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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 to prevent WhatsApp from deleting received media?

In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos, or voice messages. However, the photo itself is not shown, and when I click on it, the error message appears "...
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Why no storage error showing with my space empty?

Im having more than 12GB free space And when i try to install app or update app im getting no storage error. I have clear cache also still showing same issue. Any suggestion. Thanks
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How much space would it take to record a 1 hour video? [closed]

I have like literally 1 GB of space on my tablet, and I want to record a 1 hour video in 1080p HD quality. Now, I know that these kind of things vary from app to app, but on average, how much space ...
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Android file transfer does not mount Android internal storage

How could one mount internal storage of Android phone within the macOS terminal as a volume?
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Fail to find an Android device sound file

In the clock app (bedtime tab, sleep sounds) I can choose a device sound Deep space. I would love to use it as my alarm sound. Every file-exploring app that I have used hasn't found this file. How can ...
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How to resolve an encryption issue?

I used a lockscreen to encrypt my phone and accidentally messed up the system and TWRP. I've since formatted it and am using it normally, albeit without root this time lol. But, just in case, I made a ...
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How to restore whatsapp data from local storage?

I have tried multiple options to restore data from internal storage. Unfortunately, none of them has been successful. Every time I get prompted to google drive back up even though I don't have any ...
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Why does Windows think my phone has 52 GiB of internal disk space whereas my phone sees 64 GB? [duplicate]

From my phone: From Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate:
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Is there a reliable way to know which is the home dir of the phone?

I'm making a program for termux and i need to access to the home directory(where are the Downloads, Android, DCIM, etc directories). The problem is that i know that not all the phones have the '/...
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How to identify google account based on “internal shared storage”

I soft bricked my grandma's (soft-broken (play-services kept crashing)) phone [Samsung A3] by performing a factory reset not knowing about Samsung/Google's factory reset protection and thinking she'd ...
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Note 9 Device Care shows lots of videos that don't exist

The issue is that my phone keeps telling me it is running out of space. I found this very strange, since I always delete a lot of stuff after backing it up. I went into Device Care, and on the ...
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can only access SD card; cant access the internal storage on pc

i need to delete 3 gigs of "pictures" from my internal storage,it says there is 3 gigs of photos in there but they dont show up in the google file manager and when i connect to pc it only ...
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Lenovo - Internal Storage and SD-Card empty (on device and pc)

As stated above. Someone asks me to help him with his phone. I have no clue what happened, I never heard about thats happening before, soo.. yeah... The phone is an Lenovo with Android 6.0. It has an ...
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My phone is not saving things (screenshots, download from browser, etc)

So one day my phone shutdown and when restarted I started to get some issues. Screenshot was not working saying that there was no space left. Gallery had no images/videos at all. File manager was not ...
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The normal directories of storage of this app is empty. Does it got anything to do with my phone being unrooted? [duplicate]

There is an educational app in my android phone that allows me to download videos for studying them offline. I have downloaded a lot of videos and have my storage filling up to the brink because of it....
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SD is force allowed, but play store still tries to install on phone, not on SD

I have a Nokia 5.1 with Andoroid 10 (start screen says "Android one") and I would like to have the default storage place of my apps to be the sd card. I followed successfully the ...
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Is there any way to force apps to use internal memory only on rooted Android device?

I have OnePlus 5T 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. 100GB free space is available on phone. I rooted the device. Now, I am facing a problem regarding installing apps from Google Play Store. When I try ...
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I'm looking for a data recovery program for my android phone [closed]

I had a Samsung Galaxy J7 it was stolen I managed to get it back but not before it was wiped completely but they weren't able to get passed the frp lock and I had some very valuable data on some of ...
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Can't format SD card as internal storage

Today I installed my first custom ROM (Lineage OS 17.1, official page) on my old Motorola phone (Moto G3 Turbo edition, XT1516). Everything great until I wanted to format my SD card as internal ...
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Internal Storage has no space even with SD card? [duplicate]

So I have an LGK4 android phone with 8GB of storage, and lately I've been having really weird storage problems; When I try to install or update an app I can't because the storage is full; thing is, I'...
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How can I figure out which App has created certain folders/files? [duplicate]

I searched a lot but couldn't find any direct answer. There must be a way to figure out from which App a certain folder or file within /storage/emulated/0/ was created.
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What's the best way to move files from SD card without the risk of losing any files?

So I'm running out of space and I'd like to use link2sd to move my apps to sd card. But before that I need to create a partition on my SD card, and to do that I would have to move my files from it and ...
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Formatted my sd card as internal storage in my Xiamoi phone. but still getting no enough space message when installing apps

I have a Xiamoi note 8 phone running android 9. It has 32gb internal storage and I used most of it, so I decided to buy an sd card to use as internal storage. I went in settings chose the format as ...
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I formatted my SD card as internal storage, downloads still go to the phones internal storage

Yo, I just formatted my SD card as internal storage, and the storage section says that in my device storage I have 30 GB, but downloads still go to the phones internal storage, is this how its ...
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Photos made this afternoon disappeared after I rebooted phone - how to recover them?

This morning, since the memory of the internal storage reached its limit, I moved all the pics in the Camera album to the SD card. In the afternoon, I took a couple of pics which if I remember ...
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How do I move apps to SD card on Android 7

I'm getting tired of deleting apps to install an app. Right now I need every app I got but also need to download another app. I got no more space left. I've searched high and low for a way to move my ...
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...
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Android du and df very different: File System Corrupted?

On an Android Nougat (7.1.1) set top box, du and df of my /data partition are very different: $ adb shell du -sh /data 1.0G /data $ adb shell df -H /data Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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I can't access some music folders via music player, other works fine

I have several GB of music in several folders on internal storage. When I want to play it with (any) music player, some folders play fine, some shows that there is no music, despite it is. Same happen ...
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Are these files safe to delete on android?

Whilst I was deleting files on my android to clear up some space; I came across two strange files. One was PubmetricinstalledList and the other was PubmetricmoreApps. The first file contained two ...
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How to determine which app or service is frequently writing to storage and causing lagging?

When I turn on the screen on a sleeping (but not powered off) high-end Samsung Android 7 Nougat device, the device is often very unresponsive (lagging) for 20-200 seconds. Using the excellent Simple ...
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MacroDroid shell script non-root location permission denied

I am currently trying to run a simple shell script via MacroDroid. devices are Huawei and Samsung (Oreo not rooted). in MacroDroid tried following locations: /data/local/tmp/script.sh /storage/...
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How do I restore a tar Android backup directly to my phone?

Android 11. I made a backup of my Internal Storage using this: adb exec-out 'tar --create --exclude=data/media/0/TWRP \ data/media/0 2>/backup-errors.txt | \ gzip' | \ dd of=sdcardbackup-$(date +%Y%...
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Why do different file managers show different internal storage free space [duplicate]

I have two file manager apps on the phone The system file manager Downloaded file manager But they both show different internal storage free space. System file manager | 9.1GB ...
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How do I backup Internal Storage to PC or OTG Drive without it changing folder and file modified dates?

I'm on Android 11 and I want to backup my files to a drive but I don't want it to change the modified date for folders and files...
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Cannot move app to SD card

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Some apps show a Storage used option. This means they can be stored in Device memory or External storage. I mean to move all apps to External ...
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Reading corrupted android internal memory sd card

Please I have a Huawei p8 lite phone and I mounted an sd card as internal storage since I don't money for phone with a bigger memory. After using it for months with most of my important documents ...
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Why are folders with random numbers created on my mobile device?

Folders such as "yysec" or "z" are also created
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System storage taking up loads of space after adopting SD card

I recently adopted an SD card to my Xiaomi Redmi 7. Before I adopted the 64GB card, I was using around 8GB. Now my file manager says I am only using 2%, and under internal storage in settings I have ...
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My storage keeps increasing drastically despite not downloading anything and freeing up lots of space (4GB>200mb??) [duplicate]

I am using a Huawei P10 Lite. This is absolutely insane and I desperately need a solution, I can't even begin to imagine what's causing this. I've been getting the whole "storage space running ...
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Lack of available storage on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet [duplicate]

My samsung galaxy tablet is low on storage and i have no idea where the storage is being used. When I go into setting and look up storage I get a reading for the various sources documents,apps,...
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Samsung Phone write protection

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy M11. I'm trying to transfer my files from my old phone to the new phone connected to a PC but it won't copy. I get the pop-up that says the internal storage is write ...
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Problem with a sdcard under Android 7.1.2 three partitions can not be mounted / used

Happy New Year! there is a problem with my sdcard under Android 7.1.2 (Custom Rom) (root=true, adb=possible). The vFat Partition can be used, but the rest is not mounted and can not be used. mmcblk1p1 ...
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Can't write to internal storage on a rooted phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) which I rooted with Magisk. Now in the process of installing TWRP and customizing my phone, I might have run some shell commands, like mount or sudo in a place where ...
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“System Memory” taking up too much storage [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem recently, my Samsung S 10+ has the storage information as shown in the image below. I don't know why the system memory is taking up 20 GB of storage. I cannot access it ...
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How to increase the size of the system partition?

I have an old Google pixel 1 and I was trying to install a GSI but I get this a message on TWRP saying Size of image is larger than target device, so I went to wipe > advanced wipe > selected ...
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Accidentally wiped internal storage on Nexus 10 via TWRP now I can't turn on my tablet

I wanted to use TWRP to install an Android image but when I was deleting the already existing Android image files, I accidentally pressed "Internal Storage" and now when I try to operate my ...
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a lot of heavy .txt files in my android. is it safe to delete them to free up memory?

There are lots of text documents in my android phone with over 1 mb size. they are typically named with time stamp like "20200419_11". is it safe to delete them? will it enhance my storage ...
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Is there a way for a website or app to view the contents of my internal storage without my permission?

I see there are a lot of articles about the restrictions imposed on JavaScript in Windows Chrome. It can't access the filesystem of a user without the user himself uploading it to the server of the ...
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Can files from android internal be recovered after using adoptable storage?

I have lenovo k50a40 which is pretty old. I was using my SD card as internal(adoptable storage). By mistake I took out my SD card with taking any backup and inserted another card. Now old card is not ...

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