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i can't write file android [migrated]

i'm trying to save a file with an object in it using serialisation but when i read it, it returns and object = -1 here's the code: readind/writing file : public abstract class Serializer { public ...
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What's the write endurance for the storage of an original Google Pixel 128 GB?

I recently got ahold of an original Google Pixel XL phone so I could upload my large collection of photos and videos to Google Photos without having to (repeatedly, permanently) pay for a storage plan....
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Why does the picture path look like it runs on an emulator?

My Motorola E5 picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Why is there an emulator on my phone? Picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Tried level 1 and 2 support, but no answer as to ...
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What's eating up my storage? [duplicate]

I selected all the folders of my Internal Storage, and the details say it is 11.64 GB. But, on the left bar, it shows Internal Storage [31.17/32.00 GB]. Screenshot of My Files application of my phone: ...
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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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Storage isn't loading

I'm trying to clear up space to install Snapchat, and I have no apps to uninstall. So I go into settings to clear space from some apps. I load the "Apps" setting in the storage settings. The ...
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How to find the video in file manager which I have downloaded in app [duplicate]

In the app I had Downloaded videos but I can't find these videos in Android data folder of the app. I had also Downloaded pdf's from the app,which is being displayed in Android data folder. There is ...
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Decrypting a user private key cert in keystore

Would like to ask if it is possible to decrypt the user private key store found in android keystore. I know that you need the masterkey to decrypt it. But is it possible to obtain the masterkey from a ...
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"system" file taking up more than 20gb on SD card

My SD card is almost full (32gb) when I literally only have like 5gb or so worth of actual files. There's a file called "system" that I can't access for some reason and it's taken over 24gb ...
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Samsung Tab E 8.0 Storage Full with 1GB of apps and 1GB of photos

My tab has less than 3GB of music, apps, photos, and more according to files app, but it still says that I have 3GB of storage left, when it should be 5.6/16 taken by OS and under 3 by me leaving me ...
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How to set SD card to default for storage S9+

How do I tell my phone to store new files on my sd card instead of its internal storage, either for a specific app or the entire system? (I did try to find this on my own. There are many sites that ...
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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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Android incorrect reporting of storage usage

I have a moto g 7 power running android 10. I am attempting to clear out some storage. In the storage portion of the settings app, it shows 4.6GB of audio, but when I go to delete those files, it ...
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Sharing a directory between Termux and another application (PasswdSafe)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0". I haven't rooted the device (and don't really want to). Until today, I was running Android 10. Today I installed an update that upgraded it to Android 11. I'm ...
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Moved all folders except /Android and /Huawei from a P9 Lite to external microSD card, device still reports low free space

My relative has a Huawei P9 Lite with 16GB of internal storage. The internal storage got full, so she moved every folder in the internal storage (except /Android and /Huawei) to the root of an ...
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How to decrypt android adopted storage without the key?

I would like to know if there is any possible workaround for decrypting the adapted storage. I don't care about recovering my data because I've got the backup already. I tried formatting the sd card ...
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Unable to mount storage on twrp-3.5.2_9-0

My device is gt5note10lte (SM-P555) and running on Samsung stock 7.1.1. I have compiled the twrp in 7.1 version but unable to get the storage mounted. Device tree : https://github.com/...
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Downloaded files consistently disappearing from Internal Storage

I have a Moto G Power running Android 11. I like to listen to audiobooks, so I routinely download files from OneDrive, using the OneDrive app, to folders in my internal storage. When I open the "...
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Is there a way to remount external sdcard to allow execution from it to all users?

I want to remove noexec flag from /storage/extsd for all users. My system is a rooted original Android 5.1.1 with Termux installed, mount namespace separation is disabled in SuperSU app. Recently I ...
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What kind of storage is IPSM?

I am working with a mobile device running Android. In addition to the common Internal shared storage, it also has an IPSM card. Does anyone know what IPSM stands for in this context?
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Can't reinstall apps from SD card after reboot

This is the first time my phone randomly rebooted, I didn't think much of it until all my apps disappeared. The apps in the internal storage is still there but the apps that was moved to the SD were ...
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Lenovo S5 storage filled with invisible files

I have a Lenovo S5 with 64gb internal storage. I had this problem for a while now, so i really need some help. Any file manager that I can find sums up all my files and aplications at under 20 gb, ...
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Name and type of virus on Android which is attacking file system and storage drives

There's a virus on my Android phone which is attacking the file systems and storage drives attached to my device. I need help identifying the virus, so that I may further my research and come up with ...
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File Explorer doesn't show SD card (Android 10)

I know that this question appears in various forms a lot on the Internet, but I just can't seem to find my solution. If I open Files, only "Internal storage" appears at the bottom. Where's ...
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How to solve "Couldn't save screenshot storage may be in use"

i have been experiencing an issue on my smartphone.Every time i try to save a picture it says"Couldn't save screenshot,storage may be in use" I already tried to clean the whole cache but it ...
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Is there a reliable way to know which is the home dir of the phone?

I'm making a program for termux and i need to access to the home directory(where are the Downloads, Android, DCIM, etc directories). The problem is that i know that not all the phones have the '/...
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/data - Error: Failed to open the device

Device (Nook HD+) will not boot. It was running LOS 14.1 with TWRP recovery, to which I can still boot up, but any attempts to wipe, or format the /data partition fail. I also can access the shell (...
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How to reduce the size of thumnails folder in Android?

How can I reduce/get rid of the thumbnails folder in Android that is created under DCIM>Camera. I'm aware of the fact that thumbnails are auto-generated and will be generated again even if I delete ...
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There's some weird storage nonsense going on, as if part of an app's data is permanent on your phone?

So, when I want to free up some space, first yesterday it said WhatsApp was worth 207MB, and then today it said it was only worth 166MB, What's happening here?!
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Can I tweak an app's storage permission and allow it to write on the phone but deny read?

The example I'll use is with an internet browser app — let's say Opera. If I allow its storage permission, I can download files on my phone (write) but the app can read its storage as well (I verified ...
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Internal storage shows is mounted twice on a Pixel 4a

I have a rooted Pixel 4a on LineageOS 18. For some reason, whenever I plug my phone into my PC for file transfers I am seeing two internal storage drives being mounted. The Pixel 4a doesn't support SD ...
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Is it possible to backup data from a locked android phone?

So i forgot the PIN number on my old phone which was not rooted, had no recovery software (Cwm, Xrec, etc.) installed on it, and has usb debugging and auto-mount disabled. We don't know the google ...
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How can I restore my USB storage on my Android phone?

I have a Samsung A50 Android phone. I am getting message that USB storage has been removed restart your phone. So I do that and nothing happens. I still get the error message. How can I fix this?
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How to decrypt /sdcard | Keymaster HAL 4 | Unexpected value for crypto key location

-Update: Looked into TWRP log, and it seems like it has key problems: I:Setting up '/data' as data/media emulated storage. I:mount -o bind '/data/media' '/sdcard' process ended with RC=0 I:mount -o ...
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Should I clear my Gallery Data?

If I clear my gallery data, will I lose all of my albums? My gallery has been taking up a lot of data to the point that I have little data left. If I clear it, will all my albums be deleted?
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Is it possible to reduce WhatsApp "msgstore.db" file size?

My WhatsApp backup file (msgstore-**.db.crypt12) size can reach up to 380MB+ for a single file. Because WhatsApp automatically backup chats every day and will keep the 7 most recent backups, my phone ...
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I only want WhatsApp messages from the past two years

I have 19,000+ messages in a Google drive backup for my WhatsApp account. I only want the last 1,000 or so that I have made in the past few years. Do I have to delete all the older ones manually, or ...
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Internal Storage has no space even with SD card? [duplicate]

So I have an LGK4 android phone with 8GB of storage, and lately I've been having really weird storage problems; When I try to install or update an app I can't because the storage is full; thing is, I'...
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Cant adopt sd card to internal on Huawei Y6 2018

Hi i have a huawei Y6 2018 and i cant adopt my sd card into internal. My phone is rooted and i used the app Root Essentials. It asked me to flash a Plugin (ASPlugin). I Tried to do that but i got the ...
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I formatted my SD card as internal storage, downloads still go to the phones internal storage

Yo, I just formatted my SD card as internal storage, and the storage section says that in my device storage I have 30 GB, but downloads still go to the phones internal storage, is this how its ...
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Insufficient storage popping up when transferring app to SD card

so I got this 36 GB SD card, and I've only used 2 GB on it, I'm on a Samsung J7 Neo BTW, and when I attempt to transfer a 5 GB game to the SD card, it stops halfway trough and a message saying "...
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...
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With Android, does a factory reset truly reset the device to the same as it was when it left the factory (unlike an iPhone)?

When you reset an iPhone, my understanding is that the device does not truly get reset to how it was when it exited the factory. What about with an Android device? Does performing a factory reset on ...
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I can't access some music folders via music player, other works fine

I have several GB of music in several folders on internal storage. When I want to play it with (any) music player, some folders play fine, some shows that there is no music, despite it is. Same happen ...
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How to format SD card second partition as internal storage

I formatted my SD card into 2 partition. The first one is exfat and the second partition is f2fs. I want to format the second partition as internal storage using built in storage setting, but when I ...
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Why my SD card name is not the same as I format it?

I formatted my SD card into 2 partition. The first one is exfat and the second partition is f2fs. I renamed the first partition as "Limbo" and the second as "Saint". On Linux it ...
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How can I access files downloaded from Chrome on Android 11?

With Android 11 adding scoped storage, I'm noticing I'm not able to access some key folders in my file manager app of choice (Solid Explorer). In this case, files downloaded via Chrome and it's ...
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Cannot move app to SD card

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Some apps show a Storage used option. This means they can be stored in Device memory or External storage. I mean to move all apps to External ...
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Where does Box store its offline files?

I want to use Box.com (not DropBox) to synch files between my laptop & 'phone. Nothing too heavy, just small things like my ToDoList data (TaskCoach), Keepass, etc I can see the data files in ...

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