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Questions tagged [sd-card]

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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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How to mount an Android sdcardfs formatted microSD card in Linux?

Suppose I take out the microSD card from my Cyanogenmod 13/Android 6 phone, put it in a card reader and want to access it within my Ubuntu desktop. The first partition (16M) mounts automatically, ...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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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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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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Android 7.0 - SD Card formatted as internal storage

My Wileyfox handset recently upgraded to 7.0 and I'm getting nowhere with their support. My SD card is formatted as "internal storage". Despite over 30GB of free space on the card, I'm unable to add ...
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What specifies the maximum supported sdcard capacity of a mobile phone?

I often see this in mobile phone specifications: "microsd card supported, up to 32gb" Is this limit really real? Does it depend on hardware or software? How to know for sure (e.g. using a software) ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory, and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had ...
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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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Cannot move app to SD card: “Not enough storage space”

Disclaimer: There are many similar questions, but: 1) No answer there helped me, 2) This one provides additional info and questions, 3) Others seem to be related to Android versions < 8, so the ...
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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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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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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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Sd card COMPLETELY unrecognizable after rooting

Around a year ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Tab T-113. I cannot find the respective rooting thread anymore, so I cannot provide any links :/ I do remember that the thread told me from the start, ...
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Change video timestamp on non-rooted device?

I thought I'd be clever and compress some old video files taken with my phone camera using the Video Dieter 2 app. It worked fine, except the new files have new (random) names and their modified ...
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How to decrpyt & extract data from encrypted removable SD card from another device?

My Xperia z5 died for an unknown reason and I had to send it for repair. I had an SD card inside for my pictures and kept it home. After a longer time, Sony sent me a new phone. Happy, I put back my ...
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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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questions about an SD card

I encrypted my cell phone with my SD card in it. Recently my phone was stolen I managed to get it back but they stole my SD card. So I was wondering even though they stole my SD card would my files ...
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How Can I Burn .IMG to Another MicroSD Card WITHOUT Root

Long story, I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and the only device I own that can write a Raspbian image to MicroSD is my Android phone. I have copied the image from my laptop to my MicroSD, but I am ...
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S3 On CM 14.1: Made SD Internal Storage, Reversed, Now “Empty” Internal Shared Storage On PC

I have a Galaxy S3 on CM 14.1 (Android 7.1.1). I formatted the SD Card as internal storage. Then I couldn't access my internal storage from my PC, so I switched back. I formatted the SD Card to ...
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Is it possible to run an app directly from a USB flash drive (OTG)?

I'm almost giving up on this, can anyone help me? I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 which means that I can't get an external sd card mounted to my phone. So I bought an OTG flash drive with the hope that I ...
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App doesn't recognize moved OBB file to SD even though 'Obb on SD' Xposed module is installed

I'm trying to move the OBB files of some of my games to my SD card to free some internal storage space. I looked for solutions and found the Obb on SD Xposed module, which says that "just enable ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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Difference in partition size

I have 32 GB sd card with two partitions. First is FAT partition has size 29 GB, second is ext4, nearly 3 GB (counted by Linux computer). But Android is showing that: root@htc_a51ul:/storage/ext_sd # ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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“SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems” message in Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 showed "SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems". It then gave me the option to format my SD card, to which I reluctantly consented. After having done so however, it ...
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Google translate on SD card

This question has been asked a lot before, but I can't find one from this year (or any answer that solves my problem) I have just installed google translate on my new Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100Y) ...
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Why application size increases after moving to sd card?

I installed application and see that it allocates say 35Mb. Then I moved it to alsd card and it allocates 41+Mb. I see these "changes" for every application which is moved to sd card. Why it is ...
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Does Android lock my external SD card in a special way so that it is read-only on a PC?

I just got a new 64GB micro SDXC card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. I had the same one already before, but after 3 years it said goodbye and had to be replaced (I can still read all data, but writing is ...
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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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Self replicating worm in sd card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand with a 16gb micro-sd card. For some inexplicable reason, I am losing data on the sd card. Folder names are being changed to start with the character "μ." For example, ...
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SDCard permission issue

I have a Samsung S3 which I have installed Cyanogenmod on with a view to carry out some procedures with root permissions. At the minute I am trying to create a .img file of the userdata memory block ...
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After moving App data to SD card, the data still occupy space in internal SD

I moved all application data to the SD card but, while I was navigating the internal storage files I came across a folder of the millionaire game, holding a huge amount of data and consuming my ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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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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randomly uninstalled apps from sd card

Lately I've noticed that some apps get constantly uninstalled from my sd card. I figured it had to do with little free space left but apparently I had almost 3 GB left and after monitoring for a ...
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Losing partition on sd card

I have a 2GB sd card that I have partitioned with minitool partition wizard, Easus partition master and Gparted. Each time I create a 1.5GB fat16 partition set as primary and a 370MB ext2 partition ...
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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and SD card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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None of the apps installed on my SD card work anymore

The apps worked this morning for a bit, then I plugged my phone in to charger and grabbed it right before I left for work. When I was checking it on the way to work, most if not all of my apps, said ...
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How the data on SD are encrypted in 4.0?

I've got phone with android 4.0, and, for sync with Exchange, I encrypted SD card using android's built-in encryption. However, the phone starts telling me that the card is damaged and needs ...
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SGS with CM10 says sdcard is full although there is plenty of space

I've been using CM10 on my SGS for almost a month now and yesterday the sdcard became full somehow although it isn't. I can't take photos or download files. The SD-card has plenty of space, in fact ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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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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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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Android storage errors, cannot write files, app keeps stopping?

My Android phone runs 8.1, model ASUS Zenfone Live V. I have 15.06 GB/16 of internal storage and roughly 11/128 on an microSD card. (I checked with ASUS when I bought it, it is the max storage and ...