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  1. Mustafa Bepari's Avatar
    In my settings/storage/misc I have 8gb in a folder labeled .system. I'm afraid to delete it but it is the culprit tying up all my storage. How can I delete this amount of storage and not screw up my andriod??
    Why don't you try Rrr87's suggestion given above?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-22-2015 03:49 PM
  2. RobGPowell's Avatar
    That worked for me!
    08-24-2015 04:15 PM
  3. Michelle Lynch's Avatar
    When I try to use my camera it says i need to delete storage becauseits full i have internal storagre but If don't know what's safe to delete without losing it for good.Please help me my phones new.I think my phones an Android Kyocera4 or 5...the newest model. Please help...
    Thanks Michelle
    09-17-2015 01:18 AM
  4. Paulo Vida Nova's Avatar
    I resolved my problem as follows: after installing CWM , erased what was backup and other files related to backup and bingo! My Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000 again had only 126MB of Miscellaneous Files and 8,29GB of free space . I hope this helps !
    09-30-2015 06:44 PM
  5. wcli's Avatar
    Thanks, I had the same problem with 8 GB in misc folder. I cleared the data of some newspaper apps, it cleared up about 7gb, and brought the misc down to 1GB. The apps claims to use external SD but in fact is still using device memory's as misc folder.
    11-29-2015 09:13 PM
  6. Riotgrrl120's Avatar
    I had this issue and deleted almost every app, picture, or video but nothing helped until I actually went to My Files -> Android -> Data and selected all from that Data folder and deleted. I have had no issues with any of my apps and that out of space error is not showing anymore.

    Note: I was so frustrated that I didn't care about deleting everything in that folder, because my next step was to format my phone to its original setting and erase everything. But thankfully that delete all didn't break anything on my phone, but you can review those files if you want before deleting.
    I literally just downloaded this app so that i could thank you. Your solution was very simple and beyond affective. I just got my misc files from 6gb down to 42mb. No issues, no losses. Thank you thank you thank you!!!! 😆

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2015 08:33 AM
  7. ackthelag's Avatar
    I think I figured it out with the disk usage app. According to disk usage, there is a storage calculation for apps. Under system settings this is calculated by the size of the apk files which are like .exe programs on windows. Each app has a certain amount of files that it needs to run. In windows, you have an .exe file and then you have a ton of other files which actually run the .exe like .dll and such. The misc file calculation seems to be those extra files to run the apk. The best example I can think of is like when you install a game like Brave Frontier. You install the apk file off of google play, however, when you first run Brave Frontier, it will download like 100 extra files before you can play the game. In storage, the apk is filed under app storage, but the 100 extra files are calculated as misc file storage. If you move apps to an external sd card, it will move the apk and run it off of the sd card. The extra/misc files stay on the internal memory of the phone. I have a Samsung Note 5 and it seems that when I install a new app, the system memory allotted to apps goes up as well as the misc file. When I uninstall the the same app, both app file memory and misc file memory go down by the same amount it went up when I installed it. I hope this makes sense.
    Chris
    03-11-2016 09:31 PM
  8. Kingdom_Citizen's Avatar
    That doesn't sound right. I'm almost 100% sure that memory used for the OS isn't even displayed on the storage screen. It only shows you the breakdown from your available storage so makaroni is wrong on that one.Chances are that you have something that is caching a large file on your phone. "cloudagent" is considered a miscellaneous file so it could be anything from files/pics linked throu your dropbox which are unfortunately still cached on your phone or if you use Google Play Music, the large size might be from music that's pinned to your device. My advice would be to use a file explorer and look through your cloudagent files. I have found old files and whole folders that were erased from my drop box yet were still cached in cloudagent. Just delete the ones you no longer need stored on your phone but make sure you only delete folders that are no longer in you dropbox or else they'll just reappear once cloudagent syncs with dropbox again. Also I think some app data (depending on the app) is stored as miscellaneous. I think Snote notes and all the books in the library in my ereader app are also stored in Miscellaneous. Really your best bet is to get a file explorer and root around in the files. If you're not rooted then you won't have to worry about deleting OS files as you won't even have access to them. To be safe though only delete the files you put on the phone. Hope that helps.
    Do you, or can you please recommend the best particular file explorer foor android rooted device please. Thanks that would be much appreciated.
    04-15-2016 11:48 AM
  9. Peter Voss's Avatar
    Some computation of tallied space seems off, like possibly by a factor of 1000. I have maybe 586 MB of misc. files, but not 5,86Gb.
    NO solution here, just lamenting in the same boat. :/

    2016-05-05 Gaxaxy S5
    05-05-2016 12:33 PM
  10. Keanric Choy's Avatar
    Yeah, I tried that, but my phone stills says there is 1.27 gb hidden somewhere
    07-12-2016 07:24 AM
  11. XyleneExodus's Avatar
    I went into my Storage settings.
    I noticed the miscellaneous files is taking up 6 gb.
    l only had the phone for a week.
    what is this and How Can I get My gb back?

    Sent from my Verizon Note 2.SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums .
    You could try downloading Clean Master Lite, I went from 400 mb to 2gb real quick.
    09-22-2016 12:46 AM
  12. Peg Figgeroa's Avatar
    No 32.00mb
    11-15-2016 12:34 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    No 32.00mb
    Sorry, what are you referring to?
    11-21-2016 12:51 AM
  14. partyman66's Avatar
    A decent portion of this space is taken up by Dalvik Cache. When you uninstall programs, the old dalvik cache associated with the uninstalled app usually gets left behind on the system, especially if you are rooted and have deleted a bunch of the built-in system apps.

    If you're rooted, you can clean it up by using a root browser and going to the directory: \data\dalvik-cache\arm\ and selectively deleting stuff that you know is no longer installed on your system. Be aware that the names of these files may not associate directly with the name of the app as you refer to it. You need to find the name of the apk file or how the system refers to it and delete the .dex and the .art file associated with that app. After you delete what you want gone, reboot.

    You could also just delete everything in that folder and the stuff that is still used/present on your device will get recreated when you reboot the phone. You will see the "Optimizing x apps" message after the boot process begins and it will be generating new cache files for those apps. If you delete all of them, this could take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes depending on how much is on your phone and how fast the device is in general.
    01-27-2017 05:31 PM
  15. jalenholm's Avatar
    Some computation of tallied space seems off, like possibly by a factor of 1000. I have maybe 586 MB of misc. files, but not 5,86Gb.
    NO solution here, just lamenting in the same boat. :/

    2016-05-05 Gaxaxy S5
    Similar problem - "Miscellaneous files" is almost 700 Mb but when I tap it there's less than 70 Mb of total files shown.

    FIGURED IT OUT THOUGH - go to the My Files app (should look like a folder) and open it, choose the Device Storage section under Local Storage. There you'll see almost everything taking up that Miscellaneous Files space. Just be careful deleting, but I've been deleting some items and am seeing that Miscellaneous Files allocation shrinking with every deletion.
    03-28-2017 07:21 AM
  16. SabianPearl's Avatar
    Similar problem - "Miscellaneous files" is almost 700 Mb but when I tap it there's less than 70 Mb of total files shown.

    FIGURED IT OUT THOUGH - go to the My Files app (should look like a folder) and open it, choose the Device Storage section under Local Storage. There you'll see almost everything taking up that Miscellaneous Files space. Just be careful deleting, but I've been deleting some items and am seeing that Miscellaneous Files allocation shrinking with every deletion.
    Had similar with a Samsung Galaxy J5 which I only nailed today after days of trial and error.

    For me I had to use the same 'My Files app but I had to click on 'More' at the top of the App interface and select vIew hidden or worse to that effect. I then browsed to
    Device Storage/emulated/0/.temp_tmp in this folder I found 1267 files ranging in size from around 6MB to 14MB. When I selected one of them and viewed the details they were actually containers of other files although I couldn't browse within them.

    Instead of deleting them I have moved them to the SD card. This has reduced the Miscellaneous Files from around 3.5GB to 156MB which has made the phone useable again with no I'll effects. I will be deleting these files off of the SD card tomorrow.

    Hopefully this will help others too.
    04-29-2017 02:25 PM
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