1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Gen 2 Moto G with only 8G. I currently have a 32G SD card, with about 14G of music on it.

    I recently updated to Marshmallow, and after a bit of fun (had to back up card, reformat, then recopy) I could see the SD card through USB and MTP mode.

    I'd like to see how things work if I try formatting a card (I have a second one) as internal. The main issue is how could I put my music back on it? I did a quick test before, but the USB connection could only see the true internal memory, not the expanded memory.

    Are there any tricks? Will it work with ES Explorer somehow?
    03-13-2016 09:31 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Formatting an SD card as Internal Storage (i.e., adoptable storage) means the phone incorporates that SD into its own Internal Storage, and the card itself is no longer recognized as separate. If you remove the card, you could cause some significant glitches in apps, and possibly even the system. Read more here: Inside Marshmallow: Adoptable storage | Android Central
    03-13-2016 01:31 PM
  3. andyross63's Avatar
    I know you cannot remove the card or anything like that. I'm just trying to find out if I can still copy files to/from the expanded memory via USB or network.
    03-14-2016 04:33 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No, because the card is no longer recognized as a separate entity--it's part of internal storage.
    03-14-2016 06:13 PM

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