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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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Micro SD Card causing Problem in Tablet

Device: Pipo N7 MT8163 Android 7.0 I am using a Micro SD Card (128GB) in my tablet. As far as I know the device is supposed to be able to handle this card. The tablet recognizes it without a problem. ...
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How to test SD card for suspected fault, or validate correct performance, within Android?

I have a Samsung S7 running LineageOS 14.1 (=Nougat 7.1). Since purchase I've used it with a 60GB Samsung SD card. I know that fake SD cards are out there, so on this one I bought direct from Amazon ...
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SD card write permission issues after restoring from backup to an identical phone model

I've been using LineageOS 14.1 on a rooted unlocked Samsung S7 (G930F) for a long time. My phone started dying, so I rebooted to TWRP and managed to take a full backup to the SD card before it died. ...
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Recover SD Card on Samsung J3

I have a Samsung J3 (with Android 5.1.1), and have an SD-Card inserted. I activated the encryption of the said card. Up until last week end, each time the phone was booting up, I got a message that ...
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My apps from SD card have all gone, yet the pictures and videos on it are fine

Without even restarting, I went on my phone only to realize that most of the apps I have installed no longer exist on my device (Motorola E4 +). Yet when I checked the SD storage, all my pictures and ...
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How to prevent Android from creating Android and Lost.dir folders on external otg storage?

If I either connect my Camera using a USB cable via OTG or inserting the SD card in a OTG reader connected to the phone Android creates automatically two folders: an Android folder an a Lost.Dir ...
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Unencrypted SD card

I encrypted my SD card with a Samsung phone. After busting the screen I replaced with a LG that will not read my SD card that has 11gigs of music on it how do I fix this.
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Recover corrupted photos from sd card

I copied all my photos on a fake sd card I bought on the internet. Now my photos are almost all greyed out. Is it possible to recover them or at leat recover the thumbnails since they are not greyed ...
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Will 'Erase SD card' fully format it?

My Android 4.2 phone only has an option Erase SD card under System Settings, but not an option to format. My card has read errors on some files I want to fully format it to check if it's just a case ...
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Freeing Up Space on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

I inserted a new micro SD card hoping into my Note 4 hoping to create space for my phone. However, I am continuing to receive messages that I am running out of space. What is the best way to remedy ...
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Is it safe to remove SD and sim card while phone is powering on and off?

i noticed someone was removing and putting in the SD and sim card while my phone was powering on and off, and i wanted to know if this is safe or if it can cause issues with the phone? Also they were ...
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Create a private folder in Android: set the SELinux attribute of a folder in external storage

There are quite a few apps that require read and write access to the external storage, which gives them access to the whole /sdcard directory. But since that is also the only storage the user ...
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Partition SD card for use on a dual boot tablet

I have a dual boot Windows 10/Android tablet device that has only 1 micro SDcard slot. I also have a 128GB microSD card that I would like to split into a 96GB partition 1 for windows and 32GB ...
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SD card saying I don't have enough space

I'm looking to download a movie on smartphone first on Showbox downloads. When I try to download it states I have no room on my SD card. I have plenty of space. this never used to happen. what could ...
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Why can't Sound Recorder save to my SD card?

I have an Alcatel Pop4 and, as far as I know, the latest version of Android that can go on it. Including a new Sound Recorder app that has a purple and white look to it. It replaces the old one. These ...
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“change default write disk?” On every restart

my android phone is asking me on every restart of I want to change the default write disk. Every time I have to click "yes" and select the sd card as it defaults back to internal storage. I don't ...
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What are the technical reasons behind the difficulty in using an SD card with Android 4 or later?

When Android was new, you could easily put what you wanted on your SD card. Pictures, apps, data, etc. Progressing through Android 4, 5, and 6 (what I am familiar with), Google implemented various ...
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Fixing installation errors for apps after replacing SD CARD

I keep getting the 506 error in the play store for 2 apps that were installed on the SD CARD. I removed the card and put in a new one, and am trying to reinstall those two apps. All other apps are ...
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Sd card partitioning

My phone is running on jellybean 4.1.2 it does not provide any option to move apps to sdcard or format it as internal. So, I have to use Link2sd but I need to create another partition on it. Is ...
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Android SDCard ejected while recording video

I was recording video from my Samsung Galaxy S4, then the SDCard ejected by itself, Is it possible to recover the temporary file of the recording?
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Recover files i deleted on my sd card

I deleted music files off my sd mini card I use on my LG phone i don't have a pc how can I get those back
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Decrypting Android Nougat adopted storage

I changed my phone from a LineageOS (Android: 7.1.2 - LineageOS: 14.1-20180704-NIGHTLY-FP2) to regular Android and used my SD-Card on the first start-up of the new phone. The new phone (Huawei Mate 10 ...
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How can I make Whatapp use the SD instead of internal storage on my Samsung Galaxy J5

I cannot find the option I had on my LG, where I could change in settings the preferred storage option of each and every app. My Whatsapp is quite large, because it's being used privately as well as ...
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Micro SD mobile 128 GB size limit overcome

Should I partition a larger than mobile size limit microSD card would all' partitions still be accepted by OS (Android) ?
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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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SD card problem when Downloading

I recently updated my Nokia 3 system to android 8, I have a space of 5 GB in my SD card and 6 GB internal. I had been using my SD card as internal storage before I updated my system. But now with ...
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DD fails beyond 2GB seek

When I try to use dd to flash images I see some issues when the seek value exceeds 2GB.(i.e. bs * seek >= 2GB). dd bs=512 count=8 if=sample.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0 seek=4194304 dd: /dev/block/...
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Can't format SD-Card as internal storage - Meta / Expand Android

I have a Xiaomi A1 with Android on it and I use my Samsung MicroSD Card Evo+ 128 GB, as an internal storage. For no reason, it's stopped working and asking me to format it. The issue is, the device ...
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Is there a way to stop android from creating folders on the SD card such as “Android” and “Download”. I have Android version 8

In sd card folder of android is automatically created always, is there any to stop it?
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Can't adopt micro-sd card on Moto Z2 Force

I have a new Moto Z2 Force, bought for the Qualcom Snapdragon 835 and the 6GB RAM, running Nougat 7.1.1. I also have a new Samsung 224GB U3 micro-SD card for it. That operates nicely as an ...
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Suddenly most of the files and folders in my sd card are now named “FSCKxxxx.REN”. How to fix this without root?

I connected my phone using USB in Mass storage mode(MSC) to a HUMAX TV receiver, and after I disconnect the phone, when I opened the sd card in a files explorer app, all of the files and folders were ...
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“App not found” for only applications in folders and on SD card

I rebooted my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge this morning, however, upon restart any applications that are on the SD card and in a folder get the message "App Not Found" when trying to launch. These apps also ...
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RCA Tablet Android 5.0 - Format SD card and transfer gallery from internal storage to sd card?

RCA Tablet Android version: 5.0 Could anyone answer.... How do I format an SD card to be portable storage and then transfer existing gallery from internal storage to the sd card so we can view the ...
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FLAC files getting corrupted on microSD card

Whenever I put a FLAC album on my phone, after a few days some of the tracks get corrupted. They show errors when I bring them onto my PC and use the command line function flac -t *.flac. While most ...
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Missing internal SD card in /dev/block, phone won't start

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 froze I'd say. The phone was locked and when I attempted to unlock it, it didn't respond (black display, just the led blinking). So I shut it down with holding power ...
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Adoptive storage Samsung Galaxy Tab S , + others

I rooted the device and upgraded to Marshmallow 6.01. Then installed "Root essentials" and flashed "ASPlugin.zip". When i go to storage i now see 3 SD cards (there is only 1 - actually it took a lot ...
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How to format SD card as internal memory on Galaxy A3 Oreo?

The setting to format an SD card as internal memory was available since Android 6 I think, yet for some reason I don't have such option, the only operations available is "Format" and "Unmount", ...
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Remount sdcardfs to allow setting file permisions / ownerschips

I have a rooted OnePlus One running LineageOS 15.1 (Oreo 8.1). I am trying to adjust some file permissions/ownerships on the emulated sdcard partition. The partition seems to be mounted as an ...
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Adoptable storage for Samsung Galaxy J7 7.1.1 Nougat___ Solution for Thread 6.0.1 Marshmallow does not work

I recently upgraded to 7.1.1 Nougat on my Galaxy J7 Prime and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. but it doesnt give me an option to this I formatted the SD card, there is no "...
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Play store apps cannot write to external SD Card in Android Oreo

My Galaxy S7 edge recently updated to Oreo. Now play store apps no longer have rights to write to my external SD card. I have followed app instructions about how to open a system folder chooser dialog,...
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Partition gets unmounted automatically in Android Oreo

I have Android phone running Oreo 8.1.0. I have two partitions in sdcard. One partition is ext4 formatted. I mount it using: mount -t ext4 -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/sdext2 But after some time,...
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File copy from SD card fails

I try to copy one particular video file about 180Mb from SD card. First I just tried to download it from MTP, but copying to other location fails too at about 53%. I guess the card is damaged. So ...
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Write to SD card to android in Windows 10

Im trying to put some music on my SD card but i've left my micro sdcard reader at home. I do have my charger cable. I can see the files of the sd card on my laptop. But I can't write my music from my ...
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Impossible to format corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage

I see lots of questions about recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage, that's not my case. I want to FORMAT this SD card to be able to use elsewhere. For some reasons the ...
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How to encrypt SD card on Nokia 6.1?

Is there any way to encrypt the SD card on Nokia 6.1? I didn't find any option to do it. (The current Android version is Android One 8.1.0) Product page: Nokia 6.1
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Access Android SD from Windows 7 via card reader

I want to backup my sd-card, before using it in my new phone. So I used a card reader to connect it to my Windows 7 notebook. Sadly the partition is not mounted to a drive letter, altough I can see it ...
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Location of files: Main Storage versus SD card

I'm trying to figure out what is stored where on my Android phone (an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S8 with an SD card). I can examine the phone's contents either via any of the several file manager apps I'...
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SD Card is not showing up filemanager

I'm using Moto G5 Plus (32GB) with the latest updates (Android version: 7.0 Security patch: April 2018). Somedays back I noticed something wrong with my SD card. It's not showing in file manager app(...
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Deleted “.exo” Folders

I've been trying to download YouTube videos so that I can watch it offline but every time I turn the connection off, the videos are not saved and I've been doing it for a lot of times already. ...
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Deleting files on SD card does not free up space on SD card

I'm facing this issue: When I delete a big folder, it's not deleted, but moved in "system data" instead, I remove the card, I plug it in my pc and my pc says that the device has to be checked for ...