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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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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When installing new micro sd card how it is better to format, with phone or PC? Any file system is preferable and if yes why? [duplicate]

When installing new micro sd card how it is better to format, with phone or PC? Which file system is better to use and and why?
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Tell the format of the SD card [duplicate]

As the title implies, I need to discover what is the current format of my external SD card. If there is a terminal command for this task that can be run through an emulator, it's an option. Maybe an ...
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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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Auto install an APK file after I saved it on SD Card From laptop

Is there any way to install an APK File in android that was placed in SD Card from laptop? For example: I accessed my phone storage in my laptop through a cable connector and saved the APK. When I ...
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why does my device say “Unsupported Virtual SD card”

Galaxy S9: Though the SD card appears mounted properly, there is an error message stating "unsupported virtual sd card" with an option to format that doesn't appear to function (upon completion of the ...
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Why A2 MicroSD Card have less Random Writing Speed than A1?

Why A2 MicroSD Card have less Random Writing Speed? As I know benchmarks are not ACTUAL OR ACCURATE as it vary from device to device mobile phones and many other aspects but still to get an IDEA ...
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What is Relevant benchmark values for microSDcard performance?

I found benchmarks of micro SD card in various websites. For reading those values and deciding and understanding and clarifying which one is relevant for adoptable/ swapping. I want to know what speed ...
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How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands?

How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands? There are many Benchmark Apps (Andro Bench, PCMark, 3D Mark, Crystal Bench for windows) to ...
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How to check that my Phone supports MicroSd Card SDXC UHS1 Bus Speed U30 card or not?

My device manufacturer technical specifications say that Expandable storage supported is of 128GB FAT32 hope its slots must be supporting SDXC form factor not SDHC form factor and UHS1 U3 BUS SPEED I ...
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Lenovo tab 3 tablet sd card

Sd card is formatted as internal. I copied music from PC to this and downloaded some maps to it. After restart, sometimes these data are found, sometimes not and I have to load them again. Very ...
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Compatibility Feasibility Speed and use of High Capacity MicroSd Card for adaptable swapping and linking apps?

I want purchase a new high capacity (64GB or 128GB) high speed (100Mbps 170Mbps 250 MBps) MicroSdcard for Swapping/Adoptable /linking apps through Link2SD/ portable (adoptable) storage so i want ...
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Unable to edit (uninstall / open / reinstall) app on non-present SD card

reference: How to uninstall app installed on non-present SD card I have read the above question but it doesn't help in my case. I have a LG G6 at android 9. My SD card slot recently encountered some ...
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SD applications return to Internal Memory [duplicate]

I have a Samsung J7 prime with Android 8.1, the issue is that my applications can be moved normally to external storage, but then it appears again in the internal memory. (when google play store ...
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Damaged files on SD card after adding more files

The SD card was fine, but while adding more songs (mp3) the others started having those weird short bursts of sounds. Sometimes short parts (0.2 s) were just missing. The more I added, the more those ...
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Fast WRITE speed or fast READ speed?

To move and use apps on its SD Card my droid suggests I use a "fast" SD card. https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/sd-memory-card-faq/fastest-memory-card/ Ranks SD Cards by WRITE Speed and READ Speed. ...
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Lollipop file placement

I have an LTE phone and an LG tablet, both of which run Lollipop. I recently added a 128 GB MicroSD in each. How do I direct the phone and tablet to use the MicroSD for storage. Also, being an ...
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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 to unlock memory card on my android phone without me even setting a password for it?

I have a Huawei Y9 phone. Everything was normal until it asks me for a password for my memory card. I don't remember setting any password for it nor locking it. Is there any way for me to unlock it? I ...
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SD problem for hardcore problem solving users

i have a CUBOT Magic. I try to fix my SD card the last 6 days. I encrypted the phone but i don't remember if that was before or after i put the SD card I have set SD card as the default write disk ...
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How to recover data from 'forgotten' internal storage Android 6.0 SD card

A few months ago the SD card on my Android 6.0 phone stopped being recognized. I tried data recovery programs, not knowing the files were encrypted, and being very confused, failing in my effort. I ...
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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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Installing Raspbian(OS) on SD Card using android

first of all I would like to apologize if this is posted in the wrong section as it contains raspberry pi related content. I wanted to post this in the raspberry pi section but this question concerns ...
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MicroSD inserted as Portable Storage has extra directories [duplicate]

I inserted a MicroSD card into my Android phone. It was inserted as "portable storage". I wanted this card to be used for photos. The SD card now has several directories under dir Android/data. com....
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Check the last time the SD card was inserted/used on Android phone

I have obviously not been paying attention to the fact that I no longer have an SD card in my Samsung Galaxy S7, that I know used to be there. I just recently discovered that it is missing, and now 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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What is the file path of a sd card when it is formatted as internal?

I know that sd cards formatted as "portable" will be located in /storage/sdcard<1,0>/ but where would a sd card be mounted or located when it is formatted as internal?
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My SD Card gets corrupted every time my phone reboots or shuts down

I have a 32GB SD card, however, every time I mount it into my phone (Huawei Y5II), it shows a message that the SD card is corrupted and I should reformat it. I backed up my files to my PC, and ...
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I can't move apps to SD card

Whenever I get to this screen while moving apps to my SD card, the move content button won't work, it registers that I've tapped it but it just stays on the screen until I press move content later
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Decrypting an SD Card after the phone is wipped?

I have a Samsung Galaxy with an encrypted SD card, but the phone got factory reset. Is there a way to decrypt it?
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my mi a3 mobile does not detect memory card after formatting it

I have a new Xiaomi Mi A3 mobile. I have used a cheap quality memory card with unknown manufacturer. The memory card was bought 4-5 years back when I inserted it in new phone then I could format the ...
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Memory card crashed while formstting as internal storage

I have sony xperia xa ultra phone.I read an article here https://fossbytes.com/android-sd-card-internal-storage-adoptable-storage/ But after I tried the steps memory card crashed while formatting. 1)...
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Can't access /sdcard after replacing LineageOS with OxygenOS

I have a OnePlus 6 device, with which I was using LineageOS for a while. I reinstalled OxygenOS 9, by doing the following: In LineageOS recovery, sideloaded TWRP (I couldn't sideload OxygenOS, ...
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Why can't I open my internal drive SD card on my computer?

I'm trying to add some photos to my SD card, which I had previously formatted and turned into internal shared storage using my phone. But everytime I double click on the SD card after inserting it ...
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is an SD card mounted with setuid mode?

Related question here which gives all the gory details (that I won't repeat in this question), motivations and context. Android is a Linux kernel based system. I know quite well about mount(2) and ...
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Encrypted SD card data recovery with broken display (S9+)

my phone (Galaxy S9+) was recently stolen, and thankfully I got it back, but it was completely destroyed when I got it back. I'm not sure what they did to it (looks like they took a hammer to it), all ...
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LOST.DIR and lost files on sd hc card - how to recover

I had a micro sd HC card of 4gb 100% filled, no free space whatsoever, with audio files, wav and mp3, because its coming from my TASCAM audio recorder. As I couldn't find the usb cable for the ...
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Can I install 512 gb micro sd card in Samsung S9 plus?

Can I install 512 gb micro sd card in Samsung S9 plus ?
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Auto upload photos directly from SD card to the cloud

I've an SD card reader attached to my android tablet. During traveling I want to backup my camera photos from the camera's SD card directly into the cloud (e.g. OneDrive) without storing them on the ...
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Is there a way to move apps to sd card if your phone doesnt support it?

In Huawei Phones moving apps to sd card isn't supported,there isn't an option to use sd card as internal storage too,is there anyway to bypass that and move apps to sd card without rooting android ...
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Make sdcard visible (set UID and GID) while mounting android partition

It is a continuation of the question We (me and Irfan Latif) are trying to give access for root apps and use the following code to mount an internal sd card mount -o rw,remount / mkdir /my_sdcard ...
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How to change photo storage path for LineageOS 16's Camera app?

I am running the latest LineageOS 16.0, and have specified SD Card as my photo storage location for the built-in Camera app. When I was using LineageOS 15.1, the app saved photos on my SD card's "...
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How to fix sdcard empty under root with Kingoroot?

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to mount an sdcard to su? What additional information ...
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Purpose of sdcardwritable file

In some directories there's .sdcardwritable file. It's a empty file. What is purpose of this file?
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Read adopted and encrypted SD card with external SD reader?

My Moto G5 sd reader doe not work anymore, and does not read the SD card that was adopted and encrypted. I want to access the sd card to save the data/pics etc. I thought that I could use an ...
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When exporting contacts to SD card

I'm trying to get contacts to SD card folder but instead the contacts are achived and if you try to open the archived with the SD card in PC it just makes another copy and the contact folder stays ...
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Adoptable Storage corrupted my SD card

So, I'm gonna tell my story. I have made my SD Card broken, because I used adoptable storage. I'm using LG Leon. As you might have know, LG doesn't allow making SD cards internal storage. I had to use ...
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My phone seems to be damaging SD cards

I use a Motorola Moto G4 and for around a year I used a Sandisk 8GB SD, but after a while I was no longer able to write to the SD, however pre-existing files could still be read. I had no luck writing ...

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