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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my tablet is not using my external SD card for storage

I have an 8 gig SD card I plugged into my tablet. When I go to settings and look at storage I can see I have a 7.2 gigs free on my external SD card. I downloaded a 700 meg file to /mnt/sdcard/Download ...
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How do I use the Root External 2 Internal SD app on a Galaxy S4 device?

This app I want to install Dragon Quest VIII, but Google Play automatically downloads straight to the internal storage. I tried using /mnt/shell/emulated/0 for the internal mount path, and ...
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storage problem

I'm having a problem with the internal storage on my nexus 5. I've just bought it and has 22gb of free space but whenever I try to download any app which is big such as asphalt 8 etc it tells me that ...
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Insufficient storage error on Google play store [duplicate]

I tried to install an app from Google play, which said it was about 12mb to install. According to Storage in settings, I have 90mb available on external memory and 144mb in internal memory. When I ...
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I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
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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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I'm switching mobile phone service and I want to port over my contacts

So I have a Droid Razr and I backed up my entire phone to a 7zip file. All I want to get is my contacts and a specific picture and ringtone. I got the picture and the ringtone but I don't know where ...
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Can 'coredump' folder be deleted safely?

Internal memory (1.21 GB) of my phone is mainly occupied by a folder named 'coredump' (size ~900 MB). Will it be safe to delete it? What should i do to release this memory?
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No “/data/logs”"directory. Is it hidden? Not on my version?

I am having the "INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE" error when trying to do some app development. Googling around and looking here I see a lot of advice saying to empty the "/data/logs" folder. ...
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Low space even though most apps are linked to SD card

I have link2SD and 90% of the apps are on the SD card. Yet I still only have a few MB left of space. I tried refreshing my e-mail and got a message "can't download more e-mails, delete some first". I ...
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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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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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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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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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Apps have disappeard

Yesterday morning when I woke up I turned on my smartphone and I saw that all my application have disappeared! When I entered in Setting menu, Applications management (my mobile phone is in spanish, ...
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Clear Google Play Failed Download Space

I recently tried installing an app that was around 1.8GB to my Nexus 7 (8GB). it's a device with unfortunately small internal storage, so I had about 2GB free before attempting the install. I come ...
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Galaxy S2 device memory filled

I have a Galaxy S2 (4.1.2), with 2 GB for app storage, and 16 GB of storage. I have no external SD card and no desire to buy one. The 2 GB app storage is now almost filled, and I can't find a way to ...
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device

How can I repartition my device such that the storage for device internal usage (i.e application storage or internal memory) can be increased in lieu of decreasing the User available memory. ...
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Internal storage durability

I am about to build an app which needs to use device internal storage memory extensively, a lot of reads, writes and overwrites of the files. I assume that most of the android devices use a kind of a ...
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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 to manually change default save location to phone storage

My phone Iocean X7S has opportunity to save apps to either internal storage, phone storage or external SD-card. However, I can't use phone storage as apps saving location. There is Phone storage and ...
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How can i transfer phone memory apps to external SD card [duplicate]

I am getting very low space please help. I want to install or transfer apps on external SD card completly.
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Why does my phone think it's low on space?

Before downloading a 1.14GB app on my Samsung Galaxy Phone, I had 1.24GB free in my internal storage. Strangely, I wasn't able to download the app and I got a message saying "Low on space. Phone ...
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crashes on CM11 and mysterious low space issues

I have several crashes (eg. can't start whatsapp, google play) sometimes clearing cache work. it's seems there is a race on storage the app that gets first cache works others did not. I tried to ...
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What's in Chrome's data?

I'm running stock 4.1.2 on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4 (not rooted). According to DiskUsage, I have about 755 MiB app storage in total, of which I have currently around 100 MiB free space left, so I try to ...
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Replacing the flash chip on a Galaxy Nexus

A little background I have two Galaxy Nexus phones: one reported lost(was lost) 32GB and a current 16GB version. Current Issue I'm trying to put the 32GB flash chip into the current phone. ...
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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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.thumbdata files maxing out internal SD memory

I have an 8GB Nextbook7 running Android 4.0.4. Recently, I discovered that I have 2 files named .thumbdata3... eating up all my internal space of 5+GB. These files are found in the .thumbnail folder ...
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How to access /storage/emulated/0/ from PC?

I want to export the settings of the K9 mail app. This app exports a settings file to /storage/emulated/0/com.fsck.k9/settings-4.k9s. But if I connect my Nexus 4 to my PC I cannot see such a file or ...
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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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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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What's the directory location for Newsstand documents?

I saved a few magazine issues using the options available in the Google Play Newsstand app, but can't figure out where the files are stored. Nothing showed up in the /sdcard/ directories tagged with ...
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How to root Android 4.1 in order to use SD card for internal storage?

I made the mistake of buying a cheap Chinese phone on Ebay to use on Three or Orange in the UK, a 4" Malata I60 Android 4.1 Dual Core MT6577 1GHz. It's okay for what little I need, except the internal ...
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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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Low internal storage from 32GB to 200 MB

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190. When I download apps from the Google Play Store I get a notification stating that I have low space and requesting that I delete some apps. The available ...
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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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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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Recover data off internal memory of a pin-locked phone?

How to retrieve data off of internal memory for LG Optimus (android 2.3.4), not rooted, locked via PIN password, and no forgot password showing up on PIN entry screen? I'm more particularly ...
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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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Removed storage/emulated/0 file and lost access to all files

I was cleaning up my files using the PC and I accidentally removed storage/emulated/0 file completely. I can no longer access images, music or files in general. Is there anything I can do at this ...
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Insufficient storage when installing app on Android ICS phone

My Android ICS phone has 42MB available (according to Settings->Storage). I am not able to install some new apps (e.g. O2 wifi, size 4MB) or update some existing apps (e.g. TouchPal X, size 19MB) ...
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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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Huawei Ascend P6, Moving maps to external sdcard

I bought an Huawei Ascend P6, which comes with 8GB internal phone storage. But only ~4GB are available for the "internal storage". I installed my apps, which include Tomtom Europe and Copilot Europe, ...
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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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Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work

In my Android in notification bar I see message Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. When I check I see 188 MB free in device memory and around 10 GB in USB storage. I ...
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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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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 ...