1. Andrew Borrett's Avatar
    Hi,

    This is my first post here so please bear with me.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 16gb with a 64gb external micro sd card however I am almost at the limit of my internal device memory even with all my photos and music being on the sd card.

    I have had a look under storage and the biggest file is Miscellaneous - external_sd which uses 5.6gb but I don't know what this file is as I can't view it but I can delete it if I wanted to ?

    If I could free up this space it would be great but I don't know what's actually in it as my music, photos are all on the sd card, I also do not have that many apps ?

    Please can you help me ?

    Many thanks
    Andrew
    09-10-2013 02:50 PM
  2. ben7798's Avatar
    If you use your file manager you should be able to open up the miscellaneous file and see what exactly is in there and select the items you want to get rid of and free up some space without deleting the entire file. There's probably some stuff in there you want to keep. You might be able to move some of those files to your SD card also.

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    09-10-2013 03:00 PM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    If you're referring to the Settings -> Storage viewSamsung Galaxy S3 Memory-uploadfromtaptalk1378846540194.jpgthen it's perfectly normal for the Miscellaneous category to be that big - those are the OS files.

    You could try something like DiskUsage: http://market.android.com/details?id...roid.diskusage which will show you a pictorial view starting with the biggest files. It may help you narrow down what is taking up your extra space.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
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    09-10-2013 03:59 PM
  4. Andrew Borrett's Avatar
    If you're referring to the Settings -> Storage viewClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	80381then it's perfectly normal for the Miscellaneous category to be that big - those are the OS files.

    You could try something like DiskUsage: http://market.android.com/details?id...roid.diskusage which will show you a pictorial view starting with the biggest files. It may help you narrow down what is taking up your extra space.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
    09-11-2013 06:48 AM
  5. Andrew Borrett's Avatar
    If you're referring to the Settings -> Storage viewClick image for larger version. 

Name:	uploadfromtaptalk1378846540194.jpg 
Views:	29 
Size:	86.3 KB 
ID:	80381then it's perfectly normal for the Miscellaneous category to be that big - those are the OS files.

    You could try something like DiskUsage: http://market.android.com/details?id...roid.diskusage which will show you a pictorial view starting with the biggest files. It may help you narrow down what is taking up your extra space.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for the reply. I have a 16gb Samsung Galaxy S3 and the total device storage only shows as 11.25gb so doesn't that mean that 5.75gb has already been taken once for OS files ?

    Many thanks.
    09-11-2013 06:50 AM
  6. GSDer's Avatar
    Please post a screenshot of your Storage view.
    What version firmware are you running (Settings -> About phone)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
    09-11-2013 09:29 AM
  7. Andrew Borrett's Avatar
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    Hi, hopefully this helps ?

    Thanks again
    Andrew
    09-13-2013 06:32 AM
  8. GSDer's Avatar
    Andrew,
    Sorry, those screenshots didn't come through (or the Tapatalk app is having some issue; I'll try looking on the website).

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM 10.2 using Tapatalk 2
    09-13-2013 09:05 AM

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