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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Is there a way to get a disk image of the user storage space on modern Android devices?

I want to know if it's possible to get a "disk image" of the storage space on Android devices when they don't use external storage like SD cards. I'm mostly interested because my kids factory reset ...
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Huawei Ascend Y300 - only 1GB space for applications available

I have a Huawei Ascend Y300 phone. It has a total of 4 GB internal flash memory and 2 GB of those are accessible by user. However, of those 2 GB only approximately 1 GB can be used for applications ...
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Important data recovery from galaxy S2 with locked broken screen [duplicate]

So this is what happened. I dropped my phone and broke the LCD of my phone. Now the display is gone and when I connect the phone to my PC it shows a "Portable Device" and when I open it, it shows an ...
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What is the 'garbage.sba' file in Android?

I am trying to gain some storage space on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SII i9100G and came across certain '.sba' files in my '/Andoroid' directory with file sizes of around 35 MB each like 'menu.sba', ...
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Lost phone storage and external storage after editing vold.fstab file

I have a Micromax Canvas Juice A177. Because it has a very small internal memory, I tried to swap the external SD with internal SD. What I did I rooted my phone and then I installed ES File ...
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Out Of Space error

my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 running Jelly Bean is running into some problems. Ever since I downloaded 'Smule Magic Piano', every app I try to download from my device or the online store has shown the ...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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Low internal storage, message memory full and sluggishness problems on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

I currently fixed that error by uninstalling all internal memory programs and re-installing them (In other words, formatting their data cache). I also found that you can solve this problem by using ...
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htc desire internal storage

My new HTC Desire only comes with 4 Gb space and I have an SD card in it also. Even though I make changes in my settings for all stuff to get put on my SD; my phone is still maxed out with something ...
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transfer music files to Nexus 4 from computer with Windows 7

I have a Nexus 4, and have tried - and failed - to transfer some music downloads (FLAC 16bit) from my Windows 7 computer. When I connect the phone, I can transfer the files and the computer tells me ...
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HOW MUCH android OS TAKE MEMORY IN DEVICES [closed]

I need answer that how much memory would take any android os on devices. can i root device and install kitkat os which device have already gingerbread .
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Loss of internal memory (encrypted) after swapping SIM card

To be able to install the e-mail client to receive my job e-mails on my cell phone, I had to encrypt its internal memory. Everything was working fine, until the day I swapped the SIM card for a minute ...
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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory [duplicate]

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
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What space am I running out of when trying to install an app?

I am trying to install a new app that is around 2MB (owncloud client), but it fails with "Insufficient storage space...". From the above screenshot I can't find a partition (other than the few ...
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How can I stop QuizUp from using up so much of my storage space?

After a few weeks of usage the apps settings show that QuizUp is taking up several hundred megabytes of local data storage. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? Clearing the app cache won't ...
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How can i encrypt “/storage/emulated” with terminal commands?

I have encrypted my Android device in the terminal with: su; vdc cryptfs enablecrypto inplace PASSWORD During boot the following message appears: Type password to decrypt storage On which ...
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How to Set the default storage of apps in my samsung galaxy young?

I have a samsung galaxy young. How can I Set The Default Storage of my apps from Internal memory to SD card. I can't Download Anything right now. Can you tell me how?
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How can I clear the cache of the Android Facebook app?

My phone (T-Mobile Pulse/Huawei U8220 with Android 1.5) doesn't have much on board space, so I quite often run into the low disk space warning. Looking through the list of apps, I see the facebook app ...
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Does using uTorrent for Android wear out the phone's SSD?

When you use uTorrent for Android, does it trash the SSD with multiple writes? Since most phones' internal memory and SD cards are flash based, and torrents do multiple writes, are they especially ...
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Confusing internal memory folder structure - Galaxy S3 (I9300)

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300) for a while now. I have rooted the device, removed the stock ROM and replaced it with CM11. Of late, I have been having Camera FCs, poor battery back up and slow ...
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sgs3 CM 10.2.1 low memory space can't update

So I have a sgs3. I am running CM 10.2.1 on android 4.3.1 Recently (meaning for the last 3 months) I have been dealing with issues of my phone needing to update my Google apps. When attempting to ...
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What does Internal Storage Free on the Settings|Apps screen mean?

On the Settings|Apps screen at the bottom there is a graph showing Internal Storage and then a gigabyte number. When the screen is first loaded a smaller number is given then after a few seconds a ...
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Apps take up space but do not show up on app list

I'm developing applications using Icenium (new IDE for hybrid app development), I have been testing all day without any problems, deleting the apps from phone, rebuilding the apps, etc. At some point ...
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Recover media after factory reset (One Plus One)

I've recently done a factory reset on my OPO. I though I didn't need anything on it anymore but now I do actually need some pictures who were on it before the reset. I'm trying to get those pictures ...
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Insufficient Storage on Device [duplicate]

I am using an Alcatel One Touch on Jellybean 4.2.2. It says that 103mb is open on phone storage in the data screen in settings, and it says it has 154mb open on the device the applications menu. I ...
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My internal storage capacity is running low, what can I do?

Currently, my internal storage is running low on space. What can I do besides moving applications to the external memory, as to free up more space, but preserve my current applications and avoid ...
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Why does my phone show less storage than it's supposed to? [duplicate]

I have a Lava Iris X1 (8GB ROM), but the storage shows up in two types. Internal storage total space is 3.54GB: Available : 2.52GB Apps (app data & media etc.) : ...
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Cache folders taking a lot of space: store_00010001/Pictures/cache/com.google.android.googlephotos/picasa--{0,1,2…}

I've found that this cache folders take 1,5GiB of my 16GB Nexus 5: store_00010001/Pictures/cache/com.google.android.googlephotos/picasa--{0,1,2...} Is it cache of some app, which I can easily remove ...
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How to mount ext4 internal memory - Android 4.4

I've successfully formatted my internal memory to ext4, but now I've got problem with mounting it. Tried mount -wr -t ext4 /dev/block/vold/179:32 /storage/sdcard0 and mount -wr -t ext4 ...
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Unable to copy anything to internal storage

my phone is a Xperia Z1 Compact, with Android version 4.4.4 and no SD card in. It's supposed to have around 1 Gb of free storage left, but when i connect it via USB to my pc i cannot copy any file to ...
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How to solve “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300)

How to solve “insufficient space on the device” error on Micromax Canvas Gold (A300). It comes with 32GB internal storage and there is option to extend storage using external sd card. Manufacturer ...
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Loss of internal memory after rooting HCL ME V1

I have HCL ME V1 tablet with android 4.0(Icecream Sandwich) OS. It has 4GB of internal SD memory and 1GB DDR3 RAM. When I connect the device to the PC in storage mode, it shows the 4GB SD memory; ...
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I cannot take pictures because my phone says “your internal storage is running out of space”

I have over 7GB of internal space left on my phone yet it keeps telling me to delete files and pictures. I deleted all of my pictures and some big apps but it continues to tell me the same thing when ...
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storage problem phone isnt registering space correctly

My phone says i have low memory. in the storage use it says i have a toatal of 1.24 gigs that 71mb are free and 1.94 gigs are being used in downloads yes 1.94 out of 1.24. When i click om downloads it ...
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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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HTC desire 816 insufficient space error [duplicate]

I have an htc desire 816 that I just recently bought and it was fine at first but it stared giving me the error message that there was "insufficient space on the device" when I tried to download any ...
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Free up internal memery on ART (without memory increase script)

I have an HTC Pico (has 150 MB internal memory) and switched to ART running android 4.4.2. Now it has 11 MB free space with only user app as file manager. I have deleted unwanted system apps (like ...
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how to move application from internal storage to phone storage or sd card

i am using HTC Desire SV and android version is 4.0.4. In it there are three types of storage- 1) internal storage 2) phone storage and 3) storage card. My internal storage is almost full and i am not ...
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Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space

After one of the latest updates (not sure if it was the last one or a previous one) of the Google Play app, I am having an error trying to update a large app (42MB). It says: Error Downloading . ...
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Does Android require an external SD card?

I have tried to save/open files from multiple applications (Yahoo Mail, Chrome, Blackboard Learn) and all of them give me some variation of the message "No SD card" or "Please insert or unmount ...
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Insufficent space for downloading APP from Play store [duplicate]

I am using a Micromax Canvas HD, which has an internal memory of 2Gb and the free memory is 1.3 Gb I also have an 8Gb memory card on which the free memory is about 3.2 Gb and I'm am still getting the ...
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Storage on HTC desire X

The internal storage on my phone is almost full. The storage screen tells me 2.77GB / 2.91 GB taken Apps 0.89GB Other 1.89 GB Available 138MB What is this "other" and how can I clean it up? I ...
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problem with karbonn a51 internal memory

my device has 100mb of internal memory.. and i have made default location as SD for new apps to get installed and in spite of that my internal memory gets used up little. ? help please
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Encrypt the phone's internal storage

Is there a way to encrypt my phone's internal memory, in the same way you would encrypt a computer's partition? Ideally, the phone would always ask for the password when booting, and even if someone ...
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Why is Clockworkmod taking up so much memory?

Question: I was checking the memory storage and found that under miscellaneous, Clockworkmod took up 4.5GB of memory. Is that normal? I’m operating on a HC 3.1 3G 10.1 Tab. with 16GB only. Now I have ...
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Why are apps taking up more space?

I have a micromax A300 and it comes with an internal memory of around 25 GB. The problem is that my memory dedicated to installing apk file which is around 1.2 gb seems to be showing 200MB more data ...
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Phone storage not mounted , after using USB storage shows “Application not installed”

Earlier when I used to connect my phone (A jelly bean 4.2.2) to my computer (OS: Ubuntu 12.04) both my memory card and phone storage gets mounted automatically, but recently only my memory card gets ...
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Mount script cannot be created. mount: No such file or directory

I have micromax bolt a58, I have rooted it with farmaroot and install link2sd but it didnt work when i formatted it with ext2 it says try with fat32, and when i do so it gives error - Mount script ...
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How can I determine which block device corresponds to internal memory?

Premable: My MP707 phone gave me an "overheated battery" panic message earlier in the summer, adn told me to take out the battery immediately. (It had been sitting in the sun, and was probably just ...