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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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External SD card changes mount point

I have a Moto e5 Plus (Android 8.0.0) that has a 128GB Samsung Evo card in it. The card works well in the device (freshly formatted), but has an odd system of mounting. On previous devices, the ...
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How to access files from shell on Windows? [duplicate]

In Windows File Explorer, my phone is listed along side C, D, and E drives. However, cmd and PowerShell start in C:\. This is the closest thing to what I want, but the command doesn't output anything ...
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Storage full after opening large apk before installing. How to delete the files filling my space?

I downloaded a large apk file from internet and when I opened the file, it kept unpacking for like 2 mins before even the install button was available. I tried like 2 to 3 times, but it was no use. ...
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What are the “dctp” and “did” files in my Android storage?

I have noticed two strange files in my Android storage. They are "dctp" and "did". They don't have any extensions and my programs cannot read them. What are those files and what's their purposes?
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Fix “android.process.acore keeps stopping” when the contacts provider can't load it's db

My phone just decided that it should spam an exception onto my screen that reopens as soon as I tap it away. A look at logcat reveals the following being thrown multiple times per second: SQLiteLog: ...
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Taking photo and storing it directly to OneDrive/365

At work, we draw on white boards a lot and at the end of the session, we take pictures of the boards (with our personal camera phones) with a goal of putting the pictures on our intranet. Whilst it'...
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I transfered my photos from internal storage to SD and now some photos are mixed up

So my storage was almost full and I didn't think about it when I transfered my photos over to my SD card. But now 150-200 photos are under the same date in the gallery (most of them are from albums, ...
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How to grant write access to external SDcard using ADB in Android tv?

I can't get ES file explorer and winrar to write (copy or cut from internal storage and paste to external storage) to SDCard external storage in Android TV. It says that there will be an "open from" ...
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Show size of biggest folders and files in system data

1. Summary I don't find, how I can view, which folders and files are the biggest in my system data. So I can manually decide which files to delete and which not. 2. Expected behavior Ideally to ...
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Internal storage and installation issues

I have Huawei Y7 Pro which has internal storage of 64GB, whenever I want to download more applications it doesn't install it. When I want to install an application, it refuses to install itself, what ...
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Reset Partition Table for Nexus 7 2013 (Flo)

To cut a long story short I wanted to make the system partition larger on my tablet PC as it's far too small to do anything practical on. I used ADB push to put Parted into the root directory and ...
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What is /storage/emulated/0/?

Recently, I've figured out that if I delete files from /sdcard/Download it deletes files from /storage/emulated/0/Download. And if I add the files into /sdcard/Download it duplicates them in /storage/...
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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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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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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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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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How disk space is partitioned in an Android phone?

How does storage space in our phone is partitioned? How can we 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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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?