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 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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Huawei P8 lite adopted storage recovery

So I bought a Nokia 8 to replace a Huawei P8 lite. A 64GB SanDisk SD card was used as internal storage on the P8 (Android 6 M). I put the SD card into the new phone, pressed format SD card and then ...
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LG phone Internal storage with MicroSD card [duplicate]

How do I put an micro SD card on an LG phone as internal storage.
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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 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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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 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

I'm using LG Leon on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. LG doesn't allow making SD cards internal storage. I have made my SD Card broken because I used adoptable storage. I had to use a guide that required me ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...