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App update/install claim insufficient storage with 3GB free on SD

As you can see, the default write disk is set to the SD card with more than 3GB free, but it still complains of insufficient storage even for apps that do not exceed 100MB total size (I did not check ...
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WhatsApp storage problem

My problem is that the WhatsApp stores all the data in the phone memory, which is almost used up. If I move the WhatsApp folder to sd card, then I'll not be able to access anything from the app. Is ...
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Can't install applications (not enough memory) but Storage shows there is free memory

I'm trying to install an application from Play Store and after downloading it (about 25 MB) I'm gettin an error "not enough memory". My phone is Sony Xeria Tipo (ST21i) 4.0.4. But in phone Settings I ...
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i have a SPICE COOLPAD MI 515 AND I CANT ACCESS TO MY STORAGE

i had not rooted my phone yet but i tried storage swaping intern to ex. but after editing vold.fstab sdcard0 to sdcard1 and restarted my phone. I loss access to my storage after the said restart So ...
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Configure storage of WhatsApp media files

I want to configure whether WhatsApp stores media in my phone. I found many links like this and this which point to Main Chat Screen -> Three dots -> Settings -> Chats -> Media auto-download, or the ...
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Eject SD card via ADB

Is it possible to emulate physical eject/cut power supply for SD card in Android via ADB terminal? What I'm looking for is something similar to the functionality achieved on GNU/Linux for USB devices ...
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Tablet shows “Low on memory” warning even though internal memory is greatly empty

My tablet shows Low on memory with Total 0.98 GB, 750 MB used even though internal memory is Total 13.65 GB, 13.65GB free
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X8 mini, use phone storage for apps

I have an iOcean x8 mini. I am getting insufficient storage error when trying to install apps. So I went to my settings - data storage and see this. So there are 2 storages in my phone. The apps are ...
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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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Can't install apps on SD card

I'v got the Alcatel One Touch Pop C9 It has not much space by itself, thats why I use a SD card. I tried to set the SD card as default install. But everytime I want to install something I get the ...
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Access PC storage from phone

Is there any way to show up my computer's storage in my phone when I plug in my phone using usb cable? It is similar to auto-mounting of phone storage in pc but different in that it's phone which ...
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How to move images and video to SD Card?

How to move images and videos from internal storage to SD card in Samsung Galaxy S7? I saw advice to go to My Files -> Images (or other) -> Options -> Select -> All then move. But I ...
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My android phone is showing up in my computer just as if it's a normal hard disk

Most of my android phones have once been so. I can see the internal eMMC's partition layout in "Windows Disk Management", counting there's over 20 parts. Some partitions have letters in "My Computer". ...
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marshmallow trouble with internal storage

i have galaxy on5 device. its updated to marshmallow on last week but after update it start performing some error. biggest problem is with storage. in internal storage it showing 7.3 gb used but ...
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Storage issue doubt

My phone is micromax canvas magnus Android 4.2.1 Here are two pictures from the settings app... Why the storage shown for Apps(app data and media content) is different from the info i get after ...
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Is there a folder system viewable by applications

is there a folder system view able by application android, i.e. if i put a music file for example in it, I can see it from the music app?? I have android 5 on a tablet.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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External SD Card Detected, Files Not Showing

Being a BLU fan, I have a BLU Neo 4.5. A few days ago, I had this really strange experience; I have my 64 GB external SD card inserted and my phone's storage setting detected it. 64GB. However, when I ...
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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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How do I reduce the amount of storage my Email application data is taking up?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone (Virgin Mobile service). The default email app installed is synced with my Microsoft Outlook account. I only use this account for ticket confirmations, boarding passes ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...
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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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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal memory....
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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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Phone does not use SD card

I have a Lenovo A526. In storage settings I've selected SD Card as the "Default Write Disk". The phone storage is 2gb and I have ~150 MB available, whereas the SD card is nearly 15GB and has most of ...
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Phone storage low on my LG-L38C

I'm not Android Phone literate, so bear with me please. I own an LG-L38C. Storage: Total space: 1.00GB Available Space: 795MB System Memory Used: 155MB Free: 2.92MB SD Card Total Space: 3.63GB ...
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Android not writing files in sd card

I am not getting why inspite of having a 16 GB SD card in my android the apps from play store are not getting directly stored in SD card by default. Due to this its becoming hard for me to use the ...
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Moto E does not download apps due to “insufficient storage space”

My Moto E isn't letting me download apps due to "insufficient storage space". I clear cached data all the time. I don't have any apps installed and I have 194mb free on the internal storage and 56gb ...
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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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Low storage notification with 18GB Free!

I've googled a lot on the issue and came up with many dead ends. Basically a few hours ago my phone hit 0% and died, and when I got home and plugged it in it throws me a 'storage space running out' ...
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Storage space and system functions error message

I keep getting an error message on my Samsung Galaxy S5 as follows: Storage space running out. Some system functions may not work. In reality I have nearly 400 Mb available.
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Sony Xperia E can't install apps caused by storage problems

I've got a problen with my Sony Xperia E (Android 4.1.1.). In the settings it says there's still 1.37 Gb free storage but when trying to install an app (about 20mb) from google play I just get an ...
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No External Storage available Galaxy S2

My galaxy s2 was in bootloop , I have installed cyanogen mod 10 on it . Now I can`t see any files on my storage , when I enter camera or gallery it writes "no external storage available" . And the ...
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'Storage space is running low' while I have plenty of space remaining

I have an LG-D855 smartphone having 16 gigs of internal storage and running Android Kitkat 4.4. Although I have plenty of space remaining, the phone prompts Storage space is running low.. I had only ...
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Micromax A110Q - SD Card space becomes 0 bytes in few hours

I have formatted my SD Card many many times and when I format it - I get the full space of 7.5 GB and after few hours of using the phone - getting images from whatsapp and other content - It becomes ...
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why i can't use all my sd card space on Apps?

I have a Xperia E1 with 2Gb of internal memory. I had to buy an 8GB SD card to use good apps! The problem is that I can only use 2Gb of my SD card on apps! When I open the storage it say it has 6.90Gb ...
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Clearing System Storage & Ram

Is there any other way to clear System Storage and Ram on my phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy Pocket. I can clear some Ram thru Task Manager, and all apps (that will allow it) have been moved to the sd ...