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HTC Desire low on internal storage, I'm clueless — Any help?

It's been bugging me for a while but getting quite bad lately. I get warnings that my internal storage is full, I have about 13mb left of what I believe is 512mb worth of rom. I have checked with the ...
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Why am I constantly running out of space on my Galaxy S2?

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2. It has a 12GB internal HD, and a 16GB SD card. I keep getting errors from various programs telling me I am running out of space. BeyondPod won't download new ...
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Where does Google Music store offline songs?

I have a song I want to use for a ringtone, but the Google Music app doesn't let me set it. I've checked on my sdcard/internal storage for a music/google/gmusic etc folder but can't find anything. ...
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What is the difference between system memory and internal storage?

I am using LG Optimus L3. When I look into the app manager, there is a system memory of 157MB and an internal storage of 1GB. I can't install all the apps on internal storage. It's something like ...
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“Cannot download, not enough space” when “Phone Storage” clearly lists enough space

I just installed Android 2.1 on my Pandigital Novel. Anytime I try to download an app (via WiFi), I get this error: Unable to download. Not enough space on phone. However, the phone lists the free ...
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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...
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Android Devices: use external storage as a default storage

If you're running out of memory which happens a lot on low-end android devices like Samsung galaxy Y, Samsung galaxy Y-DUOS etc. and want more free space for your apps, then this post is for you..
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Where does Google Play store its ebooks on an Android device?

In the Google Play Books Android application, there is an option to keep an ebook on a device if the user wants to do it. So when you decide to do such a thing, the ebook may be stored somewhere on ...
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How can I view the Android internal partition table?

I've rooted my device, put it in recovery mode, and have linked it to PC by adb shell. How can I view the list of storage devices and partitions? Note: fdisk doesn't work.
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Where are the .apk files of currently installed apps stored on my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?
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How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps?

I dont have that many apps. But I had to delete old ones to get new ones because my phone keeps saying I have low storage. How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps?
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USB Mass Storage Not Working

I have spent a few hours trying to figure out why my USB mass storage function is not working with my laptop. Here's what I've done: Installed Android 2.3.2 (Pete's GPA12) Uninstalled, cleaned, and ...
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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Not enough storage on android device

When I download application from Market I obtain out of memory error. In fact I have about 2Gb free storage on SD Card and it seems there is out of space of internal phone storage. How to clear ...
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1answer
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Using an external SDcard with KitKat?

On a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running 4.4 and non-rooted (I'd prefer not to root a device used for professional development purposes) Having stored some ebooks on my external SDcard, I ...
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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them "offline" later? I'm not talking about ...
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1answer
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Is a Class 10 MicroSD overkill or is a Class 6 adequate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the class rating of my MicroSD card relevant? I don't see any speed class or × rating markings on the 2GB card that came with my phone. Is a Class 10 card going to be ...
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Can Android tablet read external hard drive and if so which formats?

Can an Android tablet read external hard drives and if so which formats? I have a Samsung Note and tried accessing a hard drive but failed. I've been told that if I format my 1TB hard drive to FAT32 ...
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why does my factory reset tablet have no stoarage space?

I have an envizen tablet android 4.2.2 and when I factory reset it and check my storage it says 104mb apps 92kb audio 9.2mb cached and 1.44 misc. But for some reason 0 available when I should have 8 ...
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Why is the SD-card mounted to “/sdcard/external_sd” instead of “/sdcard” (or “/mnt/sdcard”)?

I recently upgraded my phone to an LG Motion 4G (Android 4 ICS). I see that the sdcard is mounted at /sdcard/external_sd. I also noticed that this appears to be the same with some other newer models. ...
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Check what storage an app uses?

Is there a way to check what storage a third party application is using? i.e which of these it uses?
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Why my phone is always out of space recently, but I didn't install any new software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps? I've installed such software as Shazam, Baidu Map, QQ, HiMarket, MeiTuan, UC Mobile, etc. At first everything is ...
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''insufficient space on the device'' – but my sd card has plenty space?

I bought my Android phone a month ago (a Prestigio 3350 Duo) and installed maybe 5 apps on it, so according to the memory card I have almost 2 gb of free space, and 28 mb on internal storage. But when ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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Android phone system data is keep eating the space [duplicate]

My Android phone system space is keep eating by some unknown application or something which is now showing low on space in phone storage and many times phone gets shutdown'd. Please help me on how to ...
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1answer
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What is internal and external storage?

My phone said that the Golf 2 app is moved to the SD card. In the app info section I have the following choices: Force stop Uninstall Move to internal storage Is internal storage the SD?
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Samsung galaxy S2 Storage management

I used to have an HTC Desire: there was an internal memory and my micro-SD card. I could navigate easily via file explorer to each. With S II, I have also a micro-SD inserted however I can only ...
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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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Missing internal flash memory and SD card does not mount

Some time ago I installed a custom firmware (YAR28) on my Archos 7HT. This worked fine for a while, until some day when I switched it on it showed the initial startup screen, and after that all my ...
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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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How can I free up storage on my SGS II?

I got a notification on my SGS2 today that said the phone memory is nearly full. So my question is: How can I move apps to the internal USB storage? I don't have a micro SD card in my phone.
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Why can't some apps be moved to the SD card? [duplicate]

I am finding the move to SD card option disabled for some apps
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Share PC storage with BlueStacks?

I am using BlueStacks Beta 1 but its storage capacity is limited. Is there any way that I can share PC storage so that I can install more apps? EDIT: I have Bluestacks 0.7.5.2700 installed and it ...
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How to have unused apps not take up resources

Is there a way I can have unused apps not take up resources? Especially Internal memory and other resources not on Sd card. I am already using Link2SD to move what I can to SD. I know you can back ...
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Gmail won't sync, apps don't update: “Device doesn't have enough storage space”

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, Android 4.0.4. For the last few days I can't sync my gmail or update any apps. This, of course, is a barefaced lie. There is plenty space available: But still, I ...