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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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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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“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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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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Limited internal storage, how to shift stuff to sd card

Total Available Internal storage on my Sony Ericsson is ~412MB. This is really low but many apps apparently need to be installed there and others still need a footprint even after being shifted to SD ...
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Reducing the memory usage of Contacts Storage

I have an HTC Desire running 2.2 and have noticed a lot of low memory warnings lately. I think this is due to my Contacts Storage taking up 33+ mb of space. How can I reduce or limit the amount of ...
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How can I determine storage directory from ADB?

Is there a way I can use ADB to determine the external storage directory (equivalent of the Android API call Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory())?
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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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How can I prevent android apps from reformatting my SD card?

I have a 32GB micro SD card, and some of the apps I use state that they have permsisions to modify sd card memory. I have a lot of personal files on my card, and the other day, some app, I don't know ...
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Access Samsung Galaxy S4 storage and SD card directly

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 a while ago. One annoying difference compared to my previous Android device that I've noticed on S4 is that I cannot access the internal storage and SD card directly by ...
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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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1answer
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adb command to search the filesystem

Is there an adb command similar to "locate" or "grep" that would help me find a file on my Android device? I'm curious about adb specifically, not a search app. EDIT: "find" has been suggested, ...
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1answer
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What is the application space limit on Galaxy Nexus?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 16GB internal memory and no external sdcard. I'm wondering if that means I have 16GB (or at least the free space left of that memory) to install applications?
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1answer
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How can I know the directories used by an application

I've been testing some dictionaries the last few days and right now I've my SDCard with plenty of directories with many MB of data that belongs to those dictionaries. How can I find out for a ...
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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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Is there a maximum number of files per directory or maximum directory size?

Recently I made a directory with > 20,000 small mp3 files in it. Not all the files successfully copied across from my desktop computer and if I tried to add any more I received an error message ...
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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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How to specify where my camera saves photos to [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S5830 phone which has Android on it. When I look at: Task Manager -> Summary It appears that my, small, sim card is being filled up with data whilst, my larger, External SD card ...
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1answer
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Record video and send it to server

I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be ...
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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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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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1answer
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My space used and free space doesn't add up

See pic - the numbers don't add up This is a 16GB Nexus 7 The listed items only add up to a little over 9GB. So 4GB worth of files are missing. How can I find those missing files?
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Too little memory in Android NAND ROMs. Cannot install apps!

(I was about to ask it here, but since I found the answer I'll share it too) After installing Android on NAND on my HD2, I found that the available system memory is too little for everyday use. It's ...
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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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Moving app between _three_ possibilities for storage?

My son has an Android phone, and when he bought it the storage space was divided thus: System Memory: 157MB Internal Memory: 1024MB When this was essentially full we put in an SD card to give him ...
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Is there a way to clear every application's cache?

The biggest culprit is Google Music, but I would like to clear out all of my caches fairly quickly. If I'm using my phone as a camera, having everything cached totally eats up my SD card's storage ...
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2answers
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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 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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1answer
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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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Is “ROM” the same as internal flash memory?

I saw the Nexus S storage specs are 512MB RAM + 16GB iNAND flash memory and for the HTC Incredible S: 768 MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM and microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included) Is the ...
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Moto Droid - Screen Going Crazy / SD Card Contents

So about an hour ago I was texting and noticed that when I would try to hit certain letters using the on-screen keyboard that it would think I pressed the keys to the left or right of a certain area. ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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What is the installation size of a clean build of 4.2?

This is a pretty simple question, but one that I have not been able to find the answer to. How much disk/storage space does an installation of Jelly Bean (bonus points for other versions) take up? I ...
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Where is “Back up my data” stored? Can it be edited?

Anybody know how to get to it? It's not on the Google Dashboard, or linked to from the developer docs. I've even dug through the code, but it's confusing. Anybody know a way to download it, and better ...
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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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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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First time with Android, need help with adding media

For Christmas this year I am getting a 16GB (really 10.6 GB) Galaxy Note II, which will be my first Android device after having a slew of iDevices. I have ~12 GB of music in iTunes and Google Music, ...
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My Android tablet seems to be “read-only”

I got an iView 7" Android tablet about a week ago, and it's been doing fine until today. This is the product on NewEgg In short; it seems my internal storage just won't accept any changes of any ...
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what is my personal data storage as opposed to program storage and how can I reduce it?

I am using Android 2.2, samsung galaxy tablet. When I look at task manager, summary it list 4 types of storage 1. program mine is 1.1 / 1.5 gb full 2. personal data 59.35 / 81.26 megabytes 3. ...
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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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No external storage available - Storage gone

While I organizing files on my Galaxy Nexus via PC (USB), Gallery app kept saying No external storage available Then I restarted the device, and whole storage was gone.. What could possible cause ...
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Android tablet separate user account - app installed once or multiple times?

Today I bought a tablet Samsung Nexus 10, it came with latest Android 4.3 installed. Android 4.2 and higher supports multiple user accounts which is awsome. My question is, if let's say I have ...
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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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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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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?