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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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What happens with phone with no SD storage (only GoogleDrive) when you don't have cellphone/internet signal? And how much data does transfer takes?

I have a S8 android phone with microSD card where all my pictures are stored. Now I need to change phone, and I've just learned the recent phones don't have microSD slot and all goes to Cloud Storage ...
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How to boot the phone in recovery mode in bootloop?

The phone's internal storage was full. Bootlooped due to lack of internal storage memory. How to boot the phone in recovery mode in bootloop?
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Converting a USB flash drive to a part of the phone's storage without booting the system?

Connect the usb flash drive with otg to the phone and make it a part of the phone's internal storage without booting the system and without booting the Rom. It is possible or not
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Bootlooped phone due to lack of internal storage memory

Bootlooped phone due to lack of internal storage memory. The phone is not rooted. Not a custom ROM. USB debugging is disabled. adb is disabled. Give me some solutions to have access to the internal ...
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Missing permission to access internal storage

Via Settings > Apps > Fayr > Permissions, I can set various permissions for the Android app Fayr (i.e., Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Location, Notifications), and all of them have been set to ...
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Why if the application is installed in Incremental File System it is smaller than the apk file

When I install an application, in most cases it is smaller than the file downloaded from the play store, I checked these applications in /data/app and it turned out that all applications that use the ...
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After I formatted my SD card as internal, how do I move heavy application to SD card?

I use instruction here to format my SD card as internal. My phone is Poco X3 128 GB Xiaomi MIUI Version 14.0.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOZIVbeNrxw After I did it, I got an option if I want to ...
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whatsapp useless(?) files are safe to delete? dbcrypt and .trash

whatsapp useless(?) files are safe to delete? dbcrypt and .trash. I was never able to restore a dbcrypt file, and whatsapp creates many. This folder just seems to try to fill remaining space with ...
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How can I mount an SD card as internal storage on Motorola Moto G Play 2023?

I have a Motorola Moto G Play 2023 (maui), Android 12, rooted through Magisk. It only comes with 32GB of storage, so I bought an SD card to hold more apps. Unfortunately, Motorola has decided that the ...
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Can I use an sd card as internal storage with android 8.0

I have a Samsung galaxy s7 with android 8.0. I've put a 64gb microsd in it. I wanted to use the card to store apps on but it's not working. I'm trying to move a game of about 11gb on to the card but ...
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How can I listen to an archived voicemail that has been saved in internal storage/music?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A20. I have several archived voicemail messages that I am trying to listen to, but when I try to retrieve them, a message pops up that reads, "Unable to play music. ...
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Whatsapp chats and media from internal storage

A few days ago, my Whatsapp deleted all my messages and media. Luckily those are still in my internal folder. Is there any way to restore my Whatsapp chats and media from my internal storage as there ...
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Windows Explorer does not show files in Android filesystem

I am using a tablet with Android version 8.1.0 I save files into internal memory using my app which get saved at /storage/emulated/0/FOLDER/filename.txt Doing adb shell ls -la sdcard/FOLDER in windows ...
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Memories in Peril: Strategies for Data Redemption on Android 12+

I attempted to cut/paste the Camera folder, which was over 70GB in size, from my Samsung Note 10 to my PC. Copy/paste was taking forever, with a message saying "Preparing to copy files" for ...
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How does an A2-rated microSD card perform as adoptable storage in 2023?

Here's a small backstory. A relative of mine owns a pretty low end Android phone (Redmi 9T) running Android 12. They got the 64gb storage variant which, of course, wasn't the best idea since there was ...
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SD card internal storage - photos not showing in Photos - how do I format/unmount safely to not lose WhatsApp history?

The storage on my Android 11 phone (Fairphone 3) was running out so I mounted a Lexar micro SD card to increase storage. I now realise this was a mistake but not knowing any better I formatted it as ...
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How can I change the installation directory in Orange Pi from internal storage to external storage running

I am running android Operating Software in Orange Pi. How can I change the installation directory from internal storage to external storage (SD Card). As my application file size is 1gb ++, the ...
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Micro SD Card not detected anymore on Redmi note 11 pro, not accessible from computer

I've installed a micro SD card on my phone, as an extension of the internal storage, but it's not detected anymore on my phone... With some tools on the computer I found out that the micro SD card is ...
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Where are the locations where games store data?

I am trying to find the sprites for a game. They were not in the apk. I looked in /sdcard/Android/obb. But while there was a folder that matched the game, it was empty. I looked in /sdcard/Android/...
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Shrinking encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android phone as internal storage extension. While being adopted it was partitioned/formatted by the phone with two ext4 partitions: android_meta and ...
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Manually moving an app back to internal storage

I am using Android 11 on a Fairphone 3. I have added a microSD card that I use as storage for apps, and have some apps installed on the SD card. But some of those apps does not work properly, these ...
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how can i recovery my files from internal storage [duplicate]

I have samsung s20 fe g780g/ds, android 13. all my files in image gallery are lost or deleted. I would like to recovery but i cant access internal storage for recovery software. my phone is also not ...
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"Your data may be corrupt": /e/os booting into recovery and crashing on startup after running out of disk space

I am on a Fairphone 3 and run /e/os 1.9. Background I recently started to run out of disk space each time one of my apps (Signal messenger) started to create a new backup, as my free space was not ...
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ADB Shell / Magisk : Add folder to /system problem

I have an old phone on which I installed a new custom ROM, but the WiFi does not work because /system/etc/wifi is missing. I just have to move the vendor's folder from system/vendor/etc/wifi with ...
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Obb folder empty even though I can see inside data folder

I looked through everything I could find but I couldn't find a specific answer to this, sorry. I'm using a Samsung phone running android 13 - it isn't rooted and I can't risk rooting it. Both by using ...
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Why is my internal storage space constantly so low on my Samsung Galaxy A12 phone when I use an SD card?

My Galaxy A12 is always notifying me to delete unused files to avoid running slowly\apps not working correctly due to low internal storage space. I've moved any\every thing that's able to move to my ...
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How do I recover deleted WhatsApp database (msgstore.db.crypt12 files) without backup?

I accidentally deleted my WhatsApp database folder and have lost all my chat history. How can I restore it? Deleted from phone's internal storage, Android 7, no root access and no other copy of the ...
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Change SD card back to normal storage

I was cleaning up some files on my phone and saw that I have the SD card set as internal storage. As I understand it, this means that the SD card is considered part of the Android filesystem. This SD ...
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How to fix "android.process.media keeps stopping" - error re-appears in a 10-second loop

On a Galaxy Tab A on stock ROM the last update was the June 1 2022 patch for Android 10 received from Samsung in Oct 2022 and also brought with it some Samsung updates. The update has introduced a ...
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Using LADB: "sm partition" does not show any differnce in internal storage

Using LADB (Local ADB Shell App) i tried turning my SD card into expandable internal storage (or adoptable storage, which isnt availabe on my samsung). I am unfortunatly not able to connect my phone ...
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Samsung XCover: can't turn SD external memory into internal memory, even with adb

I have a Samsung XCover 4s, android 11, and I can't find a way to turn a part (or even the entire card) of my sd card into internal memory. With ADB I tried to follow this tutorial: $ sm list-disks ...
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how to make Samsung j3 with 8G rom usable

I have a Samsung j3 phone with 8g internal rom, 16g sd card and Android 5.1. It is in excellent condition. Recently "storage is running out" errors started appearing, and even services ...
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"Mount" a loopback device from SD card without root

I'd like to move Termux/Nix-on-droid on my SD card as I lack space on internal storage. Unfortunately, SD cards are formatted in extFat so they can't deal with stuff that are common on ext4 systems, ...
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Replacing a Galaxy S10 internal storage

I have an old Samsung Galaxy S10 that's completely smashed up. I've been trying to recover the data for some time now. The issue I'm having is when I charge it up and power it on, it sounds like it's ...
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App ill installed

I have attempted to install an app from its apk file, but I failed. It was a game created with RENPY, turns out apps over ~2GB cannot be installed and the app I wanted to install was a bit more. At ...
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System internal storage expected sizes on android smartphones

The storage numbers that appears in Android devices are hard to understand. I have look at Android devices with internal storage of 64GB and with System occupying 24GB and Android devices with ...
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View Android Chrome Cache files on device?

Is there any way to view the chrome app cache files on android without ADB or root just on the device itself? Edit: or from a file manager on a computer? Edit 2: does chrome use or cache different ...
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I need help finding Lucky Patcher's mysterious files

I am using a Samsung A10s with 32gb of storage, running Android 11 and One UI Core 3.1. I was fiddling around trying to install a ~700mb game through LP. It says storage not sufficient even though i ...
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Issue connecting note 10 to windows 10

My note 10 screen does not display anything. So I cannot see any note 10 pop up prompts. In windows 10 settings bluetooth and other devices. When I connect my note 9 it gives the name of my phone that ...
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How can I backup Samsung Note 10 it if does not work

My Samsung Note 10 went green lines and now it does not turn on. But sometimes when I connect power supply it vibrates. When put on the wirless pad it also vibrates. The phone not the pad. How can I ...
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How to use file picker from command line

I would like to launch a file picker from a script to graphically select file. While I am able to launch a file picker by sending intent am start -a android.intent.action.OPEN_DOCUMENT -d /storage/...
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Get file from our app on a customer's device

I work for a company that developed an Android app, but since then the guys that wrote it have left. I am a beginner when it comes to Android development. We have a situation where our customer has ...
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How to give `adb run-as` external storage permission?

So far I've been using adb run-as and cat to extract files from apps private storage /data/user/0/com.myapp.android. Simply catting the file and piping it to a local file on my pc worked a treat. Now ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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