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Memory used for the storage of user files and data. Encompasses both internal memory and external storage devices such as microSD cards.

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How to recover deleted files from Windows 10 Mobile?

I have a Microsoft Lumia XL 950 with Windows 10 as Operating System, accidentally was restored I want to know if is posible to recover my files. I downloaded a lot of tools for recover them, but all ...
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How to delete unfinished installations on Windows 10 Mobile (Lumia 550)

After some failed updates on the phone, Storage usage is: System & reserved: 2,94 GB Apps & games: 1,27 GB ( of which nothing can be removed) Temporary files: 2,94 GB ( of which pending ...
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WP Lumia 540 draining too Fast

My Lumia 540 is draining too quickly. It will be full at 6.00am then by 12.00 noon it is off. I have turned off apps running in the background. However the problem still persists. I have changed my ...
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How to uninstall system apps on Windows 10 mobile?

I wanted to uninstall apps like OneNote, Outlook, Groove Music, etc. because I need more space to install an update, and my phone doesn't have it. I've full STP access, and I've interop-unlocked my ...
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too much space is reserved as System & reserved

System & reserved is eating 5.16GB of internal memory of my Lumia 640 LTE. it's os is Windows 10 1703 Can I clean this space up after unlocking the phone? Thanks
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Lumia 640XL Storage never finishes to show the app list with size

My Lumia 640XL only has 260MB free on phone. The micro SD 64Gb almost half free. The phone is misbehaving. Some apps shows no memory available, the camera does not display button to take photos, and a ...
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Can't locate audio recordings which I recorded with a voice record app on my Lumia 920

I can't locate audio recordings which I recorded with a voice record app on my Lumia 920. Anytime I record, the message "the file has been saved to phone" appears but I can't see it in my managed ...
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How to move to Windows 10 when using apps on SD card?

Some months back I got the message on my Lumia 640XL that I could try/move to Windows 10. I did, but since I have all my apps on SD card and the internal memory does not have enough memory to fit all ...
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Downloaded music/video can't be seen on Lumia 532

How to find downloaded songs or videos in my phone, Lumia 532? The downloads folder is empty.
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Increasing Others Storage Memory

When I was updated to GDR-3 and all my applications were re-installed the Others in Storage Check was around 600 MB. But last week I uninstalled a game of 800 MB and streamed videos. After a day the ...
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System files using 21 GB of space?

On my Verizon Lumia Icon (929), the "System" files are taking up 21.23 GB of my 32 GB of fixed space (doesn't support a micro sd card). Everything I've read indicates that System files should take up ...
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How to clean space after update?

I recently updated my Windows Phone 8 firmware but I noticed that it didn't clean the memory. I have 12 Gb of used space under "others". And I have no idea what's in there. Plus, I have 9 Gb of ...
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Windows updates failed and using all the space in the phone memory, how to delete?

I face this issue very often when the update crash in the middle due to connectivity issues and i cannot delete it from the phone or by connecting it through USB. Even if you try to re-update the new ...
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Free up space in Mail & Messaging after deleting mail accounts

I am using a Lumia 730 Windows Phone which I recently updated to Windows 10. The update is installed and the very next day it gives a message for more updates. When I try to install, my phone is out ...
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How to reduce OneDrive storage?

I'm using a Windows Lumia 640XL Windows Phone. Just recently it was finally updated because I needed enough storage space. After the update, my phone is almost full (while not having that many apps ...
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Restore overwritten files

I wanted to copy some files from PC to MS Lumia 532 (internal storage - no ssd card) by mtp package (ubuntu). So I have used the mtp-connect with --sendfile flag and instead of sending file to /...
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How to explore all file of windows phone in desktop PC?

The application iFunBox allows the apple product users to view all their files and folders (even the root folders and etc.) of iPhone/iPad/iPod in desktop(either in windows or mac) machine. Here you ...
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Is something like adoptable storage support on the Windows?

I don't own a Windows Phone but I'm thinking about buying one. Do Windows Phone's have support for adoptable storage if I buy a phone with only 8GB of storage? Adoptable storage allows you to use ...
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What features will I miss if I move apps to SD card?

I want know to what features -in general- will I lose after moving apps from internal to external storage. I'm using SD card class 10. I'm thinking about moving some apps like Facebook, Viber, ...
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Can you download installs for windows phones?

I have apps that I use a lot games mostly. I'm concerned if Microsoft drops support for my phone I won't have a way to install such applications. Is there a way to download the installers maybe?
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Photos not showing, have exclamation mark, videos won't play

I recently ran out of space so added a MicroSD card and moved photos and videos on the phone to it, and changed settings so photos and videos always go to the SD card. Since then, or around that time,...
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Scan your memory card : Message, at starting the phone

whenever I restart my phone A message pops up scan your memory card. As per command I have scanned it using my pc's Norton Antivirus. But the message is keep popping up. Although memory card is ...
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Windows phone 8.1 storage fail

My mother phone was running out of space for a long time. She tried to install some stickers app from windows phone and obviously due to lack of storage it is stuck in the process. From that point my ...
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Change Virtual Memory

Is there any way to increase the Virtual Memory size on the Windows Phone? I have a Lumia 550, with 8GB of internal storage and a 128GB SD (where I store everything). I'd like to pump it up to 4GB ...
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How much free space should I leave for the OS to work seamlessly without any lags?

I want to know how much free space should be left on the internal phone storage for the operating system to work without any lags.
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How can I clear cache of app?

I have Lumia 730(windows 8.1) phone. I just went through some apps and want to clear cache memory of some apps. How can I clear app data, cache?
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Cannot Delete Tmp File in Pictures Folder

I have this file since several months ago, and now my phone is running out of memory. The size of the file is not growing or decreasing. But, it is really annoying because it has 433Mb size and exists ...
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Where do my sound recordings get stored and how can I get them off my phone?

I have been using this app to record rough vocals on my phone. It has the option to export to OneDrive but I don't want to do that. I can "save to library" and it then appears as a music track on my ...
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How do I clean App Data of specific app?

I see on settings page that apps such Twitter and Translate store some App Data: How do I clean that App Data? Tried to clean Temporary files in Storage Check, but it didn't help.
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Is it possible to use my phone as a mass storage device to transfer files between two otherwise disconnected computers?

I sometimes have the need for a way for transferring relatively large files (e.g. zip archives) between two computers, and don't always remember to have a USB stick with me. Is it possible to use a ...
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How to restore the data in SD CARD which got lost during scanning ?

Yesterday morning I removed the charger plug from my phone and suddenly a message popped asking me to scan the SD card (I don't have any antivirus installed in the phone), I clicked Scan and when I ...
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Where do downloaded files go?

I downloaded a file (PDF) from a web page using the Internet Explorer in Windows Mango. As soon as I downloaded it, I was able to see the document in Adobe PDF Reader. But where is the file stored? ...
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Storage space and music

I am pretty sure, I have never played or stored any music on my Windows Lumia 640 , but still the device storage in the settings sections shows that I have 1.2 GB of music on the device. On further ...
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How can I delete Other files in storage?

I received 730mb of data via Bluetooth. But I can't view it because the format isn't supported. So it is stored as Other. How can I delete it?
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6GB Hidden files on Lumia 520 [duplicate]

Apparently, my phone memory is nearly used up. I estimate about 1GB has been used (camera roll mainly). I downloaded the Files app and even that shows 1GB has been used. The question is: Where are the ...
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Podcast app occupies all my local phone storage

I own a htc 8S which has very limited internal storage where 3.x GB of 4 are already used by the OS itself, and now the Podcast app owns 600 MB of them, leaving only some MB which will never ever ...
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Move installed game to external SD Card

I have Nokia Lumia 720 with Windows 10. I've limited space left in my phone memory. Is it possible to move the game app and its game data(Asphalt 8 Airborne & Six Guns by Gameloft) to external SD ...
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Access Windows 10 C Drive

Is there a way I can access my C drive? I am a Windows Phone developer and I need to transffer some files that are created on the Local State (In Windows 10 desktop, this would be in C:\Users(UserName)...
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How to increase storage in Lumia 520?

So in my Lumia I have the internal storage and I added a mini SD memory. However I just can save Media content on the SD card but the apps are still installed on internal storage and I struggle with ...
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transferring info from phone to sd card

I have put in a new sd card. I can't find out how to transfer apps & information that has been backed up. I followed instructions about storage sense but can't get how to retrieve info.
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Upgrading to WP10 Tech Preview from 8.1, is my SD card safe?

I am strongly considering upgrading my Windows Phone 8.1 to the Windows Phone 10 Tech Preview to test some new features, but I'm trying to do some research on the risks associated with doing so before ...
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How to mass delete photos?

I'm trying to free up some space on my phone so I uploaded my photos to OneDrive on my PC. I'd like to delete all my photos from Camera Roll now. Instead of checking each one to be deleted is there a ...
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Can I back up text messages onto OneDrive AND delete them from my phone, Nokia Lumia 810?

Is it possible to backup my text messages onto the OneDrive AND delete these messages from my phone? I need space on my phone, Nokia Lumia 810, but I don't want to completely delete my messages from ...
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Refresh Music Player in lumia 535

Everytime I add a new song to my phone...either from Bluetooth or Download or others,I get them when I check my files. But unfortunately I need to switch off my phone and on again so as to get the new ...
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Micro SD Memory Card Removed Without Properly Ejecting - Now Apps Don't Load

I accidentally removed my 64 gb class 10 micro sd memory card from my Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft Lumia 535 without properly going to Storage Sense > SD Card and clicking "remove SD card". I was in a ...
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Free space for Windows 10 Insider?

How much internal storage space should be available before installing Windows 10 via the Insider program?
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my system files are taking more memory

i have updated my nokia lumia 625 to windows 8.1 . Recently (few weeks before),my phone memory takes about 6.27gb of space.i cant update my xbox music and all other inbuilt apps. please help me.
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Incomplete download from Store

I was downloading Tiny Troopers 2, but i canceled, now i can't delete the incomplete download. He is allocated on the Others storage. Specs: Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia 535
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Microsoft Lumia 950 that has erroneous low storage warnings, poor battery life, gets very warm and will not download phone update 10.0.10586.29?

What should I do to fix a brand new Microsoft Lumia 950 that has erroneous low storage warnings, poor battery life, gets very warm and will not download phone update 10.0.10586.29? Following is the ...
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How to clear phone memory in Windows 10?

I want to clear the phone memory of my Windows 10 phone, however, phone memory does not show up in storage, it only shows the SD card. In Windows Phone 8.1 we could see both phone memory and SD card, ...