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Phone reports insufficient storage despite having a lot of free space

The problem I'm having regards a cheap Chinese phone which is rebranded and sold in my country as Manta MSP94501 Easy Selfie. It runs Android 5.1 (with a KingRoot which I installed) and lately, it ...
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why do I keep getting message saying unable to move app not enough storage space ?

I have 29.00GB out of 29.71GB storage left on my SD card! So why do I keep getting message saying in able to move app from internal storage to my SD card?
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How to delete Images on Android 8.1.0?

Android is complaining of dwindling storage space. I regularly delete personal files to comply with its demands and can now use but 20 Gb of a 32 Gb storage unit. Recently I noticed an item called ...
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How to make videos on SD card visible under “Videos” menu on Amazon Fire 7?

I have an Amazon Fire 7 tablet with an external micro SD card. The micro SD card contains some videos. I have a second account created for a child. It shows menu items for "Apps", "Videos", "Books", ...
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Where are game apps' storage files saved? I would like to delete them

I installed The Trail on my Moto E 4. I uninstalled it. But, I thought I might try the game again. So, I reinstalled it. But, the game started up from where I left off the first time. So, how do I ...
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Maximum number of possible playable songs

I have a library of over 100,000 mp3 songs. I have tried and failed to modify an iPod to be able to accommodate this number, but a friend recently suggested I store them on a 1TB micro SD card, and ...
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Microsd card slots: shared vs dedicated - What is the difference?

When I look at detailed specifications of android devices sometimes it is possible to filter them by choosing if a microsd card slot is shared or is dedicated. Unfortunately I am not able to find a ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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Can I keep my WhatsApp videos on the cloud?

My Android smartphone only has 4 GB and the WhatsApp folder already has 500 MB in the WhatsApp Video sub-folder. I know I can make a one-time back up my WhatsApp data on the cloud but I need a ...
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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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Can't move apps to SD Card on Huawei

I own a P9 Lite(EMUI 5.0, Android 7.0) and when I'm trying to move an app to my SD Card there is no option, but on someone's P8 Lite with Android 6.0 this option is available, how can I fix this thing ...
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What data is included in Auto Backup?

On my Android 7.0 phone, I see that I can set auto backups for the phone data. (click image for larger variant) For apps, it says that it will back up app data. I see that Android apps have both ...
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Is WebView localStorage stored in the app cache? [closed]

I am writing a hybrid app (Cordova 6.5, Angular 1.5, Ionic 1.3, HTML5) that will run on Android. This kind of app works in WebView. My app has a few images bundled with the app and most of the data ...
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Cleaning space on samsung galaxy s8

I frequently receive message from s8 that details storage space is running out. Analyzing my storage space details this : How can I receive more detail as to what apps are allocating space ? As ...
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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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Android Phone Storage Full due to APKs

My OnePlus Two has 64GB Internal Storage and no SD card. It shows Phone Storage Full warning. When I investigated, I saw below stats and am unable to free space. Settings > Storage & Memory > ...
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Where does BlueStacks store my app's data (e.g. save game files)?

Where does BlueStacks install my apps and where does it store the data (e.g. saved game files) for those apps?
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Storage space running out when using adoptable storage

I'm using adoptable storage in Android 8.0.0. I have a persistent notification that says "Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work." Settings > Storage shows this: Attempting to ...
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Storage not recoverable

Are there any known conditions where an update results in irrecoverable storage? I am asking this because an Android device has lost storage and I have been unsuccessful in recovering 3GB.
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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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Why is there no option to choose size in TWRP's resize partition feature?

I'm trying to reflash an old Galaxy Note N5100 but I realized that the system partition is too big (~1.5GB). The current ROM uses only about 40% of the partition so I want to shrink it to make space ...
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Uninstalled system applications appear after reboot on HTC Desire X

I have tried a lot of things which mentioned in different forums such as: delete using root ES File Explorer. delete apk files from /system/app. clear Dalvik cache after uninstall (manually removing /...
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Where is my storage?

I have 12gb on my phone storage, but only half is accounted for. How can I reclaim my storage? My phone is a OnePlus 1 running CyanogenMod. I get it that the extra space is taken by some system files ...
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Identifying similar-looking (but not exactly the same) image files on Android?

So quick background, I save a LOT of pictures from all over the Interwebs onto my phone storage, and some tend to be the same picture, just edited or compressed (or yada yada). And when they don't ...
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How to save files to external SD card 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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What specifies the maximum supported sdcard capacity of a mobile phone?

I often see this in mobile phone specifications: "microsd card supported, up to 32gb" Is this limit really real? Does it depend on hardware or software? How to know for sure (e.g. using a software) ...
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Galaxy s4 mini (GT I9192) - Android 4.4.2 … Storage space depleting even though data being deleted

So this is a recent development since last night.. when the phone suddenly started misbehaving. Hanging, apps crashing, working really slow, screen going blank, Vol / Power key buttons not working ...
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What is the reason why partial amounts of files show up while connected via MTP?

This question is in reference to an ongoing issues brought up in the past about being able to see all files on a device through an file manager app, but only a partial amount showing in Windows ...
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Why does multi-user exist in Android if it doesn't work? [duplicate]

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 Based on the above, if all the locations point to the same virtual ...
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When files are created in Android 4.2 and above, are files ever stored in one location?

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 It is known that symlinks in the above example are locations on the Android ...
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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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Secondary memory storage of a mobile device

If I want to do an analogous comparison of a hard disk of a desktop computer(or a laptop) with a android mobile device then I hear lot of terms which confuse me. Can someone help me understand if all ...
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Why is my internal storage full if I dont even have any apps that is big im usibg a Huawei GT3

As shown in the picture below: Storage (click for larger image)
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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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Sound Recorder not playing back

After recording several hours of music on my ZTE android phone , using the phone's mic placed next to a radio and utilizing the 'Sound Recorder' App , I tried to play it back later that day and got ...
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Connecting ZTE Axon 7 to Ubuntu via ADB - doesn't work with some cables, does work with others

I've edited the question title and I'm adding this prefix. The problem of my computer (via ADB) not seeing my phone at all seemed to entirely depend on how I was physically connecting the phone to the ...
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Copying files from PC to “external” SD card

I've got AirDroid and SSHDroid installed on a ZTE Axon 7 running 7.1.1. The phone has a micro SD card in it, and it can access (read from) that card successfully. What I can't do is copy files onto it....
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App update/install claim insufficient storage with 3GB free on SD

As you can see, the default write disk is set to the SD card with more than 3GB free, but it still complains of insufficient storage even for apps that do not exceed 100MB total size (I did not check ...
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WhatsApp storage problem

My problem is that the WhatsApp stores all the data in the phone memory, which is almost used up. If I move the WhatsApp folder to sd card, then I'll not be able to access anything from the app. Is ...
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When should I run a consistency check on my removable MicroSD card?

I own an Android device with a removable MicroSD card. The card uses either FAT32 or ExFAT technology. These are "non-journaling filesystem" technologies, so the data on the cards can become corrupted ...
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How can I run a consistency check on my removable MicroSD card? [duplicate]

I own an Android device with a removable MicroSD card. The card uses either FAT32 or ExFAT technology. These are "non-journaling filesystem" technologies, so the data on the cards can become corrupted ...
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Storage location of “adb_keys”

I have a Galaxy s3 (I9300) that has a broken touch screen (display is fine). I therefore can not click the authorization dialog that pops up when I try to access the device via adb on any ROMs above ...
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Symlinking Problems in a Resurrection Remix ROM based on MM

I've flashed a rr ROM and everything worked fine except for one thing, the symlink to /storage/emulated/0 is missing! So I can't view my files, however, I could view them in /mnt. But every app ...
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How to find out the maximum number of contacts that the SIM card phonebook can hold?

I have searched and searched to find out how many contacts my SIM card can hold, but no apps are giving me the answer. Many sites recommended checking the size of SIM card which is printed on it. In ...
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Is it possible to make computer temporary storage?

Weird question, But is it possible to use your computer as a temporary storage via USB charger. I'm thinking I could use this to download files straight onto the computer from my phone. Edit: I mean ...
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Can't install applications (not enough memory) but Storage shows there is free memory

I'm trying to install an application from Play Store and after downloading it (about 25 MB) I'm gettin an error "not enough memory". My phone is Sony Xeria Tipo (ST21i) 4.0.4. But in phone Settings I ...
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i have a SPICE COOLPAD MI 515 AND I CANT ACCESS TO MY STORAGE

i had not rooted my phone yet but i tried storage swaping intern to ex. but after editing vold.fstab sdcard0 to sdcard1 and restarted my phone. I loss access to my storage after the said restart So ...
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Configure storage of WhatsApp media files

I want to configure whether WhatsApp stores media in my phone. I found many links like this and this which point to Main Chat Screen -> Three dots -> Settings -> Chats -> Media auto-download, or the ...
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Does WhatsApp duplicate media files?

Whenever I receive or send a media file via WhatsApp, it is stored in WhatsApp/Media/. Is it ever stored anywhere else as well? (perhaps depending on configuration of WhatsApp) I want each WhatsApp ...
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Eject SD card via ADB

Is it possible to emulate physical eject/cut power supply for SD card in Android via ADB terminal? What I'm looking for is something similar to the functionality achieved on GNU/Linux for USB devices ...

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