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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Cross-device consistent symlink for internal storage

There are many paths to internal storage: /sdcard /storage/sdcard0 /storage/emulated/0 /storage/emulated/legacy /mnt/sdcard /data/media/0 Several questions: Which ones are most consistent (...
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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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Android space not usable

I have a Moto G 2013 (xt1032) and whenever I check the storage first it shows the free space before calculating everything (393 MB) and later on (after calculation) I see in the bar that the free ...
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Says “SD card not inserted” when it is

I just got a BLU Energy 2 phone and I love it. The only problem I have is that it's not reading the 64gb sd card that I just bought for it. I made sure the software was up to date, rebooted it ...
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Where is stored type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern)?

I'm working on source code of Lollipop. It seems the type lock (if users have to enter a password/SIMM or a pattern) is stored in a database, /data/system/locksettings.db. This database is located in /...
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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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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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Instagram Post Notification Cache Location

Instagram has a "post notification" feature which notifies users on a specific user's new posts. These notifications show the image preview in expanded notification view in notification panel. The ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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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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Have unrooted Samsung Galaxy 10.2 Tablet. I want to delete files, wondering if I can do it with USB cable then use Explorer to maintain files?

Have an unrooted tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.2. Memory is getting tight on the tablet itself and my card is 64GB with most still available. I saw the answer using logcat built-in utility to delete ...
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Failed app download off of Amazon Appstore is taking up internal phone storage

I tried downloading an app off of the Amazon Appstore(probably my first mistake), however after it was complete it said there was an error, the app was nowhere to be found, and then it started to ...
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Is there any way to fix MediaStorage's file creation dates without root?

I am using PlayerPro to play audio on my phone. I want my MP3s to be sorted by creation date and that is the problem. PlayerPro seems to be using MediaStorage's data about media files and it gets the ...
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I've lost my storage to update the phone Android

yesterday update the phone of a friend by clicking on software updates. The phone is a Cubot s308 and the update version is v6_cq_4137c_v0.1.3_20150721 (4.4 Android). After upgrading to pass to have ...
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space storage running out - “used space” using a lot of storage

Today my phone (galaxy s4 i9505) got some type of space storage problem, i removed a lot off apps and clear all the cache, first when the problem didn't start, i had 1,5GB space available, but now it ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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access files of app and run-as command alternative for debugging

I try to access data\data folder without root because I want to access some downloaded files by the app and I have realized the files download in data directory. I have tried to pull to sdcard but as ...
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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What is the label appears in Setting->apps->tap on app -> different sizes of app?

for example, Under the storage label - App, USB storage app, Data, SD card. How these size was handled by the Android system ? I have attached a screen shot. The flickOpic app is developed by me. the ...
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Apps storing data in non-existent SD Card

I had a few encounters with apps corrupting because part of their data was somehow stored into my SD Card. So I decided to move everything back into internal memory, format the SD Card, un-mount it ...
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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app downloaded not installed but storage card memory decreased

I downloaded an app from playstore app was downloaded but not installed Ab error message flashed can't install app on USB or storage card. But my storage card memory was decreased.I tried again but ...
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Huge contacts storage in galaxy 4

In my galaxy for some reason my contacts storage grow to almost 6Gb (should be some sync problem.) I dont have SD . I deleted all the photos but still grow by itself and cannot open in the phone. How ...
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What are android folders myrecord/acrosspromote?

Moto G, android 4.4.4 What are the folder and its subfolder: myrecord/acrosspromote/? which app creates them? in the subfolder I have some weird files like cachedAcrossPromotespec.txt, in its text ...
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usb storage usaged instead of sd card

I have a samsung galaxy exhibit 2 how do I use my SD card instead of using my USB storage which is almost full and my sd card is empty
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Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Screen Lock Error

I have no idea what happened, but the last few times I have connected my Galaxy S4 to my Mac OSX to try and transfer music files (or any files for that matter) I get the message "can't access device ...
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Nexus5 identified as Media Player (Device), instead of Storage Drive, Windows 7

I've had the Nexus 5 for a few months, and exchange files between my PC and the phone using the USB cable frequently. I also charge the phone using the USB connected to my PC. Usually, the window pops ...
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Clearing photos space from device via USB, keeping auto backup

I am running out of storage space on my mobile device. I am using photos auto-backup, and would like to still be available to view my photos/videos when I want to from my device. Can I connect via ...
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According to Link2SD I only have 2% system space left

I have plenty of space everywhere else. How can I fix this?
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How to install apps on the second external SD card?

I have an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. It has two external memory cards. All apps are installed on external memory card 1, but not on external memory 2, even though I have lots of space ...
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Share PC storage with BlueStacks?

I am using BlueStacks Beta 1 but its storage capacity is limited. Is there any way that I can share PC storage so that I can install more apps? EDIT: I have Bluestacks 0.7.5.2700 installed and it ...
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External HDD not recognized by tablet

I have an external 320GB HDD with Backtrack on it, partitioned as follows: -partition '/' ext4 -partition '/home' ext4 -swap -free partition fat32 The problem comes when I connect it to my tablet [...
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Why don't any of the files on my Android tablet show up on my computer when I connect my computer with my Android tablet through USB?

The computer (Windows 7) recognizes the tablet but I can't see anything when I click on the "drive" corresponding to the tablet. I'm using a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet.
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How do i fix low storage space so i don't have to reset my phone?

I have an android Samsung Intercept SPH-M910 and I have read all the directions for resetting and clearing apps and cache. However I still have to reset my phone every three days because the low ...
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Reclaim space occupied by an uninstalled app

I have recently uninstalled Economist. According to Settings -> Apps, it was taking up ca. 530Mb in data (from the internal memory). After uninstalling, I did not get that space freed. Is there any ...