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 it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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Space problem in Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S5300

I've seen many questions on this site asking about the famous space problems in Android phones. None of those I've seen helped me and since none of them asked about my phone, I'd like to present a new ...
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Performance comparison between internal and external memory

What are the performance differences between phone's internal memory, the internal SD card, and the external SD card? I wonder if that counts when deciding where to store apps. What technologies are ...
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What is SNS App?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy I551 with Android 2.2 FroYo. Sorry for my ignorance, but I have not idea what is that app (which came installed and without rooting can't be removed). And it is using 15MB ...
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What exactly is Device Memory and is it possible to see it's contents?

I'm using Sony Xperia L (Non-Rooted, Stock OS) which shows me I have 1.52 GBs of Device Memory. "Apps and Media" are taking up 0.98 GB and ~240MB is remaining free. I don't understand where all that ...
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Internal storage interface [closed]

What interface is used to read and write the internal storage of the phone? SPI? I2C? SATA? SD? If the answer varies from phone to phone, I'd like to know the interface of the Samsung Galaxy S II ...
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s2e : space low ! :|

I have cm10.1 I did this to my phone : Wipe data and cache Install s2e (CWM) make ext reboot and go to s2e app select all folders to be mounted in /sd-ext reboot now I have this problem. now my ...
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HTC Desire save files to phone memory

I recently had problems with my SD card so I'm using the phone without it for now. I'm not able to download any files except apps from Google play. For example a pdf through the web browser or a ...
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How can I get file from /data/data/com.myapplication?

I need to get an internal file out of the filesystem in tact. I see the file, using ES File Explorer, located in LocalDevice/data/data/com.myapplication/file/user.json. The device (Nexus-7) is rooted. ...
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Save image/video thumbnails to external storage

How can I save image/video thumbnails to external storage on my android device? Although the image directory of my galaxy s3 device was set to storage/exSdCard/DCIM/Camera it seems that image and ...
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How can I move apps from phone to sd card?

I have an LG P769 android phone, running android 4.1.2 and my storage is only 2gb. I have a 4gb sd card inside the phone as well. My apps are taking up 1.32gb and I am receiving 2 warning messages: ...
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Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card - I don't even have external card?

I was just playing around on google play, but some apps cant install. I get the following error: Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card I have tried: Finding a certain file smdl2tmp1.asec, ...
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Why is the size of my Google Play Magazines app 357MB when it's empty on my S3?

When I look under the size of this app under Application Manager I see that the size is 357MB under data except that I had one magazine on it which I deleted but it still says the app is 300+MB! What ...
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View internal Storage use

I'd like to view use the meager internal storage on my HTC Evo. The phone is rooted, and I have used Link2SD to move apps to the SD card. I am also using DiskUsage by Ivan Voyosluk to monitor use of ...
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“Low on space” message on an android tablet

I just got a Agptek 9" tablet. It's running android 4.04, ICS with 8GB storage and 512MB of RAM. It generally runs great. After a few days the tablet is getting a "low on space" error message in ...
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Failed app installation, storage full, safe to delete files manually?

I tried to install NetFlix, and during the installation my phone rebooted. After coming back up, the internal storage space was reported as low (and it is, only a few MB left) so I can't attempt a ...
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after a factory reset of galaxy s2 usb storage has disappeared

-I have Samsung Galaxy S-2 mobile, I was using its internal memory very well, I made a factory reset for my mobile and now i can't see the folder named USB storage in my files and when i tried to move ...
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Internal SD-card hardware erros. Is there a way to move partitions to external sdcard?

I have a device with hardware errors in the internal sd card and want to move /data entirely to the external sd card. I was thinking that it should be possible to create a partition in external ...
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Why: My phone will not install downloded apps. Will not calculate Storge usage % (Audio, Apps, etc.)?

My phone wouldn't install an app the other day (jefitt) so I tried looking at the internal memory (% usage for Audio, etc.) and it wouldn't calculate it (just showed the calculating status for 4 or 5 ...
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how does an android rom decide the amount of phone memory?

I used to mod symbian roms, and would like to know if it is possible in android to allocate extra internal storage memory, by removing unneeded apps, as packed by OEMs. [NOOB ALERT] if I manage to ...
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Where did my 16gb of memory go?

I am not educated on Android enough to figure this out on my own. My problem began New Year's Eve with error messages saying device memory was full. My Galaxy S2 Skyrocket began to lag and wouldn't ...
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Move Mail storage from phone's internal memory to the SD Card

I am not too concerned with the security aspect of putting my mail on the SD card, I am however very interested in moving the mail storage from the phone's internal memory to the SD card. I have ...
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How can I download apps to the SD card with space instead of my phone storage? [duplicate]

I had a Samsung galaxy ace with full phone and SD card memory so i decided to get a new SD card which was twice the size as my old one (it is now 8GB). When I try download apps such as Instagram or ...
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External Storage Vs. Internal Storage: Usage and Purpose

I bought my phone since Christmas eve and when I checked my phone spec, my internal memory storage size is 4GB or 4GB ROM. (See details) My model is a brand from Philippines, Starmobile Crystal. When ...
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Internal storage is used up by Android

My Xperia J has 756 MB of internal storage. After 2 months of use I hardly can install anything as my system directory is 600 MB. It seems that in system/apps I have 200 MB of not used apk files ...
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Galaxy S4 Internal Storage

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, it has Cyanogenmod with Android 4.2.2. My problem is that I only have 908MB free after installing a couple of apps. These apps are about 50MB or less, and there aren't a ...
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How to fix internal sd mounting error?

I have a T-Mobile Vibrant i9000 SGH-T959 variant phone, phone suddenly stops working error message: movinand open fail E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0) (No such ...
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Empty /data/log folder

I have Galaxy Sii s9100 with CM 10.2 (android 4.3) I am encountering the bug that fill the folder /data/log and display the notfication "Storage space running out" I can see that the problem is ...
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“Low on space” warning with over 50% free

I recently started getting the following notification: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. When I click on the notification, it takes me to the "All" applications screen listing ...
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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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Can I install an app directly to my SD card?

I'm trying to install a large application (EA games' Scrabble free), but I have insufficient space on my phone, so I can't complete the installation. I have plenty of space on my SD card though, but I ...
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Android low on space

I know this question is quite common, but nothing I've read so far really helped me. I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini, and had a similar problem with the stock ROM. For some other reasons, I've rooted it ...
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Application for randomly deleting files

I like to listen to my music randomly, so I have an application on PC that can upload random part of my music collection to my Android phone. But sometimes I run out of space while not near the PC, ...
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Android - Phone storage full

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace. Every time I try to install a new App I get a message saying my internal memory is full (the SD card has plenty of room). The phone has 180MB of internal storage. I ...
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“Low on space” message, but nothing appears full

GalaxyS (SGH-I897), running Android 4.0.4 Short problem description I keep getting "Low on Space: Phone storage space is getting low" error in my notifications bar, but neither the SD card nor the ...
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Gallery preview folder takes about 1GB, how to delete it?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-I9105P) with Android 4.2.2 and I've got many photos. The folder with the Gallery previews (the one that stores thumbnail to load images faster) takes about 1GB of ...
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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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Storing data on external SD Card in Android 4 (ICS) for Sony Xperia J?

I searched the web and several forums, but still haven't found a good answer. I bought a Sony Xperia J. It's a pretty basic phone with Android 4 (ICS). It has 800 MB of Phone memory and 4 GB of ...
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Lost Storage when install CM 10.1.3

I have problem when install CM 10.1.3 state. It looks like I've lost my storage: In stock ROM it has ~11 GB, but just 1.9 GB in new ROM :(. Where is it gone to? What can I do to regain it? I use ...
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Built-in storage not detected

well I just bought a lenovo s920, at the first time I'm doing a system update and it works fine, then I'm doing another system update S920_ROW_S114_130626_TO_S920_ROW_S117_130815 (79.83MB), I dont ...
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Why do I need more than 200 megabytes of disk space to install an APK?

I started to get not enough space errors when updating or installing APKs, but I have 200 megabytes of free space on my internal storage, 2,68 gigabytes on my internal sdcard, and 3,62 gigabytes on my ...
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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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Read content of thumbdata files

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone ! I tried to recover them with diskdigger but i didn't have much luck with it ...
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A lot of storage space used by 'system files'

I have a problem of huge storage space missing in my newly bought Galaxy Tab 2 tablet. It is the 16 GB version, but even after resetting twice to factory settings, the available storage space remains ...
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How to access intenal storage or internal memory of Android while conecting to PC?

I am connecting my Android device to PC, but its not show my internal storage. Is there a method to access the internal storage of Android while connecting the android device to PC.
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I have low internal Storage, But i have no apps on my phone? [duplicate]

My phone is an Android Evo, and it keeps telling me I have low storage. I have removed everything - facebook, email, messages, text messages, and pictures, but it's still low.
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Trouble moving apps to SD card

I followed the instructions mentioned in this site and I partitioned my 8GB SD card alloting 512 MB to my second partition. I then used Link2SD and linked all my apps to SD card. Every time I install ...
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Rescue data from an application

I was using Secret of Happiness for about three months, and created some notes during this time period. At one point when I wanted to add a new note, the application froze, and I had to force close ...
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How to get more space by manually deleting unnecessary system files (rooted S2)?

I keep getting warning that apps cannot be installed on their default location since there is too little space. However, when I check in system there is a bunch of space, especially for small apps ...
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What is the internal storage path for Samsung Galaxy S3 with OS 4.1.2?

The internal storage path for Samsung Galaxy S3 with 4.1.2 keeps on changing. /mnt/sdcard0/ /mnt/sdcard/ /storage/sdcard0/ /storage/sdcard/ I don't have external card inserted in this phone, but I ...