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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Data gone after adding a new SD card and formatting as internal storage

I've just added a Samsung EVO 128GB MicroSD card to a Fairphone3 and formatted it to "internal storage" After that WhatsApp is not able to find media any more and pictures located in "...
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How to backup Signal app on sd card instead of internal storage?

I want to backup the signal app on my Android phone at the sd card for my new phone. In the app there is no option to choose the pathway, it is automatically saved in the internal storage. However, ...
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Razer Phone 2 showing wrong size for the SD card and performance of the card is not ok

I have the following setup: Razer Phone 2 (Android Phone) Samsung EVO 128 GB SD card SDXC class 10 (Yellow one) SD Card formatted as internal storage from the Razer phone After using the phone for ...
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How to upgrade to a new micro SD card?

I have a 16 GB SD card and would like to upgrade to a larger one How do I do so without losing any data? Most of my search results for this just end up advertising a 3rd party program There are just ...
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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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Format an SD card from TWRP recovery using shell

I'm trying to format/partition an SD card (that was used as an encrypted storage on an android phone) because it only shows as 15 MB while it's supposed to be 2 GB. I was intending to install a ROM ...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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Reliability of Type C vs. micro-USB vs. SD card

I don't use cloud services. I just manually backup my phone using a rotation of a few SD cards I own, and when I have access to a family computer, I transfer what's in those cards to the computer, in ...
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Would a higher than recommend spec SD card work just as efficiently?

My phone manufacturer recommends a class 10 sd card. At the time my phone came out, UHS Speed Class: U1 and Video Speed Class: V10 was the latest class 10 sd card. However now there's V90. But since ...
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My sd card is not connecting to my Android phone [duplicate]

My brother purchased a new sd card for my Android phone (it's an alcatel onetouch yh I know it's old) to increase memory. Its a 8 gb card, but my phone still says low on space when I try to download ...
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A cheap android phone killed my sd cards when I formatted them to internal, any way to get them back?

I bought an Ulefone Paris 2015 Chinese phone, a few years ago, it came with a bloated/malware OS, I put in a Lexar SD card, formatted as internal, something didn't work right (I don't remember), I ...
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How can I clone an adopted SD card?

I adopted an SD card as internal memory and one day it just suddenly stopped working. With tremendous help from the member @alecxs I was able to make an img copy of it and browse the files in it. Here ...
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Can someone please help me understand this Linux command?

dmsetup create crypt1 --table "0 `blockdev --getsize /dev/sdb2` crypt aes-cbc-essiv:sha256 <Put the 16-byte hex key here> 0 /dev/sdb2 0" I got it from step 6 of the first answer here. ...
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How do I clean up remembered files in builtin files app?

Default files app is showing many files (mostly photos) that don't exist anymore. How to clean it up? All of these files existed under /sdcard and were cleaned via synchronization with my PC over ssh. ...
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How do I move an entire app with all it's files into an SD card

I bought an SD card to store some pngs and move some very large game files. I have a Samsung Galaxy A20 (Android 10) by the way. Anyway, moving the pngs worked but the game files didn't, the game just ...
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the android_expand partition in the sd on android can be resized?

Can the android_expand partition be resize? I need change the SD because start to fails but i have a lot of thing on the SD partition well i try dd if=/dev/mySD of=/dev/NewSD both are same capacity ...
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there is a way to resize android_expand partition in the sd

My S7edge whit LineageOS have a 64 Gb SD But sadly this one start to fail and time to time app restart or even crash i would like to chaining it to an other 64 SD but it happens whit dd if=my/SD of=/...
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Where did my downloaded music on sd card go?

I downloaded all of my amazon music to my SD card to switch to a new device. So I take the SD card with all of the downloaded music put it in my new phone then sign into my Amazon music account and it ...
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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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Cant move a single app to SD card on Samsung A21s

I got an A21s yesterday and a new SD card but when I try to move apps over to it, it shows no option to change storage. This is for every single app, even ones I know should be able to move over. Had ...
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Repair SD card removed from phone without unmounting?

I have a Xiaomi phone and I'm using a microSD card to store photos and other data. I wanted to copy photos to PC so, with the phone turned on I just removed the sd card from the phone. Putting the ...
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Cannot create, move or delete files or folders on android phone's SD card even after write only attribute is removed

When my old 16 Gb microSD card I used in my LGE V10 (h900) running Android 6 failed, I bought a new card; opting for a Sansdisk 64Gb microSD card. But since I inserted the card, I have not been able ...
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Possible to recover app data from .asec file (SD card in Samsung) and move to new device (OnePlus)?

I have been using an Android app since 2014. Recently, I switched to a new device (OnePlus) and realized that the data backup was only till 2018. It was narrowed down to the data being stored in the ...
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How can I download a torrent to the SD card using BitTorrent?

How can I download a torrent to the SD card using BitTorrent? I tried to go to Settings -> Default Download Folder, but I can't see to be allowed to browse to the SD storage location (see error ...
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Android internal space gets filled up even though most of it is on sd card

I have an old android 6.0 moto g2 with 8 gb of internal space and i really managed to get through it with only a few apps on it. I have whatsapp with A LOT of groups and stuff BUT whatsapp is ...
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Internal and SD Card Storage SAVING Write of Files

I have a question over Internal and SD Card Storage, mainly on how they store files. I lost my SD Card where most of my videos and photos were of course, saved. I was just wondering if, do android ...
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Is it possible to decrypt an encrypted SD card without rooting the Android phone? (How to get the .key file of /data/misc/vold?) [duplicate]

I'd like to encrypt my SD card for Android conveniently, safely and in a cross-platform way so that it can also be used on other devices. I asked about that here. As of right now there doesn't seem ...
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Android Apps can't access my SD Card storage BUT file managers can

Apps like Youtube, NetFlix, prime video do not have a "Store to SD Card" option. I have tried 3 different sd cards with my phone, formatted them but still, apps are unable to detect the sd card and do ...
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Moving App to SD Card in Android 10 (LineageOS 17.1)

My phone (a Samsung A3 2016) used to allow me to move some apps to the SD card under its stock ROM (Android 7). Last year I updated to Android 9 using LineageOS 16.0 and more recently to Android 10 ...
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Formatted sd card android 6 Marshmallow

I have a big problem with recovering files from a SD Card. I had a SD Card putted as internal memory on an Infinix android 6 Marshmallow, i've accidentally formatted the sd card when inserted on my PC ...
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MicroSD permissions & move applications to microsd

I am using Android version 9. I was using my mobile with an microSD, formatted as external storage. Most applications were moved to microsd/running from there. So I decided to buy a faster one; I ...
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Create symlink folder on non-root Galaxy S7 [duplicate]

I'm trying to move my Whatsapp media folder on my SDcard because I have little space left on internal memory. Is there any option to do it without rooting the phone or installing shady apk's? Edit: ...
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automatic external sdcard mounting does not occur in the Android Jelly bean

I have a Genesis 7320 tablet with Android 4.2.1 and with root () via kingo) and 1 gig of ram. I have a 16gb microsd. I installed external_2_internal.apk, which swaps the internal memory for of the ...
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How to encrypt an SD card for android so that it can also be used on other devices?

When encrypting the SD card via Android's encryption it makes the SD card only usable on that device. However if that device gets lost or broken or if one would like to access the SD card from ...
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how can I unhide my internal storage after corrupted SD card formatted as internal

I formatted an SD card as internal, then got suddenly corrupted.. the phone is not accepting any other card even with the same brand and capacity.. I bought new phone, and I need to transfer whatsapp ...
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Is there a way to change the type of file system format an android device can read?

I am trying to write files larger than 4GB to an SDCard. The problem is that the andorid device I have can only read Fat32 file system formats in an external SDCard. What I tried: I thought that, if ...
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How to specify the directory path on external memory card?

An app currently saves files to "mydir" on the internal memory: /storage/emulated/0/mydir Instead, I want the files saved onto external memory card, but I am unable to figure out what is the right ...
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Samsung SD card corrupt after USB tethering disconnect

I was using USB tethering to get internet connection to computer. Then my phone fell off the table and disconnected from USB. Everything seemed fine for some time, but then after some time screen ...
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How to uninstall an apk app that is installed on a non-present sd card?

My SD card isn't being recognised by my phone anymore even after formatting it so I'm reinstalling all the apps from my SD card. But I have a few apps which I installed from apks I downloaded from the ...
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Can't access my phone memory suddenly after using SD card as internal memory

A few weeks ago I integrated my SD card to use as phone memory. Everything was fine until a couple of days ago. All of a sudden I saw the "insert SD card" notice appear on the notification bar. I ...
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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 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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Storage Shows Two SD Cards?

Nokia 1 Android 9 Storage shows one SD card in use and a second SD card not inserted. There is only one SD card in the phone... Please see image.
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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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Can't find /data/misc/vold

I'm trying to recover files stored on a totally broken phone. These files were stored on a sd card, used as "adopted storage". I got a dump from the memory chip of the phone, hoping to get the .key ...
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Can I root android by booting from an sdcard?

Digging for that, I found various resources on the net to boot Android from sdcards. Doing that would make possible many things what are generally unavailable in phones. For example, it would be ...
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How to format this, apparently read-only, micro sd card?

I have this micro sd card on my phone, I have installed TWRP on my phone and use it with this sd card. I'm not so sure what have Cyanogenmod done on the sd card. But I can't make any changes on it. I'...
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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 do I access a SD card in an Android phone, via phone USB and Linux?

I've got a 256 GB card in my Nokia 5, which is set up to be used as phone storage, and not for portable use. However, I can't seem to be able to find any files on it. The directory in Android shows: ...
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Galaxy Tab S5E and multiple SD cards

I got a Galaxy Tab S5E today to use as a photo editor. This is the 64gb version so I grabbed a micro SD card and put into it. A 128gb card. The card and tablet work together as expected. I also ...

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