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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 bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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How to stop apps writing to "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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Why do I get "not enough space" when I copy an APK file to /system/app?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire Bravo because I needed read/write access to /system/app in order to be able to copy an APK file there. I wrote here on stackexchange on the best solution to root the ...
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How do I reduce the amount of storage my Email application data is taking up?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes ...
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How to delete 0-byte files in the root directory of internal storage without root access?

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 state what option in ...
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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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I installed a large app & it won't install but takes my storage! Now I have full storage but haven't the app?

I installed a large app (1.25GB game) but it won't install. Because of my low storage, it won't install. The said app not installing just like this; but it takes my storage. Now I have full 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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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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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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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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Get internal storage path for pulling over ADB

I want to get an internal storage path for pulling over ADB, and by "internal storage", I'm referring to the folder that's shown to you on a PC when you connect your device. I can use adb ...
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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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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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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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Android Device Partition table not recognized by any of the partition management tools

I have an Android 8.0.0 device (https://www.tvbox-manufacturer.com/product_category/fire-tv-stick/) with eMMC as a storage medium. The eMMC is removable (BGA socket on the Board). The device boots ...
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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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Show size of biggest folders and files in system data

1. Summary I don't find, how I can view, which folders and files are the biggest in my system data. So I can manually decide which files to delete and which not. 2. Expected behavior Ideally to ...
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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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"Low on space" warning with over 50% free

I recently started getting the following notification: Low on space: Phone storage space is getting low. When I click on the notification, it takes me to the "All" applications screen listing how ...
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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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Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage" ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can RAM and flash memory be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and flash memory after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and flash memory be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But ...
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CHKDSK (check disk) for Android [duplicate]

My Android tablet "went berserk" this week and eventually, I managed to stop the behaviour that was stopping me from even getting the "desktop" to stay up front. I eventually ...
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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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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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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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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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Downloaded photos from Samsung Galaxy S7 are corrupted on PC but viewed OK from Android Gallery after the internal storage got full

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 6.0. I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from the Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since my phone memory/RAM is full. I ...
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"Cannot download, not enough space" when "Phone Storage" clearly lists enough space

I just installed Android 2.1 on my Pandigital Novel. Anytime I try to download an app (via WiFi), I get this error: Unable to download. Not enough space on phone. However, the phone lists the free ...
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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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Reduce space taken by Outlook

Outlook is eating up space in my Samsung J7 prime. I am currently working with something between 100Mb and zero free space. If I free up some space, it seems Outlook increases its occupied space. Is ...
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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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Android Phone taking up more space than it should [duplicate]

I have a relatively new HTC ONE M8 running Android 5.0.1 (according to the settings page). The phone is supposed to have 10.5 GB space according to Windows, but at the moment only 945 MB is free (...
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Local files revisited: Opening local HTML files (file:///path/to/file) in Chrome on Android 10.x

You may note the almost duplicate title from this question. It keeps coming up when trying to solve my current issue. I created a little web app to help at work. Just some HTML and JavaScript, and ...

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