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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“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 ...
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FLAC files getting corrupted on microSD card

Whenever I put a FLAC album on my phone, after a few days some of the tracks get corrupted. They show errors when I bring them onto my PC and use the command line function flac -t *.flac. While most ...
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Missing internal SD card in /dev/block, phone won't start

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 froze I'd say. The phone was locked and when I attempted to unlock it, it didn't respond (black display, just the led blinking). So I shut it down with holding power ...
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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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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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Partition gets unmounted automatically in Android Oreo

I have 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 time,...
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Write to SD card to android in Windows 10

Im trying to put some music on my SD card but i've left my micro sdcard reader at home. I do have my charger cable. I can see the files of the sd card on my laptop. But I can't write my music from my ...
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Impossible to format corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage

I see lots of questions about recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage, that's not my case. I want to FORMAT this SD card to be able to use elsewhere. For some reasons the ...
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How to encrypt SD card on Nokia 6.1?

Is there any way to encrypt the SD card on Nokia 6.1? I didn't find any option to do it. (The current Android version is Android One 8.1.0) Product page: Nokia 6.1
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Access Android SD from Windows 7 via card reader

I want to backup my sd-card, before using it in my new phone. So I used a card reader to connect it to my Windows 7 notebook. Sadly the partition is not mounted to a drive letter, altough I can see it ...
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Location of files: Main Storage versus SD card

I'm trying to figure out what is stored where on my Android phone (an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S8 with an SD card). I can examine the phone's contents either via any of the several file manager apps I'...
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Deleting files on SD card does not free up space on SD card

I'm facing this issue: When I delete a big folder, it's not deleted, but moved in "system data" instead, I remove the card, I plug it in my pc and my pc says that the device has to be checked for ...
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Can android phones use micro SD storage in the same way they do internal storage?

Dose putting a micro SD card in your android phone allow the OS to mount the SD card and use the storage space the same way it would internal memory eg. photos taken on the phone would be saved to the ...
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External SD card is not working in Android phone

I used 8GB external memory card. Suddenly all data inside it is corrupt. Which means cannot read any data.It shows only it has 2GB size. For a solution : 1.Unmount it and insert it. 2.I format the ...
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SD Card Suddenly Stopped Working — Cannot Remove Read-Only Attributes

My SD card suddenly stopped working in my Motorola Moto E2, running Android 6.0. When I insert it, it just says "checking..." for ages, then says that it's not inserted. I then removed the card and ...
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Move Apps to SD card Huawei y5 2017

I bought Huawei y5 2017 with Marshmellow 6.0 and can not move Apps to SD card. How can I do so?. thank you
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Unable to recover SD card used as internal memory after factory reset

I have Motorolla G3 Android 6.0 phone. I am using 32 gb SD card as internal storage. After removing my 32gb card I did factory reset, now after factory reset my device doesn't recognize my SD card its ...
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Using a 128GB MicroSD card with a device with 64GB maximum?

Samsung's specs for my Galaxy S3 say: 128GB MicroSD cards probably didn't exist when this phone was made. If I insert a 128GB MicroSD card, will the card: "not function at all" or will it: "work ...
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Unable to move apps to SD card

My Android ZTE has a 32GB SD card. There is no option to transfer apps from my phone to this SD card. what am I missing?
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When I move apps to SD card, it said “App has stopped”

Everytime I move an app to SD card, it will say "App has stopped" and the icon changes. I keep on retrying to uninstall and install it again and again, but it's still the same. I don't want to lose my ...
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Android Marshmallow does not detect an SD card formatted as internal when inserting it

I have an el cheapo burner smartphone I bought due to my previous phone getting stolen, running Android 6.0. I formatted an external SD card for use as internal, and proceeded to spend the entire ...
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Can I designate a block device as the internal storage? [duplicate]

Everything was fine as long as I used CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4) on my HTC One S. I recently switched to LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) and since then couldn't use its non-removable 16-GB sdcard as ...
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App lock gives error SD card full, Unable to move video to app lock

The "App lock" app is giving an error saying my SD card is full and it is unable to move videos to App Lock. I am using a YU Yunicorn device, which has internal memory only, no Micro SD card. Is ...
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Android 7.1.1 showing insuficient space even with plenty of space in SD card formatted as internal

I have a ZTE Maven 3, it comes with 8GB of internal memory so i bought a 16GB microSD and formatted it as internal storage with the built-in android option to do so. Problem is, when i try to install ...
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All files of the internal memory are duplicated on an LG G6

I have an LG G6 (has Android 7.1. An update with Android 8.0 is announced but not avaliable yet) with an SD card. The SD card went corrupt for some reason and after a phone restart, all files in the ...
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SD card formatted as internal storage Recovery Data

I have a problem. I formatted uin SD-Card with a smartphone with Android 6 and asked me to format it as internal memory, I accepted, with only one clause, if I moved the SD on another device this did ...
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Some disabled function on Huawei CUN-L21

usually I can free space on the internal memory of the phone in this way: settings - memory - internal archive - cached data (translation from Italian, excuse me). with my current phone, Huawei CUN-...
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Phone doesn't see SDCard after doing 2nd partition

In this topic I mentioned that I'm going to change a phone. And it happened. I bought new SDCard and inserted it into new phone. My new Samsung saw this card perfectly. Using MiniTool Partition Wizard ...
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moving apps to sd card is prevented by Huawei EmUI 3.1?

I wanted to ask you a question. why can not I move the apps on my sd card? my phone is a huawei cun-L21, android 5.1. the option is shown, but it is disabled. because? while, with another sd card, I ...
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after restart all media are gone from gallery

(Im not an english user so ignore mistakes) I have an old gts5360 phone and I add new media to sdcard like photo,video,music,etc. all of this media after restart are gone and not showed up in gallery, ...
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Why won't Android recognize my micro SD card and how can I get it to?

I have an Acer Iconia A1-810 that is running stock Android 4.4.2 and I have a SanDisk Ultra PLUS A1 16 GB microSD card. I am having so much trouble getting the tablet to recognize the card. If I have ...
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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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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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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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SD card data not getting erased

I have Samsung Galaxy J26 with SanDisk 16gb memory card. Although the card seems ok I have facing one weird problem. If I delete something from the card and check the memory status it doesn't seem to ...
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How to decrypt an undecryptable micro SD card?

I encrypted my micro SD card and used it (and encrypted/decrypted it) without issue during some months. But one day, without explanation, my micro SD card is no more decryptable: the encrypt screen at ...
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PC-less, direct backup? (ADB apps+data, call logs, SMS, contacts, AndroidManifest, app metadata, settings, etc.)

How can these data be backed up directly in the phone itself (i.e. MicroSD, USB-OTG) without needing a PC? Is it also possible without Root? All SMS messages. Call logs. All contacts and phonebooks. ...
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After moving files to SD card, mediaserver keeps drinking battery juice until next reboot

Even if I move just one voice record (.ogg) or movie/picture file towards the SD card, the Android mediaserver/system_server keeps draining the battery, 2% per minute, and heating the device up ...
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SD won't encrypt or decrypt or work after removing phone battery

I removed my phone battery when the phone was on without turning it off first, my SD card was encrypted, so now I cannot access my SD card contents on my phone while phone detects the SD card. ...
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“Format as Internal Storage” option no longer available

When I first inserted my SD card, it showed a notification with an "options button." I proceeded to format the card as external, portable storage, although the system storage format option was ...
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MicroSD card not recognized anymore by Android phone

Recently, I purchased a 32Gb Kingston MicroSD card for my Alcatel Onetouch Pixi running Android 5.1 with all the latest available updates. When I first inserted the card, everything worked as ...
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Using SD card from Android 7 in Android 6

I got a new 'phone, with Android 7. I don't like it and plan to continue to use my Android 6 phone. When I put the SD card into the Android 7, I vaguely remember something about it formatting - and ...
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problems with SDCard after partitioning

I'm using a rooted XPeria Z1c. Recently I got myself a bigger SDCard (128 GB) and I decided to use 2 partitions. I started 'adb shell' then partitioned the card using sm partition disk:<disk_id>...
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Transcend SD card recognized as SanDisk card

Recently I bought a Transcend SD card (32 GB) for my HTC One E8 dual sim, but Android recognized it as SanDisk card. Besides, I noticed that in Google Photos it sometimes takes too long to move ...
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Insufficient Storage - SD Card used as Internal Storage

I've formatted my SD card to be used as the internal storage on my LineageOS phone (Android 7.1 - HUAWEI Y5). When I attempt to install anything from the play store I am unable to. Accessing the ...
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Link2SD | 1st partition not working / not showing / not detected

My problem is, that I can't see the 1st. partition in the storage informations. Hardware: Sony Android mobile phone (don't know exactly the model; is my girlfriends) Android 4.2.2 Samsung PRO Plus ...
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All data on SD card wiped after device reboot

Today I switched my phone on (Micromax Bharat 3) after a couple of days and saw, to my surprise, that all the data on my SD card (which is formatted as internal storage) had disappeared. Data for all ...
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Can't create a primary, not a logical partition in SD Card

1. Summary I can't set primary, not logical partition in my SD Card. After my attempts, I can't write anything to SD Card. 2. Hardware and software 2.1. Smartphone ARK Benefit S401, Android 5.1.1,...
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Damaged SD card, chkdsk not working

MY SD card is damaged and not formatting. I tried chkdsk fix but its not working, have a look C:\Users\subhn>chkdsk g: /f The type of the file system is FAT32. Volume Serial Number is EC22-1DA0 ...
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Microsd card slots: shared vs dedicated - What is the difference?

When I look at detailed specifications of android devices sometimes it is possible to filter them by choosing if a microsd card slot is shared or is dedicated. Unfortunately I am not able to find a ...