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Why do partitions get unmounted automatically after some time?

I have an 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 ...
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Unable to move few Apps to SD Card

I have apps such as Any.DO and AK Notepad installed in My Samsung Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 phone. I have tried Titanium Backup and App 2 SD (move app to SD) but still not able to move these apps to the ...
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How to install APK files on SDCARD?

I have samsung galaxy 3 (I5801). I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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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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How do I access `$HOME/storage` outside of Termux (with a file explorer)?

How do I access $HOME/storage Termux directory on Android Pie with a GUI File Explorer? In Termux I print the working directory with pwd and it shows $HOME/storage as: /data/data/com.termux/files/...
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How to pull data from internal memory on an unrooted phone?

Yesterday, I suddenly discovered that I had lost all the user files on the internal memory of my android phone. All my photos, my music, my PDFs, audio recordings, everything. I will explain the ...
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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Why did /sdcard/ turn into /sdcard/0/ with 4.2?

I've never seen this before so I'm assuming that it happened when I upgraded to 4.2: I'm fairly certain that /sdcard/ used to take me straight to my sdcard, but now when I go to that path (in CWM ...
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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
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How to create a shortcut to some file in another folder?

I have a PDF on the folder ExtSD/Documents/. I need to make a shortcut of this file to the folder ExtSD/CurrentlyReading/. So simple on Windows... Apparently never asked on Android. If it's of any ...
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Mount /sdcard with Linux

I have two Android 4.x devices, one 4.0.2 and another 4.4.2. On both, I have installed SSHelper to push data to and from the device using rsync. It worked, but the new environment does not even have a ...
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Is there any way to recover data from 2nd SD partition?

From the beginning. I was using Link2SD in order to save up some internal memory, but today I noticed that all apps moved to to second partition (EXT2) magically disappeared. I don't want to repair ...
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How to transfer files between BlueStacks and Windows PC?

I'm using BlueStacks App Player. Sometimes I need to transfer files between BlueStacks (SD card) from/to my Windows. I seem to find the file that stores the data in the SD card on <BLUESTACKS_DATA&...
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Clone Android device including the content of SD card

I have to clone about 65 Android devices (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N). I would do it with a backup in CyanogenMod, but the problem with the Cyanogen Backup is, it does not back up the SD card. Any other ...
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Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...
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Cross-platform compatible encryption of SD-card for Android

How would I go about encrypting my brand new 256GB SD-card, which is meant for my Android phone, considering the following: Card should be usable across multiple Android devices, and other platforms (...
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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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Booting Android from SD card

The device model is Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100) It's not booted yet, had developer mode activated. The flash memory is completely broken (which probably means the bootloader is gone as well?), ...
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What are the drawbacks of moving an app to SD card? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Android 2.2, I noted some minor disadvantages of moving an app to SD card, like having to wait the SD card to be mounted after a reboot to be able launch the app. What other ...
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Is it possible to mount on a PC an SD card that has been encrypted by an Android Marshmallow device?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 duos with stock Android Marshmallow, and I'm considering encrypting my SD card to prevent access to its contents in case I lose my phone. The main reason of not doing this ...
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List of special Android SD card folders?

I've seen mention of special folders on the SD card such as "ringtones" and "notifications" . What is the full list of special folders recognized by Android's (Froyo preferred) configuration and its ...
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Should apps take up any internal storage when installed to SD?

I'm running very low on interal phone memory storage - I'm down to 5 MB of the 180 MB available. I understand that not all apps can be installed into SD card, and those will instead use up my internal ...
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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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How to move Applications from phone to SD Card?

I have recently purchased Sony Xperia Tipo Dual phone, I couldn't find to move the apps to SD card. We can able to move the Apps from phone standard memory to Phone Internal Memory. Can any one give ...
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How can I store Android apps on my SD card?

I just got my 3rd Android phone, the problem is that I must reinstall all my applications every time I get a new phone. Is there any way to store the apps on the SD card so that I can insert the new ...
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How do I stop apps from installing themselves to my SD-card?

It seems that some apps default to saving to SD-card when they're first installed on Froyo rather than defaulting to internal memory, this is annoying because whenever I mount the SD Card as storage ...
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Move to SD Card doesn't move everything

I have noticed that when I move apps to the SD card, it doesn't move everything. Is this a bug or a known behaviour or something weird going on with my phone? Here's an example: Start point: Phone ...
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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I Accidentally Deleted the Launcher

I was making some tests on my android phone and I accidentally deleted the launcher from the system partition and I forgot to copy the new one to the system partition again, and the phone doesn't show ...
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What happens to the already existing internal storage memory if I make SD card my internal storage marshamallow

I recently bought a phone (Lava P7) and upgraded it to Marshmallow. I need more internal memory space so I thought to make SD card my Internal storage. My SD card is 16Gb and internal storage is 8GB ...
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Moto G3 (Android Marshmallow) not detecting SD card anymore (solution?) [duplicate]

About a month ago, the Moto G (3rd Gen) of my wife was not able to recognize the Transcend Premium 400x 32GB SD card (which was formatted as adoptable storage) anymore. On this card were very ...
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Best file system for an external SD card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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How can I get my Android Phone to use its SD card by default?

I've installed an Android ROM on my HTC HD2, and it's working smoothly and responsively. I've gotten calling, SMS, MMS and internet to work flawlessly. I do however have one small problem. With only ...
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What's the difference between "sd card" and "usb storage"?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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Does ClockworkMod Recovery's "Wipe Data" command also wipe the SD card?

I've been playing with rooting and custom ROMs for a while now. I'm fairly comfortable and knowledgable about it all. However there is one thing I haven't really found the answer for nor have I gotten ...
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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
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Which files/folders on my SDCard are unsafe to delete manually?

I've had my Droid for nearly a year now, and in the process of installing and uninstalling apps, moving data to and from my SDCard, and all the various things one does with a phone the SDCard has ...
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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Does Android's Full Filesystem Encryption also Encrypt the SDcard?

In Android's filesystem encryption do they also encrypt the SDcard? If so Is encrypting the SDcard optional or is it encrypted by default when you choose to encrypt your device? Here's some info ...
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Internal storage, phone storage and SD card

I am new to Android (v4.0.4) and trying to understand it. By looking at the storage setting, I found the followings are listed: Internal storage: total space 807MB Phone storage: total space 1.98GB ...
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Android Phone SD Card Problem

My Samsung Galaxy Admire phone is saying that an SD card isn't found when the SD card is inside the phone: it shows "Please insert SD Card". What could be wrong?
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Recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage (Marshmallow)

I have an SD card in a Moto G (2015) running marshmallow, not rooted. It was formatted as internal storage, and contains photos and videos from the birth of our daughter, but has become corrupted. ...
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Should a new microSD card appear to have folders in Android?

We have a new Moto G8 Power and a new Samsung microSD card. I put the card in and turned the new phone on. When I looked in the file browser app it shows Samsung SD Card and that there’s 13 MB used, ...
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How to remount sdcardfs to allow setting file permisions / ownerships?

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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How to stop android from creating files and folders on the SD card

Is there a way to stop android from creating folders on the SD card such as "Android" and "Download". I have Android KitKat version 4.4.2.
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Invoke /system/bin/sdcard manually via terminal

I am trying to mount an EXT4 formatted SD card under Cyanogenmod 13.1 (Android 6.0.1). So far, I have setup scripts to mount the card at /mnt/ext_sdcard during boot. My current understanding is that ...
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App can't be moved to SD card

There was an app moved to SD card. I did a factory reset. Then I reinstalled the app. It was side loaded by Humble Bundle app, it's not from Google Play. Now the app can't be moved to SD, getting ...
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Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card (Xperia Arc version)

I have almost this question: Every time I plug in my phone via USB it automatically mounts the SD card I have a Motorla Droid running CM6 (essentially Android 2.2). I'm connecting to Windows 7 ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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SdCard is not usable with KitKat?

I am using App Backup & Restore for creating backup of my apps but with KitKat its using the internal SdCard as Storage. When I explicitly set the external SdCard path it gives the error that it ...
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