1. funkylogik's Avatar
    "miscellanious" in settings>storage?-uploadfromtaptalk1348274153630.jpg
    what is it for?
    and can it be just moved to external sd to free space?
    thanx

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-21-2012 07:37 PM
  2. funkylogik's Avatar
    anybody? its using well over a quarter of my internal memory lol

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-21-2012 08:49 PM
  3. sancho8484's Avatar
    you can click on any of those and it will tell you what exactly it is spending the memory on

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    most of my memory on the misc files are game files and thumbnails
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    09-21-2012 09:41 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    you can click on any of those and it will tell you what exactly it is spending the memory on
    thanks, i know (i deleted a few useless ones) but can they just be moved to external sd without causing problems mate?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-21-2012 09:43 PM
  5. wunderbar's Avatar
    That one is easy. "Miscellaneous" files are usually media files that you've sideloaded or come from an app that doesn't/can't tag it into the appropriate category. For example I use beyondpod for podcasts, and all of the podcasts I download end up showing up in miscellaneous. That is (usually) the same thing with movies or music that doesn't come from Google Play.
    09-22-2012 09:02 AM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    That one is easy. "Miscellaneous" files are usually media files that you've sideloaded or come from an app that doesn't/can't tag it into the appropriate category. For example I use beyondpod for podcasts, and all of the podcasts I download end up showing up in miscellaneous. That is (usually) the same thing with movies or music that doesn't come from Google Play.
    ahh so in my case its probably sideloaded apps
    thanks man

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-22-2012 02:53 PM
  7. Reciprocal's Avatar
    i also noticed when I was flashing Roms a lot. there was always some left over files from apps that didnt get properly added to the storage categories. so even when i went in and looked at the Misc category, it wouldnt show what was taking up 9GB of data. I ended up going into clockworkmod recovery and (after backing, of course) formatted the internal storage. that pretty much cleared up everything.
    09-22-2012 11:09 PM
  8. dcdcf's Avatar
    So, wifes phone has 14 gigs of miscellaneous whatever. I need to transfer them to the sd card or know what is going on. Please help with at least accessing those files to know what it is Im looking at
    01-24-2013 09:37 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    Use ES File Explorer man

    quadcore 1gb GS3, Neat Rom by Salesale. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
    01-25-2013 01:09 AM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    http://db.tt/PKBP1uvy

    quadcore 1gb GS3, Neat Rom by Salesale. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
    01-25-2013 01:10 AM
  11. Trees's Avatar
    Good post. I became curious as to exactly where to find a directory called "Miscellaneous files" or "System Memory". Didn't find anything called "Miscellaneous" when searching via Root Explorer. So with the hints from posts in this thread I started to look for individual folders that show up in the "System memory" heading underneath the Miscellaneous files setting. My biggest "offender" is a folder called "syncr" at 7.44GB. I then used the My Files app (could certainly use ES File Explorer), and navigated to sdcard0/syncr. Inside this directory is all of my music and related apps that iSyncr helped copy over from iTunes. Next I deleted the syncr folder from within the My Files app. Went back to "System memory" and sure enough the "syncr" folder is gone. This may be a space management process that non-rooted or rooted users could use safely - of course you have to decide what you think is safe to delete on your phone - not me Lastly, in Linux terms perhaps the "System memory" may just be a symbolic link like mount point to various random files/folders on the phone. Perhaps the developers in the forums can help confirm or correct me on this last point.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...about-you.html
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    01-25-2013 01:58 PM
  12. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Is your music also stored somewhere else on the phone?
    01-25-2013 05:07 PM
  13. Trees's Avatar
    Is your music also stored somewhere else on the phone?
    Yes it is. Music lives in the sdcard0/Music directory. Believe I had music scattered about via Kies and iSyncr synchs.
    01-25-2013 06:36 PM
  14. Trees's Avatar
    Yes it is. Music lives in the sdcard0/Music directory. Believe I had music scattered about via Kies and iSyncr synchs.
    I'll add that my music was a bit of a mess due to trying out various synching tools and music apps. Had multiple copies of a playlist, etc. So, this will give me a good reason to clean everything up and reduce storage space at the same time.
    01-25-2013 08:19 PM
  15. funkylogik's Avatar
    After a reset, my misc' shrunk to almost gone.
    Cheers for the tip Dog
    Mine seemed to be full of non-playstore apps which ive quit trusting anyway

    quadcore 1gb GS3, Neat Rom by Salesale. Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe :beer:
    01-26-2013 03:57 AM
  16. TDC Anxul Neruub's Avatar
    I've the same problem but when I tab on the misc. storage I usually find nothing & if there is anything consuming the storage it's usually viber & taking only 80 to 100 mb and I can't empty the storage or know what's taking that much storage
    02-12-2014 01:34 AM

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