1. MrRiceNGravy's Avatar
    Hey guys. I was just wondering how much of your phones storage is took up by misc files? This seems like a good bit to me (9.85GB). Over half of my used storage is coming from misc files. And is it a bad idea if I delete those files?
    TIA
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    02-24-2016 01:17 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Depends on what your misc. files are. If they're game saves or extra downloads, yeah, some of those files might be a bad idea to remove. If it's cached data, then go ahead (some of your apps might start up slower the first time after that, but no biggie).
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    02-24-2016 01:28 PM
  3. MrRiceNGravy's Avatar
    @spookdroid thanks... So I'm guessing this is normal or should u delete some stuff?
    02-24-2016 02:07 PM
  4. srinathp1988's Avatar
    Click on the misc files, you will see the break up..for me it shows as 2gb but when i click on it, i dont see the sub folders adding upto 2 gb..

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    02-24-2016 02:33 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    @spookdroid thanks... So I'm guessing this is normal or should u delete some stuff?
    It's normal to a certain extent. Some apps do keep cached files for too long, so you can manually clear those either from the Application Manager or a 3rd party app that clears all caches. If you use 3rd party cleaners just make sure that what they're telling you they'll remove is actually something you want removed (some will try to delete old pictures or media files assuming you're backing them up elsewhere). Some Misc files cannot be deleted as they might be app files (extra downloads, config files, etc.) and some might be hidden from view.
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    02-24-2016 03:43 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Assuming that you are not rooted then you can delete whatever they let you delete without affecting the system, but it could affect specific apps. You should read and understand what they specific miscellaneous files before deleting
    02-25-2016 08:30 AM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    "System memory" is also included in the "Miscellaneous files" calculation. On my Verizon Note 5, "System memory" consumes 10.97GB.
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    02-26-2016 06:16 AM
  8. MrRiceNGravy's Avatar
    "System memory" is also included in the "Miscellaneous files" calculation. On my Verizon Note 5, "System memory" consumes 10.97GB.
    Thanks didn't know that. So I guess I shouldn't upon be worried and that I'm around the average?
    02-26-2016 07:34 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    System memory cannot be deleted (at least not without root) so don't worry
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    02-26-2016 08:01 AM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    Thanks didn't know that. So I guess I shouldn't upon be worried and that I'm around the average?
    Yes, as dpham00 noted, no need to worry.
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    02-27-2016 08:09 AM

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