1. AC Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to clean up my phone and free up some space. When I plug it in to my computer and open up, I see a ton of folders in there. Which ones are absolute necessary and which ones can I delete?

    03-09-2015 01:02 PM
  2. anon8380037's Avatar
    Hello. Welcome to Android Central.

    They are all necessary until you uninstall apps that some pertain to via the Applications Manager.

    That's not the way to create space.

    It's Android (linux) not Windows.

    My Files app and Storage - Cache Data, clear.

    Backup or delete media you don't need with My Files.
    03-09-2015 01:49 PM
  3. bredd84's Avatar
    Excellent. Thanks so much!
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    03-09-2015 03:40 PM
  4. anon8380037's Avatar
    Excellent. Thanks so much!
    I didn't have time to finish it, still don't, so don't really deserve it, but thanks.

    I will try to put some useful links in the next few hours.

    Enjoy the forums!
    03-09-2015 04:10 PM
  5. anon8380037's Avatar
    Sorry there is not a guide for deleting space in storage.

    This is a recent thread, starring yours truly.


    You can tap Used Space in Storage, see Hidden Files in My Files - Menu.

    One thing you can do is move/copy photos and video's from the DCIM folder to pc, I do all the time. (old fashioned)

    You can also use the Samsung Kies pc program to sync, copy and back up most files. but also sync things your Samsung account - Scrapbook and S-Note files for example.

    If you think you have a serious unidentifiable storage issue hogging a few GB's, I learned you can dial *#9900# and Delete dumpstate/Logcat files without harm. It's very rare that you would need this and @rukbat here could explain how this happens much better than I.
    03-09-2015 06:25 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try the relevant carrier forum at Samsung Galaxy Note 3 - XDA Forums There's usually at least one thread for each carrier that lists all the files you can get rid of.
    anon8380037 likes this.
    03-09-2015 07:38 PM

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