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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Is it possible to install game apk on SD storage without root?

Maybe install it to internal storage first then transfer it to SD storage?
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I have 2 .thumbdata files

I have 2 .thumbdata files on my tab for some reason. My tab is the lenovo M10 16GB model I have some space issues so I was trying to delete some unnecessary files and I came accross DCIM I researched ...
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Avoid re-downloading files with Termux in its own downloads folder

I have some files for which I don't have any app to open them with, but whenever I try to open them, instead of the "try looking in the Play Store for an app to open your file" dialog, I get ...
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where is the binary for fastboot mode located and How can I get a copy of it?

Edit Thanks to everyone in the commen section, lk.img seems to be what I was looking for and it is indeed right, because it has strings for varies commands like oem p2u oem reboot-recovery oem off-...
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How to "unwipe" internal storage in TWRP Recovery

I accidentally wiped the internal storage of my phone in TWRP Recovery, it contains extremely important data and I need it back asap. The phone has been shut down if it helps, thanks! Edit - Just ...
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Unable to access my data on the same device on which I mistakenly selected SD card to be used as adoptable internal storage

Currently using pixel experience rom based on Android 12, by mistake selected sd card as adoptable internal storage and migrated my data - Esp Images & videos- to adopted sd card. And then ...
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Can apps read all files in sd card (external removeable micro sd card) without the storage permission?

As far as i know. The way Android storage works is as follows. There is internal storage and external storage. Internal storage is for the apps data only and apps can only access their particular data....
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Recovering media which is deleted month before from android 10 mobile storage

I have deleted a some media files month before, then I used my mobile as usual. Yesterday I performed a factory reset to mobile clean since it's storage is full. Now I need to get back my media which ...
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Can I read data and IMEI of a phone that can't be powered up?

I have an old Android phone Kyocera Hydro Icon C6730, which is stuck in powering up, while being connected to the power strip. Its battery is also old and I'm not sure if it is still working correctly....
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How to show all folder sizes of Android phone in Windows file explorer?

When I run space analysis it shows about 50GB of others, and I don't what is that exactly, so I wanted to manage the space on file explorer on windows 11, but the thing is it doesn't show the folder &...
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How can I move back data from external SD card to internal memory?

Today I added an sd card to my smartphone (Fairphone 3+, Android 10), I selected to use it as internal storage, and moved the photos and some apps (don't know which ones) to it automatically. After ...
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Exclude folder from storage booster deletion?

My samsung phone has this storage booster feature which deletes cache and unnecessary files daily but it has some caveats. There is a game that can't function without data files which are being ...
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Device cannot access Internal Storage without elevated rights

After my NANDroid restore didn't work as expected, flashed a clean ROM + Magisk. When booted to system, internal storage is not accessible (regular File Manager, MTP, adb shell, MiXplorer's Internal ...
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Media Storage app taking too much space

I have been using Vivo Iqoo Z6 Pro with 8GB base RAM and 128GB storage for about a week now. This app called Media Storage used to take up almost no space on my phone. And just four days ago, I ...
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Is there a folder called .privacy_safe?

For Samsung Galaxy A10e myFiles app which is already installed on my phone, I go to internal storage then I see .privacy_safe folder. Once opened, it contained 3 things: db folder (had 1 item) ...
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Where are notes stored on Xiaomi devices?

The screen of my phone is dead, and I would like to find the notes I have on my phone. I use a SD card. I found a folder on the SD card named com.miui.notes with a folder named files inside of it. But ...
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For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage?

For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage? For example, let's take the Samsung Galaxy S10 Android phone. It comes in 128GB, 512GB, and ...
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Should I migrate my data on my moto G7 power

I have a Motorola Moto G7 power. I just recently formatted my SD card to internal bc I needed the space but now my phone seems to be lagging bad and I see this migrate data thing but idk if I should ...
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Weird files inside the root folder

I previewed (not downloaded) by mistake today a malicious pdf on Gmail app with Adobe Reader app, and I already inspected the phone for malware, uninstalled Adobe Reader app in case it was exploited, ...
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How to clean com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication App Data?

com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication keeps throwing errors on me and I cannot access internal storage on my Oneplus since this morning. I've already tried cleaning the media packages ...
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Oneplus Internal Storage not accessible

Since this morning after powering up my Oneplus 6 I'm unable to see any data in my phone via gallery or file manager or any application, and I'm unable to save any data to internal storage. (example: ...
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How should I partition my android device? Should I use gpt or msdos?

so I got myself into a really bad situation and I need to re-partition my device. I already pushed parted and mkfs to /sbin (following this guide) and made them executable with chmod 777, i just need ...
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Storage/emulated/0 on Huawei mate 10 [duplicate]

I noticed yesterday on my Huawei mate 10 that pictures are saved in "internal storage/dcim/camera". On my pixel phone, these pictures are saved in the path "storage/emulated/0/dcim/...
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SD card / card slot suddenly stopped working

My sd card (or my sd card slot) suddenly stopped working. All of the apps that used the SD card don't work anymore (obviously), however also other apps have problems. My banking app won't start. The ...
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according to following a post i tried to change system partition size ,now my storage is unuseable what should i do?

my cmd gone wrong here i tried three times but failed(every time same problem) now os is working in system folder but storage is not showing is there any solution?
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Are the Android app switcher/multitasking snapshots created when an app is sent to the background, encrypted?

This post here: https://android.stackexchange.com/a/218963/364009 outlines the snapshots location for the app switcher when an app is sent to the background, /data/system_ce/userid/snapshots, or at ...
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How to clean Other Storage in RedMi

My internal storage is 32 GB. Other = 21 GB, System 9.5 GB. I cleaned whatsapp backups, android backup, gallery->cache->trashbin. Storage Analayzer app Other "0". I tried everything on ...
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How to access Android phone's internal memory with broken screen?

I have a Xiaomi Mi Android phone. My screen is completely broken but there are some important data available in the internal memory of the phone. Is there any way by which I can access and copy data ...
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Data recovery from Galaxy S3 that will not turn on

I have an old Galaxy S3 which hasn't been in regular use for at least five years, but which I know has some data on it that I would like to retrieve. However, the phone will not power on, even while ...
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Can I move an App between SD card and Ram?

Is it possible to move an app to an SD card even if it cannot be used and then move it to internal memory to use it? Android 11 Galaxy A20 128GB SD card 32GB internal memory. Most of the answers I see ...
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SD Card doesn't show up after attempting to format as internal storage from stock crDroid Android 10 Files app

After attempting to format my SD card as internal storage for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE (SM-T805) using the preinstalled Files app on crDroid (Android 10), it is no longer recognized by my device. ...
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Android lost disk space

in my Huawei P10 Pro 64Gb the free space is running low, so I checked at the memory page to have a look where all the space is allocated. So, in the following screenshot, some things are to me not so ...
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How to upgrade Pixel 3's internal storage to more than 64 GB

I have a Pixel 3 that has been fine, but its 64 GB internal storage frequently gets full, and I don't like needing to connect the device to my computer with a physical cable (it blows my mind that it'...
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How to make and enable a bootable MicroSD?

I was trying to root some Huawei and Samsung phones, but these do not come with the option to enable the oem unlock option, and the partitions and files are in read-only mode. So I was thinking of a ...
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Trimming Firefox for Android data and its implications

I was wondering whether to submit this question to SuperUser or here, but here are more firefox application-related questions. Hopefully it was correct step. My Firefox for Android's storage (not ...
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Installed base system size on Galaxy S10+ smartphone

I recently had a brief chance to look at a Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone with 512GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM. After the base setup, there was already about 70GB of used memory on the device, ...
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Slow loading of the internal storage folder in PC

Slow loading of the internal storage folder specifically when I connect my phone to the PC. A green bar keeps on progressing quickly at the beginning and seems to be slowing down as it reaches the end ...
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How to free the space called 'Other'

How can I eliminate this 9.21 GB of space called "Altro" (Other); Is there the possibility to know what kind of things are there in this 9 GB, I tried some apps but none gives me some useful ...
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Is it possible to manage Android Storage and Free Space through PC?

So my 64 GB phone (Realme 5 - 4 GB RAM variant) is throwing warnings of storage being full despite having 5-6 GB of free storage. As you can imagine, file management is kind of tricky on a smartphone. ...
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SD Card formatting

Bought a 128G card I meant to use as mixed internal / portable (or 100% if not possible with mixed) on a Galaxy-Xcover-4 (SMG390F) Android version 9 Kernel 3.18.91 Not rooted (Though I could do it I ...
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"Storage has been removed" - Android phone has 0 bytes storage capacity

I have a Huawei phone running Android 9. My phone has no storage. I do not mean 0 bytes of storage remaining, I mean 0 bytes of storage total. When checking files, I get the message "Storage ...
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What is the path to Internal memory on android phone?

I'm trying to remove files from my Internal memory (which is 99% full). In Big Files app, I can find large files, but unclear whether they are on the SD card on Internal memory. E.g., I think this is ...
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Multiple numbered copies of com.google.android.gms inside /data/app using up all the space on a device

I have an old Nexus 5X running Paranoid Android 6.0.1. I've started noticing that disk space is constantly running low despite not really adding any new files, and poking around with root I found that ...
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How to permanently move application to /system partition?

I'm running Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy J5 (SM-J500FN) and the main issue is disk space. If a system app is updated, old .apk remains on /system partition and the updated one is installed into /data ...
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"EPERM (Operation not permitted)" ERORR in Android app on Samsung S20FE

I am using this android app called "My Finances" from some developer 7csolutions. This app is for tracking your finances and expenses and i have been using it for like 5 years, so i have all ...
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How to determine what is eating up my storage (Samsung)?

I have a Samsung S7 with 32 GB of storage. For a couple of years now, storage space kept getting filled up for no apparent reason, until none was left. How can I find out what is using up the storage? ...
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How to clean up knox filesystem

My Samsung galaxy S9 is giving me notifications to say I am using over 90% of my internal storage. This confused me as the built in file manager (and a couple others I downloaded) showed closer to ...
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When I download images from Google Chrome on Galaxy s9, they do not appear in the standard gallery app, how do I fix this?

I'm experiencing this issue for a month or so. My phone had ran out of space in my internal storage, so I decided to download my photos from chrome to my SD card. Then I realized that the pictures ...
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How can I find out where all my storage space is gone?

I've seen lots of posts here and elsewhere, including YouTube videos, about how to free up space on your android device or find out where it's all gone, including multiple redmi-specific ones, but ...
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Can neither clear cache nor data of apps

For the past week or so I have had this peculiar problem where I cannot clear the cache or the data of any app because the Settings show that no storage space is occupied by them. Is this due to a ...
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