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Questions tagged [storage]

The place where your apps and data are stored. Please follow the 'info' link below for some generic details.

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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

I tried uploading some large audio files recorded on my phone to Google Drive to free up space on my phone (Xiaomi A1). Almost immediately, I got memory insufficient warnings; apparently the Google ...
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Turning off “storage full” warning

(Tap to enlarge) Storage almost full OK, nice of you to warn me, I'll take care of that later. Storage almost full OK, good to have a reminder. Storage almost full I guess I could have forgotten ...
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Read every file stored on device or SD card?

Flash storage devices (NAND cells) are nutorious for slowly losing charge over time. Many USB sticks have automatic data retention when idle, but I doubt that MicroSD has automatic data retention. ...
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How do I let my apps install completely on the SD card? [duplicate]

The issue is i'm downloading the new game Ragnarok Mobile the issue is, my phone is only 16GB in internal storage and that game requires initially 1.2GB and has a 3.2GB update meaning it's about 5GB ...
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Do I need Google, Google+ and Google play? Using so much storgae!

I had plenty of room on my phone, but now Google app uses 800 MB! Can I get rid of the other two apps?
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I accidentally deleted Calendar Storage. How can I restore it?

A friend once gave me a HTC Desire 310 with Android 4.2.2. I mostly use it as a metronome, portable calendar and gaming device (as I'm very much attached to my old Samsung flip phone), so I decided to ...
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How to move apps from internal storage to SD card in Redmi 5

I have obb files of PES2018 in SD card, but the APK was installed automatically to internal storage. I can see no options to move it to SD card. I had tried Link2SD app, but it's not working. Please ...
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is there a common symlink in android multi-users, access use's `root directory` ?

On test tablet. There are two users: /storage/emulated/0/AAA --onwer /storage/emulated/10/AAA --nomal user My attempt: adb shell "ls -l /storage/emulated/legacy/AAA" file dot exist. --failed ...
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Missing storage space in Android 7.0

Where did all the missing space go? I've deleted most of my apps, but no matter how much I get rid of it keeps saying I'm almost out. The stuff I have accounts for 3.5 GB-ish, but there's lots that ...
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Clearing logcats and dumpstate on Moto E2 (4G LTE)

I have basically no storage on my Moto E2. The OS is around 3.02GB when originally it was around 1 to 2. How do I clear the logcats and dumpstate on the device? *#9900# and *#197328640# don't work.
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Delete file in bluestacks storage?

Recently I downloaded an apk file in Bluestacks. This file hasn't been installed yet and I want to delete it. So I accessed Bluestacks storage to find out the name if this apk file. Then I searched ...
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How to read internal storage from a destroyed galaxy xcover 4

I got that 16gig internal data chip from my destroyed phone. On this chip are importand Images... Chip number: kmq310013B Front: Back: I searched the web but not found a way to get my data from it....
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Facing issues in gallery

I'm using one plus 6 and I'm facing issues with my gallery. If I save pictures from Facebook, Snapchat or any other app it doesn't show up in gallery. Only screenshots and camera pictures are showing ...
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Storage Doesn't Add Up?

Okay so I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 2017, and as you can see, my phone storage is supposedly nearly full, at 14.6GB. But the file info displayed is only about 3.3GB! I've looked up the issue and seen ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

I have a Samsung galaxy smart phone. Whenever I download apps such as,Ubber and Facebook it tells me that my storage is full. I have cleared up cache memory but still there is no difference. What can ...
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Expandable memory of devices

Mobile phones or tablets come with limits like it has expandable memory of 32, 64, etc GB. I was wondering how this is determined? Does it mean that higher capacity sd cards won't work or this ...
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How can I make Whatapp use the SD instead of internal storage on my Samsung Galaxy J5

I cannot find the option I had on my LG, where I could change in settings the preferred storage option of each and every app. My Whatsapp is quite large, because it's being used privately as well as ...
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Storage Space in our phone

How does storage space in our phone be parted? How many way we can access our storage space?
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What does the Storage Manager setting actually do?

I'm trying to understand what the Storage Manager option in the Storage settings is supposed to do. The text says "Remove photos & videos" and I chose the option "Over 90 days old". So far, it ...
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Why does not full mean full?

I have a Razer Phone running 8.1.0. When I go to the camera app, it says Device Storage Full But my device is not full. I have 2.34 GB free (of 64GB) in system memory (I do not have an SD card ...
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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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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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Low storage. Found files named __data. Can I delete it?

My android is low on storage and after looking around at files, i found these __data files that are taking up a ton of storage. I had the urge tk just delete it but im afraid if i do ill just end up ...
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Grant SD card access to non-owner account

I've got several (non-restricted) user accounts on a Samsung device running Nougat. I'd like a given app (Orux Maps) to have write1 access to data in a given SD card folder under several of these ...
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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using an xperia z3 and used file commander to browse and found that i kept running out of space because of a 4gb thumbnail/preview file/folder that grows rather quickly. I tried deleting the ...
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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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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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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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Free up space in storage/legacy?

Ive been trying to free up space in my phone and from running sd analyzer i can see my system is using up 5 gigs which i cant access in storage/legacy Is there anyway i can free up this space?
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Android storage issue

Every time i update the software of my android device (Sumsung galaxy Tab4, BLU vivo 5 etc.) it says that i dont have any storage when my BLU is 32G and i have 8G sd card in it. Before updating i ...
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Internal storage cut in half after factory reset

So I think I know what I've done wrong, but I'd like to get a confirmation and/or possibly a solution that doesn't involve me spending another evening reinstalling all these apps and settings. I own ...
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what are the differences between androbench and tiotest?

Except tiotest being a native app and androbench an apk app - both are used for storage bench-marking. Also, from https://linux.die.net/man/1/tiotest and http://www.androbench.org/wiki/User_Guide it ...
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How to wipe sdcard?

I want to wipe sdcard, but am not sure how best it should be done. usually wiping is done into device, for example: cat /dev/urandom > /dev/mydev The thing is that I don't find a device which is ...
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Filesystem for sdcard to store large file and apps access

I am running android oreo 8.1 (custom ROM) on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. I have a 64GB memory card in which I want to store large files of size 15GB, 20GB etc. So I can't use FAT32 filesystem. I ...
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Android 6.0.1, Samsung S5: Storage issues

My Samsung S5 with Android 6.0.1 has not enough storage memory. By default, it has 16GB available of which 4.2GB is used by the system (according to the "Storage" information page in the settings). My ...
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Why won't my internal storage go down when I transfer data to my SD card?

I have a 116 gig data card and 34 gigs on my phone I keep transferring my apps, music, and other data but lately when I transfer data the internal storage says its almost full and I need to transfer ...
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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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I can't save contacts on my phone after clearing Contacts Storage application [duplicate]

I went to my Contacts app to see if everything was fine, and all my contacts were gone. Panicking, I went back to my Settings and enabled Contacts Storage back up again, and when I went back in to re-...
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Android App Data Files Location Mystery

I use an android device and i have a bunch of apps installed on it, including the game Hearthstone. Hearthstone downloaded ~1.5GB as data files, and when I view app details, it says HS is using 3.2GB ...
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Freeing up phone storage after moving apps to SD card

Samsung A5:- I have moved a couple of "big" apps ( eg Netflix & BBC iPlayer) to the SD card. These are now shown as residing on external storage but the free phone storage hasn't increased ( even ...
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still a mystery . thumbdata3 file space & performance hog

I just don't know how to fix this issue. I have tried almost everything and give up. I have read other threads on what to do if there is .thumbdata3 file that occupies a lot of space. my file ...
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Where Android Phone ( HTC E9 Plus , in my case ) Stores encryption keys for SD Card [duplicate]

I have this mobile : HTC E9 plus Dual sim, running Android Lollipop ( 5.0.2 ) . I did a huge mistake, which i was unaware of. I encrypted SD card ( samsung EVO 64 GB ). Then after few months, i ...
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HTC one X storage issues

i just got an HTC one X 32gb (i know its old), but "app storage" is only 6.76 gb and "phone storage" is 25.24gb, I cant downloade more apps beacaus "app storage" is full but i have 18 gb free under "...
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Resize storage space

I have Android 7.1-rc2 emulator on VM-Ware virtual box ... kindly I need to increase the space of the internal storage already I expand the space from VM-Ware disk settings but still no change on the ...
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Samsung GT-I9100 no storage space

I have a Samsung GT-I9100 and its permanently telling me I don't have enough storage space., yet there are 11GB on the USB storage available. How do I use the USB storage?
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Limit storage usage of an app

How to limit how much space an app can take ? Facebook, for example... Keeps caching useless stuff on the background Dont care if it breaks functionality Have xPosed if needed Edit: Somehow, ...
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How can I tell which process is accessing the filesystem?

My device has been running really slow lately. I installed "simple system monitor", which tells me that some app is regularly reading from storage at 20mb/sec, and with very little cpu usage on the ...
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Android (with EMUI overlay) doesn't have any more space

I know this doesn't show everything but it's quite ironic, because it doesn't show everything and it's the "free space" utility app If you want more info, I can give you some, maybe you guys know an ...