1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have a Moto G5 phone with a 64 gb SD card formatted as internal. I only have around 500 mb left in internal storage, so I get the "Storage space running out" notification and I cannot update apps. However, I can't migrate data to the SD card, it gets to 20% done and then I get a "Couldn't move data, Data left at original location" notification. Also, when I go to Settings/storage/internal shared storage the page gets stuck on loading.
    05-31-2019 11:56 AM
  2. samVsam's Avatar
    Did you try to move just a part of data? Or, move the data to a PC?
    05-31-2019 12:58 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Formatting the card as internal storage means that you no lnger have an extSdCard, all you have is sdcard, which is internal storage (just 64GB more of it than you had without the card). So there's no "external SD card" to "migrate" data to - it's just one large block of 80GB of storage. If your "[s]torage space [is] running out", that means that you're close to filling all 80GB. If you need more storage, about all you can do is back everything (including apps and their data) up, reformat the card as portable storage (to migrate as much as possible to the eMMC [internal] storage), then put a larger card into the phone, format it as internal storage, and restore everything.

    You can't put 40 ounces of milk in a quart bottle, and you already have about 31.5 ounces in it.
    05-31-2019 04:56 PM
  4. JSmith222221's Avatar
    It looks to me like they're still being treated as seperate storage media, because only the "Internal shared storage" is close to full (15.45 / 16), the SD card is only 17.93 / 64 full. Is it possible that I can't move data because the internal storage doesn't have enough space to create links to the data that would be in the SD card?
    06-01-2019 08:15 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, it's because the file system treats the card as part of internal storage, and you can't move something from where it is to the same place.

    The storage app considers them differently, but it's the file system that counts.
    06-01-2019 03:36 PM
  6. JSmith222221's Avatar
    Still, I got the "Storage space running out" notification and couldn't update apps even though I had only used 33 gb out of the 80gb total storage.
    06-02-2019 12:20 PM

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