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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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Can't access internal phone storage

After a recent update I'm not able to access the phone's internal storage. I'm trying to use "ES file explorer". It used to display the internal storage and the SD card, but now only the SD card. I ...
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Can't download due to no storage. I have enough storage

I keep getting a error saying cannot download not enough space. But according to my phone I have 429MB and the file I want downloaded is only 40.08MB. I don't want to use my SD card because the file ...
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Have transferred all music to SD card but still seem to have full system/ user data

My galaxy S7 external SD card seemed to have stopped working. Which caused my phone to show full internal storage. I replaced the SD card with a new and larger one and transferred all my google play ...
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Only image files are showing up in my folder when I view my phone's files on the computer

I need to transfer some sound recordings from my Samsung Android phone to my computer, however when I view the phone's files on my computer, only image files (.jpg, .png, .bmp, etc.) are visible. No ....
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Freeing Up Space on Samsung Galaxy Note 4

I inserted a new micro SD card hoping into my Note 4 hoping to create space for my phone. However, I am continuing to receive messages that I am running out of space. What is the best way to remedy ...
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Factory Reset, Google Photo's recovered old photos

Recently purchased a Oneplus One second hand from eBay. It was factory reset by previous owner, and it has since been factory reset by me a couple of times. I have setup Google Photo's today and it's ...
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Swiftkey Keyboard uses too much space

Keyboard application uses 845 MB of my phone data which is really too much. I want to delete data, but I am afraid that I will delete words predictions too. Is there any solutions for me? Maybe ...
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Internal storage /emulated directory

I am trying to clear some internal storage i have in the emulated directory two identical folders one /0 and one /legacy both have exact same files can i delete one?
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Storage Doesn't Add Up?

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017, and as you can see, my phone storage is supposedly nearly full, at 14.6GB. But the file info displayed is only about 3.3GB! I've looked up the issue and seen ...
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Wiko UFeel phone won't restart after logo screen

Recently my Wiko UFeel (using Marshmallow Android) restarted automatically and won't pass from the UFeel logo image. I know I problaby have to do a factory reset, however I need to backup some files ...
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Clear all apps user data with ADB without factory reset

I'm trying to achieve the goal of clearing all app data using Git Bash on Windows, but I don't know exactly if this approach is wrong, because it shows FAILED on every line. adb shell 'pm list ...
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Offline file transfer into Android-x86 virtual machine?

VirtualBox SMB servers are unfortunately unsupported by Android and it's third party file managers. How do I transfer files into an Android VM without needing to upload the file online (if no ...
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Using twrp, i wiped system,data and internal storage, internal storage wont work

So, i was installing a custom rom using twrp, when i used the wipe function of twrp, i selected Dalvik , cache, data, internal storage and System. After i finished the installation of the rom, the ...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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Vodafone smart prime 7 SD card issue

I recently got a Vodafone Smart Prime 7 smartphone. I want to extend the internal storage of the phone to 32 gb using a MicroSD card. When I insert the card, the phone detects it "New SD card ...
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KDE Connect Cannot Use SD Card?

I'm using KDE connect from my Kubuntu 18.04 desktop to try and connect to my tablet (Tab A 10.1 running Android version 7). The internal SD card registers (I can see it) in Dolphin (File Explorer), ...
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Can't move apps from internal to external storage

I'm trying to move with Lucky Patcher (also with app2sd and Samsung stock app) some apps from internal to external storage, but everytime with every apps movable I got this message: java.lang....
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How do I view root ( / ) with Termux if termux-storage-storage doesn't help?

After reviewing this: https://termux.com/storage.html I used termux-storage-storage on my phone and Andy Android emulator. After running the above command, I am able to view root directory with ls ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...
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How to save a website I made onto my Android

I want to show off the responsiveness of my website, and it is currently stored only locally. In windows, I can just open index.html. Is there something similar to this on android?
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How to free up space to install apps?

After installing a 32 GB SD card, having trouble installing apps. Because the OS is 5.x and not upgradable then adoptable storage isn't an option. How can I install apps when the system reports ...
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Finding hidden data

I have an app that has 4 GB of video data, But I cant find it even with the hidden files showing. I want to move them to my SD card, How do I find them ?
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how to format an SD card as portable for adoptable storage?

I have ZTE phone: Model z828 Fcc id srq-z828 IC 5200E-Z828 H/W U06A DATE 03/2017 and have inserted and mounted a 32 GB SD storage chip. However, cannot seem to get an option to use ...
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When I connect my phone to my PC it only shows SD card, no internal storage

The SD card is there (16 GB) but my internal memory isn't (16 GB). I also can't download files/apps, I can't share things on FaceBook due to internal storage, and going into a file manager doesn't ...
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Running out of space because “other” section of internal storage takes up 14 gb

I've looked everywhere and could not find a straight answer. In my internal storage, the "other" section takes up 14 gb. There is nothing I can think of that possibly accounts for this. Exploration ...
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RCA Tablet Android 5.0 - Format SD card and transfer gallery from internal storage to sd card?

RCA Tablet Android version: 5.0 Could anyone answer.... How do I format an SD card to be portable storage and then transfer existing gallery from internal storage to the sd card so we can view the ...
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Low storage. Found files named __data. Can I delete it?

My android is low on storage and after looking around at files, i found these __data files that are taking up a ton of storage. I had the urge tk just delete it but im afraid if i do ill just end up ...
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What's the use of “Android” folder in the internal storage of my android phone

I've read that android implements app isolation by creating a user for every app installed, and the apps store their personal data in their home directory. What then is the use of "Android" folder in ...
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What acts as the internal storage of an android device?

Just like HDD/SSD act as the internal storage for a PC, what exactly acts as the internal storage for an android device?
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How did my application database end up on the SD card?

I have a question regarding database location on Android devices. We don't specify where to install the app(no installLocation in manifest), but we see that ./data/data/{package-name}/databases are ...
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Resetting phone to one big internal disk?

My phone has 32GB internal storage and 128GB external (SD-card). Internal has 20GB to use for data and apps, of which 19GB is used. TomTom Go uses 6GB of internal storage. I can't move it to external ...
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What are my options to recover data from my water damaged phone?

My phone(Wileyfox Spark+, rooted and on COS 13, TWRP recovery) fell into water, and i got it out a few seconds later. I immediately took out the battery, sd card, sim, and lid, and left them in the ...
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Internal storage to SD card issues

I have an Alcatel-4060A mobile and the internal storage is forever full. I only have two games and maybe 4 pics downloaded. Since I buy an 8 GB sd card. It only lets me download 4 apps on sd . Also ...
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Why is application data of the same application stored in different locations?

I have installed the same application on a device running Android 7.0 (not rooted) and on a tablet running Android 4.4 (root), but nevetheless I noticed that the application data (databases/files ...
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Moving applications from the Internal Storage to my SD Card

How can I move applications from my internal storage on my Android 4.4.4 to my SD Card? I am trying to move Facebook to my SD Card so that I can update it. Here is an image of the problem: I have ...
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I need more internal for twrp

I have an LG Aristo 2 (LGE Model LM-X210(G)), running Android version 7.1.2 (ARMv7). It is rooted with Magisk and TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-0. I'm trying to install Kali Linux Nethunter on it and I need ...
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Why do Docs, Sheets and Slides keep recreating their data?

Look, I am never, ever ever going to use Docs, Sheets and Slides on my LG K7 (running 5.1.1), but I have come to terms with the fact that there is no way to remove them from my phone without rooting, ...
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How to view internal AND SD card storage on my Moto e4 when I connect it to my computer?

Up until a couple of hours ago I have been able to view my internal storage and SD storage on my phone when I connect it to my computer via USB. I simply swipe down on my phone, click USB for file ...
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Adding Init.d support to Android 5.1 Pimp My Rom didn't work

what I need to do is to create a sym link to the dalvik-cache folder and execute it in boot time, in order to free some internal memory space. I had done this before with an old 2.3 Android, but it ...
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Storage showing 7.6GB/8GB but only showing 24MB under user data

Android is telling me to free up data, but when looking under user data the largest amount of data i'm using is in apps, but that's only 18MB, yet storage is showing a total of 7.6gb/8gb used. Can ...
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Impossible to format corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage

I see lots of questions about recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage, that's not my case. I want to FORMAT this SD card to be able to use elsewhere. For some reasons the ...
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How to delete downloaded files on Android TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV with Android. When trying to install a new app from the Play store it says I have to free up some space, as my storage is full. When checking storage in the settings, it says ...
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Location of files: Main Storage versus SD card

I'm trying to figure out what is stored where on my Android phone (an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S8 with an SD card). I can examine the phone's contents either via any of the several file manager apps I'...
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How to delete a file once it is created by an app?

This question applies to any file created by an app, but this is the description of my problem. I have an app installed in my phone that creates a .nomedia file in the root of my storage every time a ...
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No Root: How to delete 0 byte in root storage of internal storage?

This is the same to this question: Can't delete file in download folder But for me the answer is not clear, as per the OP's answer 'he turned on the SD Maid app' but did not stated what option in ...
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Where is all the internal storage space on my BLU Advance 5.0

I got a really cheap BLU Advance 5.0 here and the most annoying thing is that it constantly runs out of space. I already added a 16GB SD card but as you might imagine that doesn't solve the problem. ...
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1,5gb of data in internal (system data) - how can I delete?

it seems that I've got 1,5gb of data in internal (system data) - how can I delete?
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Why does my storage page say I have 34 GB of Audio files when there are only 2 audio files stored, totaling 2.1 MB?

I've been trying to free up space on my Pixel 2XL, and the Storage menu in Settings says I have 34 GB of audio files stored, but when I go in to the files to try to erase things, I only have two audio ...
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Google Drive to Instagram File Location?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 that had about 29GB of 32GB memory full. I then tried to post a large video file (3+GB) from Google Drive over to my Instagram, but it got stuck on ...
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Internal 1.4GB VMEM of Samsung J2 2016(SM-J210F) is missing

First I will say what I did before I got this problem. I have rooted SM-J210F by following the instructions on XDA-Developers site. Rooting was successful. Then I started doing random things without ...