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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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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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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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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 symlink folder to external SD card with Adoptable Storage?

Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). I'm having issues with running out of storage space, even though I have 128GB external SD card, merged with the internal storage. Is there a way to create ...
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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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how to bulk move Android apps to the SD card

Currently all my Android apps are on the phone's internal storage, which is quite low @ 8GB. I've recently install a 32GB SD card into the phone. I understand that I can go to Android Application ...
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System data take of 30 of my 60 GB internal storage

How to improve? Cleaner softwares can do nothing but deleting my chatting record, photos and downloaded files, but all of them only take up 15GB including all the apps, games, ets. I've seen a post ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying ...
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android os storage usage

I have two fresh galaxy device on android 9 , the difference is in storage , one is 512GB and another is 128GB , system usage in both is different , 128GB version use 27GB on fresh but the 512GB ...
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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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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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/storage/emulated/0 is missing. Apps can't find the directory

It began when I accidentally formatted the internal storage with TWRP. Now the OS can't mount the internal storage and the /storge/emulated/0 directory is missing but when I go to settings -> storage ...
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Unable to clear user data in Google Play Music

Google Play music occupies more than 1GB on my mobile phone. As you can see in the screenshot below, User Data accounts for most storage around ~1GB. When I press the Clear Data button, the screen ...
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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 sd card using the option from settings the files become corrupted and can not be played. What will be the ...
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3GB of internal storage is lost

I have a Sony Xperia SL with 32 GB internal storage from which 25 GB is available for user. When I bought the phone, everything was OK. but last month I found out that there is only 1GB left free, ...
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Why did my Android's MicroSD Card just stop functioning properly?

My Android Phone is a Motorola Moto G6, Software version 8.0.0. On this device, I have a 400 GB Samsung MicroSD Card [ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B074RNRM2B ] ...
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Trying to update whatsapp but having insufficient storage

Recently I tried to update my whatsapp as it wont work unless and untill i update it. When i try to update it says "there is insufficient space on the device. I deleted all that I possibly could have ...
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Where does bluestacks store my save game files?

Where does bluestacks install my apps and where does it store the saved game files for those apps?
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Samsung Galaxy S6 4.6MB/s Seqential Write (Why so slow?)

I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 in Aug 2016. Everything was fine, until last week. It got very slow. For example, when I draw my unlock pattern after a reboot, it takes such a long time to load the ...
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How can I access my android phone's storage from another device using LAN

How can I access my android phone's storage from another device such as android or PC using LAN? With ES File Explorer, I used remote manager, but there I am to download files then I am able to use ...
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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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'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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To recover my pictures from sd card

How do I get my images back from sd card and I het a notification "tap here to transfer media files sd card" and it tells that i have encrypted my sd card in another device, where i didnt do such
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Android 9, internal storage running full - 'weird' calculations

My phone (Nokia 3.1) is running low on storage, which is a little weird, because then i go to settings ->storage space-> Internal shared storage i see the it as in the images below. As far as i ...
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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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Why I am only getting 8gb storage when I was said that my phone contains 16gb storage?

I recently bought Oppo A3s smartphone with 2gb RAM and 16gb ROM but I am only getting 8gb usable storage from which Android is using 2 gb. What should I do now?
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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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How do I move apps to Micro SD card in Nokia 6.1 (Android One) device?

I got a Nokia 6.1 for my son in an effort to get him out of the Apple world. One of the big advantages for him was the ability to store Netflix videos and large games in his SD card enabling him to ...
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Migrate data to adopted/adoptable storage AFTER adopting process has been finished

How do I migrate, say, /storage/emulated/0/DCIM and /storage/emulated/0/Pictures photo directories from internal to adopted storage "after the fact", meaning after adopted storage is already set up?? ...
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How to transfer pictures from hangouts onto my computer

How can I transfer the pictures that are on my android hangouts (sent and received messages), so that I can preserve them before I clear my android for space?
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Can I run Android from an SD Card? The eMMC in my phone is dead

I have a Mediatek based phone, Alcatel 4030x, and it is slowly dying. The System partition is now mounted as read-only, then apps start crashing after a minute or two. I've tried SP Flash tool, ...
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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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Migrate media to external storage in Marshmallow

In versions of Android prior to Marshmallow 6.0, the Storage Manager (in Settings) had an option to move media to external storage. Now, this option appears to to have disappeared. How can I still do ...
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Where is the folder that Termux defaults to?

The Termux app is a terminal emulator. If I create a file or a folder there, and then use another file explorer app to browse my device, where can I find these files?
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How do I reduce WeChat storage size on Android?

Wechat takes up a huge amount of storage space on my phone (Moto G5 plus). Almost all of it is due to the Wechat cache (which has ballooned to 11gb) but neither the app nor my phone settings allow me ...
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Is it possible to backup apk from an installed application?

I got some huge games which I don't play regularly but don't want to delete either. Is it possible to backup those apps as apk so that I can install them offline later? I'm not talking about backing ...
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Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
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Moving files with Terminal Emulator on a non-rooted Android

I'm using the Terminal Emulator app on a non-rooted Android 5.0.2 phone. When moving files from a folder of the external SD card to another with: mv /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera/* /storage/...
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How can I copy Program Files/Bluestacks folder to another drive?

The folder is now 5 Gb and is taking to much space in C drive, so I have to move it to D drive. But when I do that, Bluestacks says the software is corrupt and I need to download from their website, ...
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How do i get rid of uneccessary System Memory?

So, its 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 is used by System Memory. (...
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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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SD Card not mounting after reboot

My Android doesn't mount my SD Card after reboot. I need to get out the SD Card slot and put it back in. Can I fix this? By the way I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017).
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Misc. files that I can't find but that take up about a half of available storage

I have the following problem: about half of my phone storage is filled by files that grouped as Misc in Android Storage app. The problem is that I can't find these files. If I open the Misc. category ...
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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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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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Where does Huawei store “Readjusted Documents”

My P20lite's camera app has a "Document" mode, where photos of documents can be rectified/deskewed/aligned. In the gallery app they are then stored in an album separate from "Camera" (which I ...
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Drunk galaxy j7+ storage

Well my situation doesn't seems good, my phone is kinda drunk, 32 GB of storage and having 500 mb only, in fact when I delete a 60mb file I free up 1.69 gb BTW it says 21.8 GB taken by apps Answers?
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Low flash memory in Android ZTE phone [duplicate]

In my Android ZTE, I'm trying to upload things. Let's say, I'm uploading a resume, I will get a message saying it can't be delivered due to low memory. I have deleted things like games and pictures ...
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Moving app data to external sd card

Is it possible to move almost the total app size of an app to external sd? example 90% of its data will move to external and the 10% will stay... I've tried moving the Clean Master app, its total ...