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Questions tagged [sd-card]

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I can't write to my sd card

Some unknown file types appeared with weird name but significant size(one is 1.8gb), also can't delete it. After i reboot my phone, they disappear along with some other files like my photos and videos ...
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How to transfer the data from my current sd-card to my new sd-card?

I got my Samsung Galaxy J3 crown in December and put my previous 64 GB card in it and used it for about 4 months. Then I got a 128 GB card and put it in my phone. I am unsure how to transfer ...
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Inserting incompatible SD card?

I have an Android phone which supports 32GB SD card. So, if I insert a 64GB SD card, I know that the device will not recognize it. But, if I create two partitions in the 64GB SD card (32GB each), will ...
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Deleted photos reappear after reboot, new photos dissapear

I try to delete all the pictures I have on my SD card. I just select all of them and click the trash icon. When I finish, I see an empty folder, as expected. I make a new photo. And then I reboot my ...
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Cannot save comments, highlights, etc. with Acrobat Reader for files on the SD card

I'm using an Asus Android device running on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat). With Acrobat Reader, I'm able to save comments, highlights, etc. for PDF files in the internal storage. However, I can't do the same ...
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How can I move installed apps from the old microSD card to a new one, as I swap the cards inside my phone?

In my Android phone, I have moved some installed apps from the internal storage to a MicroSD card. Now I swapped the microSD card with another microSD card inside the phone. How can I move the ...
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Android 9 (Pie) sd external card conventions

My Moto g6 asked to reformat my SD card after the official Pie update. No app was able to access the SD card and only the System and Total Commander even recognized it. After Android formated, I could ...
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Why can't I see a folder in “/storage/emulated/0” on PC through MTP? [duplicate]

I use a banking app in my Android 8.1.0. All receipts are saved in /storage/emulated/0/APPNAME. I can see the APPNAME folder and the receipts on Android if I use an explorer app like Google Files. ...
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Why cannot I use my SD card for games on Android 8.0.0?

For some reason, I am not able to download apps onto the SD card that I have. It does show up as portable storage, but I cannot configure it to be internal storage. I have tried multiple online ...
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Accessing device with broken touch sensor and LCD using adb

After a drop, my phone's (Galaxy J3 6v) screen (both LCD and touch sensor) are completely unresponsive. I believe I have USB debugging turned on, but cannot be sure. I have a Linux machine with ...
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How do I check if my Android SD is encrypted?

I can't remember if I encrypted it already or not. How do I verify that? Under SETTINGS - SECURITY - ENCRYPTION, there is just "Encrypted phone", but nothing related to the SD card. The SD is NOT ...
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SD card is unwillingly used for apps

I'm having the reverse of the problem everybody is having with their internal storage management. So I have an SD card in my phone (xiaomi mi a1, android pie) which was never set to be internal/app ...
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What does it mean when appears a no Sim/SD Card when I turn on internet

I got a Lollipop 5017 A, and sometimes when I use the phone internet it appears a little ícon close to the internet one that shows a card with a diagonal risk as if the phone can't find the SD/SIM ...
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Play store error code 910 [duplicate]

Can someone tell me the sure fired way to remove error code 910 on play store so I can download my messenger app that I was trying to update?
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Mobicell Astro and Evo 32gb Plus SD card

Just bought this SD Evo Plus 32gb for a mobicell Astro phone (can take up to 32gb external memory). It reads the storage, when I format it as internal storage, it says the card is to slow might have ...
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Why are third party apps entirely excluded from USB OTG since Android 7?

Android KitKat rendered SD cards next to useless for writing, but did not affect USB-OTG at all. Android 6.0 put USB OTG into read-only, which can be a good thing, but sometimes, I want to write to ...
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Unable to Decrypt SD Card after reboot my Samsung s7 Edge?

I moved my important files in Encrypted SD card from my Phone & removed SD card for reboot the phone. After complete the reboot i am unable to find my files in encrypted SD card. When i put my SD ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...