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How do I clear system memory on my phone in this situation?

My phone is the 2015 model of Samsung A5. It claims that I have my memory full so I deleted all my apps, disabled apps and cleared all my photos. (Literally everything) Yet it still claims that my ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to know the wear level information of a phone, like SSD have with SMART?

Is there a way to find out the media wearout level on an android device? I have a tablet that is acting weird and slow, so I wonder if the internal storage is still ok: it is the Nvidia Sheild (...
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Nubia Red Magic 3 shows negative storage on some apps and it's driving my nuts

Probably a bug but I still want to share exactly what's going on and hopefully find a solution. I can't use a logcat for some reason (Sepolicy issue maybe?) But anyways I own a Red Magic 3 and it's ...
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Phone can't access internal storage

I have a problem with my relative's phone. He has a ZTE Blade A452 phone with Android, and it seemingly can't access its internal storage at all. There is constantly an error message "Your internal ...
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Storage setting not loading. What do do?

When looking on the storage option it just loads forever, and can't view the setting option. What do I do? I have a Moto E.
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Allow Apps Access to /data of Other Apps

I recently moved from ES File Explorer to MiXplorer and discovered that I can't access the /data partition of other apps (/data/data/com.example.app/). I can only see /data/data/com.mixplorer.silver/ ...
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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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Phone is just pretending to move app data to external storage?

My internal storage is full, so I've bought a SD-card and I'm trying to move some application data. For example I have 20GB of data for Audible which is my main concern. I went in to Settings > Apps ...
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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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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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What are .xlog files and what can they be used for?

Im cleaning the storage on my S10+ and I noticed in the WeChat folder (Tencent) there are a bunch of .xlog files totalling nearly 3gb of space. I know the controversies of using WeChat but I rarely ...
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Why is my tablet storage almost full?

My Galaxy Tablet 10.1 has almost 14 GB of storage. Currently, it's about 13.5 GB full of stuff, but I have no idea what. Recently, when I have tried to install some apps, I get an error saying there ...
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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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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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Can I find the video recording if SD card storage had filled during the recording

I was taking a video of an event for about 45 minutes and I did not recieve any error message saying memory was full. When the event was over and I stopped recording It said something like "File Saved ...
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Accessing android app asset files

I am trying to extract some assets from a mobile game that I play. I have extracted the game files onto my PC, however have hit a wall when trying to view the assets. I am able to view some assets (...
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SD Card as Internal Storage problem

i've formatted my SD Card (SanDisk 16gb) as internal storage, now the problem is: in the settings it appears that it successfully formatted my sd card as internal storage, it shows the total capacity ...
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“Format as Internal Storage” option no longer available

When I first inserted my SD card, it showed a notification with an "options button." I proceeded to format the card as external, portable storage, although the system storage format option was ...
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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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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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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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mounting an app folder to external storage fails for Write access on Android Q but will work in Android Pie

I could mount my partitions holding whatsapp (exFat) and titanium ( ext4 ) backup data on android Pie but right now on Q it will not let a RW operation be performed after mounting I understand /...
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How to view which files are on internal memory, and which are on SD Card (formatted as Internal Storage)?

On Android 9 (Pie) how to visualize SD Card (formatted as Internal) vs Internal Storage? I need them differentiated, as I'm chronically out of space and can't download apps, but have 200+ GB on my SD ...
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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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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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Samsung SD card corrupt after USB tethering disconnect

I was using USB tethering to get internet connection to computer. Then my phone fell off the table and disconnected from USB. Everything seemed fine for some time, but then after some time screen ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using an 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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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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Missing storage space in Android 7.0

Where did all the missing space go? I've deleted most of my apps, but no matter how much I get rid of it keeps saying I'm almost out. The stuff I have accounts for 3.5 GB-ish, but there's lots that ...
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Can't find /data/misc/vold

I'm trying to recover files stored on a totally broken phone. These files were stored on a sd card, used as "adopted storage". I got a dump from the memory chip of the phone, hoping to get the .key ...
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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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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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How to format an SD card as adoptable storage on Android 5?

I have ZTE phone: Model z828 Fcc id srq-z828 IC 5200E-Z828 H/W U06A DATE 03/2017 and have inserted and mounted a 32 GB SD storage chip. However, cannot seem to get an option to use ...
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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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How can I copy Program Files/Bluestacks folder to another drive?

The Bluestacks folder is now 5GB large and is taking up too much space in my C:\ drive, so I decided to move it to my D:\ drive. But, when I do that, Bluestacks says the software is corrupt and I need ...
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How do I empty trash bin on phone?

Please help. When photos and videos ef is are deleted, where do they go? I'd like to delete everything in my " trash", as my storage is always full. Thank you.
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How to record calls and store on a central server?

Not sure if this should be asked on Software Recs Stack or not, but here goes nothing.... One of my coworkers needs to record calls whenever a call comes through on his premise cell phone. The issue ...
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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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