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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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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Unable to write to internal storage through MTP

When I connected my XT1033 (Moto G) to my computer in MTP mode, I was unable to access the contents of the internal storage in write mode. I was unable to create any folders, delete files, rename etc. ...
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How do I create a shortcut to another file or folder inside a folder?

How do I create a shortcut to another file or folder inside a folder? Example: Suppose I go to a folder A /storage/sdcard0/pictures. I know that I have another folder B /storage/sdcard1/music. I ...
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modiying vold.fstab

I have tried to swap phone storage to external storage by modiying vold.fstab. After rebooting my Kata i3, I can't access phone storage, sd card and extnal usb storage. Previous storage setting ...
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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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I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
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“Low on space” message, but nothing appears full

GalaxyS (SGH-I897), running Android 4.0.4 Short problem description I keep getting "Low on Space: Phone storage space is getting low" error in my notifications bar, but neither the SD card nor the ...
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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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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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Insufficient storage in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

My Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is showing insufficient storage with Applications at 11.6GB. When I add up all of the application storage requirements I get about 0.75GB. I supposedly have 49MB available but ...
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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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Message Memory Full in Samsung Galaxy Young Duos & Screenshot transferring

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young Duos. I got it for Christmas in 2012 and recently it has begun to tell me i have insufficient storage etc. Today it told me " Cannot receive message, Device to full..." ...
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How to mount the internal storage of the Droid 3?

My father just got a Droid 3, and it has something like 12 or 16 gigs of internal storage. I'm trying to mount that storage to his laptop so he can transfer over music, but I'm not getting the USB ...
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Can't mount /data, /cache, and /sdcard

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2, (device ID is 2014813) and there is a serious problem going on with it. This morning I saw a message from the phone, saying that the full encryption was unsuccessful, and ...
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Transfer all data files from internal memory to external SD card

I would like to know how to transfer entire internal drive to external micro SD card on the Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen? The reason is my phone is saying it can't update because there is no space left....
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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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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can copy file from one folder but not another

I am trying to get an apk from the aurora directory on the device onto a linux pc. There is not an issue copying in and out of the Download directory. If I connect the device with a cable and right ...
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recovery of data on MMC protected internal memory device

I have a broken HTC Sensation with a forensics lab who are trying to recover the data from the phone's internal memory chip. The technician says he is unable to recover the data on the chip because ...
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Read adopted and encrypted SD card with external SD reader?

My Moto G5 sd reader doe not work anymore, and does not read the SD card that was adopted and encrypted. I want to access the sd card to save the data/pics etc. I thought that I could use an ...
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no more space on device while writing to exFAT folder on MicroSD card

JasonR:/ $ su JasonR:/ # cd /stor*/emu*/0/WhatsApp JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp # cd Media JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # ls -al *.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 506827 2019-02-22 ...
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internal storage isn't showing on my android device

I have a Samsung Galaxy J5 (sm-j500H) I have TWRP 3.0.2 and since Iinstalled a custom ROM on my device my internal storage isn't showing on my file manager or on my PC. I tried a lot of other custom ...
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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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Android storage errors, cannot write files, app keeps stopping?

My Android phone runs 8.1, model ASUS Zenfone Live V. I have 15.06 GB/16 of internal storage and roughly 11/128 on an microSD card. (I checked with ASUS when I bought it, it is the max storage and ...
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Device storage gradually increases after Android update for no reason

I have an Android smartphone whose internal storage memory get incrementally bigger after every software update for no obvious reason. I have looked everywhere over the Internet but the answers were ...
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How Can I Check the Location of a File (e.g. Cluster or Sector #) in the Internal Storage?

I would like to know If I certain file moves on the Flash memory (internal storage), between writes/updates to it. Is there some way I can get the file's location on the Flash memory? (Cluster Number,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Storage space running out when using adoptable storage

I'm using adoptable storage in Android 8.0.0. I have a persistent notification that says "Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work." Settings > Storage shows this: Attempting to ...
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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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Constant decrease in android's internal storage free space

I am having a hard time with my phone. My device, which is a simple LG Magna has had a constant decrease in FREE space. That means that something is constantly taking up more and more place in my ...
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Retrieve photos from half booting tablet

Last week I retrieved an Android Tablet (an Asus Transformer Pad tf300t). Now it does not want to boot-up. To be honest, I don't really care about the tablet itself, but the photos on it. I can boot ...
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All my Internal Data Has Been Removed Without Reset.. Help?

When i had charged my Device in morning in Switch-off Mode after Charging i had Boot up the Device (Device Details Below).. I got all my internal data Gone.. All Internal Apps, Apps Data, Music, Video ...

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