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How to see what is stored in System memory area? [duplicate]

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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I can't find files taking up space in my android phone [duplicate]

I have bought Lenovo k4 note and have recently upgraded to Marshmallow. So I've 16 GB of internal memory out of which the Android 6.0 inbuilt memory app inside storage and USB setting, says 5.37 GB is ...
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How do I get rid of "System Data" that takes up half my hard drive? [duplicate]

So since I updated my phone, there seems to be a mysterious 3-4GB of "System Data" on my phone's hard drive that I can't get rid of. Here are some screenshots of this: I have an LG Leon running ...
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Android Phone taking up more space than it should [duplicate]

I have a relatively new HTC ONE M8 running Android 5.0.1 (according to the settings page). The phone is supposed to have 10.5 GB space according to Windows, but at the moment only 945 MB is free (...
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Galaxy Tab A (2016) always shows full memory [duplicate]

My tab always warns of dangerously low memory. It shows 15.4 GB used of 16gb even though the sum of the images, video, documents and apps is only around 2.5 GB (per attached image). I've tried disk ...
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Why is my internal memory almost full while the files add up to only a few gigabytes? [duplicate]

My HTC One M8 internal memory is almost full (15.40 out of 16). The phone says it's mostly applications. But when I connect it to my computer, go to Internal Storage and add the sizes of all ...
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How can I find out what's using all of my internal storage? [duplicate]

I'm using CyanogenMod 11 on an i9300. The internal memory of my phone is quite full, but when I tried to find out what was taking this space I found out something really strange. I installed the ...
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What is inside the "other" category in the storage settings and how can I delete these large files eating my storage space? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot find a clear answer. I just recently flashed lineage is 14 on my Samsung galaxy S4. I used TWRP to wipe the internal storage with eh wipe ...
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Why does Windows think my phone has 52 GiB of internal disk space whereas my phone sees 64 GB? [duplicate]

From my phone: From Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate:
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Internal Storage calculation wrong [duplicate]

The calculation does not really add up. Previosly more storage was occupied by Spotify although the downloaded music is saved to the external SD card. How can I get Android to recognize the correct ...
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Internal storage fills up [duplicate]

I had a Sony Xperia C with a 16GB memory card. My internal storage kept filling up which made it unable to update or download any apps. The only apps I had were WhatsApp and Instagram. Sent my phone ...
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Android 10 system taking up too much hard drive space [duplicate]

I have a Nokia 5.3 running Android 10. Of the 64GB hard drive space, the system file is currently taking up 52GB. Couple of days back, it was taking up 48GB and my phone was complaining of running out ...
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My storage keeps increasing drastically despite not downloading anything and freeing up lots of space (4GB>200mb??) [duplicate]

I am using a Huawei P10 Lite. This is absolutely insane and I desperately need a solution, I can't even begin to imagine what's causing this. I've been getting the whole "storage space running ...
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What is taking the storage of my Huawei phone? [duplicate]

Update: The suggested duplicate question does not indicate how to solve it, nor do I think it explains the situation unless there is a unusual amount in the hidden folders I recently did a factory ...
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Memory - 20Gb being used by something [duplicate]

Apologies that this is a similar question but I have not yet found the solution here. I have 32 Gb A6, apps consume around 10Gb and I have a ton on SD card but storage info says I only have 2Gb free ...
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"System Memory" taking up too much storage [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem recently, my Samsung S 10+ has the storage information as shown in the image below. I don't know why the system memory is taking up 20 GB of storage. I cannot access it ...
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What's eating up my storage? [duplicate]

I selected all the folders of my Internal Storage, and the details say it is 11.64 GB. But, on the left bar, it shows Internal Storage [31.17/32.00 GB]. Screenshot of My Files application of my phone: ...
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Internal Storage has no space even with SD card? [duplicate]

So I have an LGK4 android phone with 8GB of storage, and lately I've been having really weird storage problems; When I try to install or update an app I can't because the storage is full; thing is, I'...
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File Sizes (including hidden files) don't sum up to total data usage [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my Galaxy S9 was running low on space. While using the 'My Files' app that comes with the phone to do some spring cleaning, I noticed that my Internal Storage shows a usage of ...
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Lack of available storage on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet [duplicate]

My samsung galaxy tablet is low on storage and i have no idea where the storage is being used. When I go into setting and look up storage I get a reading for the various sources documents,apps,...
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What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?

If you're not used to seeing the 'low on internal storage' notification, what is it that you're doing to keep your phone's internal memory from filling up so quickly? The 'SD Card and Phone Storage' ...
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Where do Android apps store data?

Could you list all the possible directories where Android apps may store data? Can you also provide description of the kind of data stored in each directory?
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What is /storage/emulated/0/?

Recently, I've figured out that if I delete files from /sdcard/Download it deletes files from /storage/emulated/0/Download. And if I add the files into /sdcard/Download it duplicates them in /storage/...
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How to recover a deleted file from /data partition on a rooted phone?

I factory reset my rooted Android M phone but now I realize that there was a file in the /data directory which I need. Is it possible to create an image (.img or something similar) of the /data ...
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How to stop apps writing to "Android" folder on the SD card?

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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Why is there no option to choose size in TWRP's resize partition feature?

I'm trying to reflash an old Galaxy Note N5100 but I realized that the system partition is too big (~1.5GB). The current ROM uses only about 40% of the partition so I want to shrink it to make space ...
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Why is my tablet storage almost full?

My Galaxy Tablet 10.1 has almost 14 GB of storage. Currently, it's about 13.5 GB full of stuff, but I have no idea what. Recently, when I have tried to install some apps, I get an error saying there ...
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My space used and free space doesn't add up

See pic - the numbers don't add up! Screenshot (click for larger variant) 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 ...
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Missing space on internal storage

I have a GT-I9195 running Lollipop 5.1.1 (currently PAC-ROM) which in theory has 8GB of internal memory. However, I can't seem to track down what exactly has happened to all that space. With a paltry ...
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How do I access `$HOME/storage` outside of Termux (with a file explorer)?

How do I access $HOME/storage Termux directory on Android Pie with a GUI File Explorer? In Termux I print the working directory with pwd and it shows $HOME/storage as: /data/data/com.termux/files/...
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Please explain the android partition structure to me?

I've tried finding the answer myself, but everything that I am able to see seems to miss out the really basic first steps. Here's my logic: FIRST Look at the phone's specification. Lets say Samsung ...
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What is the "u#_everybody" UID?

In (multi-user) Android there are UIDs like these: u0_everybody u10_everybody u11_everybody Those seem different to the usual uXX_aYY UIDs used for the applications. What is their purpose? Is this a ...
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How to free Internal Storage by moving data or using symlink / bind-mount with Adoptable Storage?

Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). I'm having issues with running out of storage space, even though I have 128GB external SD card, merged with the internal storage. Is there a way to create ...
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What Is Using Up My Storage/Data on Android Phone?

First, I appreciate that there are lots of similar questions to this online, but they are often so specific that I haven't been able to solve this question myself (through online forums/questions/etc)....
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To move data like videos media picture etc from internal memory of Lyf wind. 1 to external 32 GB SD card.?

I bought a new Lyf ls-5010 on 15 Aug 2016 . in it all setting of picture camera browser are set to internal 4gb it shows no space while capture photo or download something. No I inserted a 32 GB ...
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Constant decrease in android's internal storage free space

I am having a hard time with my phone. My device, which is a simple LG Magna has had a constant decrease in FREE space. That means that something is constantly taking up more and more place in my ...
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How to hide installed app from other app?

If app has storage access, how to hide other installed app from it? App consists of files in different locations. Maybe somehow I can make them unaccessible for other app? If I didn't give root right ...
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Android du and df very different: File System Corrupted?

On an Android Nougat (7.1.1) set top box, du and df of my /data partition are very different: $ adb shell du -sh /data 1.0G /data $ adb shell df -H /data Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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Can anyone explain Android storage space?

My Hannspree tablet running Android 4.4.2 has 3 distinct storage locations: Internal storage - 1GB, Internal SD card - 12GB, Removable SD card - 32GB. What's the point of the internal SD card if ...
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System storage is showing full even when it is not. So I can't install apk as system app

I have OnePlus 6 with latest Open Beta. It is rooted. I have done everything but I still can't install any app as a system app. I have tried Link2SD and Titanium Backup. I have tried to copy/paste ...
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Why do I keep getting "not enough storage space"

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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Internal Storage - Negative Value

I recently installed a new Custom Rom (Resurrection Remix) on my phone. Since then, my Internal Storage has been acting weird. It's size and usage are shown as negative values as observed in the ...
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3GB of internal storage is lost

I have a Sony Xperia SL with 32 GB internal storage from which 25 GB is available for user. When I bought the phone, everything was OK. but last month I found out that there is only 1GB left free, ...
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Android system memory filled up Samsung Galaxy s8

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 since 2 years. After time my free memory got less and less but my Samsung File manager only said that Others had (As of today) 47,26GB and in the Internet i did not found ...
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What exactly will clearing storage cached data do?

What will clearing the internal storage cached data clear? Worried I'm gonna lose something I need. I've searched for the answer but the information I was able to find seem to be about cached data of ...
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What is the internal storage being used for?

My Android phone is showing me a notification saying that the "Phone storage is low". So, when I click on the notification, it shows me this: The total space used is 6.59 GB, but the space used by ...
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How disk space is partitioned in an Android phone?

How does storage space in our phone is partitioned? How can we access our storage space?
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How to stream an encrypted backup of the entire device to remote host?

I have an Android device that has no free space and no SD-card that I can replace (thanks to OnePlus policy). I also have no free space on PC to accommodate the backup so I wanted to upload it to the ...
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I have 32 GB external, but my internal is only 4GB!

My mom bought me a phone. It's Samsung Galaxy J1. And It says that it has only 4GB in my internal storage. But I have 32 GB external storage. So, I downloaded all apps that I wanted then I moved it ...
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Why I am only getting 8gb storage when I was said that my phone contains 16gb storage?

I recently bought Oppo A3s smartphone with 2gb RAM and 16gb ROM but I am only getting 8gb usable storage from which Android is using 2 gb. What should I do now?
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