1. Russell Elphick's Avatar
    Hi. I've got a sony xperia z3 compact and i had an sd card installed with lots of apps etc on it. I've just bought a bigger card and used the transfer cable i got with the phone to move everything from one card to the other but when i swapped cards the apps are greyed out which are on the sd and i can't see the other stuff unless i hunt for them thru the file manager. Any help much appreciated. Thanx.

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    03-20-2016 01:36 PM
  2. treetopsranch's Avatar
    Wrong format on the new card maybe? I would do the swapping on a PC. Try with one file to see if it works. Also, the new card may be a fake. The apps may be looking for a different drive letter.
    03-20-2016 05:13 PM
  3. Russell Elphick's Avatar
    It seems the photos have appeared but other stuff I've had to download again. Pc world so no fake.

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    03-21-2016 03:15 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Apps aren't like pictures, they're not files moved to the card. Parts of the app are moved to the card, and an internal record is kept of what part is where on the card.

    Move all the apps back to internal storage from the old card, swap cards and move all the apps back to the new card. (Sorry, but Android isn't designed to run apps from the external card as if they were files.)
    03-21-2016 04:46 PM

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