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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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? In Rooted Android device

I have oneplus 5t 8gb ram + 128 gb internal storage 100gb free space is available in phone. I Rooted the device. Now I am facing the problem regarding installing apps from Google play Store. When I ...
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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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How do I restore a tar Android backup directly to my phone?

Android 11. I made a backup of my Internal Storage using this: adb exec-out 'tar --create --exclude=data/media/0/TWRP \ data/media/0 2>/backup-errors.txt | \ gzip' | \ dd of=sdcardbackup-$(date +%Y%...
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Why do different file managers show different internal storage free space [duplicate]

I have two file manager apps on the phone The system file manager Downloaded file manager But they both show different internal storage free space. System file manager | 9.1GB ...
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How do I backup Internal Storage to PC or OTG Drive without it changing folder and file modified dates?

I'm on Android 11 and I want to backup my files to a drive but I don't want it to change the modified date for folders and files...
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Cannot move app to SD card

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Some apps show a Storage used option. This means they can be stored in Device memory or External storage. I mean to move all apps to External ...
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Reading corrupted android internal memory sd card

Please I have a Huawei p8 lite phone and I mounted an sd card as internal storage since I don't money for phone with a bigger memory. After using it for months with most of my important documents ...
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Why are folders with random numbers created on my mobile device?

Folders such as "yysec" or "z" are also created
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System storage taking up loads of space after adopting SD card

I recently adopted an SD card to my Xiaomi Redmi 7. Before I adopted the 64GB card, I was using around 8GB. Now my file manager says I am only using 2%, and under internal storage in settings I have ...
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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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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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Samsung Phone write protection

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy M11. I'm trying to transfer my files from my old phone to the new phone connected to a PC but it won't copy. I get the pop-up that says the internal storage is write ...
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Problem with a sdcard under Android 7.1.2 three partitions can not be mounted / used

Happy New Year! there is a problem with my sdcard under Android 7.1.2 (Custom Rom) (root=true, adb=possible). The vFat Partition can be used, but the rest is not mounted and can not be used. mmcblk1p1 ...
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Can't write to internal storage on a rooted phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) which I rooted with Magisk. Now in the process of installing TWRP and customizing my phone, I might have run some shell commands, like mount or sudo in a place where ...
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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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How to increase the size of the system partition?

I have an old Google pixel 1 and I was trying to install a GSI but I get this a message on TWRP saying Size of image is larger than target device, so I went to wipe > advanced wipe > selected ...
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Accidentally wiped internal storage on Nexus 10 via TWRP now I can't turn on my tablet

I wanted to use TWRP to install an Android image but when I was deleting the already existing Android image files, I accidentally pressed "Internal Storage" and now when I try to operate my ...
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a lot of heavy .txt files in my android. is it safe to delete them to free up memory?

There are lots of text documents in my android phone with over 1 mb size. they are typically named with time stamp like "20200419_11". is it safe to delete them? will it enhance my storage ...
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Is there a way for a website or app to view the contents of my internal storage without my permission?

I see there are a lot of articles about the restrictions imposed on JavaScript in Windows Chrome. It can't access the filesystem of a user without the user himself uploading it to the server of the ...
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Can files from android internal be recovered after using adoptable storage?

I have lenovo k50a40 which is pretty old. I was using my SD card as internal(adoptable storage). By mistake I took out my SD card with taking any backup and inserted another card. Now old card is not ...
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Read data from internal flash of a broken phone [duplicate]

I have a broken phone which doesn't even switch on. I would like to get all the data from the phone, is there a way to remove flash memory from motherboard and read all the data? My phone was an Asus ...
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I installed a large app & it won't install but takes my storage! now I have full storage but haven't the app?

I'll be grateful if someone help me! I installed a large app (1.25 G a game) but it won't install because of my low storage it won't install said app not installing just like this; but take my storage!...
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Why is Wechat consuming a huge amount of storage

I am a very light wechat user, using it only for work to communicate with suppliers, yet my wechat constantly gets bloated, have had to clear it every month or so. Below is an image with wechat ...
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Micro sd card doesn't show up after I formated it as internal storage

I have the Xiaomi Mi A1 device and has Android 9 running on it. I just bought a new micro sd card cause my internal storage is full. When I first inserted it, I chose the option "format it as ...
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vcast media manager huge log files: safe to delete?

Device Info Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 Carrier: Verizon Wireless My issue My phone is low on available space, so I wanted to delete some things. I noticed that the path Android/data/com.vcast....
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full storage: internal storage counts external images

Android claims storage space is running out. Settings > Storage shows that Photos & videos take up 2 GB. See screenshot: However, I moved almost all camera photos to an external sd card. When ...
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Data gone after adding a new SD card and formatting as internal storage

I've just added a Samsung EVO 128GB MicroSD card to a Fairphone3 and formatted it to "internal storage" After that WhatsApp is not able to find media any more and pictures located in "...
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Media players are showing duplicate files after moving them

So today I moved the entire 'Download'(which contains music and asmr I downloaded from YT with those mp3 sites) file from my phone storage, to my SD card. Then I went to my music player app and it ...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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Android 10 Storage/system size

Device: Nokia 6.1, 32 GB model Systemdetails: Android 10 Build number: 00WW_4_16B Kernel Version: 4.4.192-perf+ tldr / Question Summary: Storage/system shows 13 GB of used storage, whereas other ...
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Chromium-based browsers can download without storage permission

I just installed Brave browser, and it looks like the browser can download files into the Downloads folder without being granted the Storage permission. I have not previously granted it, and it does ...
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I want recovery my storage size

My phone is Galaxy Wide4 (SM-A205S Korean SKT model). I successfully installed a custom kernel today with the help of the xda forum, but I was amazed that the built-in storage was only 6GB. (Stock: ...
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How to flash /system using twrp when system.img is 1.7GB and internal storage has 1.5GB max limit

I happen to have an old phone laying around with messed up system partition(a couple of files accidentally deleted). This phone has an internal storage of max 1.5 GB(total 4gb, after setting ...
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Sleeping Cat, Mint Room, and Giraffe. Anyone know what these files are?

In trying to make room in storage on my LG phone, I ran across 3 "apps" or files that I have never downloaded nor heard of and I have no idea how to find out what they are. Sleeping Cat, ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...

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