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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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?

System: ASUS MemoPad 302C 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 ...
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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 ...
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I have an SD card and it still says that error in sufficient storage [duplicate]

When I upgrade an Android application from Google Play, it gets downloaded, then the upgrade stops with the message Error: Insufficient storage available. I have a 32 GB SD card so I want to ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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chkdsk for android

My Android tablet "went berserk" this week and eventually I managed to stop the behaviour that was stopping me from even getting the "desktop" to stay up front. I eventually discovered a corrupted ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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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 to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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Insufficient storage in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

My Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is showing insufficient storage with Applications at 11.6GB. When I add up all of the application storage requirements I get about 0.75GB. I supposedly have 49MB available but ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory ...