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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 does Android saves documents? Where do I save XML, pdf files? Can I store it as part of the App? [on hold]

I am very new to Android Programming but otherwise I have plenty of experiencing in C, PHP, C# etc. I am building an Application where I will be download PDF files which once downloaded, can be ...
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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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Internal Storage Problem

This shows up at my recovery. To solve this problem I've format data and also change and repair the file system and I worked. But when I boot it back to recovery the error massage will appear again. ...
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Make sdcard visible (set UID and GID) while mounting android partition

It is a continuation of the question We (me and Irfan Latif) are trying to give access for root apps and use the following code to mount an internal sd card mount -o rw,remount / mkdir /my_sdcard ...
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How to clear all of this Bloatware that is insidiously being put on my phone? [duplicate]

As is probably a very regular question here, I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo and I'm having problems with the amount of memory being clogged up by what I will assume is garbage. I have installed on my ...
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How disk space is used on Android device?

I have critical low storage level and can't understand what takes much of it and how that's possible that the installed applications can use 7 GB? I only use a few social media clients without any ...
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Purpose of sdcardwritable file

In some directories there's .sdcardwritable file. It's a empty file. What is purpose of this file?
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recovery of data on MMC protected internal memory device

I have a broken HTC Sensation with a forensics lab who are trying to recover the data from the phone's internal memory chip. The technician says he is unable to recover the data on the chip because ...
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What Is Using Up My Storage/Data on Android Phone?

First, I appreciate that there are lots of similar questions to this online, but they are often so specific that I haven't been able to solve this question myself (through online forums/questions/etc)....
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Read adopted and encrypted SD card with external SD reader?

My Moto G5 sd reader doe not work anymore, and does not read the SD card that was adopted and encrypted. I want to access the sd card to save the data/pics etc. I thought that I could use an ...
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Camera folder displayed as empty, but contains 20GB data

My Lenovo Moto G5 Plus' internal storage ran full, and now there appears to be a problem with the photos that are saved on its internal storage. The internal DCIM/Camera folder is displayed as empty ...
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How to delete non-deletable files and clean up the internal memory of the mobile phone?

I had this old Greentel smartphone which has an internal memory of 8GB. I did not use it for a like year now. But it is working just fine even now after a full charge. When I put it away it only had a ...
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SMS numbers preceded with the + symbol

I had difficulty SMS texting from Android using the dialing number form: + 852 xxxxxxxxxx Eventually it worked when I changed the number to the following form: 011 852 xxxxxxxxxx In these examples ...
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Galaxy S5 … change motherboard … how to load/transfer software

If I replace the motherboard on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 with a larger RAM [from 16 to 32Gb] how do I transfer/reload the software from the original MB?
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How to reset the allocated disk space on my chromebook?

I was messing around with Linux on my Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu as to extend my usage with a rather lacking computer. When installing Ubuntu, I used crosh and allocated 26 gigabytes of ...
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What's the “Installation” folder in Android 9 Internal Shared Storage?

It has a strange file with no file extension inside it, and the file contains a string of 24 characters consisting of lowercase letters and numbers. The file name is also a similar string of 6 ...
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no more space on device while writing to exFAT folder on MicroSD card

JasonR:/ $ su JasonR:/ # cd /stor*/emu*/0/WhatsApp JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp # cd Media JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # ls -al *.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 506827 2019-02-22 ...
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Where are notepad notes stored?

A simple question really, where do apps such as notepad store their data (the notes)? Additionally, where do offline games store their information (such as what level you're on)? I've looked at the ...
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internal storage isn't showing on my android device

I have a Samsung Galaxy J5 (sm-j500H) I have TWRP 3.0.2 and since Iinstalled a custom ROM on my device my internal storage isn't showing on my file manager or on my PC. I tried a lot of other custom ...
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App not installed error (internal storage)

I've moved my few apps to micro sd card now that card has been corrupted so I removed it. but now I'm not able to install those apps in internal storage which were moved to SD card.
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How to tell if an SD Card is already internal storage?

I have a Nokia 6.1, and Android One phone, running Pie. Is there any way to tell if my SD card is already formatted for internal storage? Thanks
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Mobile Legends takes total of 2.2 Gb in my internal storage, but I can't locate where the other 1.4 Gb is

Mobile Legends takes total of 2.2 Gb in my internal storage I want to know where that 2.2 Gb is located. I went to /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.mobile.legends but only 600+ MB is in there ...
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System data take of 30 of my 60 GB internal storage

How to improve? Cleaner softwares can do nothing but deleting my chatting record, photos and downloaded files, but all of them only take up 15GB including all the apps, games, ets. I've seen a post ...
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Android OS Storage Usage

I have two fresh Galaxy device on Android 9 , the difference is in storage , one is 512GB and another is 128GB. System usage in both is different , 128GB version uses 27GB on fresh but the 512GB ...
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“Android” folder on the SD card

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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Error when attempting to create a partition in MicroSD card for internal storage

After an internal storage SD card being bumped out of the physical socket, many internal files were lost/corrupted. I fixed them and reformatted the SD card out of system memory, however now when ...
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E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument) - how to format?

I have a Asus Zenfone 2 and a few days ago it ran out of battery and turned off. Then after I charged it up and restarted it, it wouldn't turn on. It gets to the logo and the loading circle and just ...
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Is it safe to delete logcat.txt files or the whole psysinfo folder to make more space on my Android phone?

I have an android phone and the space on the sdcard is getting scarce... (I don't understand how android functions - just a simple user.) In the following directory: mnt > sdcard There is a ...
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Can locally downloaded emails be recovered from Gmail app? Specifically, can this be done while offline or after a Gmail account is deleted?

I read Can downloaded Android emails be backed up? and that seems to be the closest thing I can find to what I'm looking for, but it's an older post. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Android 8.1....
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Samsung Galaxy S6 4.6MB/s Seqential Write (Why so slow?)

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 in Aug 2016. Everything was fine, until last week. It got very slow. For example, when I draw my unlock pattern after a reboot, it takes such a long time to load the ...
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To recover my pictures from sd card

How do I get my images back from sd card and I het a notification "tap here to transfer media files sd card" and it tells that i have encrypted my sd card in another device, where i didnt do such
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Android 9, internal storage running full - 'weird' calculations

My phone (Nokia 3.1) is running low on storage, which is a little weird, because then i go to settings ->storage space-> Internal shared storage i see the it as in the images below. As far as i ...
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Android storage errors, cannot write files, app keeps stopping?

My Android phone runs 8.1, model ASUS Zenfone Live V. I have 15.06 GB/16 of internal storage and roughly 11/128 on an microSD card. (I checked with ASUS when I bought it, it is the max storage and ...
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My internal installed SD card missing, and no app can write to my phone

All right, I am no Android guru, so I will do my best here. A while back, my little 4 GB supposed LG SDHC micro sd card installed an internal storage on this ZTE model N9137, suddenly said Lexar SD ...
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Video not fully working because of insufficient storage space

I was filming a video on my Xiomi A1 phone for about 6 minutes. I did not notice any warning of storage data usage running out until I finished filming, but afterwards I saw that it showed the warning....
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Device storage gradually increases after Android update for no reason

I have an Android smartphone whose internal storage memory get incrementally bigger after every software update for no obvious reason. I have looked everywhere over the Internet but the answers were ...
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Problem facing with mktlog folder

I am using lenovo cell phones for years and well satisfied. Recently I found that the memory is decreasing every hour. I tried all applications as per my knowledge and even deleted some files. But ...
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Help plz Cannot run auto open in meterpreter session

People would you be so kind as to tell me answer to following question, in meterpreter session, when I take picture with webcam_snap command Photo doesn't open, so I need to mv it to /sdcard/ and then ...
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Increase internal memory of Samsung J2 prime

I bought Samsung J2 prime phone. Some details of that phone as follows. Model - SM -G532G Android version - 6.0.1 I heard that earlier it came with good feature that allow us to format external SD ...
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Check internal/USB/OTG/Sdcard filesystem on Android [duplicate]

Is there any standard way or app to check which filesystem my device has, incl. external ones? Non-standard apps are also appreciated.
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How Can I Check the Location of a File (e.g. Cluster or Sector #) in the Internal Storage?

I would like to know If I certain file moves on the Flash memory (internal storage), between writes/updates to it. Is there some way I can get the file's location on the Flash memory? (Cluster Number,...
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What data does the Google drive app contain in an android smartphone?

I want to delete some of my android apps data due to storage problems. I see that my Google drive app does contain a lot of data and cache. I have already deleted the cache but I am not sure if I ...
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How do I free up internal storage if I don't have any apps downloaded?

I have an Android Voyager, RCT6773W22B. It's version 5.0. When I first got it, and years after that, I could download at least five apps downloaded at a time and have a great sum of pictures in my ...
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Photos are grey/corrupted?

Whenever I take pictures with my phone, the picture turns grey, with only a strip of the picture on the side. I recently reset my phone to try to solve the problem, and it worked, but then it started ...
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Samsung “My Files” Downloads folder corrupted on non-rooted phone

On my Note 9 unrooted phone, for whatever reason, if I delete files from the "Downloads" section of the My Files app, these files (or references to them) aren't completely removed. A residual "0 byte"...
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Android Storage Grab

I am having internal memory grab, typically eating about 3gb. Similar to this problem on a tablet Something is secretly eating up my Acer Iconia A500 internal memory and I need help finding it ...
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Free Up Space, Automatically

Is there any way to run "free up space" automatically or at certain intervals, like a cron job? I use one of my phones as a dashcam in my car, which writes the videos to the photo library, which are ...