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 can I access/retrieve data from an SD card formatted as internal storage from my PC?

My phone's screen broke and I would like to retrieve the data on the external SD (which was used as internal storage). Using KDE's partition manager tool I can see on my Linux Mint 19.1 that this is ...
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SD card is unwillingly used for apps

I'm having the reverse of the problem everybody is having with their internal storage management. So I have an SD card in my phone (xiaomi mi a1, android pie) which was never set to be internal/app ...
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What does it mean when appears a no Sim/SD Card when I turn on internet

I got a Lollipop 5017 A, and sometimes when I use the phone internet it appears a little ícon close to the internet one that shows a card with a diagonal risk as if the phone can't find the SD/SIM ...
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Where is all my internal memory going?

I have 16gb internal memory, 11 of it not system memory, and it's evaporating. There was at one point like 4 or 5 GB free when I first got the phone... I have a 128gb external sd card and I move ...
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Possible to export storage stats per application?

Samsung Xcover3, Marshmallow, unrooted. Is there a way to export (as CSV for example) storage, and possibly data transfer, stats per application? I'm using an oldish phone with limited storage as a ...
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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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Alcatell_50560 having issues

Can it be rooted ? Also it stops running apps often. It is super slow and lagging, is there a way to boost or speed up my phone's performance? Also doesn't like to read ty he as card all the time? ...
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App storage location change button gone after formatting SD card?

I'm on Oreo, and previously had a "change" button under the storage section of most apps that would move a few kb of the app to the SD card. I just formatted the SD card to internal storage, and that ...
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minilyrics app has problem to write on external mem (S. note4)

I have an app called minilyrics, it has a function to download lyrics on mp3 folder and though the option is selected mp3 are stored in other path. I have used same app in previous android4 devices ...
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Does installing GApps save space compared to PlayStore install?

I am about to clean-install a Lineage ROM on my Android and I want to maximize the internal storage space left for the apps I want. What I understand so far is: The GApps package will reside in the /...
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Phone memory images stopped showing in the gallery

I'm using Zenfone max pro M1, while I was trying to edit a picture I saw that most of my pictures are not shown in the gallery then I suddenly went to the gallery app and noticed that the phone memory ...
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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 to find out which apps are creating *.space files in Internal Storage?

There is a folder at internal memory: .space/ Inside it has one folder that is a big hash name (probably sha1sum), and inside that folder there are lots of files (also named as a hash something like ...
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Android tablet has 45 GB free but shows low space warning

So this tablet is pretty new. Hardly even used it. But when I tried to put videos and large apps onto it, it constantly gives me a "insufficient space" warning. it comes with 57.61GB of storage ( no ...
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Can't download due to no storage. I have enough storage

I keep getting a error saying cannot download not enough space. But according to my phone I have 429MB and the file I want downloaded is only 40.08MB. I don't want to use my SD card because the file ...
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Have transferred all music to SD card but still seem to have full system/ user data

My galaxy S7 external SD card seemed to have stopped working. Which caused my phone to show full internal storage. I replaced the SD card with a new and larger one and transferred all my google play ...
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Only image files are showing up in my folder when I view my phone's files on the computer

I need to transfer some sound recordings from my Samsung Android phone to my computer, however when I view the phone's files on my computer, only image files (.jpg, .png, .bmp, etc.) are visible. No ....
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Factory Reset, Google Photo's recovered old photos

Recently purchased a Oneplus One second hand from eBay. It was factory reset by previous owner, and it has since been factory reset by me a couple of times. I have setup Google Photo's today and it's ...
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Swiftkey Keyboard uses too much space

Keyboard application uses 845 MB of my phone data which is really too much. I want to delete data, but I am afraid that I will delete words predictions too. Is there any solutions for me? Maybe ...
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Internal storage /emulated directory

I am trying to clear some internal storage i have in the emulated directory two identical folders one /0 and one /legacy both have exact same files can i delete one?
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Wiko UFeel phone won't restart after logo screen

Recently my Wiko UFeel (using Marshmallow Android) restarted automatically and won't pass from the UFeel logo image. I know I problaby have to do a factory reset, however I need to backup some files ...
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Clear all apps user data with ADB without factory reset

I'm trying to achieve the goal of clearing all app data using Git Bash on Windows, but I don't know exactly if this approach is wrong, because it shows FAILED on every line. adb shell 'pm list ...
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Offline file transfer into Android-x86 virtual machine?

VirtualBox SMB servers are unfortunately unsupported by Android and it's third party file managers. How do I transfer files into an Android VM without needing to upload the file online (if no ...
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How to auto-backup my phone internal storage to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi?

I'm looking for a method to automatically backup my internal storage from my Nexus 6 directly to my PC (not cloud), using WiFi, but I haven't really found a solution for it. I see most solutions use ...
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Vodafone smart prime 7 SD card issue

I recently got a Vodafone Smart Prime 7 smartphone. I want to extend the internal storage of the phone to 32 gb using a MicroSD card. When I insert the card, the phone detects it "New SD card ...
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KDE Connect Cannot Use SD Card?

I'm using KDE connect from my Kubuntu 18.04 desktop to try and connect to my tablet (Tab A 10.1 running Android version 7). The internal SD card registers (I can see it) in Dolphin (File Explorer), ...
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Can't move apps from internal to external storage

I'm trying to move with Lucky Patcher (also with app2sd and Samsung stock app) some apps from internal to external storage, but everytime with every apps movable I got this message: java.lang....
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How do I view root ( / ) with Termux if termux-setup-storage doesn't help?

After reviewing this, I used termux-setup-storage on my phone and Andy Android emulator. After running the above command, I am able to view root directory with ls on Andy emulator but not on phone. ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...
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How to free up space to install apps?

After installing a 32 GB SD card, having trouble installing apps. Because the OS is 5.x and not upgradable then adoptable storage isn't an option. How can I install apps when the system reports ...
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Finding hidden data

I have an app that has 4 GB of video data, But I cant find it even with the hidden files showing. I want to move them to my SD card, How do I find them ?
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how to format an SD card as portable for adoptable storage?

I have ZTE phone: Model z828 Fcc id srq-z828 IC 5200E-Z828 H/W U06A DATE 03/2017 and have inserted and mounted a 32 GB SD storage chip. However, cannot seem to get an option to use ...
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When I connect my phone to my PC it only shows SD card, no internal storage

The SD card is there (16 GB) but my internal memory isn't (16 GB). I also can't download files/apps, I can't share things on FaceBook due to internal storage, and going into a file manager doesn't ...
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What acts as the internal storage of an android device?

Just like HDD/SSD act as the internal storage for a PC, what exactly acts as the internal storage for an android device?
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How did my application database end up on the SD card?

I have a question regarding database location on Android devices. We don't specify where to install the app(no installLocation in manifest), but we see that ./data/data/{package-name}/databases are ...
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Resetting phone to one big internal disk?

My phone has 32GB internal storage and 128GB external (SD-card). Internal has 20GB to use for data and apps, of which 19GB is used. TomTom Go uses 6GB of internal storage. I can't move it to external ...
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What are my options to recover data from my water damaged phone?

My phone(Wileyfox Spark+, rooted and on COS 13, TWRP recovery) fell into water, and i got it out a few seconds later. I immediately took out the battery, sd card, sim, and lid, and left them in the ...
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Internal storage to SD card issues

I have an Alcatel-4060A mobile and the internal storage is forever full. I only have two games and maybe 4 pics downloaded. Since I buy an 8 GB sd card. It only lets me download 4 apps on sd . Also ...
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How to mount Internal Storage as USB Mass Storage for recovering data?

I accidentally formatted my Android phone's storage partition while updating to Android Oreo today. When I tried to restore the backup I realized that the backup of the data partition had failed and ...
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Why is application data of the same application stored in different locations?

I have installed the same application on a device running Android 7.0 (not rooted) and on a tablet running Android 4.4 (root), but nevetheless I noticed that the application data (databases/files ...
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Moving applications from the Internal Storage to my SD Card

How can I move applications from my internal storage on my Android 4.4.4 to my SD Card? I am trying to move Facebook to my SD Card so that I can update it. Here is an image of the problem: I have ...
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Why do Docs, Sheets and Slides keep recreating their data?

Look, I am never, ever ever going to use Docs, Sheets and Slides on my LG K7 (running 5.1.1), but I have come to terms with the fact that there is no way to remove them from my phone without rooting, ...
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How to view internal AND SD card storage on my Moto e4 when I connect it to my computer?

Up until a couple of hours ago I have been able to view my internal storage and SD storage on my phone when I connect it to my computer via USB. I simply swipe down on my phone, click USB for file ...
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Impossible to format corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage

I see lots of questions about recovering data from corrupted SD card formatted as internal storage, that's not my case. I want to FORMAT this SD card to be able to use elsewhere. For some reasons the ...
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How to delete downloaded files on Android TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV with Android. When trying to install a new app from the Play store it says I have to free up some space, as my storage is full. When checking storage in the settings, it says ...
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Location of files: Main Storage versus SD card

I'm trying to figure out what is stored where on my Android phone (an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S8 with an SD card). I can examine the phone's contents either via any of the several file manager apps I'...
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How to delete a file once it is created by an app?

This question applies to any file created by an app, but this is the description of my problem. I have an app installed in my phone that creates a .nomedia file in the root of my storage every time a ...
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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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1,5gb of data in internal (system data) - how can I delete?

it seems that I've got 1,5gb of data in internal (system data) - how can I delete?