1. tcm1969's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5 and set photos to upload automatically to G+. My "on device" photos/videos were taking up about 2.5g so I deleted them. They're in the cloud so I don't need them locally.
    Why then do pictures and videos (under "Storage") still say they are taking up 1.9g? I deleted all local items.

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    06-13-2014 12:28 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A lot of those could be due to thumbnails, which may not get deleted automatically when you delete the main pic. Thumbnails on my phone take up about 500 mb, and I usually don't have a ton of photos stored locally. So if you're used to having a lot of photos on the phone, there might be a whole bunch of thumbnails that are remaining even after deleting the main pics.

    The directory for thumbnails is sdcard0/DCIM/.thumbnails. You can use any file manager to navigate there and delete thumbnails as you see fit. I think the system will recreate the ones it needs.
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A lot of those could be due to thumbnails, which may not get deleted automatically when you delete the main pic. Thumbnails on my phone take up about 500 mb, and I usually don't have a ton of photos stored locally. So if you're used to having a lot of photos on the phone, there might be a whole bunch of thumbnails that are remaining even after deleting the main pics.

    The directory for thumbnails is sdcard0/DCIM/.thumbnails. You can use any file manager to navigate there and delete thumbnails as you see fit. I think the system will recreate the ones it needs.
    tcm1969 likes this.
    06-13-2014 12:39 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are also hidden pictures - usually those downloaded from websites when you're browsing. Use an app like QuickPic, go to its menu, select Show hidden, and you may see a lot more pictures.
    06-14-2014 11:30 PM

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