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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 ...
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S6: Folder is empty when trying to view the files on PC, display broken

So my phones display recently died and trying to view it on my PC leaves me with an empty folder... The phone is still on and running though, only the display is broke There are different solutions to ...
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My SD Card gets corrupted every time my phone reboots or shuts down

I have a 32GB SD card, however, every time I mount it into my phone (Huawei Y5II), it shows a message that the SD card is corrupted and I should reformat it. I backed up my files to my PC, and ...
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Can't access /sdcard after replacing LineageOS with OxygenOS

I have a OnePlus 6 device, with which I was using LineageOS for a while. I reinstalled OxygenOS 9, by doing the following: In LineageOS recovery, sideloaded TWRP (I couldn't sideload OxygenOS, ...
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Google Play storage space calculations inaccurate?

Why exactly does this "More Storage Space required" message pop up when installing an app through Google Play store even when enough space is, theoretically available (x more MB needed)? And, on top ...
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Storage setting not loading. What do do?

When cooking 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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How to reset the allocated disk space on my chromebook?

I was messing around with Linux on my Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu as to extend my usage with a rather lacking computer. When installing Ubuntu, I used crosh and allocated 26 gigabytes of ...
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System data take of 30 of my 60 GB internal storage

How to improve? Cleaner softwares can do nothing but deleting my chatting record, photos and downloaded files, but all of them only take up 15GB including all the apps, games, ets. I've seen a post ...
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Why did my Android's MicroSD Card just stop functioning properly?

My Android Phone is a Motorola Moto G6, Software version 8.0.0. On this device, I have a 400 GB Samsung MicroSD Card [ https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-400GB-microSDXC-Memory-Adapter/dp/B074RNRM2B ] ...
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How can I access my android phone's storage from another device using LAN

How can I access my android phone's storage from another device such as android or PC using LAN? With ES File Explorer, I used remote manager, but there I am to download files then I am able to use ...
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To recover my pictures from sd card

How do I get my images back from sd card and I het a notification "tap here to transfer media files sd card" and it tells that i have encrypted my sd card in another device, where i didnt do such
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Android 9, internal storage running full - 'weird' calculations

My phone (Nokia 3.1) is running low on storage, which is a little weird, because then i go to settings ->storage space-> Internal shared storage i see the it as in the images below. As far as i ...
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Why I am only getting 8gb storage when I was said that my phone contains 16gb storage?

I recently bought Oppo A3s smartphone with 2gb RAM and 16gb ROM but I am only getting 8gb usable storage from which Android is using 2 gb. What should I do now?
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Migrate data to adopted/adoptable storage AFTER adopting process has been finished

How do I migrate, say, /storage/emulated/0/DCIM and /storage/emulated/0/Pictures photo directories from internal to adopted storage "after the fact", meaning after adopted storage is already set up?? ...
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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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SD Card not mounting after reboot

My Android doesn't mount my SD Card after reboot. I need to get out the SD Card slot and put it back in. Can I fix this? By the way I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017).
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Where does Huawei store “Readjusted Documents”

My P20lite's camera app has a "Document" mode, where photos of documents can be rectified/deskewed/aligned. In the gallery app they are then stored in an album separate from "Camera" (which I ...
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Drunk galaxy j7+ storage

Well my situation doesn't seems good, my phone is kinda drunk, 32 GB of storage and having 500 mb only, in fact when I delete a 60mb file I free up 1.69 gb BTW it says 21.8 GB taken by apps Answers?
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Photos are grey/corrupted?

Whenever I take pictures with my phone, the picture turns grey, with only a strip of the picture on the side. I recently reset my phone to try to solve the problem, and it worked, but then it started ...
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Clear HTML5 storage in Samsung Internet?

I have a problem using Samsung Internet Mobile Browser on my NoteFE running non-rooted Android 8.0. Some websites (like mega.nz) use - what I suppose - HTML5 to store data/files offline somewhere. To ...
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Why cannot I use my SD card for games on Android 8.0.0?

For some reason, I am not able to download apps onto the SD card that I have. It does show up as portable storage, but I cannot configure it to be internal storage. I have tried multiple online ...
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Storage full after opening large apk before installing. How to delete the files filling my space?

I downloaded a large apk file from internet and when I opened the file, it kept unpacking for like 2 mins before even the install button was available. I tried like 2 to 3 times, but it was no use. ...
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Taking photo and storing it directly to OneDrive/365

At work, we draw on white boards a lot and at the end of the session, we take pictures of the boards (with our personal camera phones) with a goal of putting the pictures on our intranet. Whilst it'...
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I transfered my photos from internal storage to SD and now some photos are mixed up

So my storage was almost full and I didn't think about it when I transfered my photos over to my SD card. But now 150-200 photos are under the same date in the gallery (most of them are from albums, ...
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How to grant write access to external SDcard using ADB in Android tv?

I can't get ES file explorer and winrar to write (copy or cut from internal storage and paste to external storage) to SDCard external storage in Android TV. It says that there will be an "open from" ...
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Internal storage and installation issues

I have Huawei Y7 Pro which has internal storage of 64GB, whenever I want to download more applications it doesn't install it. When I want to install an application, it refuses to install itself, what ...
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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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is there a common symlink in android multi-users, access use's `root directory` ?

On test tablet. There are two users: /storage/emulated/0/AAA --onwer /storage/emulated/10/AAA --nomal user My attempt: adb shell "ls -l /storage/emulated/legacy/AAA" file dot exist. --failed ...
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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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Facing issues in gallery

I'm using one plus 6 and I'm facing issues with my gallery. If I save pictures from Facebook, Snapchat or any other app it doesn't show up in gallery. Only screenshots and camera pictures are showing ...
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Why does not full mean full?

I have a Razer Phone running 8.1.0. When I go to the camera app, it says Device Storage Full But my device is not full. I have 2.34 GB free (of 64GB) in system memory (I do not have an SD card ...
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How to free up space to install apps?

After installing a 32 GB SD card, having trouble installing apps. Because the OS is 5.x and not upgradable then adoptable storage isn't an option. How can I install apps when the system reports ...
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When I connect my phone to my PC it only shows SD card, no internal storage

The SD card is there (16 GB) but my internal memory isn't (16 GB). I also can't download files/apps, I can't share things on FaceBook due to internal storage, and going into a file manager doesn't ...
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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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How to view internal AND SD card storage on my Moto e4 when I connect it to my computer?

Up until a couple of hours ago I have been able to view my internal storage and SD storage on my phone when I connect it to my computer via USB. I simply swipe down on my phone, click USB for file ...
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Why does my storage page say I have 34 GB of Audio files when there are only 2 audio files stored, totaling 2.1 MB?

I've been trying to free up space on my Pixel 2XL, and the Storage menu in Settings says I have 34 GB of audio files stored, but when I go in to the files to try to erase things, I only have two audio ...
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How much free storage space is necessary to stop receiving camera warning?

I'm trying to use the camera on my android phone but for a while I've had low storage and been getting the message "your internal storage is running out of space". I have about 20MB free but am still ...
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Samsung GT-I9100 no storage space

I have a Samsung GT-I9100 and its permanently telling me I don't have enough storage space., yet there are 11GB on the USB storage available. How do I use the USB storage?
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How can I tell which process is accessing the filesystem?

My device has been running really slow lately. I installed "simple system monitor", which tells me that some app is regularly reading from storage at 20mb/sec, and with very little cpu usage on the ...
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Android calendar data storage & transfer

How can I transfer ALL stored calendar data (android, HUAWEI MATE 9 app) to Samsung galaxy note 8? Transfer has been possible only for last year's data (2017). Not all previous years' data in ...
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Phone reports insufficient storage despite having a lot of free space

The problem I'm having regards a cheap Chinese phone which is rebranded and sold in my country as Manta MSP94501 Easy Selfie. It runs Android 5.1 (with a KingRoot which I installed) and lately, it ...
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why do I keep getting message saying unable to move app not enough storage space ?

I have 29.00GB out of 29.71GB storage left on my SD card! So why do I keep getting message saying in able to move app from internal storage to my SD card?
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How to make videos on SD card visible under “Videos” menu on Amazon Fire 7?

I have an Amazon Fire 7 tablet with an external micro SD card. The micro SD card contains some videos. I have a second account created for a child. It shows menu items for "Apps", "Videos", "Books", ...
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Where are game apps' storage files saved? I would like to delete them

I installed The Trail on my Moto E 4. I uninstalled it. But, I thought I might try the game again. So, I reinstalled it. But, the game started up from where I left off the first time. So, how do I ...
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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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Storage not recoverable

Are there any known conditions where an update results in irrecoverable storage? I am asking this because an Android device has lost storage and I have been unsuccessful in recovering 3GB.
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Where is my storage?

I have 12gb on my phone storage, but only half is accounted for. How can I reclaim my storage? My phone is a OnePlus 1 running CyanogenMod. I get it that the extra space is taken by some system files ...
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Galaxy s4 mini (GT I9192) - Android 4.4.2 … Storage space depleting even though data being deleted

So this is a recent development since last night.. when the phone suddenly started misbehaving. Hanging, apps crashing, working really slow, screen going blank, Vol / Power key buttons not working ...
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When files are created in Android 4.2 and above, are files ever stored in one location?

/sdcard -> /storage/sdcard0 /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/emulated/legacy -> /storage/emulated/0 It is known that symlinks in the above example are locations on the Android ...
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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 ...