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General Marshmallow Storage Issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GeeDee55, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. GeeDee55

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    Jun 22, 2016

    Jun 22, 2016

    I'm having issues with how Marshmallow reports storage on my S5 as I’ve run out of internal memory. After upgrading, it was showing as having nearly 2GB free but that got eaten up very quickly - not sure with what.

    Before upgrading, I was able to interrogate my apps to see where the app, data and cache were being stored and, if moved to the SD card, how much was stored on each. M tells you that everything is either in Internal or, erroneously, in External (SD) storage if the app has been moved to the SD card as some will always remain in Internal.

    In order to create space, I’ve tried manually moving the .thumbnail file (2.3GB) from DCIM Internal to DCIM External having previously configured my photos to save to SD. It worked fine but it did not create any more Internal space despite the file “disappearing”.

    Similarly, I’ve deleted 1GB of downloaded maps from OS Maps app which stores the maps internally – but no more space.

    I’ve tried deleting my cache (many times) and also the DumpState/Logcat and uninstalled some apps.

    I am now limited as to emails, installing more apps, etc as it reports Not Enough Space despite effectively creating 3.2GB of space. It’s currently sitting at 418MB free which it seems to want to save for internal purposes.

    As an aside, I am unable to choose how to use my SD card as either portable storage or internal storage which is actually why I wanted the upgrade in the first place – I assume Samsung have deactivated the option in their version for some reason.

    Any ideas or suggestions to solve this problem would be appreciated. I really do not want to have to reset everything and rebuild.


Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced in 2014 and was the company's first flagship of the year. The device featured a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 16MP primary rear camera.

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