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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 ...
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Insufficient storage error message

I have bought new Samsung Galaxy S7. And it has available space of 27 GB, though whenever I try to download app it shows insufficient storage error. Please help me to solve this issue.
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Lost hidden images

I used an app to hide certain images on my phone and I transferred the image folders from the phone to an SD card. Now it's not showing and the folders are empty :( how can I restore them?
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Storage problem in Marshmallow

Since the day I started using format as internal in marshmallow, my phone's ( Lenovo k4 note) memory is totally doomed. Everything I install goes only to the actual internal storage of the phone. ...
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Internal Android phone storage disappeared

My Motorola G2 has an 8 gigabyte internal storage but some of it has vanished! In settings/ storage and USB, here is what it shows: Out of my 8GB storage, 3.15 is used by Android OS so I have 4.85GB ...
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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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Storage Space Running Out?

I have been getting warnings of storage space running out on my Moto X Play running CM13. So what I did was go into my storage settings and formatted my 64GB external SD card as internal storage. ...
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Samsung Tab A Marshmallow doesn't show contents on SD card

I have a Tablet with an SD Card in it and it doesn't show me the contents on it. On my PC I created a folder on the SD Card calling it Books, I put some epubs etc. into it and I got a few Epub/Ebook ...
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Problem with device storage, incompleted files take up space

I am using Lebovo S860. I have quite a big problem with my device storage. Sometimes I try to move a large file to the device (it has 16 GB built-in memory, no slot) and it fails, but the storage is ...
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What to do about app that starts using excessive storage space?

I have noticed that sometimes an app will start using an excessive amount of space. For example, I've recently seen a few examples where the Amazon app was using over 350MB of storage. One solution ...
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Android locked MicroSD card (all files read-only)

I own a Wiko Rainbow with Android 4.2.2. Out of the blue my MicroSD card got locked and I can neither create nor delete any files on my phone (such as photos). At first, I did not even understand why, ...
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My SD card is missing 2 GB of space

i have a 16 GB samsung SD card (~14.8 GB of usable space). As i have a rooted phone, i tried to partition my SD card into a 2GB ext4 and rest as the FAT16 partition, using MiniTool Partition wizard. ...
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SD card root access

Hey I just wanted to ask how it is possible to access my sdcard data with command lines on a rooted phone ? I tried to ls in /sdcard, also in /mnt/sdcard/ but my files are never displayed, yet a ...
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Installation is getting failed

I used whatsapp for past 2 months and it gets uninstall by mistakenly and I tried to install it again but i can't install again it shows that I don't have sufficient storage what should I do please ...
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i have an android htc one sv, it has an internal storage of 4.46gb when i DL an app it says i have insufficient storage,

yet when connected to a pc my pc sees 4gb in total with 3gb free, when the phone is powered on it shows 4mb used and 5mb total now i have only my htc phone specs, google51mb, boost zone my default ...
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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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Cannot unmount SD card

I'm currently using Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on an old Qualcomm, ARMv7 device, with a 2GB SD card. I want to bootstrap Debian Wheezy onto the SD card, but FAT32 can't handle symlinks and ...
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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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Why is my storage not using all of its storage? [duplicate]

My phone says it has 8GB of memory but its only allowing me to use 4GB, why is this? I have already searched this in google but nothing has come up.
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How to mount sdcard1 (external SD) as internal storage?

I understand that there are many tutorials and the like on this very subject, but none ever really matched my exact situation... I have a rooted moto g in which I have a 200gb micro sd card (laptop ...
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When an app is moved to an external microSD card, to where is it moved? [duplicate]

In Android KitKat on many devices, it is simple to move an app to an external microSD card. It's as simple as Settings -> Apps -> [Select the app] -> Move to SD card. For apps whose manifest allows ...
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How to migrate an adopted storage sdcard to another? [duplicate]

So I've recently tried out marshmallow and kind of like the adopted storage idea as I never find myself removing the micro sdcard. I'm curious though if there is a smooth way to upgrade to a bigger ...
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how to get android to treat external sd as internal sd?

I have a Galaxy SL I9003 running gingerbread that was having problems such as hang and restart, unable to receive or make calls... I found the problem was a dead internal sd card so i removed it and ...
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Extend app storage

Is it possible to expand or change app storage limit on Android? In this specific case (see pictures below) it says that I have more than 1.4 GB free, but when trying to install apps message appears ...
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Can you download app to your ad card and still play then

I want to down load app to my ad card so I can download mode apps but it won't let me download apps to it and still play them
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Android - Treat external storage as internal storage?

I bought a Blu Dash smartphone at frys. It's a nifty little 40$ phone. The biggest problem is that it only comes with - I shit you not - 100 mb of internal space. I can decide to install apps on ...
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Why file managers badly recognizes SD cards

If I am understanding well...file managers mostly title some part of file system as "SD card" despite the fact that it is not SD card, or even sometimes when the phone doesn't have a slot for SD card ...
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Storage problem?

I'm having a weird issue. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z1s running lollipop. I noticed a few days ago that Spotify was giving me a notification that says "No Storage Area Found. Check the device storage ...
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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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Download Management

Hi I'm not sure if this question already exists but I couldn't find anything on it. I need to find out if there is anyway of automatically deleting downloads either within a certain time frame ( say ...
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Can I get texts that I didn't receive due to no storage space

My one plus said I couldn't receive texts until I made space on my phone. I have now freed space but I need to get the textsI didn't receive while my storage was full. Ive had people rsvping me for my ...
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How do I resize internal storage of an Android Studio AVD image that's stuck at 200MB?

When I try to resize the internal storage partition size in AVD (Android Virtual Device) manager to anything larger than 200MB, the darn thing stays at 200MB. This mounts to /data directory. The ...
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USB-OTG vs portable Sdcard

I have been in the market for an Android tablet. I have found a few within most of my desired specs. Specifically the Nexus 7. This device lacks expandable storage, as do other similarly priced ...
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Using SD card as internal storage and migrate date

I read this question, but I want to update the question. Now with Android 6.0 we have the option to format the SD card as internal storage, and that's what I did. I also clicked that "Migrate data" ...
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Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
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How to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
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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 to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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Storage Problems on Android 4.4 Tablet

I have a cheap tablet with Android 4.4.2. Manufactorer: JTY Model: KT07B I need some help understanding the Storage and how to organize it. Here is a screenshot of the "storage"-item in the ...
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Where are the Downloads stored on an LG Nexus 5x?

I'm trying to transfer the contacts from my old phone to my new Nexus 5X. I exported the contacts to a .vcf file and used adb push to copy the file to the Nexus 5X in the /sdcard/Download/ directory. ...
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Micro SD Card Suddenly not Recognized in Phone Slot Only [closed]

This has been bothering me for weeks. I have an android phone (Moto X Pure) that allows for an external storage card to be added. I have one SD card that I was using for a while but I got a new one ...
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How can I move apps to SD on non-adopted Marshmallow storage?

Everyone seems to be getting excited about Marshmallow's adoptable storage feature, but to me it seems like a major regression. There can be several reasons for not adopting external storage: When ...
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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 ...
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Is it safe to delete “Miscellaneous Files” of WhatsApp?

Based on an earlier Q&A, is it safe to delete "Miscellaneous Files" of WhatsApp? "safe" as in that it won't delete anything you might regret deleting (like photos, etc which haven't been backed ...