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Support Please help! SD Card problems with HTC device

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Enemena, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Enemena

    Enemena New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 3, 2012
    Hello there,

    I would really appreciate any advice here. I'm horribly frustrated with my HTC Wildfire S at the moment. It was working fine up until about a month ago, when suddenly I couldn't open the gallery or take any more photos. Then I couldn't update Whatsapp and had to keep deleting messages, photos and apps just to make a bit of space. I finally realised it was to do with my SD card - my internal memory is full and there was feck all on the SD. However, when I tried to manage my apps, it wouldn't allow me to move anything over to the SD card. So I formatted the SD card, which somehow deleted everything. All my photos, which it said were on my internal storage. Anyway, I am thinking shall I just get a new SD card or is it a problem with my phone itself?? Could it be that the reader/port for the card isn't working properly? Not the most mobile-tech-savvy person, I would rather get some advice before buying a new card and it not solving anything.
    Much appreciated :dontknow:


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    May 13, 2010
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    well i'm not too familiar with the wildfire, but i have owned htc phones for quite a while now. with that said.......
    anytime you format your sd card, you will loose anything that is on it. and anytime you take pictures they will be stored in the dcim folder of your sd card.

    after you formatted the card, how does it run now? it is possible that it could be your card.
  3. Caro332

    Caro332 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    Unfortunately not all apps can be transfered to the SD card. That has nothing to do with how full or empty your SD card. It depends on who created the app. Some might allow, some might not. Plus, if you have less than 20mb free of internal memory, you will start having the problem with not being able to open apps, gallery, listen to music (I know it sucks)
    Now I'm not sure I understand clearly that the problem is. I understand that your internal memory is full (Which unfortuantely is a huge problem in WFS devices). But was your SD card also full?
    Any pictures, videos, musics that you install usually automatically install on the SD card. So I'm surprised it told you it was located in the internal memory. Any apps and the related data involved will usually get installed in the internal memory. Even if one app can be transferred to the SD card, only a portion of the app will be moved, or the app will not be able to function. So I think the problem you are facing is more of an internal memory problem than an SD card problem.

    There are a few ways around the internal memory problem. The best one in my opinion, is to root the phone and install Link2SD (I did that and I have like 20-30 apps and still have about 40-50mb free)
    Here's a guide on how to do it:

    Or you can force apps to be installed on the external memory (Never tried it though so can't really help you there)
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