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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using Sony 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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Why does Android extract native libraries to 2 locations?

I have recently noticed that Android extracts the native libraries in the 'lib' directory in the APK to two different locations. They are in the app folder (/data/app/package/lib/) and the app data ...
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How do I get rid of uneccessary System Memory?

So, it is as the title says: my Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is filled up. Not with apps, but with "System Memory". The device only has 8 GB of storage, and about ~48%+ of that (3.3 GB) is used ...
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Music files become unplayable after transferring to SD card

I am currently using Sony Xperia L. After I transfer MP3 files from internal storage to a SD card using the option from settings, the files become corrupted and can not be played. What will be the ...
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Are files created in "/storage/emulated/0" supposed to appear in "/storage/sdcard0"?

From what I guess, internal storage is available by every user. If emulated storage is a storage location, made for a specific user, are files created in /storage/emulated/0 supposed to appear in /...
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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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Problem with camera concerning file names und photos app

Short version: How can the camera app be brought to save pictures again with the regular format "IMG_2021....jpg"? On my Nokia 7.2 this is not the case anymore (see picture). Long version / ...
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Insufficient space on my Vivo Y22

I know this question has been asked many times, but I couldn't find a suitable answer... My Vivo Y22 has 3.62 GB for the external storage, but I only have 2.56 GB for my system space. I didn't know ...
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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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How to see what is stored in System memory area?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" tablet (Android 4.1.2, not rooted). I tried to install a big app recently and it failed because it said that I didn't have enough space. When I go into Settings > ...
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Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...
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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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Why do I get an 'insufficient storage' error when trying to install apps when I have sufficient storage?

When I try to install anything through the Play store, I get a pop-up saying I have 'insufficient storage', with a button which takes me to view my current used storage. According to that program, I ...
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'Storage space is running low' while I have plenty of space remaining

I have an LG-D855 smartphone having 16 gigs of internal storage and running Android Kitkat 4.4. Although I have plenty of space remaining, the phone prompts Storage space is running low.. I had only ...
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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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What are folders Gift, MBSTGO & MBSTPH?

Moto G, Android 4.4.4 What are folders MBSTGO & MBSTPH? Which app creates them? Can I safely delete them?
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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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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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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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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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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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Why do I keep getting "not enough storage space"

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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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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What is inside the "other" category in the storage settings and how can I delete these large files eating my storage space?

I know this question has been asked before, but I cannot find a clear answer. I just recently flashed lineage is 14 on my Samsung galaxy S4. I used TWRP to wipe the internal storage with eh wipe ...
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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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Unable to read internal storage/SD card on Samsung Grand Prime Plus

so I follow a tutorial for setting my SD card as part of Internal storage with adb. Here is a photo of how it looks like: As you can see, I have 7.88 gb used out of 37.47 gb and my device tells me I ...
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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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BLU phone having trouble downloading apps

I have a BLU Advance 5.0 and a 64 GB SD card already in it. I changed preferred install location to the SD Card and I also change the default write disk to the SD card. But after every download from ...
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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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How to download apps on 4gb storage so I can move it to the SD card?

I have a HTC Wildfire S, and it's only got 4GB storage. I have a 16GB mirco SD card, but I can't download things because I'm out of the 4GB space (I don't know how ... ), so I can't get them installed ...
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Where are the .apk files of currently installed apps stored on my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?
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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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How do I reduce the amount of storage my Email application data is taking up?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes ...
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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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All apps crash all the time

I have a Sony Xperia U which worked fine. I did not change anything lately. Today all apps crash on startup. Even Play Store, com.google.process.gapps and android.process.acore. The media gallery ...
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Nexus 6 E: Unable to mount Storage error in TWRP

Before I ask, I have very limited knowledge of ADB and have been using "interface" like programs for all my Android root/flashing/pushing. I bought a stock Nexus 6 and knew I wanted a custom ROM. ...
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Move app data (on /data/data) to SD card

I bought one of those budget phones that claimed to have 4GB of internal storage, but it looks like there is only 1.08GB. I don't know why it says that I only have 1.08GB if I already used 1.12GB for ...
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Can't create folder on device using mac Android File Transfer app

When trying to create folder on Samsung Galaxy TAB 2 using the Android File Transfer app from my mac computer, I get an error alert: Could not connect to device. Try reconnecting or restarting your ...
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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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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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Trying to update WhatsApp but having insufficient storage

Recently I tried to update my WhatsApp as it won't work unless and until I update it. When I try to update it says "There is insufficient space on the device." I deleted all that I possibly ...
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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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How can I view the Android internal partition table?

I've rooted my device, put it in recovery mode, and have linked it to PC by adb shell. How can I view the list of storage devices and partitions? Note: fdisk doesn't work.
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How to use "USB Mass Storage Mode" on Android 4.3+

Followup on How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years? I've learned that Android 4.3 and later versions don't have this feature because Micro$oft. Newer options, Media ...
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How to disable bad RAM addresses and fix bad storage blocks?

The symptoms which device presents are: Restarts randomly with a previous freeze of a few of seconds (this is becouse of /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to 5). Sometimes with a blue filled screen. Even ...
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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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How disk space is used on Android device?

I have critical low storage level and can't understand what takes much of it and how that's possible that the installed applications can use 7 GB? I only use a few social media clients without any ...

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