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Shared storage locking apps on SD card or internal depending on present location

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by LivnLyfe, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. LivnLyfe

    LivnLyfe Lurker
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    I recently got a blu g90 and I have an SD card in it set up as internal storage and for a time as I was installing apps I noticed some of them were going to the SD card that I knew would not work correctly on the SD card and I transferred them to internal storage however now all the sudden as I continue to add my former apps to the new device I'm finding that now whatever storage they get installed on they are stuck on. About dying I've tried migrating the data for the whole storage back to internal storage before it's too full to handle it and if the button won't select I try moving individual apps from SD card to internal storage button won't select same goes the other way. Any ideas what might be causing this and how to override it? There's no settings I can find that would have caused it or that I can alter to re-enable transfer or migration of data and like I said the button is frozen it will not engage to migrate the data individually or as a whole
     


  2. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    Looks like android memory management is locking you out by design...
     
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  3. ocnbrze

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

    so once you format the card as internal storage then that is that.......everything will get saved to the card. you cannot have both internal storage on your phone and internal storage on your sd card. it is one or the other.
     
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  4. LivnLyfe

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    It's never done that on any of the phones I've ever had. Each memory even though they are sharing as one had separate storage accessibility and some apps by Nature need to be on the main phone memory core just like the Google apps the Google apps don't get migrated to the SD card and all of my memory is showing up as the same amount the phone had it in the beginning which is the same amount I installed an SD card 4 so instead of doubling the memory it's still got the same amount of memory and Storage but now it's split some things are continually maintained on the phone for instance the Google apps and abs I had initially installed and did not migrate to the SD card or we migrated them to the phone's storage and it was working fine then my phone crashed during a recent apps button pressing escapade when it froze and I lost functionality for the recent apps button the square in the navigation bar and I lost access to migrate data between OneDrive or the other and I can't on my great the things on my SD card to the main core. In other words nothing will move from where it is and everything is getting installed on the SD card which is giving me the same amount of memory I had before I installed the SD card that is not how it's supposed to work at all my memory should have doubled and through various file manager apps I should be able to access each storage individually and under the built-in storage setting or permission under each app where your data and cache are stored there is the option to migrate it to the phone or migrate to the SD card and if I do it under the main files app pre-installed app where you go to look through your files the file manager in that sense that's where migrate all your data is achieved however under each individual app in storage you can choose where you want that stored however it has lost functionality upon the crash it went through and I'm trying to find a way to save as much of the data and apps by backing them up as I can to my computer before I go through a factory reset however I'm wondering if maybe there's a connection between the loss of recent apps and the date of migration features because I can't even go to the main app and migrate all my data back to the hard drive built into the phone and reformat my SD card and reinstall it fresh all it will do is erase the data on the SD card it won't offer to put it back on the phone which is what I was planning to do to save the SD card and I was just going to use it as file storage instead but since I can't migrate it back to the phone I lose everything on it but I can't back up if I don't back it up
     
  5. LivnLyfe

    LivnLyfe Lurker
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    You are correct but I don't understand why it happened after a crash at the same time I lost my recent apps functionality in the navbar
     
  6. LivnLyfe

    LivnLyfe Lurker
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    That's not true please read below
     
  7. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    When your device is configured to use the SD card as extended internal storage, it becomes encrypted and can only be used on that device.

    When configured as media storage, any device can read it.

    You can try copying insternal storage files wirelessly to your PC using a PS file manager that supports it. Or you could backup your files to the cloud.

    After backing up, format the SD card as FAT32 on your PC, put it back in your device, and use it as media storage so your won't have to go through this wonderful experience again.
     
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