Questions tagged [sd-card]

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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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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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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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“Failed to delete” message when deleting files from SD card

I use smartphone with Android version 5.1.1 Whenever I try to delete files (videos, images, ebooks, etc) from my SD card I get the "Failed to delete" message. I looked for the solution to the problem ...
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mounting multiple ext4 partitions in Android 7+

I am doing away with exFat for my Microsd card after all my pictures decayed , corrupted and the directory was locked. I cant seem to write into a specific directory. chkdsk will just plain abort ...
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Should I get A1 or A2 spec'd Micro SD card for my phone? [closed]

I'm currently running with Samsung EVO Micro SD card in my phone (GT-i9195 or serranoltexx) in Adoptable storage mode. I'm looking for a faster card to improve performance. I was about to get Sandisk ...
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I upgraded to a larger SD card and some apps can't see the transfered data

I haven't been able to find a way to get the new SD card to work like the old one does. My Call Recorder app (by Appliqato) is set to store saved calls on the SD Card. The call recording app cannot ...
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Error when attempting to create a partition in MicroSD card for internal storage

After an internal storage SD card being bumped out of the physical socket, many internal files were lost/corrupted. I fixed them and reformatted the SD card out of system memory, however now when ...
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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 ...
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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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I can't permanently delete or download files

Whenever I try to permanently delete a photo in my photo gallery, I get a message saying "Can't delete from device." I've tried deleting files by plugging my phone up to my computer, but the files ...
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how could I store Big file (30G of like) on an external SD?

I need to store on an android tablet or phone some big file : about 30G. To be read by an app as a database. but because of Fat32 simple copy just fail after 2G. Could I format my external SD under ...
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SD Card unmounts automatically

Each and every time I restart my phone, a Samsung Galaxy Duos version 5.0.2, the SD card unmounts itself. What could be the problem and what should I do to stop this. Whenever this happens all the ...
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How to make Line save pictures & videos to the SD card?

Line is the application taking up most place of my internal storage ; this is because it saves many profile pictures and chat videos, to the internal storage. How can I tell it to save them to my SD ...
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MicroSD card file system keeps getting corrupt for no obvious reason

Since when I got my current phone (May 2018) I had to reformat my MicroSD card about 3-4 times, probably because of file system corruption. (It's a SanDisk 8GB one, for those who are wondering. And ...
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Boot from SD or external hardware device?

I've tried researching this before, but was unable to encounter an answer. Can you boot a rooted device through USB-C, SD, or something? I'm currently running a Galaxy S9+ and want to keep Android Pie ...
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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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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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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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