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How do I transfer files from an extended sd card (Moto g4 plus) to a new sd card?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by aryfeld, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. aryfeld

    aryfeld Lurker
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    I have my sd card as extended memory from my phone, is there a way to copy all files to a new card? The PC wont recognize the card.
    Please reply if you can help i tried to google it but i cant find a solution.

    Thanks
     



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  2. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    Extended memory is encrypted so it appears to the phone as just more internal memory. The best way would be to upload everything you want to save to Google drive (or another cloud storage option) then you can download it to your computer, or other device and still have a backup copy in the cloud.
     
  3. James_Watson

    James_Watson Android Enthusiast

    Yes, as Davidi said, you may take advantage of some free cloud storage as a bridge to transfer your files.
    Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, or Amazon Drive.
     
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  4. The_Chief

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    You can try an app like Motorola Migrate or Samsung Smart Switch.

    That's why I have always resisted integrating my microSD card with internal storage: internal storage is not safe, in my opinion. If I have all my data in internal storage (which would include extended storage) and drop the phone, bad update, can't boot up, etc., how do I get to my data? I don't. It's as good as gone. That's why I keep my files on the card. If the phone breaks, I pop out the card, put it in another phone and keep going.
     
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  5. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    True that! Using an sdcard as Internal storage will also burn out even the best cards early..
     
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