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My adoptable storage is full. How can I move the data to a bigger MicroSD card?

Having a similar issue, I read through the comments to your question and ended up doing the following based on a hint suggested by Barleyman: Go to Settings > Storage & USB › Internal Storage, ...
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How disk space is used on Android device?

Android's filesystem hierarchy is a bit complex and people often find it difficult to grasp. A major reason for confusion is that Android isn't very expressive in explaining these things and it's not ...
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How to adjust the threshold for the "storage low" event?

Low storage threshold is the minimum value of the two: sys_storage_threshold_percentage (default is 5%, was 10% on Android 7 and older). It's multiplied with the total storage size to get threshold ...
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How can't install a 338KB app when I have 474MB free?

Note: the quoted user was me. And here is the reference. To explain why it wasn't 10% in your case, here's an exception from behind the link: "As long as the device maker doesn't change the default ...
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How to free Internal Storage by moving data or using symlink / bind-mount with Adoptable Storage?

First of all, symlinks don't work on Android's emulated storage. A workaround is to use bind mounts instead. See this answer for details. But with Adoptable Storage you don't need to: Create symlink ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

Install "Terminal Emulator for Android" in your mobile and open $ su # pm get-install-location 0[auto] # pm set-install-location 2 # pm get-install-location 2[external]
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Google Play store asks to uninstall apps on sd card to free up space for new installations

See App Install Location for what could be the reason When your application is installed on the external storage: The .apk file is saved on the external storage, but all private user data, databases, ...
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I cannot take pictures because my phone says "your internal storage is running out of space"

I managed to fix the issue where I was getting an "Insufficient storage" for my camera app. This was after I 'changed' a MicroSD card in my Moto X Pure. It was driving me a bit batty. But it's ...
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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

The .thumbnails folder has a file of the format .thumbdata4* whose size is shown to be really big usually. But in reality, it's not a big file and it's size is shown as such is because it's not a ...
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What Is Using Up My Storage/Data on Android Phone?

You can examine storage usage from terminal with du in your "about phone" settings, tap "build number" 7x (seven) times to unhide the hidden developer settings, then enable USB-...
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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

Of course you can. Although it seems like there's no problem to migrate dalvik-cache to a normal SD card filesystem (the most common, vfat), it still is highly recommended that you format your SD card ...
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I cannot take pictures because my phone says "your internal storage is running out of space"

None of the solutions here (or elsewhere) worked until I did a very simple thing: I downloaded another camera app from the Play Store. All of them are taking pics normally. This solved my problem ...
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MIssing internal storage

You didn't name the device, but that's the usual way manufacturers fool their customers without lying: the storage chip has 8GB, but guess where the OS is installed? Looks like on your device, ~4GB ...
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How to determine the amount of app space available?

It's your /data partition running low on free space (as always when this error occurs – see our insufficient-memory tag-wiki for details, first-aid and further information). According to the output ...
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why can't I download apps with 29 gigabytes of free memory on sd card

Your android device has internal and in your case external storage. The external storage is, in this case, your SD card with 29GB of free memory.However most of the android apps get installed on your ...
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Constant decrease in android's internal storage free space

Seeing the reference to WhatsApp... I installed All-in-One Toolbox today for another problem (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=imoblife.toolbox.full&hl=en). I happened to notice it ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

Disk usage - view whats really eating up your storage SD maid - file cleaner Files Go - by google - leave it installed and it will automatically remind you what unused files to delete Google Photos ...
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Google drive making extra local copy on phone

Some possible causes to why the Drive app saves local copies: The file has been accessed recently and cached. This is possibly to reduce more bandwidth usage when the file is accessed regularly. ...
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Android 6.0.1 Mysterious "Videos" Taking Up Space

HOW FILES ARE CATEGORIZED ON ANDROID? Let's simplify things. You tap a text document, it opens with text editor. You click on a picture, it opens with image viewer. Whether to open a file with a ...
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How disk space is used on Android device?

As far as I understood the apps take so much space because of cache files, additional data, backups, photos, videos and etc. Size that shown in App Cleaner is just about the size of .apk files without ...
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Remove downloaded system update from Huawei

Go to settings > apps and Clear Data for the Software Update app. Seems to work as the app takes up 3GB with an update downloaded.
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Remove downloaded system update from Huawei

It happened the same to me in a Huawei Honor view 20. I managed do delete the file. What happens is that the system creates a ghost file to lock the required space for the update (in my case it was 4....
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insufficient memory error but i having enough memory

There comes a great feature to solve this problem, You can change your primary storage card from internal to external SD card In order to this, Step 1 Go to "settings" Step 2 Select "Storage" ...
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insufficient memory error but i having enough memory

According to the specs, the A2010 comes with 8GB internal storage. Taking a look into our insufficient-memory tag-wiki tells me that error is thrown when there's less than 10% free space in internal ...
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Android storage , where did my 2GB go?

The internal SD-card of the device is probably partitioned. Check out this screen in the app you mention in OP: Since my SD-card is not partitioned, I only see one partition. In your case, you ...
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Low memory memory full notification keep popping up

You can try following: Uninstall Apps Move apps to external storage or money card. You can do that by going to app settings. You may be able to move some apps by app settings option. If you're still ...
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Free up space on Motorola Мото Е

Even if you could remove them, that wouldn't free up space in user-data (pre-installed apps are stored in a separate partition the user has no write-access to). What you could do, however, is go to ...
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How to reduce dropbox internal data usage

I have a rooted phone, and I found an > 800 MB file at :/data/data/com.dropbox.android/global/external/docpreviews. I just deleted it. This did result in additional free space, though I'm not sure if ...
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How do I prevent an app from force closing due to low memory

Open the apk as a zip file and view the AndroidManifest.xml ... Find the line package="com.paint.app" What is your package name ? Once you have the package name.... Open System Folder Open Build....
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How to adjust the threshold for the "storage low" event?

That there must be at least 10% of storage free on /data sounds ridiculous at least when the total space on that partition goes at or beyond 8 GB Forcing the user to have 10% free space is not ...
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