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Why some apps prevent installation in SD card

I guess there are three key reasons why a developer might choose to prevent apps from being installed onto the SD card: Sercurity A SD card can be removed and accessed on a PC which some devs might ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

You can either move your data to your phones internal storage and then move it back on the new SD card or re-download the data. Moving data deftly from one card to another unfortunately won't work.
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External Storage MicroSD card

That would be for the built-in non-volatile storage1, not RAM. 128 GB of RAM is not something you will need in a mobile phone for a long time. 1 Strictly speaking, ROM is not the correct acronym ...
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Can I use apps installed on an SD after resetting my phone?

No, the apps installed on an SD card will not work after you reset your phone. The reason is that apps installed on the SD card are assigned a unique key. That key only exists on that phone, so the ...
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Can i reuse apps from my old phone sd card in new phone?

Unfortunately you will have to reinstall all apps as they the files on the SD card are bound to your old phones ID. You can insert the SD Jonny your old phone, make a backup there and restore it on ...
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transferring info from phone to sd card

The easiest way is using your computer. You need to have a Windows XP/Vista/7/8(.1)/10 with an internet connection. Put the SD Card in your Windows Phone Use a phone-to-USB cable. When it's connected,...
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I can not install apps from the SD card

There are many reasons: The developer of this app does not allow to install (or access) to SD Card. Your SD card has error, try to reset it and install the app again. If this app is developed by you ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

You'll have to move your apps to your phone first, power off the phone, put in new SD card, move apps on the new SD card. If your phone's storage isn't large enough, you'll have to do it in a couple ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

The recommended procedure is to move all your apps from the old microSD Card to internal storage till it's full using Storage Sense then shut down the phone, put in the new card, and move all the apps ...
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Is it slower to run apps off the SD card?

Yes, running apps from an SD card is slower. That's why as a developer you can prevent your app from being moved if you have concerns about performance (guess that's mainly a potential issue with ...
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My Nokia Lumia 520 is not playing music from SD Card

I had the same issue. When I transferred songs to my Lumia 520 it won't show in Music+Videos. But after restarting my phone, I was able to see all the music files that I transferred. And after that I ...
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Music from SD card is not visible unless it's copied via cable connection to the phone

I have noticed that even if you copied it to the SD card like that, you can manually move one (or more) of the songs in the phone memory with a file manager – they will show up in the XBox Music app – ...
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

I had same problem, I used copy and transfer software (in my case "Speed Commander 16pro")and it solved problem.
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How Do I Move Stuff From My Phone's Memory To An SD Card?

Since you're running Windows Phone 8.1, you can use the Storage Sense app to move apps, photos, videos, etc from the phone's memory to the SD card... In the App list, tap Storage Sense Storage Sense ...
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How can I move Files between folders when the phone is connected to the desktop

AFAIK moving files is not supported as your phone is just recognized as a flash drive, but it actually isn't one - this function is just "emulated". You can "move" files on your SD Card either by ...
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I can not install apps from the SD card

Make sure you are connected to internet before installing the app form SD card. You cannot install apps when you are ofline.
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How do I force a scan of the SD card in Windows 10 mobile

Actually, you can't. If you remove SD cart once, your all apps will become inaccessible and garbage. Windows phone cant see apps on sd card. He just uses it as external storage, if you remove it, it ...
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Restoring game progress from SD card

WP8.x and W10M encrypt the contents of the WPSystem folder (where apps and their data are stored) using encryption keys that are specific to the SD card. This is not, so far as I know, using the built-...
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Micro SD suddenly went readonly in a Lumia 640XL

The card cannot be recovered. Every Micro SD card has a flash memory controller built into it. The controllers might force the micro SD card into a read only state when multiple write errors occur. ...
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"Scan and fix SD card errors" keeps appearing

Some people suggest the problem may occur if you're using the SD card and then the phone crashes or runs out of battery. It's best not to have frequently used apps on the SD card. Also I fixed my ...
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Move installed game to external SD Card

Go to Storage sense. Select internal memory. Click on the game you want to move. Click move button. Select SD card in the drop down list and press move. This will move the selected game to SD card.
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How to fix the Onedrive songs' names bug?

You can edit the properties of a music file using your computer. Sync the Music folder with your computer then right-click the song, select Properties and then go to Details. Under Details you can ...
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Cannot see WhatsApp pictures in folder

Check in your SD card if there's a file named '.nomedia' .It prevents the phone from detecting photos. If it's there, delete it.
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Music is crashing on Lumia 635. Any alternatives?

Soft restarting did the trick. Something messed up, then? Annoying, but workable. Leaving this up in case anyone else encounters
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How to move Apps and Data to a bigger SD Card

I moved everything I could see to a map on my laptop, including one hidden file. The card is then seen as empty, but if you type win in the search box, you'll suddenly get a whole new view of stored ...
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how do you transfer contacts and pictures to an SD card

Your contacts data will be saved to your Microsoft account so you don't need to backup it (it is not possible to save the data to the SD card anyway). Verify if your data synched properly on outlook....
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My Nokia Lumia 520 is not playing music from SD Card

After being infuriated by this same issue for an evening/next day, I started trying anything I could think of. For some reason by simply making a new folder in the SD card, which I called songs, I ...
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