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    Lightbulb What does mounting & unmounting sd card mean?

    I'm new to the smart phones & I'm trying to learn these terms y'all have on here. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I tried to Google it that question was never asked nor answered. The mounting questions that are here do not ask specifically what it means...Thanks
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    Mounted: the card is integrated to your computer, phone or whatever and ready to use.

    Unmounted: the card isn't integrated and can safely be removed, without causing damage.


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    As far as I understand it, "mounting" means the OS will read the SD card file system so it becomes awareof the contents and becomes in control of the reading and writing operations to it. "Unmounting" means the OS gives up control of the SD card so that other processes, like copying files to your PC and back can access the SD card.

    I know it sounds a bit archaic for such a "modern" OS. Even my much maligned Windows Mobile phone I had before didn't require this mount/unmount business.

    Maybe some of the more experienced Android/Linux members here can shed more light on this topic.

    Rob
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    Hey friends i need ur help plz...i had unmount my sd card without saving my photos.can u plz guid me how to recovr all my photo again plz .thnks
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    what is the meaning of mounting and How it work,and if my mobile phase this then,that time what can i do?please answare me........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trepate Dora View Post
    what is the meaning of mounting and How it work,and if my mobile phase this then,that time what can i do?please answare me........
    Welcome to Android Central! Did you read the previous posts in this thread? There is a couple of good explanations of mounting/unmounting. Sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean by "if my mobile phase this then, that time what can I do?" Can you rephrase that?
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    if i unmount my sd card will i lose my music n stuff?
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    Default Re: What does mounting & unmounting sd card mean?

    no, it just means you can remove the card, to put it in a reader or another device or whatever.
    mount it again and the phone can see everything on it just like before you unmounted it.
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