Use this tag for questions concerning the internal storage space on your device that can be used for installing applications and their associated data.

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Duplicate copies of items

My girlfriend was having storage issues on her phone so I decided to see what was going on. She had just reset her phone, so it only had a few (maybe four or five) apps that she had downloaded. I made ...
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Can I see just what is installed on the hard drive of my phone?

I have a Moto G 2nd Gen running Android 5.0.2, and I don't have a lot of space on the actual phone hard drive. A lot of things can be moved to the SD card, and I do that when I can, but sometimes I ...
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My phone storage is empty when connected to pc [duplicate]

I need to back up all data and media on my phone but every time i connect it to pc everything is fine and my pc recongize the phone but not every time i need to plug and unplug phone several times to ...
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Huawei ascend g6 complaining about internal storage when installing an app

I'm having a problem with my Huawei Ascend G6 smartphone. I'm using this smartphone without an SD card, the device has 8GB internal storage. The operating system is android 4.3 with Huawei EmotionUI 2....
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How bulk move apps' data to SD card?

Ever since I bought my phone, I've never used SD card, since the storage is full. Using one now. I've got like 50-60+ apps and games. I manually can't go into each App's page and move to sd card. ...
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Device confusing internal storage with external storage

Ok! I'm going to try my best to explain this but it will be hard because it's sort of confusing. It's confusing to me in the least so it's hard for me to explain. Device: Proscan PLT1066 Andriod ...
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Cannot write to /storage/emulated/0 after nandroid restore (even as root)

On my rooted Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE I can no longer access the directories under /storage/emulated/0/, such as Download, Documents, Ringtones. Using a file explorer, without root access, I just ...
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Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
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After OTA update all my data are in shell folder

I have Acer Z530 with Lollipop 5.1, kernel 3.10.65+. I have the 16GB version, without external SD Card. Today I have received an OTA update and after the restart all my data were gone as well as some ...
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HELP!! Hard bricked my LG and need help on accessing its memory and its testpoint!

OK, so the model of my phone is LG L Fino (D290N) and I really need to know how to short its memory chip testpoint to be able to copy stock aboot.img with dd command on Ubuntu (And no, I do not have ...
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View disk utilization / activity

Is there a way in android to view the disk usages of apps as they are running? I currently suspect that one of my applications is writing to the disk a lot which is slowing my phone down. I am ...
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How to move /data from internal storage to external SD card?

Apologies if this question was already asked. Is it possible to move the /data directory to the external SD card? I want all apps, app data, downloads and files to be automatically saved to the ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...
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Galaxy Core Prime: Gallery warns about low space, but fails to delete

When I try and look at my pictures in gallery, there's a warning "There is not enough space (-1751 MB) in your device memory. Delete some files". So, I hit "okay" and it takes me to my files, and ...
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How do I reduce teh amount of storage my Email application data is taking up?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes ...
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partition on flash storage via ADB shell

I want to make a FAT 32 partition on unmontable flash because I did something wrong that I can get mount agaim the internal SD of my tablet. So I start with (in ubuntu environment) adb shell cd ./dev/...
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Is the rooted hack for Move to SD card better than the option built into the Android Phone OS?

What I have found recently: In order to save space on my device (Galaxy S5) I attempted to use the 'move to SD card' option. This has not really helped all that much. It seems that it uncompresses an ...
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Free up phone storage Android 5.1 Moto G

I have a Moto G (1st generation) running Android 5.1. Recently, when I put my apps on update the phone refused saying that it had 'insufficient storage'. The DiskUsage app shows that there 9980MB of ...
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Android internal storage is showing less than actual size

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9082. The phone has 8GB internal storage. If I go to Setting → Storage, I see that the total storage is 8 GB and the available storage is 14 MB. I have ...
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Deleting unwanted package files

I have a samsung galaxy ace, android 2.1, jailbroken. I had 48MB free space and tried to install a 46MB file but it says that the package files are incorrect or smth of the sort and doesn't install. ...
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File auditing with Tasker

Sometimes I find in sdcard files and directories for which I can't guess the app that created them (and I know they are not the default files created by the system). And even if they take up only ...
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Moto G device storage randomly gets full

I never had this issue prior to installing CM 12.1 on my Moto G 8GB. But now, every often (like after 5 days of clean install from reset) the storage gets full. After that the device becomes useless, ...
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Internal storage - free and occuppied space do not add to total

On Sony Xperia Z2, I have 5.6 GB on /storage/emulated/0, then 2.3 GB in /. However, the whole internal storage has 12 GB, and I can only see under 2 GB of free space. Where is the remaining 2 GB?
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Migrate media to external storage in Marshmallow

In versions of Android prior to Marshmallow 6.0, the Storage Manager (in Settings) had an option to move media to external storage. Now, this option appears to to have disappeared. How can I still do ...
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How to delete offline dictionaries in Google Translate?

I have downloaded some dictionaries for off-line translation in Google Translate. Those dictionaries are quite big, and take precious internal storage - there is no option to move them to SD. I'd ...
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Overlapping data and sdcard partitions; no USB access

After making some incredibly clumsy choices in TWRP v2.8.6.0, my Xiaomi MI2S can no longer mount /sdcard when booting into the system. Storage information shows that the system spans all of the ...
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Linsey tablet won't allow access to full memory

My wife's Linsay tablet (model: F-10XHD4CORE; Android 4.4.2) has 16gb storage but she has never been able to access all of it. She keeps running out of space, but the storage is divided into TWO ...
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Application transfer from internal memory to SD card in Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360

How to move applications from internal memory of Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 to SD card without adding any applications?
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df/du discrepency

My Moto X (first generation) has a 11.9GB of user storage, almost all of which is used. Here is the relevant line from df: Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize /storage/emulated/...
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I have a .nomedia file in a hidden folder on my phones internal storage

I have a .nomedia file in a hidden folder on my phones internal storagefolder. What, where, when, why and how? I've deleted it a number of times and it just comes back in a new hidden folder. Is it ...
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Swap file SD/Internal? Android

Should I use my SD card or internal for swap? As I have a crummy 512mb of ram that often closes music/chrome and even YouTube video freezes up sometimes of the first 0-10seconds... I am rooted and ...
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Internal memory issues

So I have a ZTE obsidian (z820) running lollipop 5.1 and I have a 16gb micro SD card in it. There is no way to root this phone that I have found after weeks of searching, and I need to move my apps ...
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hprof files are being created in the SD Card folder

I got my hands on Sony Xperia E that was having a lot of performance problems. Turned out that there are .hprof files being created in the SD Card directory (in fact in internal storage, not a real SD ...
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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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problem with zeki tablet no space

ok so my tablet is a 4 gig and has no space i factory reset it because it had some major problems anyways when i go into the settings i go into the apps part and it says 147mb free yet i have nothing ...
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A Lot of .so files (1268 files) are seen in default storage in my android phone

I have Lenovo A390, rooted and installed a custom ROM. I have been using this ROM for 4 months but recently I am seeing these lib files. Refer the sample screenshot. It keep generating after using ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Phone doesn't recognize ext2 instead of its own internal memory

I have this: rooted Galaxy Gio, cm11, gapps (29 mb version, 20141227), Link2SD Plus, partitioned 16 gb sd (1,59 gb ext2). Gios own internal memory is 178 mb. Problem is this: When I try to download ...
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Change default storage to the external SD card

I have a Micromax Elanza 2 A121. I want to change the default storage from the Internal SD card to the External SD Card. I Googled for this and read some blogs. They are saying to go to Settings &...
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32 gb internal storage having 10.82 gb of total files but shows only 5 gb free

I have samsung sm900(galaxy note 3) and out of 32 gb internal storage, only 10.82 gb is used but it shows only 5 gb space free. Please solve this.
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ERROR : I have enough memory but showing Insufficient storage; can't install app

I am using Moto E(1st Gen.), updated to Lollipop. Now my internal storage 235mb free, I try to install hike messenger app. Which has only 16.78 mb, But, when I try to install am getting an ...
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Insufficient Phone Available [duplicate]

My problem is, I cannot download apps due to the space I haven't any installed apps yet. Help me with this problem, please?
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How do I move my apps to the SD card on an LG Tribute phone?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone with Virgin Mobile service. Storage is a problem with this phone and I’m trying to move apps to the SD card to free up storage. However, when I go to “Settings” -> “...
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How to check which data gets cached by App?

I decided to use a banking application (provided by german postbank), but ONLY to SEE my account transactions, so I do NOT want to make any new transactions, just VIEW them. Im always logging out of ...
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Editing fstab to mount /data from a different partition

Is it possible to edit the fstab to mount /data, /cache etc. from a different partition on the a.internal memory? b.external sdcard? Details: The default partition for /data and /cache are too small ...
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Cm12.1 Thinks My Apps Storage Is 1Gb Where It Should Be 3Gb

Hello and please bear with me, I did read the insufficient-memory tag and other related posts and couldn't find something that seems to explain my particular problem. In my device I get "Storage ...
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Why WhatsApp is eating up my internal memory?

This is a follow up question from this question. After installation, WhatsApp is about 10-20MB but when I restore my messages (through backup stored on my sd card) the size jumps to 110MB+ Why that ...
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What system data can I purge from my LG Tribute Android phone?

I own an LG Tribute Android phone, with Virgin Mobile service. The phone has 4 GB of storage and despite the fact I only have a handful of apps installed (Acrobat Reader, Starbucks, OpenTable, Skype, ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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“Insufficient Storage Error” when updating and Downloading

My question is probably the same as many other questions like "Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone", and similar to that one, i want to do it without rooting my phone. ...