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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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What are folders Gift, MBSTGO & MBSTPH?

Moto G, Android 4.4.4 What are folders MBSTGO & MBSTPH? Which app creates them? Can I safely delete them?
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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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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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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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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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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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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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How do I get rid of uneccessary System Memory?

So, it is 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 (3.3 GB) is used ...
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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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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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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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How to decrypt /sdcard | Keymaster HAL 4 | Unexpected value for crypto key location

-Update: Looked into TWRP log, and it seems like it has key problems: I:Setting up '/data' as data/media emulated storage. I:mount -o bind '/data/media' '/sdcard' process ended with RC=0 I:mount -o ...
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Is it possible to reduce WhatsApp "msgstore.db" file size?

My WhatsApp backup file (msgstore-**.db.crypt12) size can reach up to 380MB+ for a single file. Because WhatsApp automatically backup chats every day and will keep the 7 most recent backups, my phone ...
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Storage Booster - Disable duplicate image scan

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 with Android 8.0.0. Occasionally I get a notification that Android found many duplicate images: It says: "Storage-Booster. Duplicate image found. There are 2549 ...
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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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Android 6.0.1, Samsung S5: Storage issues

My Samsung S5 with Android 6.0.1 has not enough storage memory. By default, it has 16GB available of which 4.2GB is used by the system (according to the "Storage" information page in the settings). My ...
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Move app data (on /data/data) to SD card

I bought one of those budget phones that claimed to have 4GB of internal storage, but it looks like there is only 1.08GB. I don't know why it says that I only have 1.08GB if I already used 1.12GB for ...
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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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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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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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DCIM/.thumbnails/.thumbdata3-* files get deleted but does not free up space on Nexus 7 Android ver 6.0.1

I am trying to delete .thumbdata3-* files in my DCIM/.thumbnails folder on my Nexus 7 Android version 6.0.1 tablet as these files seem to be taking up close to 3 GB of data. I followed instructions ...
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Why are all my pictures gone after EACH reboot?

I was on vacation for two weeks and took a couple of photos with my smartphone camera (Samsung Galaxy S3). When I came back home I connected my smartphone to my computer to copy the photos to a "safe ...
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Format android to join internal memory partitions?

I have searched around the net but not really finding exact problems nor solution related to mine. I have a tablet which should have 8gb of internal memory but the problem is that it have divided ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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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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Insufficient memory with sandisk 32GB micro SD card while having 20GB free space

I have a 32GB micro SD card and I've been downloading my music onto it and I've used 8GB on the card so far. Then I was downloading a song and it said insufficient memory. On my phone the songs ...
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Find process causing io

I've been having some serious performance problems with my fairphone (wait times of 1 minute or more before apps open or switching apps, and general lack of responsiveness). I installed System ...
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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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Storing pictures on an external storage media

So, I'm new to Android but I came to the conclusion that on 4.2.2, the Camera app doesn't exist as such and is actually part of the Gallery app package. Now my problem is it isn't possible to change ...
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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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How can I view an XLXS file attachment to a gmail message?

I received an email message with an XLXS file attached. I can see the attachment icon in the email message in the gmail app and it appears that I can download the file but it is not viewable in ...
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Where is the data for S Health stored?

I'm making a personal fitness tracker but I want to grab the days for sleep and heartbeat that gets stored on s health. Where is this stored in the filesystem (maybe an SQL lite db)?
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Insufficient storage in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

My Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is showing insufficient storage with Applications at 11.6GB. When I add up all of the application storage requirements I get about 0.75GB. I supposedly have 49MB available but ...
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Read/Write not working on external sd card - Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and no applications can read or write to the external SD card - except the Root Browser. This happened a month or so ago after I installed a custom ROM (Alliance) and I have ...
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Is it possible to add arbitrary folders to the media scanner?

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide and it's got 4 gigs of storage that isn't main storage and isn't SD card memory. It shows up as a separate section under settings->storage and it's mounted on /...
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Restoring adopted storage key which was forgotten

is it possible to restore adopted storage key which was forgotten? I have rooted android phone, I tried to navigate to /data/misc/vold/ folder with TWRP, but it seems that the key is lost forever? ...
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Permissions for Photos/Media/Files vs. Storage

I have seen apps requiring permission for Photos/Media/Files read the contents of your USB storage access USB storage filesystem modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Storage read the ...
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Format SD card for internal storage for POCO M3 Pro

I recently purchased a POCO M3 Pro 5G. I also received an SD card which I want to use as an extension to internal storage. I have looked around here for how to do it and none of the suggestions seem ...
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In TWRP recovery how to fix unable to mount data internal/external/otg USB storage 0mb in twrp permanently

I have a mobile lyf water 8 ls 5015 with Android 6.1 marshmellow vendor updated I want to take NAND backup before rooting through loading twrp recovery in fast boot mode (fastboot recovery twrp.img) ....
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SD card not recognized by Cubot Note 7

I recently switched to a Cubot Note 7 android phone. This phone has a slot where one may put an additional SD card. As I used a 16 GB Fujifilm micro SDHC card in my old smartphone, I just put that one ...
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What's the write endurance for the storage of an original Google Pixel 128 GB?

I recently got ahold of an original Google Pixel XL phone so I could upload my large collection of photos and videos to Google Photos without having to (repeatedly, permanently) pay for a storage plan....
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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Storage isn't loading

I'm trying to clear up space to install Snapchat, and I have no apps to uninstall. So I go into settings to clear space from some apps. I load the "Apps" setting in the storage settings. The ...
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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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Android incorrect reporting of storage usage

I have a moto g 7 power running android 10. I am attempting to clear out some storage. In the storage portion of the settings app, it shows 4.6GB of audio, but when I go to delete those files, it ...
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Unable to mount storage on twrp-3.5.2_9-0

My device is gt5note10lte (SM-P555) and running on Samsung stock 7.1.1. I have compiled the twrp in 7.1 version but unable to get the storage mounted. Device tree : https://github.com/...
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Downloaded files consistently disappearing from Internal Storage

I have a Moto G Power running Android 11. I like to listen to audiobooks, so I routinely download files from OneDrive, using the OneDrive app, to folders in my internal storage. When I open the "...
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Can't reinstall apps from SD card after reboot

This is the first time my phone randomly rebooted, I didn't think much of it until all my apps disappeared. The apps in the internal storage is still there but the apps that was moved to the SD were ...
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Lenovo S5 storage filled with invisible files

I have a Lenovo S5 with 64gb internal storage. I had this problem for a while now, so i really need some help. Any file manager that I can find sums up all my files and aplications at under 20 gb, ...

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