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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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Can't use my 128GB SanDisk microSD card [on hold]

I was trying to format internal storage when it told me that it's too slow.
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Android Encryption Key in windows manual backup

I did a factory reset and then realized that I didn't decrypt my SD Card. I know that the data is probably lost, but I made a complete copy of the Internal Storage connecting the Samsung J5 mobile to ...
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What do I do to decrypt my SD card as I forgot the encryption pin set on Samsung J8

I have recently bought a Samsung J8 android phone and encrypted my external sd card with a pin number and now forgot it too. I can't figure out the encryption pin I have set on my sd card and now I ...
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microSD card performance issue

I have some microSD cards and I noticed a weird behaviour: larger microSDs give lower results! For example, using them on my Note 8, I get these results: Code: 64GB -> R: 70MBs W: 35MBs 128GB -&...
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Phone memory images stopped showing in the gallery

I'm using Zenfone max pro M1, while I was trying to edit a picture I saw that most of my pictures are not shown in the gallery then I suddenly went to the gallery app and noticed that the phone memory ...
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How to use SD card's full storage capacity?

I just bought a new 32GB mini SD card to make more space for my video files and put them into my phone. When I turn on my phone the system just mounts new SD card to /sdcard0, then it begin to use ...
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My dad updates his phone's software and now SD card is shown as unsupported

My dad has a HTC A9 and he updated to android 7.0 today. He always ignored the updates until now. So after the update the SD card started showing a unsupported. We have many photos and video there ...
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How to restore an encrypted SD card backup after factory reset?

I did a factory reset and then realized that I didn't decrypt my SD Card. I know that the data is probably lost, but I did make a complete copy of the Internal Storage. Is there a way to copy back ...
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How to transfer between SD Card and External Hard drive using Samsung S8 and NO PC?

I am on S8 Exynos (Custom ROM - Renovate ICE, LATEST). When I was using a S7 last time and had a USB OTG cable to daisy chain my SD card reader and USB hard drive, the connection dropped so frequently ...
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SD card became READ-ONLY

This is the 3rd time my sd card has become read-only. I can still transfer files from it but not into it. I have tried all methods in the internet such as Diskpart and other softwares. May I ask if ...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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I switched my internal storage to Sd card and it still won't let me download apps

My phone has little to no space so I used an sd card as internal storage. It says I don't have enough storage even though the sd card has 30 gigabytes left.
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How to fix damaged ext.SD card?

I think my ext.SD card is damaged,every time I select mount it says SD card safe to remove. I downloaded Aparted and it says problem detected in /dev/block/mmcblk. Does anyone have a fix? (tap to ...
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Unable to copy certain backed-up folders from PC to new microSD card

I bought a bigger microSD card for my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I took out the old card and copied its content to a folder on my PC, via a card reader. Then I put the new card in the reader, formatted ...
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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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Why Gallery and Music app are unable to read SD card storage while a file explorer can?

I checked my phone after a while (after 3 hours), and I found that all of my photos and songs were not there anymore. I checked my ES file explorer, because by default, I have Google files (which is ...
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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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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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How to read an encrypted SD card after switching phones?

I encrypted my SD card with a Samsung phone. After busting the screen I replaced it with a LG that will not read my SD card that has 11 GB 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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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", ...