I use TitaniumBackup to create regular app backups. The TiBu folder is on internal storage. Then, after that, I ...
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How are you supposed to use an sd card on android?

I have a fairphone, and I just bought a 128GB sd card for it to expand my storage. I chose the "Use as internal storage" option. Now I want to do stuff like, download osmand maps onto it, ...
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Format SD card for internal storage for POCO M3 Pro

I recently purchased a POCO M3 Pro 5G. I also received an SD card which I want to use as an extension to internal storage. I have looked around here for how to do it and none of the suggestions seem ...
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How can I find out where all my storage space is gone?

I've seen lots of posts here and elsewhere, including YouTube videos, about how to free up space on your android device or find out where it's all gone, including multiple redmi-specific ones, but ...
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Unable to inspect nested directories from computer

I have an LG Nexus 5 running Android 6.0.1 which I am using as an MP3 player and for casual browsing as it has been replaced by a more modern phone. The phone is rooted and adb debugging is enabled. ...
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Why can I view files from "Internal Storage" WITHOUT entering password either in OrangeFox recovery or via USB cable on PC?

I was under impression that all user files are encrypted by default in Android using FDE. It was to my surprise that I can just run, for example, OrangeFox recovery and when it asks me for a password ...
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Fixing bind mount on android 11 (Lineage OS)

On the lineage OS 18.1 there is my internal data somewhere but the OS has problem to mount it on sdcard and emulated/0 and has no access to the files. I can see my files by ls /data/media/0 command in ...
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For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values?

For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values? To move and use apps on its microSD Card (using microsd card as adaptable storage as internal memory) in ...
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Configuring SD card

I bought an SD card of 64 gb for my Razer Phone 2 and I'd like to transfer big data in it (Spotify songs, videos, useless apps). I can't find any option to safely move data from my phone to the SD ...
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Is there a way to get all the internal storage data from my LG W30 which doesnt turn on? [duplicate]

My android phone LG W30 fell pretty bad from a decent height and it doesn't turn on now. No response from any buttons. when connected to power, the indicator LED turns on and nothing else. This is the ...
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How to split Partition External SD card for adoptable & Portable without rooting?

My mobile device have OS Android 6.0.1 Marshellow Processor Qualcomm Family cortex a53 Machine arrch 64 Architecture arm cortex a53 External memory card 64GB ROM 16 GB MOBILE NOT ROOTED It have ...
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How do I backup Internal Storage to PC or OTG Drive without it changing folder and file modified dates?

I'm on Android 11 and I want to backup my files to a drive but I don't want it to change the modified date for folders and files...
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Android *tone selection menu shows titles different to the actual filename. Why?

After i scp an audio file to my android devices alarms/notifications/ringtones sdcard folders, the file itself is named correctly, but the settings menu for selecting alarms/notifications/ringtones ...
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How to move Apps to the adoptable sd-card storage on LineageOS 17.1 (Samsung Galaxy S5 klte)?

Hi since I updated to LineageOs 17.1 I am having storage problems, because the management of the adoptable storage does not work as expected. The problem: LineageOs migrates constantly data from the ...
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Can't write to internal storage on a rooted phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) which I rooted with Magisk. Now in the process of installing TWRP and customizing my phone, I might have run some shell commands, like mount or sudo in a place where ...
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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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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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Micro sd card doesn't show up after I formated it as internal storage

I have the Xiaomi Mi A1 device and has Android 9 running on it. I just bought a new micro sd card cause my internal storage is full. When I first inserted it, I chose the option "format it as ...
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Any way to transfer file >4GB from PC to android tablet?

I'm trying to get a very large file (97 GB-Wikipedia for Kiwix) from my PC onto a Micro SD card in my Android 10/Go edition tablet. The problem is that the tablet doesn't seem to recognize an Exfat ...
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Replacement SD card not mounted properly in device

I have an Android 8.1 device (encrypted, not rooted) that is configured to use an SD card as internal storage. That SDcard broke down and needed to be replaced. After inserting a fresh replacement ...
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Changing to an SD card with more storage for android phone

My original SD card is formatted as storage so I am not sure if card readers can read and transfer data from it. So basically, I am looking for a way to switch SD card and preserve the files. Thanks ...
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ADB pull stops after first error

I am trying to do a full copy of /sdcard of my unrooted OnePlus 3T to my Windows PC. So far I've tried: adb pull /sdcard/ C:\mylocalfolder\ Works OK but as soon as there is an error it stops the ...
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Error when migrating data from internal microSD to internal storage despite apparent available space

I have a Moto G3 (Android 6.0) with a microSD of 2GB that I configured to use as internal storage. It's been working fine for years, but I want to upgrade to a larger and faster card. So, I'm first ...
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Unlock bootloader of Samsung Tab A 9.7 SM-T555

Here it comes a long intro of what I want to achieve and what I tried. You can jump to the end for the actual questions. The internal storage of my Tab is full, so I bought an SD card. Unfortunately, ...
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Unable to access internal SD card in Redmi 6 pro

I am not able to access the internal SD card of my Redmi 6 Pro mobile which runs MIUI version 11.0.5.0 and Android Version 9 PKQ1.180917.001. In settings it is showing storage 64 GB. However when I ...
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How to view which files are on internal memory, and which are on SD Card (formatted as Internal Storage)?

On Android 9 (Pie) how to visualize SD Card (formatted as Internal) vs Internal Storage? I need them differentiated, as I'm chronically out of space and can't download apps, but have 200+ GB on my SD ...
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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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How to adopt ꜱᴅ card as Internal storage on Android pie and above on devices without the option in the menu?

A well‑known workaround in such case is this (and as you can see with those command this didn’t worked for me) : C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb shell gts3llte:/ $ sm set-force-...
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I can't move Apps to My SD card, the button isn't there

I need to move some or any apps to my micro SD card, because I am all out of space, but there isn't a "move to SD card " option. It's not just grayed out, it's gone. The SD card is formatted as ...
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How to format SD card that has been formatted as internal storage for Android?

I have tried clean all command in Diskpart and it took an hour to be completed but at the end nothing has changed. I think the SD card is locked and when I try to format or re-partition the disk, ...
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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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Mounting portable SD card folder to internal folder (WhatsApp)

I am trying to mount WhatsApp media directory from portable SD to internal "SD", as the phone internal storage is very limited. My phone: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (32GB internal storage, 128GB ...
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Does /dev/block/mmcblk0 include an external sd card that has been formatted as internal?

I am performing a backup using the following command with a su shell: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/expand/ee131623-1634-25d1-9f9f-902b68eceaee/mmcblk0.img" And I was wondering if this would fail ...
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What is the file path of a sd card when it is formatted as internal?

I know that sd cards formatted as "portable" will be located in /storage/sdcard<1,0>/ but where would a sd card be mounted or located when it is formatted as internal?
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Why bowsers cannot download files to storage (path looks /dev/null/Download)?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. For the last few years I use NightOwl custom rom (Android 7). I do not remember when I faced with this problem, maybe after repartitioning with REPIT (but ...
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Recovery chances for a formatted SD card which was used as Android's internal storage

I used a micro SD card in a Nokia Smartphone for years as internal storage. I ejected it to test if another phone detects this type of SD card. Although we planned to just see if it is detected, ...
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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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