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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Why does my storage page say I have 34 GB of Audio files when there are only 2 audio files stored, totaling 2.1 MB?

I've been trying to free up space on my Pixel 2XL, and the Storage menu in Settings says I have 34 GB of audio files stored, but when I go in to the files to try to erase things, I only have two audio ...
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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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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card (...
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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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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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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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Is adoptable storage in any new android version (9,10,11) original?

Question Is adoptable storage in any new android version (9,10,11) original ? I am planning to purchase new smart phone mobile for video editing graphic editing game apps. I want to install aprrox ...
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Missing storage space around 10GB

I am missing internal storage space around 10GB I believe. I have a few audio files but not more than 1 GB. I am wondering if some malware has affected my storage space or if there is something ...
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What exactly will clearing storage cached data do?

What will clearing the internal storage cached data clear? Worried I'm gonna lose something I need. I've searched for the answer but the information I was able to find seem to be about cached data of ...
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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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Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
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Why does Android extract native libraries to 2 locations?

I have recently noticed that Android extracts the native libraries in the 'lib' directory in the APK to two different locations. They are in the app folder (/data/app/package/lib/) and the app data ...
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How which custom android OS stock rom version (7-12) virtually pre load/check/test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option

question which custom android OS stock rom version (6,7.1,8.1,9.1.10,11,12.1) and how to virtually (VM) pre load pre check test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option the ...
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Are files created in "/storage/emulated/0" supposed to appear in "/storage/sdcard0"?

From what I guess, internal storage is available by every user. If emulated storage is a storage location, made for a specific user, are files created in /storage/emulated/0 supposed to appear in /...
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Side-effects (unexpected/unwanted) of changing the "default" SD card

In have a Huawei phone that came with 32GB. If I add a new bigger SD card what are the implications? I mean would my installed applications be affected/disappear? Would any configuration any app ...
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Storage keeps disappearing on my Android phone

I have a Motorola Moto G with an Android OS and I've had this issue for a long while now. It's quite an old phone with 8GB storage but I don't really need a lot of storage for my needs right now, so ...
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Mount sdcard partition as /data

I originally wanted to comment here to ask a clarification question. But as I haven't enough reputation and it seems there isn't any private messaging possible, I opened this new question. The device ...
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How to get library installation path

Some Android apps require libraries to be linked against by specifying <uses-library> in their Manifest (in the application element): <uses-library android:name="com.example.customlib&...
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Insufficient space on my Vivo Y22

I know this question has been asked many times, but I couldn't find a suitable answer... My Vivo Y22 has 3.62 GB for the external storage, but I only have 2.56 GB for my system space. I didn't know ...
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Internal storage fills up

I had a sony xperia C with a 16GB memory card... My internal storage kept filling up which made it unable to update or download any apps. The only apps i had was whatsapp and instagram. Sent my phone ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Insufficient storage on Android Nextbook 8 with 8GB storage and an empty 16 GB SD card

I have Android Nextbook 8 tablet. It has 8GB storage and an empty 16GB SD card. However, it's telling me that it has insufficient storage. It's 2 days old and doesn't have much on it. I've deleted ...
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chrome://downloads/ does not available in Google Chrome for Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab s2 and Google Chrome for Android is compatible with my Tab, so I installed it. I clicked on a link to download a video file. Google chrome showed a toast message that the ...
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lenovo a6000 internal storage 0 mb. unable to mount data. system cache

My phone is Lenovo A6000 Plus. It got encrypted by mistake and now after a lots of efforts its got bricked. No OS. TWRP is running only after getting command though fastboot boot recovery.img. ...
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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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Not Enough Space?

I have had my phone for about 4 months now, and have been facing this problem recently. When I download an app, it says I don't have any space, when I check my storage, I have about 472 MB left out of ...
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Fix Google Play insufficient storage error without rooting my phone

This question is essentially the same as Google Play: Error downloading app - insufficient space, but I want to fix it without rooting my phone. Clearing Cache, uninstalling Google Play updates and ...
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Why does encryption doesn't work/apply to access device storage or Google photos or drive when we upload a file from device/cloud to any webpage/apps

Example : YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Chrome ( any app ) If I'm accessing YouTube or any other app where I can upload content from Android device with or without the app lock features, whenever I ...
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No Root: How to delete 0 byte in root storage of internal storage?

This is the same to this question: Can't delete file in download folder But for me the answer is not clear, as per the OP's answer 'he turned on the SD Maid app' but did not stated what option in ...
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Phone memory shows as nearly full in PC, but is not

ATT version of Galaxy S3 running cm-10.1.2-d2att.zip http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?type=stable&device=d2att I seem to be having a storage issue. I'm guessing it was while I was changing to a ...
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Does the space used by app increase on updating?

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0-Marshmallow. Many apps like MS excel and word comes inbuilt, so I cannot move them to sd card, and they are taking up huge space on the phone memory. ...
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re-partitioning android phone's internal memory

I have a Micromax Unite 2 Android phone. The original internal memory was 8 GB, but now it shows me only 1.67 GB. I used a third party app to see what happened. It shows me unallocated space in 4 ...
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How to reduce Apps memory After Updating

Whenever I update my apps it gets double the size. For example, the Facebook app has around 27-31 Mb of space on Android. But once I update this app it's showing 50Mb and above. Currently my phone's ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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All apps seem to be gone

I was using my Chrome on Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S II and phone suddenly crashed. When phone restarted it looked like all apps are gone, even Google Play. App Drawer shows only standard apps ...
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There are folders in my phone that can only be seen through a pc

I'm using a redmi 4 original phone and every time I connect my phone to a pc, folders that I cannot see by checking from the phone files appears. Weirdly, all those folders have periods at the start ...
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I can't find files taking up space in my android phone

I have bought Lenovo k4 note and have recently upgraded to Marshmallow. So I've 16 GB of internal memory out of which the Android 6.0 inbuilt memory app inside storage and USB setting, says 5.37 GB is ...
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Cannot delete or rename file?

I have a file that cannot be deleted or renamed in my internal storage. The file is 0.00 byte, and says Last modified 1/1/1970. When I tried to open it, it said the file doesn't exist. What should I ...
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Cannot install any APK file due to "Out of Space" misleading error (plenty of space)

I know there are tons of questions about this, but I have tried many possible solutions to no avail. I believe the "Out of space" error is misleading... I have a problem: I cannot install any .apk ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I can'...
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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Can RAM and ROM be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and ROM after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and ROM be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But I want to do so.
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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory, and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had ...
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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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Weird folder structure

I have looked about and have found similar questions but my situation seems hugely worse so to speak. I recently bought an Oppo Reno4 Z. I'm an apple guy but took the plunge. Many have asked about ...
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Internal memory almost full

I've got Samsung Galaxy J5 with Marshmallow 6.0.1 and in this phone I've got internal memory of 8 gb and a memory card of 8gb. I've stored every little picture and audio in external memory and many ...
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Remove files left in main storage from failed "Clear Data"

I used the SnoreLab app for a while and was using the full night audio recording feature. I started to run out of space on my phone and found that I had accrued 20G of nightly recordings while ...
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SD Card storage issue

So I've been using a micro SD card as an internal storage for a while now. I was able to download games on it, everything was fine until I updated my system to android 11. It said the SD card was ...
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How do i recover data from internal memory on a dead Xperia Z1?

I have a Xperia Z1 and when i try turning it on nothig happens. When i plug it in i get a flashing red LED. I have important photos on the internal memory inside it so i wonder if i can in some way ...
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Does uninstalling system apps using ADB commands increase internal storage?

I just wanted to know if uninstalling system apps or bloatware using adb commands frees up storage space. I know that uninstalling system apps using adb doesn't actually removes the app from your ...

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