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Transferring sdcard data to another sdcard

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Chipstak, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Chipstak

    Chipstak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    What's the easiest way to transfer sdcard data to another sdcard without using a computer ? ..

    My phone has 16gb storage. I'm using a 64gb sdcard .. I bought a 256gb sdcard and I want to transfer to 64gb data to the new 256gb card ... I can't just move the folders to my phone storage and put in 256gb card and move the folders to new card because obviously phone storage is not big enough... Having to switch cards and move 1 folder at a time takes way too long..

    Any suggestions ?......

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  2. ocnbrze

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

    what about an sd card reader?

    Cococka Micro SD Card Reader 3-in-1 USB 2.0
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  3. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    Move them back and forth with google drive, dropbox, or some other cloud based storage.
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  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Since your phone obviously doesn't have enough storage capacity and you apparently don't have access to a computer/laptop, your options are very limited. One option is to use an online storage service but it's not without some drawbacks -- it will be dependent on how much data you've got stored on your microSD card, how much storage capacity is actually available on whichever storage service you're using (i.e a free Dropbox account only provides you with 2GB), and how fast is your WiFi upload bandwidth speed (or if you have unlimited mobile data if you're going to use cellular connectivity). So if that's not a viable solution, you really need to think about getting at least temporary access to a computer. Local community centers and community colleges often have public access computers, libraries too.
    Approximately how much data do you have stored on your card?
    Also, since apparently those files only exist on that card, that's a really, really risky way to store them. With no backup solution implemented, it's not a good idea to rely upon a microSD card for long-term archiving. You should think about getting a USB-OTG adapter and a USB external drive to use as a file backup.
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  5. Chipstak

    Chipstak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't like using cloud storage.. rather jus use a card....
    Mostly just pictures movies PDF files ..
    I used up 58gb of data so far.. so only about 6gb of free space left on current card .
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Check if your particular phone supports USB-OTG.
    I believe there's an app for this in the Play Store. And if it does, obtain a USB card reader and an OTG adapter,, and you can copy all files directly from one SD(in the phone) to the other SD(in the reader) using the phone itself. And I've done this myself.

    And if it your phone doesn't support OTG, they'll you either have to use cloud storage, or you beg, steal, or borrow a computer with a card reader.
    #6 mikedt, Jun 17, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020
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  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Or even a card reader and a USB OTG adapter, then copy from the card in the phone to the card in the reader.

    It will be easier using a computer, but that should work fine (as long as you don't have one of those strange relic phones that somehow still doesn't support USB OTG, as one member had recently).
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  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    You probably wont be able to move tons at once with what I am going to suggest.

    But I can move 1GB at a time rather rapidly using NitroShare.

    Both devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi.

    You select what you want while using your file manager or gallery apps (there is also a built in file manager, but I like using what I am familiar with) and then choose to 'share' it.

    Select NitroShare as the share item and then the other device as the recipient.

    #8 puppykickr, Jun 17, 2020
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020
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  9. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    You can find a ton of these types of things on Amazon and Aliexpress:
  10. Chipstak

    Chipstak Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ahh yeh that looks like what I need.... I'ma check online for those...

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