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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How to recover data from 'forgotten' internal storage Android 6.0 SD card

A few months ago the SD card on my Android 6.0 phone stopped being recognized. I tried data recovery programs, not knowing the files were encrypted, and being very confused, failing in my effort. I ...
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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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What in the chain is causing my phone's MicroSD Cards to fail?

I previously asked this question before, in a since-delete account, but now the cases has increased to 2 with no change in my usage. So... I'm trying to figure out what, in my workflow, is causing ...
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Phone storage shwoing full but I can't access the files in PC

I have a Acer liquid Z530 phone which is showing ph memory full for long and now its using SD card as storage. I can access the SD card and files in it from my PC but can never see the files in Ph ...
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Recovery chances for SD card - used as android internal memory - which got formatted by another mobile?

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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BlueStacks SD card not found error

I was using BlueStacks 3 and in the middle my computer turned off. When I turned it on again, BlueStacks was running my apps, but wasn't showing data. When I tried to access the SD card through ...
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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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Make sdcard visible (set UID and GID) while mounting android partition

It is a continuation of the question We (me and Irfan Latif) are trying to give access for root apps and use the following code to mount an internal sd card mount -o rw,remount / mkdir /my_sdcard ...
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How to fix sdcard empty under root with Kingoroot?

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to mount an sdcard to su? What additional information ...
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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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Adoptable Storage corrupted my SD card

So, I'm gonna tell my story. I have made my SD Card broken, because I used adoptable storage. I'm using LG Leon. As you might have know, LG doesn't allow making SD cards internal storage. I had to use ...
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Does Android 8 has journaling enabled in its ext4 files sytem?

Android 8 uses stackable file sytem called sdcardfs, which emulates FAT32 on ext4 on the data partition. Does sdcardfs recognize the ext4 file system and journaling? In other words, files written ...
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Cannot adopt SD card as internal storage

I cannot get my Xperia XZs phone with Android 8.0 to adopt a new SD card as internal storage. Card is Samsung EVO+ 256GB. This is what I do: Open Settings > Storage It shows internal storage (32GB) ...
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How to move data to a bigger SD card (internal storage)?

I have a Moto G5 with Android 8.1. My 128 Gb micro sd card is formatted as internal, and I want to replace it with a bigger one (and I want to still use it as an internal storage). Is it any way I can ...
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Error when attempting to create a partition in MicroSD card for internal storage

After an internal storage SD card being bumped out of the physical socket, many internal files were lost/corrupted. I fixed them and reformatted the SD card out of system memory, however now when ...
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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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Why did my Android's MicroSD Card just stop functioning properly?

My Android Phone is a Motorola Moto G6, Software version 8.0.0. On this device, I have a 400 GB Samsung MicroSD Card [ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B074RNRM2B ] ...
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My internal installed SD card missing, and no app can write to my phone

All right, I am no Android guru, so I will do my best here. A while back, my little 4 GB supposed LG SDHC micro sd card installed an internal storage on this ZTE model N9137, suddenly said Lexar SD ...
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How to replace failing SD Card (8.1)?

Android 8.1: I've used a 128G SD card for a few years. Recently apps are reporting that they cannot write to /emulated/0/ (which I assume is the mount-point of the card). I believe this indicates that ...
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How come desktop Linux has /dev/mmcblk0 and Android /dev/block/mmcblk0?

Why is mmcblk0 at /dev/block/mmcblk0 in Android and /dev/mmcblk0 on desktop Linux distributions? Other block devices (listed using lsblkcommand) are also under /dev/. Why is it under /dev/block/ on ...
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How do I move apps to Micro SD card in Nokia 6.1 (Android One) device?

I got a Nokia 6.1 for my son in an effort to get him out of the Apple world. One of the big advantages for him was the ability to store Netflix videos and large games in his SD card enabling him to ...
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Need to recover data from SD card as used Android Internal storage from PC

I had an SD card as internal storage in my Android, reset my phone to factory. SD card would no work in that device. I am no longer able to use that device because the screen is smashed anyhow. How ...
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How to fix an internal storage SD card stuck on “checking…” that can't be formated?

An SD card i was using as internal storage on my tablet started malfunctioning (apps weren't working, couldn't download) and when i took it out & put it back in it showed as "checking..." in the ...
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What does it mean when appears a no Sim/SD Card when I turn on internet

I got a Lollipop 5017 A, and sometimes when I use the phone internet it appears a little ícon close to the internet one that shows a card with a diagonal risk as if the phone can't find the SD/SIM ...
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My phone is now bricked after trying to make my external to internal

My phone, Alcatel 4033e, was perfectly rooted with supersu. No problem with that. And so I wanted to increase my phones internal using my external. I searched how to do it on youtube, using ES file ...
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Extracting data from Moto G4 with 'jumbled rainbow' screen

My sister has asked if I can rescue the photos and audio recordings on her old Moto G4. The SD card is formatted as internal memory, the phone isn't rooted, and as far as I know USB Debugging is ...
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App storage location change button gone after formatting SD card?

I'm on Oreo, and previously had a "change" button under the storage section of most apps that would move a few kb of the app to the SD card. I just formatted the SD card to internal storage, and that ...
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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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Camera app can't access sd card anymore after formating it as internal

I recently formatted the sd-card as internal on my Android 7.1.2 (LineageOS 14.1). Now the camera app is showing an error message that it can't access the sd-card anymore. The error message is: "...
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Vodafone smart prime 7 SD card issue

I recently got a Vodafone Smart Prime 7 smartphone. I want to extend the internal storage of the phone to 32 gb using a MicroSD card. When I insert the card, the phone detects it "New SD card ...
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KDE Connect Cannot Use SD Card?

I'm using KDE connect from my Kubuntu 18.04 desktop to try and connect to my tablet (Tab A 10.1 running Android version 7). The internal SD card registers (I can see it) in Dolphin (File Explorer), ...
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When I connect my phone to my PC it only shows SD card, no internal storage

The SD card is there (16 GB) but my internal memory isn't (16 GB). I also can't download files/apps, I can't share things on FaceBook due to internal storage, and going into a file manager doesn't ...
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Need to recover data from Microd SD card which was undetectable and used as internal storage on mobile

I was using my MicroSD card as internal storage on android marshmellow and suddenly my device stopped detecting the Card. Removed it from Device mad connected to PC but it only asks to format the ...
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SD Card Suddenly Stopped Working — Cannot Remove Read-Only Attributes

My SD card suddenly stopped working in my Motorola Moto E2, running Android 6.0. When I insert it, it just says "checking..." for ages, then says that it's not inserted. I then removed the card and ...
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Using a 128GB MicroSD card with a device with 64GB maximum?

Samsung's specs for my Galaxy S3 say: 128GB MicroSD cards probably didn't exist when this phone was made. If I insert a 128GB MicroSD card, will the card: "not function at all" or will it: "work ...
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App Icons for Apps on SD Card Disappear on Reboot

I have a Motorola Moto E4 running Nougat 7.1.1, security patch level of March 1, 2018. The phone has a 16GB SD card in it, which is installed as internal storage, not portable, and it has a number of ...
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Able to open existing files, but cannot download any new ones (e.g., pictures from Chrome or camera app)

My (unrooted) Moto G4 currently has a 32Gb SD card formatted for internal storage. I can open files stored on the SD card (e.g., pictures, ebooks, etc.), so as far as I can tell the card itself is ...
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Can I desolder the internal memory from a Samsung Galaxy SIII and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII?

My SGIII phone has an issue with the main board and will not start at all. Can I desolder the internal memory and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII? Or is there any other way to retrieve the ...
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Insufficient Storage - SD Card used as Internal Storage

I've formatted my SD card to be used as the internal storage on my LineageOS phone (Android 7.1 - HUAWEI Y5). When I attempt to install anything from the play store I am unable to. Accessing the ...
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How to Transfer Files on to a Phone When PC No Longer Recognizes it?

I just finished setting up a 128gb MicroSD card as internal storage for my Samsung device. However, I tried to copy files from the back up I made for the SD card on to my phone but now my PC shows ...
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All data on SD card wiped after device reboot

Today I switched my phone on (Micromax Bharat 3) after a couple of days and saw, to my surprise, that all the data on my SD card (which is formatted as internal storage) had disappeared. Data for all ...
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How to dump and recover sdcardfs

Sdcardfs is a virtual file system in Android or some Linux systems. It is implemented using FUSE. It is called Android's 'adopted storage', is used in virtual sdcards, or protected partition areas. (...
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Recovering a video that was deleted from a micro SD card after a factory reset

I have an LG G5. I recorded a video interview I had with Bruce Campbell. The video was slightly over 20 minutes long recording at 1080p at 60fps. I noted while it was recording that the video was ...
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Internal Storage - Negative Value

I recently installed a new Custom Rom (Resurrection Remix) on my phone. Since then, my Internal Storage has been acting weird. It's size and usage are shown as negative values as observed in the ...
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Microsd card slots: shared vs dedicated - What is the difference?

When I look at detailed specifications of android devices sometimes it is possible to filter them by choosing if a microsd card slot is shared or is dedicated. Unfortunately I am not able to find a ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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Insufficient Storage with new sd card

I have a ZTE N817 and I bought a 16GB sd card for it and when I try to download something, all it says is that there is "insufficient storage on device". What should I do to get my phone to register ...
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

In Windows I remember many years ago when I got my first android that USB connection seemed to work more like a flash drive. You could do multiple things at once without it saying the device was busy....