Questions tagged [internal-storage]

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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which android version (6,7.1,8.1,9.1.10,11,12.1) have adoptable sotrage format sd card as internal storage option

question which android version (7.1,8.1,9.1.10,11,12.1) have adaptable format sd card as internal storage option the mobile device i want to load custom rom is lyf water 7 as it have android 5.1.1 ...
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Side-effects (unexpected/unwanted) of changing the "default" SD card

In have a Huawei phone that came with 32GB. If I add a new bigger SD card what are the implications? I mean would my installed applications be affected/disappear? Would any configuration any app ...
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How to get library installation path

Some Android apps require libraries to be linked against by specifying <uses-library> in their Manifest (in the application element): <uses-library android:name="com.example.customlib&...
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Why does encryption doesn't work/apply to access device storage or Google photos or drive when we upload a file from device/cloud to any webpage/apps

Example : YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Chrome ( any app ) If I'm accessing YouTube or any other app where I can upload content from Android device with or without the app lock features, whenever I ...
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There are folders in my phone that can only be seen through a pc

I'm using a redmi 4 original phone and every time I connect my phone to a pc, folders that I cannot see by checking from the phone files appears. Weirdly, all those folders have periods at the start ...
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Weird folder structure

I have looked about and have found similar questions but my situation seems hugely worse so to speak. I recently bought an Oppo Reno4 Z. I'm an apple guy but took the plunge. Many have asked about ...
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Remove files left in main storage from failed "Clear Data"

I used the SnoreLab app for a while and was using the full night audio recording feature. I started to run out of space on my phone and found that I had accrued 20G of nightly recordings while ...
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SD Card storage issue

So I've been using a micro SD card as an internal storage for a while now. I was able to download games on it, everything was fine until I updated my system to android 11. It said the SD card was ...
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Does uninstalling system apps using ADB commands increase internal storage?

I just wanted to know if uninstalling system apps or bloatware using adb commands frees up storage space. I know that uninstalling system apps using adb doesn't actually removes the app from your ...
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Android incorrect reporting of storage usage

I have a moto g 7 power running android 10. I am attempting to clear out some storage. In the storage portion of the settings app, it shows 4.6GB of audio, but when I go to delete those files, it ...
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How do I get rid of broken, invisible files that take up lots of space?

I tried downloading a pretty big mp4 file, but that failed because i didn't have enough space. However, it filled up all my leftover storage. I tried getting rid of it but it doesn't show up in the ...
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Link2sd Change external storage location of internal formatted as card?

I had installed linked without pro version without rooting the phone it has an option in setting of auto link apps to add card which moved or partly links installed apps to as card..I had enBled the ...
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Data Recovery on Android 11 with broken screen

I have a pixel 4a running android 11 with a broken screen. The full screen is black; the lower part of the touch screen seems to be responsive but I can't really tell what's going on so I don't know ...
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Who made my Android tablet computer?

The chargers is an AC adapter. It is model number ANU-050250A. Input is 100-240VAC0.3A 50/60Hz. Output is 5v=----2500mA. The table in the about info calls it a computer. Model number HL-1258A.
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Downloaded files consistently disappearing from Internal Storage

I have a Moto G Power running Android 11. I like to listen to audiobooks, so I routinely download files from OneDrive, using the OneDrive app, to folders in my internal storage. When I open the "...
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Stock rom after magisk

I have got samsung galaxy a8 2018 device. I rooted my phone with this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYyxWH3xew Several days later I downloaded stock rom in sammobile. I flashed stock rom to ...
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Make WhatsApp download media automatically on Wi-Fi?

I have settings set to download all media automatically. However, WhatsApp (Android app) does not do it. How can I force it to download all media? Here are my settings (note that I am on Wi-Fi now; I ...
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Merge back SD card to internal memory to use 2 SIMs

Samsung phones like the Galaxy Note 9 claim to have a 'dual SIM' capability, but that means that the SD Card slot cannot be used any more. While zillions of articles explain how to move data from ...
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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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How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
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Why no storage error showing with my space empty?

Im having more than 12GB free space And when i try to install app or update app im getting no storage error. I have clear cache also still showing same issue. Any suggestion. Thanks
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Android file transfer does not mount Android internal storage

How could one mount internal storage of Android phone within the macOS terminal as a volume?
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Fail to find an Android device sound file

In the clock app (bedtime tab, sleep sounds) I can choose a device sound Deep space. I would love to use it as my alarm sound. Every file-exploring app that I have used hasn't found this file. How can ...
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How to resolve an encryption issue?

I used a lockscreen to encrypt my phone and accidentally messed up the system and TWRP. I've since formatted it and am using it normally, albeit without root this time lol. But, just in case, I made a ...
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How to restore whatsapp data from local storage? [duplicate]

I have tried multiple options to restore data from internal storage. Unfortunately, none of them has been successful. Every time I get prompted to google drive back up even though I don't have any ...
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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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Is there a reliable way to know which is the home dir of the phone?

I'm making a program for termux and i need to access to the home directory(where are the Downloads, Android, DCIM, etc directories). The problem is that i know that not all the phones have the '/...
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How to identify google account based on "internal shared storage"

I soft bricked my grandma's (soft-broken (play-services kept crashing)) phone [Samsung A3] by performing a factory reset not knowing about Samsung/Google's factory reset protection and thinking she'd ...
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Note 9 Device Care shows lots of videos that don't exist

The issue is that my phone keeps telling me it is running out of space. I found this very strange, since I always delete a lot of stuff after backing it up. I went into Device Care, and on the ...
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can only access SD card; cant access the internal storage on pc

i need to delete 3 gigs of "pictures" from my internal storage,it says there is 3 gigs of photos in there but they dont show up in the google file manager and when i connect to pc it only ...
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Lenovo - Internal Storage and SD-Card empty (on device and pc)

As stated above. Someone asks me to help him with his phone. I have no clue what happened, I never heard about thats happening before, soo.. yeah... The phone is an Lenovo with Android 6.0. It has an ...
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My phone is not saving things (screenshots, download from browser, etc)

So one day my phone shutdown and when restarted I started to get some issues. Screenshot was not working saying that there was no space left. Gallery had no images/videos at all. File manager was not ...
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The normal directories of storage of this app is empty. Does it got anything to do with my phone being unrooted? [duplicate]

There is an educational app in my android phone that allows me to download videos for studying them offline. I have downloaded a lot of videos and have my storage filling up to the brink because of it....
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SD is force allowed, but play store still tries to install on phone, not on SD

I have a Nokia 5.1 with Andoroid 10 (start screen says "Android one") and I would like to have the default storage place of my apps to be the sd card. I followed successfully the ...
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Is there any way to force apps to use internal memory only on rooted Android device?

I have OnePlus 5T 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. 100GB free space is available on phone. I rooted the device. Now, I am facing a problem regarding installing apps from Google Play Store. When I try ...
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I'm looking for a data recovery program for my android phone [closed]

I had a Samsung Galaxy J7 it was stolen I managed to get it back but not before it was wiped completely but they weren't able to get passed the frp lock and I had some very valuable data on some of ...
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Can't format SD card as internal storage

Today I installed my first custom ROM (Lineage OS 17.1, official page) on my old Motorola phone (Moto G3 Turbo edition, XT1516). Everything great until I wanted to format my SD card as internal ...
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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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How can I figure out which App has created certain folders/files? [duplicate]

I searched a lot but couldn't find any direct answer. There must be a way to figure out from which App a certain folder or file within /storage/emulated/0/ was created.
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What's the best way to move files from SD card without the risk of losing any files?

So I'm running out of space and I'd like to use link2sd to move my apps to sd card. But before that I need to create a partition on my SD card, and to do that I would have to move my files from it and ...
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Formatted my sd card as internal storage in my Xiamoi phone. but still getting no enough space message when installing apps

I have a Xiamoi note 8 phone running android 9. It has 32gb internal storage and I used most of it, so I decided to buy an sd card to use as internal storage. I went in settings chose the format as ...
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I formatted my SD card as internal storage, downloads still go to the phones internal storage

Yo, I just formatted my SD card as internal storage, and the storage section says that in my device storage I have 30 GB, but downloads still go to the phones internal storage, is this how its ...
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Photos made this afternoon disappeared after I rebooted phone - how to recover them?

This morning, since the memory of the internal storage reached its limit, I moved all the pics in the Camera album to the SD card. In the afternoon, I took a couple of pics which if I remember ...
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How do I move apps to SD card on Android 7

I'm getting tired of deleting apps to install an app. Right now I need every app I got but also need to download another app. I got no more space left. I've searched high and low for a way to move my ...
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...
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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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I can't access some music folders via music player, other works fine

I have several GB of music in several folders on internal storage. When I want to play it with (any) music player, some folders play fine, some shows that there is no music, despite it is. Same happen ...
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Are these files safe to delete on android?

Whilst I was deleting files on my android to clear up some space; I came across two strange files. One was PubmetricinstalledList and the other was PubmetricmoreApps. The first file contained two ...
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How to determine which app or service is frequently writing to storage and causing lagging?

When I turn on the screen on a sleeping (but not powered off) high-end Samsung Android 7 Nougat device, the device is often very unresponsive (lagging) for 20-200 seconds. Using the excellent Simple ...
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MacroDroid shell script non-root location permission denied

I am currently trying to run a simple shell script via MacroDroid. devices are Huawei and Samsung (Oreo not rooted). in MacroDroid tried following locations: /data/local/tmp/script.sh /storage/...

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