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Why media storage size is huge(>60 gb while total data in phone is 60 gb via OnePlus 9

  1. SahilMolani
    Donut Oct 25, 2021

    SahilMolani , via OnePlus 9 , Oct 25, 2021 :
    Why media storage size is huge(>60 gb while total data in phone is 60 GB....) Why this gap is there....what is the benefits for taking large memory while it is taking a double of space.
     

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  2. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 25, 2021


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  3. SahilMolani
    Donut Oct 26, 2021


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  4. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 26, 2021

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 9 Pro Morning Mist , Oct 26, 2021 :
    Media Storage is not a own app with own data in the normal sense. I guess we can call it a index/library of user files. Apps can use that storage and have a ready to go index of files without needing a own index.
    Any app that monitors storage usage and counts that storage as a own app data usage will show total data usage incorrectly.
    What this app contains is more or less just symbolic links to the actual data.

    https://developer.android.com/training/data-storage/shared/media
     

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  5. SahilMolani
    Donut Oct 26, 2021

    SahilMolani , via OnePlus 9 , Oct 26, 2021 :
    But still it is taking too large space of memory, i thought I'm upgrading my storage but it is not upgraded, it is just occupying doble space for whatever we store......
     

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  6. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 26, 2021

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 9 Pro Morning Mist , Oct 26, 2021 :
    Not a lot of data in recently deleted or other type of paper bin?
    Any screenshots on how it looks? Sure it's actual double space and not just incorrectly displayed?
     

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  7. SahilMolani
    Donut Oct 26, 2021

    SahilMolani , via OnePlus 9 , Oct 26, 2021 :
    Its actually double, and I'm sure about this, you can also understand this lyk this.... I bought this 15 days ago and transfers data of 60 gb but when i look at storage it is occupied more than 120 gb.... What does it means....
     

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  8. Swejuggalo
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 26, 2021

    Swejuggalo , via OnePlus 9 Pro Morning Mist , Oct 26, 2021 :
    Tried some app that can give a second opinion? Sample from the storage analysator from within CX File Explorer.

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