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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?

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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Android 7.1.1 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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How to link cloud storage to android phone storage?

I want to link Cloud storage like Dropbox or Google drive (or other alternatives) directly to android phone storage folders like Apps, media in order to save media files to cloud storage instead of ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S6 show more used space?

Recently, I noticed that all my music(copied from my computer) disappeared from my phone. Since I wasn't really listening to it, I figured that I might have accidentally deleted it when I was cleaning ...
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Internal memory explanation

I have a Moto E 2º Gen, 8gb internal memory. If we substract the Android OS requirements, i'm left with 4.98 Gb, which appears as available internal memory. It shows 4.11Gb used memory, however, ...
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Termux - How do I create a directory of files accessible outside of Termux?

I discovered that the files and directory that are created in (default) Termux, are not accessible to other apps on non-rooted phones. Where is the folder that Termux defaults to? How do I set it ...
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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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Tablet shows “Low on memory” warning even though internal memory is greatly empty

My tablet shows Low on memory with Total 0.98 GB, 750 MB used even though internal memory is Total 13.65 GB, 13.65GB free
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Android can´t see the Internal Storage

My Android tells me I don´t have anything on my Internal Storage, but adb shell says I have a file on my Internal Storage (/storage/emulated/0) for example an apk file. Furthermore I haven´t any ...
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X8 mini, use phone storage for apps

I have an iOcean x8 mini. I am getting insufficient storage error when trying to install apps. So I went to my settings - data storage and see this. So there are 2 storages in my phone. The apps are ...
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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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Downloading to sd card issues

Recently bought a Vodafone Smart Mini 7 (VFD-300) running Android version 6.0. Even though I have changed my default write disk to sd card, every time I download an app from play store, it downloads ...
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How to allow read/write access in a specific folder on the SD Card with Android 6.0.1?

I like to move my AnkiDroid storage to the SD-Card, because my Anki-Decks get huge, in terms of filesize, and my internal storage is full. Anyways (seemingly because they did not like to took the ...
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Can't install apps on SD card

I'v got the Alcatel One Touch Pop C9 It has not much space by itself, thats why I use a SD card. I tried to set the SD card as default install. But everytime I want to install something I get the ...
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Since which Android version is exFat supported?

Which Android version supports exFat, if at all? The web seems unclear about that. Thanks!
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Access PC storage from phone

Is there any way to show up my computer's storage in my phone when I plug in my phone using usb cable? It is similar to auto-mounting of phone storage in pc but different in that it's phone which ...
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How to increase the size of Android 6's personal dictionary?

When adding new words to the dictionary, old words keep getting forgotten. It feels like I can only add about 1000 words (might be off, but that's the order of magnitude). Words disappear in the order ...
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How to move images and video to SD Card?

How to move images and videos from internal storage to SD card in Samsung Galaxy S7? I saw advice to go to My Files -> Images (or other) -> Options -> Select -> All then move. But I ...
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Save shared content to local filesystem

The droidentify program allows to save a report of the information it gathers by using the send action intent. Source code extract: public static void shareReport(Context ctx) { ...
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My android phone is showing up in my computer just as if it's a normal hard disk

Most of my android phones have once been so. I can see the internal eMMC's partition layout in "Windows Disk Management", counting there's over 20 parts. Some partitions have letters in "My Computer". ...
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marshmallow trouble with internal storage

i have galaxy on5 device. its updated to marshmallow on last week but after update it start performing some error. biggest problem is with storage. in internal storage it showing 7.3 gb used but ...
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java.lang IllegalArgumentException

When trying to set up a S5 for adoptable storage with 6.0.1 opp sys. When I put in the sm list disks command I get a list of sm commands and an error.
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How to re-partition MT6582 device? (EBR1 & MBR only available) (Infinix X507)

How could I re-partition my MT6582 device: Infinix Hot X507's Internal Storage (also known as Apps Storage Partition, System Storage) in order to expand it (it's about 1.04GB now, and only 3MB are ...
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Storage issue doubt

My phone is micromax canvas magnus Android 4.2.1 Here are two pictures from the settings app... Why the storage shown for Apps(app data and media content) is different from the info i get after ...
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Is there a folder system viewable by applications

is there a folder system view able by application android, i.e. if i put a music file for example in it, I can see it from the music app?? I have android 5 on a tablet.
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Misc. file identifications and importance

I see things like roidapp, .chartboost, .mobvista, .ravesocial, etc. No idea what they are but eating up storage. How do I identify them as necessary?
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How to transfer files I created programmatically back to my PC? [closed]

I created JSON files on my Android using something like this: https://stackoverflow.com/a/33572815/1075211 The files are now stored in /data/user/0/com.xxxxx.collector. But how do I now transfer ...
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Hidden files: Can I delete them?

I can see some hidden files on my android device, named as {[HIDDEN]}xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.mp4_encrypted_new (file name length is 32 characters long, in the place of x, actually it is mixed ...
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Where does Firefox keep browsing history data?

This linked question describes how to find the time a file was downloaded in Android for Mobile. How does one do the same for browsing history? What file is that information stored in?
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Spotify cache on 5109MB on internal SD, 4464MB on external SD

Spotify takes up about 10GB data on my phone. Half of this is used on the internal SD card, which is becoming a problem. I've had this problem before, have removed Spotify entirely, after which it ...
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Something is eating up all my storage space and I don't know what it is

I'm using a 2014 Moto X, 32GB. Recently I've noticed very low free disk space and I'm not sure what is causing it. When I plug in the phone to my PC Windows Explorer shows 556MB free of 24.7GB at the ...
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How do I update or clear the files listed in the Storage Access Framework?

Some Android applications use the SAF for a 'file picker'. As I understand it, this file picker, provided by Android, has its own special set of labels under which it chooses to display files along ...