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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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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Read data from internal flash of a broken phone [duplicate]

I have a broken phone which doesn't even switch on. I would like to get all the data from the phone, is there a way to remove flash memory from motherboard and read all the data? My phone was an Asus ...
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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'll be grateful if someone help me! I installed a large app (1.25 G a game) but it won't install because of my low storage it won't install said app not installing just like this; but take my storage!...
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Why is Wechat consuming a huge amount of storage

I am a very light wechat user, using it only for work to communicate with suppliers, yet my wechat constantly gets bloated, have had to clear it every month or so. Below is an image with wechat ...
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Micro sd card doesn't show up after I formated it as internal storage

I have the Xiaomi Mi A1 device and has Android 9 running on it. I just bought a new micro sd card cause my internal storage is full. When I first inserted it, I chose the option "format it as ...
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vcast media manager huge log files: safe to delete?

Device Info Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7 Carrier: Verizon Wireless My issue My phone is low on available space, so I wanted to delete some things. I noticed that the path Android/data/com.vcast....
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full storage: internal storage counts external images

Android claims storage space is running out. Settings > Storage shows that Photos & videos take up 2 GB. See screenshot: However, I moved almost all camera photos to an external sd card. When ...
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Data gone after adding a new SD card and formatting as internal storage

I've just added a Samsung EVO 128GB MicroSD card to a Fairphone3 and formatted it to "internal storage" After that WhatsApp is not able to find media any more and pictures located in "...
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Media players are showing duplicate files after moving them

So today I moved the entire 'Download'(which contains music and asmr I downloaded from YT with those mp3 sites) file from my phone storage, to my SD card. Then I went to my music player app and it ...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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How to flash /system using twrp when system.img is 1.7GB and internal storage has 1.5GB max limit

I happen to have an old phone laying around with messed up system partition(a couple of files accidentally deleted). This phone has an internal storage of max 1.5 GB(total 4gb, after setting ...
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Sleeping Cat, Mint Room, and Giraffe. Anyone know what these files are?

In trying to make room in storage on my LG phone, I ran across 3 "apps" or files that I have never downloaded nor heard of and I have no idea how to find out what they are. Sleeping Cat, ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...
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WhatsApp showing different value for used storage on app info and in-app settings

In my Samsung Galaxy S9, WhatsApp is showing that it uses 37.89GB of internal storage when I checked the app info. Due to that, my phone's data is getting full and all the other apps are getting hung ...
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Which app in Play Store shall I use for app2sd and how shall I use it?

I am learning info from https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/insufficient-memory/info, which says too options for moving apps from internal storage to removable SD card. My Android 4.4.2 is not ...
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Pull Memo data off LG L33L

I have an old Tracfone LG L33L and have discontinued service on it. I can access it with USB or wifi. And there are memo files on it that I was planning on pulling off via USB. I can't find them. ...
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What will happen when I uninstall system apps? (I need to free up space)

I need install a game update (1.9GB), but I have have 800 MB or so of internal storage left and I can't run the game on my sd card. I went through my apps and found that the largest one that I don't ...
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Changing to an SD card with more storage for android phone

My original SD card is formatted as storage so I am not sure if card readers can read and transfer data from it. So basically, I am looking for a way to switch SD card and preserve the files. Thanks ...
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How do I fix internal sdcard mount failure I/O error?

I have a tablet running android 4.2.2. The internal sdcard will not mount and logcat output is - failed to mount via vfat (I/O error). I used fsck_msdos and output is - ** Phase 1 - read FAT (compare ...
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Lenovo TB3 10 inch tablet

I have 16 Gb of internal memory available with 4.52 Gb used and when I try to add a simple app told to delete files to be able to do so. I moved every app that I could to my SD card and it freed up ...
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Available internal storage

My device is showing 1.02 GB of free space in storage settings. But while installing app from play store, it says only 492 MB of space is available.. what should I do, please help..
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Fbind how to use

I have Magisk 4.20 manager and installed the fbind module. I need to use it properly because I made a small mess: I just wanted to bind a folder on my external sd with Download from internal memory. I ...
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Where does Swiftkey store its data?

Does anyone know where Swiftkey stores its data for: 1.) the heatmap 2.) user custom word dictionary Or even better, how would one go about finding this out (on a non-rooted device)?
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Fitness health/apps: Export personal data from phone (i.e Dafit)

Many apps used by smartbands/watches have no option to export your personal data, so you can't process/visualize, store, or migrate to other app. Also I know that some fitness apps for android apps ...
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how to access images in whatsapp running inside dual space

I am using Whatsapp inside Dual Space in Xiaomi Mi A3 mobile. I am not able to find the images downloaded inside Whatsapp inside Dual space. Where can I find them. Internal Storage/Android/data/com....
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msgstore.db whatsapp android

Does the msgstore.db whatsapp file on android contain every msg every sent and received? If so are voice notes digitally recoverable from the msgstore.db file? Latest version whatsapp on android 9. ...
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Error when migrating data from internal microSD to internal storage despite apparent available space

I have a Moto G3 (Android 6.0) with a microSD of 2GB that I configured to use as internal storage. It's been working fine for years, but I want to upgrade to a larger and faster card. So, I'm first ...
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Is it possible to know the wear level information of a phone, like SSD have with SMART?

Is there a way to find out the media wearout level on an android device? I have a tablet that is acting weird and slow, so I wonder if the internal storage is still ok: it is the Nvidia Sheild (...
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External SD card problems - how do I go back to device storage?

On a new phone with Android One/10 I mounted a 256GB sd card. I formatted is and added it to the system as internal memory (device storage), which is 128GB. Now the system reports a 512GB SD card. I ...
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What are .xlog files and what can they be used for?

Im cleaning the storage on my S10+ and I noticed in the WeChat folder (Tencent) there are a bunch of .xlog files totalling nearly 3gb of space. I know the controversies of using WeChat but I rarely ...
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How to view which files are on internal memory, and which are on SD Card (formatted as Internal Storage)?

On Android 9 (Pie) how to visualize SD Card (formatted as Internal) vs Internal Storage? I need them differentiated, as I'm chronically out of space and can't download apps, but have 200+ GB on my SD ...
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Symlink from /sdcard to /sdcard

I am trying to have Google Markup output its image somewhere other than its default location. I have used different ROMs and versions of those ROMs, and each combination I tried has Google Markup's ...
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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 reformat internal storage on Android?

I'd like some assistance with formatting the internal storage of my phone. I've managed to unbrick it and to flash TWRP recovery but I can see that capacity of the internal storage is only 33 MB which ...
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Can't access my phone memory suddenly after using SD card as internal memory

A few weeks ago I integrated my SD card to use as phone memory. Everything was fine until a couple of days ago. All of a sudden I saw the "insert SD card" notice appear on the notification bar. I ...
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How to adopt ꜱᴅ card as Internal storage on Android pie and above on devices without the option in the menu?

A well‑known workaround in such case is this (and as you can see with those command this didn’t worked for me) : C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>adb shell gts3llte:/ $ sm set-force-...
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I can't move Apps to My SD card, the button isn't there

I need to move some or any apps to my micro SD card, because I am all out of space, but there isn't a "move to SD card " option. It's not just grayed out, it's gone. The SD card is formatted as ...
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File Sizes (including hidden files) don't sum up to total data usage [duplicate]

I recently noticed that my Galaxy S9 was running low on space. While using the 'My Files' app that comes with the phone to do some spring cleaning, I noticed that my Internal Storage shows a usage of ...
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command line language for Android tablet (wget equivalent)

I am a Linux enthusiast and probable expert, and using it since 1993 on the command line (today with zsh) (and Unix since 1987, SunOS3.2). I personally have a Huawei tablet, details here. With an SD ...
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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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Couldn't move content, try again

I have a Motorola G6 with Android 9 and a 32 GB mSD card (a good Sandisk one) formatted as internal storage and encrypted. When I first used the card, I used the content migration utility to move ...
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