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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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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Whatsapp storage issue

In my mobile (Android, Samsung Galaxy S9) the whatsapp is showing that it has 37.89GB of Data stored (when I checked the app info), due to that my phone is data is getting full and all the other apps ...
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Internal Storage Not showing in andriod

I have oneplus one and I use it for experimental purposes. Yesterday I flashed Lineage OS 17 (andriod 10). It was working fine as I was trying to get Sony Music and Dolby App. After learning my issue ...
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Which app in Play Store shall I use for app2sd and how shall I use it?

I am learning info from https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/insufficient-memory/info, which says too options for moving apps from internal storage to removable SD card. My Android 4.4.2 is not ...
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Are WhatsApp messages and logs kept in internal memory from months ago?

I need to recover a WhatsApp conversation on my Android 9 phone. Is there any chance messages would be inside the internal memory?
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Pull Memo data off LG L33L

I have an old Tracfone LG L33L and have discontinued service on it. I can access it with USB or wifi. And there are memo files on it that I was planning on pulling off via USB. I can't find them. ...
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How do I move an entire app with all it's files into an SD card

I bought an SD card to store some pngs and move some very large game files. I have a Samsung Galaxy A20 (Android 10) by the way. Anyway, moving the pngs worked but the game files didn't, the game just ...
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What will happen when I uninstall system apps? (I need to free up space)

I need install a game update (1.9GB), but I have have 800 MB or so of internal storage left and I can't run the game on my sd card. I went through my apps and found that the largest one that I don't ...
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Changing to an SD card with more storage for android phone

My original SD card is formatted as storage so I am not sure if card readers can read and transfer data from it. So basically, I am looking for a way to switch SD card and preserve the files. Thanks ...
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How do I fix internal sdcard mount failure I/O error?

I have a tablet running android 4.2.2. The internal sdcard will not mount and logcat output is - failed to mount via vfat (I/O error). I used fsck_msdos and output is - ** Phase 1 - read FAT (compare ...
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Lenovo TB3 10 inch tablet

I have 16 Gb of internal memory available with 4.52 Gb used and when I try to add a simple app told to delete files to be able to do so. I moved every app that I could to my SD card and it freed up ...
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Available internal storage

My device is showing 1.02 GB of free space in storage settings. But while installing app from play store, it says only 492 MB of space is available.. what should I do, please help..
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Why is a Moto X2 continue to eat up storage?

I have a couple Moto X2 phones, which seem to have a common problem and I am looking for some understanding as to why. They run out of memory. I do a factory reset, load them up and use them for 3 or ...
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Fbind how to use

I have Magisk 4.20 manager and installed the fbind module. I need to use it properly because I made a small mess: I just wanted to bind a folder on my external sd with Download from internal memory. I ...
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Where does Swiftkey store its data?

Does anyone know where Swiftkey stores its data for: 1.) the heatmap 2.) user custom word dictionary Or even better, how would one go about finding this out (on a non-rooted device)?
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Fitness health/apps: Export personal data from phone (i.e Dafit)

Many apps used by smartbands/watches have no option to export your personal data, so you can't process/visualize, store, or migrate to other app. Also I know that some fitness apps for android apps ...
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how to access images in whatsapp running inside dual space

I am using Whatsapp inside Dual Space in Xiaomi Mi A3 mobile. I am not able to find the images downloaded inside Whatsapp inside Dual space. Where can I find them. Internal Storage/Android/data/com....
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msgstore.db whatsapp android

Does the msgstore.db whatsapp file on android contain every msg every sent and received? If so are voice notes digitally recoverable from the msgstore.db file? Latest version whatsapp on android 9. ...
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Android internal space gets filled up even though most of it is on sd card

I have an old android 6.0 moto g2 with 8 gb of internal space and i really managed to get through it with only a few apps on it. I have whatsapp with A LOT of groups and stuff BUT whatsapp is ...
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Error when migrating data from internal microSD to internal storage despite apparent available space

I have a Moto G3 (Android 6.0) with a microSD of 2GB that I configured to use as internal storage. It's been working fine for years, but I want to upgrade to a larger and faster card. So, I'm first ...
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Internal and SD Card Storage SAVING Write of Files

I have a question over Internal and SD Card Storage, mainly on how they store files. I lost my SD Card where most of my videos and photos were of course, saved. I was just wondering if, do android ...
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How do I clear system memory on my phone in this situation?

My phone is the 2015 model of Samsung A5. It claims that I have my memory full so I deleted all my apps, disabled apps and cleared all my photos. (Literally everything) Yet it still claims that my ...
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Why android 10 system took alot of internal storage

I got a phone with 32gb internal storage, when I upgrade my phone to android 10, I noticed that the System took 12gb of space. Is it normal to android 10? Coz the other os got a little system space.
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Is it possible to know the wear level information of a phone, like SSD have with SMART?

Is there a way to find out the media wearout level on an android device? I have a tablet that is acting weird and slow, so I wonder if the internal storage is still ok: it is the Nvidia Sheild (...
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Create symlink folder on non-root Galaxy S7 [duplicate]

I'm trying to move my Whatsapp media folder on my SDcard because I have little space left on internal memory. Is there any option to do it without rooting the phone or installing shady apk's? Edit: ...
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No permissions but still able to access storage

I'm kinda frustrated! The app has absolutely no permissions but still is able to access my storage (photos and files) on both Xiaomi MI 9T Pro and OnePlus 6 running Android 10 which is all about ...
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External SD card problems - how do I go back to device storage?

On a new phone with Android One/10 I mounted a 256GB sd card. I formatted is and added it to the system as internal memory (device storage), which is 128GB. Now the system reports a 512GB SD card. I ...
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Some kind of virus is consuming my storage to 0 bytes

As title says, i am having heavily storage problems since a week. Last night I deleted facebook cache and useless applications, 2 gb space cleaned and today I woke up to 8 mb left notification again. ...
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how can I unhide my internal storage after corrupted SD card formatted as internal

I formatted an SD card as internal, then got suddenly corrupted.. the phone is not accepting any other card even with the same brand and capacity.. I bought new phone, and I need to transfer whatsapp ...
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What are .xlog files and what can they be used for?

Im cleaning the storage on my S10+ and I noticed in the WeChat folder (Tencent) there are a bunch of .xlog files totalling nearly 3gb of space. I know the controversies of using WeChat but I rarely ...
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How to view which files are on internal memory, and which are on SD Card (formatted as Internal Storage)?

On Android 9 (Pie) how to visualize SD Card (formatted as Internal) vs Internal Storage? I need them differentiated, as I'm chronically out of space and can't download apps, but have 200+ GB on my SD ...
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Android internal storage all deleted

I encountered a strange thing on my Honox 8X. I was copying data from my phone to my PC, everything normal. And when i unpluged the USB from my computer EVERYTHING on my Android device has been ...
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Symlink from /sdcard to /sdcard

I am trying to have Google Markup output its image somewhere other than its default location. I have used different ROMs and versions of those ROMs, and each combination I tried has Google Markup's ...
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Reduce space taken by Outlook

Outlook is eating up space in my Samsung J7 prime. I am currently working with something between 100Mb and zero free space. If I free up some space, it seems Outlook grows its space. Is there any way ...
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How can I reformat internal storage on Android?

I'd like some assistance with formatting the internal storage of my phone. I've managed to unbrick it and to flash TWRP recovery but I can see that capacity of the internal storage is only 33 MB which ...
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Can't access my phone memory suddenly after using SD card as internal memory

A few weeks ago I integrated my SD card to use as phone memory. Everything was fine until a couple of days ago. All of a sudden I saw the "insert SD card" notice appear on the notification bar. I ...
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How to adopt ꜱᴅ card as Internal storage on Android pie and above on devices without the option in the menu?

A well‑known workaround in such case is this (and as you can see with those command this didn’t worked for me) : C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb shell gts3llte:/ $ sm set-force-...
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I can't move Apps to My SD card, the button isn't there

I need to move some or any apps to my micro SD card, because I am all out of space, but there isn't a "move to SD card " option. It's not just grayed out, it's gone. The SD card is formatted as ...
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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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Unable to delete .apk file

Hi, I downloaded a room file on my Google pixel 3a XL and it left behind a .apk file with the name of the game. I am now unable to delete the file and when I try to it just has a pop up saying ' ...
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command line language for Android tablet (wget equivalent)

I am a Linux enthusiast and probable expert, and using it since 1993 on the command line (today with zsh) (and Unix since 1987, SunOS3.2). I personally have a Huawei tablet, details here. With an SD ...
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How to format SD card that has been formatted as internal storage for Android?

I have tried clean all command in Diskpart and it took an hour to be completed but at the end nothing has changed. I think the SD card is locked and when I try to format or re-partition the disk, ...
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Couldn't move content, try again

I have a Motorola G6 with Android 9 and a 32 GB mSD card (a good Sandisk one) formatted as internal storage and encrypted. When I first used the card, I used the content migration utility to move ...
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Re: Internal storage space

I had a LOT (100+) apps installed on an LG Stylo 3+. Never had any problems as far as storage space (no error messages about space running out, low memory, anything like that.) Recently I upgraded ...
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How to reduce internal storage abnormal size on ALE-L21

I have a custom ROM and TWRP and I rooted phone but the OS was installed recently and even without custom ROM , I can clearly see that my internal storage value is huge abnormally because In titanium ...
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I have an old Xcover 3 and want to access all files as there are 3 GB I cannot access

Is there a way I can access all or nearly all files including the operating system files? I would like to see what is eating up space in it. I kept deleting files and without downloading anything or ...
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Monitor and identify which apps create a specific file/directory

From time to time, there is a directory (and files inside of it) that is created on the internal memory of my device. I keep deleting it, but after a few days/weeks, it's back. The folder in question, ...
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Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 10.x

You may note the almost duplicate title from this question. It keeps coming up when trying to solve my current issue. I created a little web app to help at work. Just some html and javascript, and ...

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