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 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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Android Device Partition table not recognized by any of the partition management tools

I have an Android 8.0.0 device (https://www.tvbox-manufacturer.com/product_category/fire-tv-stick/) with eMMC as a storage medium. The eMMC is removable (BGA socket on the Board). The device boots ...
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Why A2 MicroSD Card have less Random Writing Speed than A1?

Why A2 MicroSD Card have less Random Writing Speed? As I know benchmarks are not ACTUAL OR ACCURATE as it vary from device to device mobile phones and many other aspects but still to get an IDEA ...
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What is Relevant benchmark values for microSDcard performance?

I found benchmarks of micro SD card in various websites. For reading those values and deciding and understanding and clarifying which one is relevant for adoptable/ swapping. I want to know what speed ...
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How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands?

How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands? There are many Benchmark Apps (Andro Bench, PCMark, 3D Mark, Crystal Bench for windows) to ...
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Lenovo tab 3 tablet sd card

Sd card is formatted as internal. I copied music from PC to this and downloaded some maps to it. After restart, sometimes these data are found, sometimes not and I have to load them again. Very ...
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Wipe data from dead Android phone

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s. Now its dead. No power on. I tried lots of combinations. I don't want anybody to get the data, messages or media files which is in internal memory. But as its not charging ...
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Why is phone memory so slow despite not having moving parts?

There is a general rule of thumb that almost always a storage device without moving parts will beat a storage device with moving parts. RAMs SRAMs SSDs are all faster than HDDs. USBs are faster than ...
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What is actually occupying the internal storage for the apps, and how to get rid of it?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite, but this should not be related to the actual device. For a while, the free space on the internal flash just keeps vanishing without installing any new applications. I am ...
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can copy file from one folder but not another

I am trying to get an apk from the aurora directory on the device onto a linux pc. There is not an issue copying in and out of the Download directory. If I connect the device with a cable and right ...
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Android - is there any negative impact when you wipe out RAM and CACHE data for all Apps at once?

in Android phones, there are settings related to the phone's internal storage. I am interested in two of those settings, "delete all RAM data for all Apps", & "delete all CACHED data for all Apps"...
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Low disk storage Space, 47G is used by Bixby Vision

I started getting low disk space a week ago, everyday I clean up cache and data from Apps, even uninstalling apps, but still get the space issue again after a few hours. I download DiskUsage app and ...
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Where do Android apps save their working state?

Where do apps store their working state? Occasionally an app will crash, or I'll get the Android message that X app has stopped responding ("Do you wish to close?"). In either of those cases, after ...
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Reclaim space occupied by an uninstalled app

I have recently uninstalled Economist. According to Settings -> Apps, it was taking up ca. 530Mb in data (from the internal memory). After uninstalling, I did not get that space freed. Is there any ...
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How to replace SD card formatted as internal storage?

I need help.. I have a redmi 4a device, with android 7, I formatted a 64 gb ADATA SD card as internal storage, worked great for long, until after a restart the SD card is corrupted with precious ...
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How do I search the SD card with standard Android File Explorers?

My Android Pie SD card storage looks like this: . ├── Android | ├──data | | ├── com.amazon.mShop.android.shopping | | | └── ... | | ├── com.amazon.venezia | | | └── ... | | ├── ...
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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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Android created Group Chat MMS photos deleted/gone

I have always been an Android user and this problem has always occurred. When I make a simple text group chat with others the MMS photos I receive always tend to delete, this is very hindering for me. ...
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Why bowsers cannot download files to storage (path looks /dev/null/Download)?

The phone is Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. For the last few years I use NightOwl custom rom (Android 7). I do not remember when I faced with this problem, maybe after repartitioning with REPIT (but ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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What in the chain is causing my phone's MicroSD Cards to fail?

I previously asked this question before, in a since-delete account, but now the cases has increased to 2 with no change in my usage. So... I'm trying to figure out what, in my workflow, is causing ...
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Droid Turbo 2 storage doesn't clear

We often get out of storage messages on our Motorola Droid Turbo 2 phone. We delete an App, and, say it's a 100 MB app, we only see about 10 MB free up. Likewise we've transferred and deleted ...
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How to use SD card formatted as internal storage for arbitrary data?

On an LG V30 with 64GB internal memory I wanted to be able to use a 200GB SD card (which strangely gets reported as 256GB) to store larger amount of data like pictures, music and movies. I learned ...
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Is it possible to transfer the internal memory/storage chip of an S9?

My Samsung Galaxy S9 is physically damaged and the board is dead. The phone will not turn on or show any signs of life. Plenty of important photos and data are on that phone which I need to retrieve. ...

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