Questions tagged [sd-card]

This tag should only be used for questions generic to internal and external SDCards. Whenever possible, please use the more specific tags 'external-sd' and 'internal-sd'.

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Tweak rooted Android 12 to access SD card files from normal apps

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE with Android 12, and I quickly noticed that many applications were unable to access files on the SD card. For instance, I used to access local HTML/MP3 files ...
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For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage?

For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage? For example, let's take the Samsung Galaxy S10 Android phone. It comes in 128GB, 512GB, and ...
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My SD card is acting up, how can I recover what's in it?

Last night, on my phone, I was trying to copy a file from one folder in the SD to another folder. But whenever I tap paste, the SD card would disconnect (I see a "this operation could not be ...
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SD card / card slot suddenly stopped working

My sd card (or my sd card slot) suddenly stopped working. All of the apps that used the SD card don't work anymore (obviously), however also other apps have problems. My banking app won't start. The ...
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After changing VolumeID (Disk Serial), Android (Lineage OS 17.1) refuses to accept card and wants to format

I tried this several different ways using several tools. In the past I was able to do it just fine. When changing to a new serial (VolumeID, like ABCD-1234), Lineage OS 17.1 on a Galaxy Tab S2 refuses ...
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Can I use a microSD card in a Moto G Stylus phone?

I want to know if I can use a micro sdxc card in my Moto g stylus phone
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I have a Samsung A51 android smartphone, how can I adopt my SD card as internal storage

On my A51 android smartphone how can I adopt my SD card to internal storage.
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Android Phone is deleting the .MOV files form SD card when inserted via USB OTG

I bought a mini camera for use when on travel and when I remove the micro SD card from the camera and insert it into the OTG USB-C adapter attached to my Note 20 Ultra, the entire contents of the ...
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Formatted SD card as internal storage on Tecno Pop 3 running Android 6.0 and migrated all data to the SD card, but they're both full

Migrated all data in my Tecno Pop 3 phone, but it happened like I copied them to the SD because internal storage wasn't freed.
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Can I move an App between SD card and Ram?

Is it possible to move an app to an SD card even if it cannot be used and then move it to internal memory to use it? Android 11 Galaxy A20 128GB SD card 32GB internal memory. Most of the answers I see ...
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SD Card doesn't show up after attempting to format as internal storage from stock crDroid Android 10 Files app

After attempting to format my SD card as internal storage for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE (SM-T805) using the preinstalled Files app on crDroid (Android 10), it is no longer recognized by my device. ...
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What file systems can I use with my SD card on a Samsung A10S?

I'm using a Samsung A10S phone. I use Arch Linux, no Windows, and I want my phone's SD card to be highly compatible with my PC. The default SD format seems to be vFAT which disallows many special ...
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How to make and enable a bootable MicroSD?

I was trying to root some Huawei and Samsung phones, but these do not come with the option to enable the oem unlock option, and the partitions and files are in read-only mode. So I was thinking of a ...
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I can't transfer data to my microSD

I'm on Android 7.1.1. I can't transfer data to my microSD, allegedly because of a lack of space which it has plenty of, actually (it used to be brimful, though). .. Click the image to see in full size ...
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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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How do I give an app full access to an SD card without really giving full access?

There's an app that needs full access to my SD Card to work. It will not just let me select the folder it will use. It says that "need full access to the SD Card". But this app is supposed ...
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SD Card formatting

Bought a 128G card I meant to use as mixed internal / portable (or 100% if not possible with mixed) on a Galaxy-Xcover-4 (SMG390F) Android version 9 Kernel 3.18.91 Not rooted (Though I could do it I ...
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SD Card suddenly not recognized?

Xiaomis Redmi 8 stopped recognizing a 128gb SD card by SanDisk a few months after first usage. The card is not broken, neither is the phones slot. The card works fine in my Samsung M20 and other cards ...
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Encrypt SD Card

I am new to Android because I was an iOS user before and the first thing I came across on the way is that with Android it is possible to expand the memory via an SD card. The disadvantage, however, is ...
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SD Card Decryption on Samsung Galaxy M30

I encrypted the SD card in my Samsung M30 and then I factory restored the device. Now I can't access my files on the SD card. Can I recover the data that I stored on it? Are there any tools that can ...
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How can I recover data from a phone MicroSD card?

I have a Nokia 3 (Android) phone which uses a Micro SD card for additional storage. When I connect the phone to a Win 10 PC I see a CD-ROM added in File Explorer, containing a setup.exe file. If I ...
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How could an Android device lose its key for the SD-card?

I am right now trying to debug a Lenovo P11 tablet that basically seems to have lost access to its SD card: 11-08 21:24:31.742 592 592 I vold : Mounting emulated fuse volume 11-08 21:24:31.744 ...
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Can I put a 512GB sd card in my Xiaomi Redmi Note 8?

I bought a 512GB sd card but right after I investigated the characteristics of the Redmi Note 8, and everywhere it says that it supports up to 256GB memory, I got frustrated but still I inserted the ...
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SD card not recognized by Cubot Note 7

I recently switched to a Cubot Note 7 android phone. This phone has a slot where one may put an additional SD card. As I used a 16 GB Fujifilm micro SDHC card in my old smartphone, I just put that one ...
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How to store photos only in SD card

I store some photos on albums that is stored in SD card, however when I take new photos the photos are stored on a new album that has both SD card and camera symbols. I guess it is stored on both ...
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Fdroid apps seem to lack permission for SD or sim card (outside of phone storage)?

I have a rooted Razer Phone 2, and I'm attempting to slowly degoogle. I'm finding some of the apps I've downloaded from fdroid seem to have access (permission?) issues for the SD and/or sim cards, ...
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Side-effects (unexpected/unwanted) of changing the "default" SD card

In have a Huawei phone that came with 32GB. If I add a new bigger SD card what are the implications? I mean would my installed applications be affected/disappear? Would any configuration any app ...
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Cannot move apps to SD card using App2SD

I have Samsung Galaxy Core Prime running Android 5 Lollipop. I try to move some apps in the SD card with App2SD, but the file manager does not work. Can anyone here tell me more about my issue? ...
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Missing photos after inserting external sd card into Samsung galaxy Tab s6 lite

I want to appologize in advance if this is the wrong forum. Whats the problem? I am photographing on my fuji xt4 and wanted to transfer all photos to my Samsung galaxy S6 Lite (using a basic card ...
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SD card forced format

I just did a factory reset on my phone. And it shows this option. It asks to set my SD card as portable storage or internal storage. Any option I choose, it demands to format my SD card. I tried to ...
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I'm having trouble identifying the SD Card on OnePlus Nord 200 5G for partition and format

I recently got myself a OnePlus Nord 200 5G running Android 11 and I'm trying to format my SD card. The problem is that I can't identify the card in ADB shell. From the shell: OnePlusN200TMO:/ $ sm ...
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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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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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SD Card storage issue

So I've been using a micro SD card as an internal storage for a while now. I was able to download games on it, everything was fine until I updated my system to android 11. It said the SD card was ...
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Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile?

Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile? I want to move my apps to external sd card of my android 6.0 mobile it has option of formatting sd card to internal ...
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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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sdcard issue with LineageOS

Tried multiple sdcards and they all worked great But with a lexar 64 GB sdxc there's a problem That whenever I insert the sdcard even through OTG and Ram reader after checking the LOS restarts Right ...
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Merge back SD card to internal memory to use 2 SIMs

Samsung phones like the Galaxy Note 9 claim to have a 'dual SIM' capability, but that means that the SD Card slot cannot be used any more. While zillions of articles explain how to move data from ...
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Problem with downloading files to SD card

I have a problem with downloading to my SD card and I tried using different browsers: chrome, brave, firefox but couldn't find a satisfactory solution. Basically on Chrome I set the download location ...
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How to fix Hard disk unmount error

I tried to format a hard disk which was already formatted and i am getting this below unmounted error . Please tell me how to fix this error sm list-volumes|grep public public:8,1 unmounted 91da13ff-...
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Can't reinstall apps from SD card after reboot

This is the first time my phone randomly rebooted, I didn't think much of it until all my apps disappeared. The apps in the internal storage is still there but the apps that was moved to the SD were ...
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Is it safe to remove SD card with phone turned off?

I know that you are supposed to unmount an SD card before removing it, but I dropped my phone in water and turned it off immediately. I want to remove the sim card/SD card tray, but not sure if it ...
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File Explorer doesn't show SD card (Android 10)

I know that this question appears in various forms a lot on the Internet, but I just can't seem to find my solution. If I open Files, only "Internal storage" appears at the bottom. Where's ...
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Terrible SD card performance after enabling encryption

Device: Samsung Tab A7 2020 - purchased less than 1 week ago OS: Android 11, April 2021 patch Files used to test: three zip files totalling 613 MB Micro SD cards which have been tested: Unbranded 256 ...
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Recovering data from "Recently deleted" folder (SD card) in Huawei P20 after removal

I sent some files from my SD card to the "Recently deleted" folder and then removed the card. May I be able to recover these files if I insert back the SD? Thanks for your help!
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LOST.DIR on my SD card contains 98 years old files

I was cleaning up my SD card and find LOST.DIR i knew what it was for but i did not understand why the hell there are 98 YEARS old files Does someone have got an explain? I´m kinda scared
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Is the memory card still recoverable?

I had a memory card that was almost full, and recently when I was working with it, it suddenly crashed. The memory card was completely clean and looked like a new memory card. So the problem is not ...
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How to load an HTML file on an SDCARD in a browser using Android 11

Background Using a file explorer I can select an HTML file and it will start the default browser and then do its thing. The HTML file is on an inserted SDCARD In the browser, the HTML file takes some ...
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Can't format SD card as internal storage

Today I installed my first custom ROM (Lineage OS 17.1, official page) on my old Motorola phone (Moto G3 Turbo edition, XT1516). Everything great until I wanted to format my SD card as internal ...
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Memory card is not visible

I was zipping a file on the memory card, but the process of zipping hangs, then the whole Android phone hangs, and I had to remove the battery. Now the memory card is not visible, I tried it on any ...
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