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Support On SD card set up as ”internal storage”,how to move files from SD?

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  1. cutedroid

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    My Android device running Android 6.0.1 is set up for internal storage in regards to the MicroSD card. I have decided I want to switch to portable storage, because then I could connect my device to my computer and transfer files. To switch back to 'portable' means formatting of SD. So how do I move the files from my microSD card to either the computer or phone's real internal storage.
     

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    I don't understand, can you not see the files when plugged into PC or using a file explorer e.g. ES File Explorer? I'm sure you should be able to use it like any other storage no?
    What phone do you have? Is there not a PC suit if that's the way you would normally do it, like Kies for Samsung, LG Backup for LG etc?
    Or if it's pictures and you have the Google Photos installed and set up that can automatically sync up to your Google account and be backed up to the cloud.
     
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    in 'internal storage' mode, I don't see the files when connected to my Linux computer. I do when I'm in 'portable mode'.

    I have ES File Explorer. Where do I find contemts of SD?
    The phone is Sending Galaxy S3 on CyanogenMod.


    I would need to know what's on the SD card first, wouldn't í?
     
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    Es file explorer should open on a page like attached. The top two big buttons being 1. Internal storage and 2. External storage (sd card)
    Click the sd storage and have a look through there What you want to keep. If you have got an sd adapter you can always just plug your sd card in and copy everything over, you should then be able to safely format, just check that the space taken on sd matches the space of the backup
     

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    Here is what I see in ES File Explorer.
    Screenshot_20160622-123020.png
    There is no "external storage”.

    When I tap on the one and only button, I'm taken to here: Screenshot_20160622-123207.png

    Here is a pic showing the capacity of internal storage and microSD storage. Screenshot_20160622-124126.png
     
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    Are you using "portable storage”?
     
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    Long press on a file that resides on your external storage, a new menu pops up, choose move or copy to, and choose the internal folder. Done. You may need to change the view setting in ES to classic, not material.
     

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