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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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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?
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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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Google Drive to Instagram File Location?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 that had about 29GB of 32GB memory full. I then tried to post a large video file (3+GB) from Google Drive over to my Instagram, but it got stuck on ...
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How to move apps from internal storage to SD?

I’ve got Samsung ON5 with only 8 GB of internal storage + 32 GB SD card. I configured all photos and videos to use the SD card, which still has plenty of storage. However, the internal memory is 97% ...
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Missing 9gb of my 16gb storage

I can't seem to figure out what is using up my phone storage. The phone has 16gb and I have a 64gb SIM. I'm using File Manager + to view the data although I've also used File Explorer on my computer. ...
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How much free storage space is necessary to stop receiving camera warning?

I'm trying to use the camera on my android phone but for a while I've had low storage and been getting the message "your internal storage is running out of space". I have about 20MB free but am still ...
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How to adopt SD card as Internal Storage [duplicate]

I currently own a Samsung J3 emerge with Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). However, I cannot format my AD card as Internal as I do not have that option. I cam only format it as portable. What must ...
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No storage space left

Long story short, on a R11Max* (?) device with MT6592 CPU running Android 5.1 and reported 8GB storage (though possible to use SD card), when trying to install additional apps than the ones than came ...
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How to allow read-only access to specific Android apps?

I would like to manually disable writing access only, yet still allow reading to a selected application onto the internal storage or external SD card. Android so far just allows allowing both or none ...
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Mysterious documents in internal storage -android

Screenshot of space issue in Android. Some mysterious documents have taken lot of space. HOW DO I DELETE IT?
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App lock gives error SD card full, Unable to move video to app lock

The "App lock" app is giving an error saying my SD card is full and it is unable to move videos to App Lock. I am using a YU Yunicorn device, which has internal memory only, no Micro SD card. Is ...
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Broken Phone - Google Authenticator inaccessible - Switch Internal Storage To New Phone

I have a Snapped phone. (Huawei p8 Lite ALE L02) That has very important google authenticator codes on it. The only way I seem them as being salvageable is to replace the internal storage from this ...
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Some disabled function on Huawei CUN-L21

usually I can free space on the internal memory of the phone in this way: settings - memory - internal archive - cached data (translation from Italian, excuse me). with my current phone, Huawei CUN-...
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spy / invisible file occupying 4gb+ space in internal storage

I am running Android 6 Marshmallow on Sony Xperia z3. I use my memory card second partition to link most of my apps and increase my space. (app2 SD / link2sd app) some of my folders I link manually ...
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App can't be moved to SD Card , Option not available

I've installed a app called PyDroid 3 from Play Store, but I don't have much space available on my internal memory so i wanted to move the app to SD Card. But Move To SD Card option is available on ...
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How can I ensure that files such as photos/videos are stored in the SD card in Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo Vibe K4 Note phone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. I have formatted my SD card as internal storage. As a result, when I view the file system either through my phone or my PC, both the ...
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Internal Storage Increase / Replace

I am not convinced that My Spotify is using an entire 1GB on my new Android. I am new to Mobile Phones, but they seem to follow the basic laws and rules of Computer Science and Telecommunication. I ...
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How does cell phone display image or video even before you start to capture?

When a cell phone is used to take a photo or capture video the display continuously displays what a camera can see, does that mean the ccd/cmos device is exposed to light continuously? or is it ...
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Unable to free up space on internal storage, removing cache & apps has no effect

new to Android Stack Exchange. - Average Android user. I have a storage problem on my phone. When I try to install an app via Play Store it says there isn't enough free space available, e.g. it is ...
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2 apk files for same app

I've noticed that several of my applications have 2 apk files (different versions). Why are there two? And is it safe for me to delete the older one? For example, on my phone I see: "Google Play ...
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“Format as Internal Storage” option no longer available

When I first inserted my SD card, it showed a notification with an "options button." I proceeded to format the card as external, portable storage, although the system storage format option was ...
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Deleted music off phone from computer with space no change

I was already out of space on my phone and wanted new music on it so I deleted 140MB of songs off my phone through the computer window(phone was usb hooked up to computer). So I go ahead to transfer ...
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Is App Data got reset or does it have a limit?

Applications are the most important utility in Android. Classified into two types, system apps and user apps. System apps are the one that is preinstalled,and removing some system apps cause device ...
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Phone reports insufficient storage despite having a lot of free space

The problem I'm having regards a cheap Chinese phone which is rebranded and sold in my country as Manta MSP94501 Easy Selfie. It runs Android 5.1 (with a KingRoot which I installed) and lately, it ...
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6.5GB of internal storage is missing, how can I free it

I have a HTC Desire 510, Android version 4.4.3, HTC Sence version 6.0 Software number 1.51.401.7 HTC SDK API level 6.25 When I go to storage I see: Apps 3.56GB Music 110MB Photos & videos 60....
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Can I desolder the internal memory from a Samsung Galaxy SIII and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII?

My SGIII phone has an issue with the main board and will not start at all. Can I desolder the internal memory and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII? Or is there any other way to retrieve the ...
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Size required for install much larger than app

Using Marshmallow. I usually have memory close to full. It often happens to me that, while trying to install an app of a given size, I am request to free space for 6-10 times the size of the app, ...
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How to move app's data to PC? I cannot find it

My Android device is low on storage capacity and some services do not work correctly, i.e. camera. About device: (Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, SM-G800F, Android Version 6.0.1) . Now, I want to find out, ...
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Get Internal Storage path for pulling over ADB

To clarify, 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 shell pm list -f -s/-3 to get the paths of system apps and user ...
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How to compute all space taken up by an app and its associated files

(Using Android 6) While trying to determine the size in memory taken up by a given App I got two widely differing values. Settings. Applications. Application manager. Whatsapp. gave 134 MB (App ...
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How to Transfer Files on to a Phone When PC No Longer Recognizes it?

I just finished setting up a 128gb MicroSD card as internal storage for my Samsung device. However, I tried to copy files from the back up I made for the SD card on to my phone but now my PC shows ...
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How Device memory allocation happens

Under the Memory settings entry, there are several categories such as Apps and Documents. What is considered as part of the Misc category? It's taking up a huge amount of my device's memory.
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Android slowness

Why, in particular from Android 6 (for 5 version I don't know, but surely not for the 4.x and minors) is there an excessive slowness for trivial operations on a folder (e.g. renaming a folder or paste ...
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What to do when you have low app space for Android 4.1 or up? [duplicate]

You may have already removed all possible apps that are not useful to you, But your Android phone still keeps saying insufficient memory and can't install anything because of low app space available. ...
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Internal Storage - Negative Value

I recently installed a new Custom Rom (Resurrection Remix) on my phone. Since then, my Internal Storage has been acting weird. It's size and usage are shown as negative values as observed in the ...
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How much free storage should I keep?

I have a Huwaei mate 10 lite and it has internal 64 GB, I don't use memory card because I use two sims. How much free storage should I keep? Is 10% enough? Or 20%?
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basic android file system

I have a samsung galaxy 8, new to android from iphone 7. Since this system is new to me I wanted to get a rundown on the internal/sd storage files, where system files are stored, how to find apps and ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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how to move photos to sd card on VFD 300

I can browse my photos on the phone's HD, it even says at the top select destination, but there doesn't seem to be a way to actually do that! I've set it so all new photos are saved to the SD card, ...
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Corrupted files on internal storage (now readonly), how to repair internal storage?

I have an GT-I9100 with Chameleon.3.0.4 ROM (and ROOT). Android-Version is: 4.1.2 Since few month, my internal SD-Card (internal storage, not external SD) became readonly. I cannot add/edit/delete ...
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Regarding internal storage files

I'm new, hope I do everything right. Ok, I found a file in my internal storage where the path includes DRAWING/TRACKING/DRAFT . I found out there are 907 files within this main file. I hope i make ...
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Android Box crash, how to restore /data files

I have an Android box that has the app Termux (command line app) and in there I have some node apps made by me that are important. I have screw up my Android by modifying the /system/etc/permissions/...
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Is it possible to use usb drive/sd card as internal storage?

Phone internal storage is damaged and unavailable. Is there any other way to fix the phone than replacing internal storage (or entire motherboard), perhaps using usb drive or sd card?
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Hidden file on internal storage

I really like to delete some spaces on my internal storage, i checked all the folders on internal, mostly it was 4 GB only, my question is how would i find the remaining 6gb space because my internal ...
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Phone storage upgrade from 8gig to 16gig [duplicate]

How do I upgrade a phone with internal storage 8gigabytes to 16gigabytes
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

In Windows I remember many years ago when I got my first android that USB connection seemed to work more like a flash drive. You could do multiple things at once without it saying the device was busy....
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Partition Reset in Redmi 1S

Running custom Rom on my Redmi 1s, I changed to stock MIUI 9 Rom. Then, I installed latest MIUI 8.2 on it and rooted. I cannot boot into TWRP, so I installed ClockWorkMod, and tried to install custom ...