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Default Windows shows less space on internal memory than phone

I have a weird issue with the phone. When I am connected to my PC by wither USB cable or wifi I am seeing 1gb less space than there actually is on the internal memory. For example, when I look at the storage on my phone I have 4gb free, but when I see it on my PC it says 2.99GB. When the free space is less than 1gb on the phone, windows says there is no space at all and I cannot copy anything to the phone. I can copy stuff to the external card and then copy it over to the internal storage with a file explorer but it's a bit of a pain. Any idea what is going on?
 
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This appears to be 1024MB of reserved space set aside for MTP mode on the internal storage. From the Android source:

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Number of megabytes of space to leave unallocated by MTP.
MTP will subtract this value from the free space it reports back
to the host via GetStorageInfo, and will not allow new files to
be added via MTP if there is less than this amount left free in the storage.
If MTP has dedicated storage this value should be zero, but if MTP is
sharing storage with the rest of the system, set this to a positive value
to ensure that MTP activity does not result in the storage being
too close to full.
This is why the SD card shows the full available amount instead, it seems.
 
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I have a weird issue with the phone. When I am connected to my PC by wither USB cable or wifi I am seeing 1gb less space than there actually is on the internal memory. For example, when I look at the storage on my phone I have 4gb free, but when I see it on my PC it says 2.99GB. When the free space is less than 1gb on the phone, windows says there is no space at all and I cannot copy anything to the phone. I can copy stuff to the external card and then copy it over to the internal storage with a file explorer but it's a bit of a pain. Any idea what is going on?
little different about it is because of different algorithm to read storage. it means some files will be available for an OS.
But more than 1GB is not normal!
try restart phone. mount-unmount sd-card and ...
 
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