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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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory

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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How to mount my Galaxy Nexus storage under Debian?

I can't copy anything to my Galaxy Nexus right now. I've installed mtpfs 0.9-3 and tried to mount the storage of my Galaxy Nexus with mtpfs -o allow_other /media/phone. When I try to change to the ...
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Internal storage data disappeared, trying to dump

When I tried to use my SGS, it was unresponsive and didn't wake from sleep, then I rebooted it. After the boot, the desktop was like stock. I started checking my apps, some had its data intact and ...
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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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.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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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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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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How to mount the internal storage of the Droid 3?

My father just got a Droid 3, and it has something like 12 or 16 gigs of internal storage. I'm trying to mount that storage to his laptop so he can transfer over music, but I'm not getting the USB ...
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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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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 and files in general. Is there anything I can do at this ...
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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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“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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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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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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How to Move App's Data

Screenshot (click image for larger variant) As you can see here, i have already move the app to sd storage. the problem is, my app data still using my root directory. How to move my data to SD ...
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Ejecting a device connected via Android File Transfer

I recently upgraded from a device running Android 2.3 to 4.2. On my 2.3 device, I could use USB Connection Mode to automatically mount the device on OSX. When I first connected my 4.2 device, I was ...
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Internal Memory getting low despite apps are moved out using Link2SD

There might be similar questions. I don't want to open those old question. This is what I have done: I have rooted my phone. I have installed Link2SD. It was working good. Suddenly I started to ...
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Missing internal flash memory: It does not mount

I am using a Xtouch X718 tablet. It is very nice: at the beginning I could do almost everything. It used to be connected in computer and one day I was accessing it through the computer. Afterwards I ...
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Updating Unsuccessful, but Phone memory reduced

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i rooted smartphone. I tried to update to the latest firmware update by the default update option in setting menu and it started downloading update file of 26MB. Now ...
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HTC Desire Bravo low memory

It is constantly saying "Phone memory storage space is getting low" after I download app. Even if I move that app to SD (some apps cannot be moved) it is still low memory, about 18mb of 156mb. How to ...
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Not able to access photos, songs from phone storage

I am not able to access data on my phone storage through mobile apps. However, I am able to access the same data from my PC using s USB connection. I already erased all data available on the phone, ...
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Internal storage low even when 48 MB free of 150 MB (HTC Explorer)

This warning constantly shows in the notification area even when I have cleared the internal memory. 48 of 150MB is free. Could you please help me get rid of this warning/alert?
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False “Internal memory space is low” on tPAD - need a root access

A friend of mine has a chinese Teclast tPAD with Android 2.3.1. After some time of usage we start to get system notification "Internal memory space is low". Yet there are tons of free space in all ...
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What's the perfect internal storage preserving technique? Does link2sd and data2sd interfere?

I have a rooted ZTE Blade with a fast 8 Gbyte SD card (it's fast enough, and partitioned to 6G + 2G) running on CM7, and I'm using LINK2SD, but I'm not perfectly happy with it. Altough, LINK2SD is far ...
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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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Change MIUI storage location

I just installed MIUI on my LG F180 (Optimus G) and it changed the internal storage location from /data/media to /data/media/0 Is there any way to change it back?
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phone becomes extremely slow when internal storage usage reaches around 50%

I flashed my android phone many times recently using odin, my phone is a Galaxy Grand Duos. Then I finally got it working. but I found the problem as described in the title. What could possibly be the ...
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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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change or remove mount point for external_SD

Lg optimus f3 has an emulated sd card labeled sdcard0 the external_SD card sits at the same mount point it's labeled External_SD they both reside at the following mount /storage/ now storage is ...
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How can I set a default contact store?

I had my phone repaired and the factory data was reset, so I moved all contacts from the SIM card to the phone storage. Now all calls I receive or make are still made from the SIM card which makes it ...
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Did Custom Recovery flash my SD? Need help

So I was about to install a camera mod on my LG G2 (D802) via TWRP. I am no expert but I have used similar mods on my Android phones before without any problem. So I made a backup via Nandroid and ...
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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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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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Understanding Internal Storage, Phone Storage and SD card behavior

My Android 4.2.1 Phone has these type of storage- 1. Internal Storage 0.98GB 2. SD Card 14.83GB(Installed by me) 3. Phone Storage 5.44GB Now In Settings > Storage first option is- 1. Preferred ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't use storage after Factory Reset

My Mom sent me a Droid she didn't want. It was full of her stuff, so I did a factory reset on it. Now the phone won't let me use space for Dropbox. There is no SD card in the back by the battery, but ...
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Why is “wpa_supplicant.conf” file invisible?

My device LG e510 : Android 2.3 had been rooted and then I changed the privileges to view and see some system files, especially for wpa_supplicant.conf, with RootExplorer app. But unlike most ...
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Internal Storage Unavailable

I have two Android tablets running Gingerbread (2.3.4). I am seeing the following when I look at my storage: NAND FLASH: 2.15 of 2.23 GB Available MicroSD: 7.8 GB Available Internal Storage ...