1. triscuit22's Avatar
    I have a 16g S4 on att and a 32g SD card. I only have 1.2g of free space left on my internal storage.

    I set my phone to store pictures on Mt SD card. And when I am in gallery, it shows the memory card icon on the camera folder. But when I look at my.memory useage, it shows that gallery is taking up over 8gs. When I look at my devise through USB I don't see ant pictures actually saved on it.

    Anyone know why this is happening and how I free this up?



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    10-02-2013 11:04 AM
  2. STSVA's Avatar
    I have a 16g S4 on att and a 32g SD card. I only have 1.2g of free space left on my internal storage.

    I set my phone to store pictures on Mt SD card. And when I am in gallery, it shows the memory card icon on the camera folder. But when I look at my.memory useage, it shows that gallery is taking up over 8gs. When I look at my devise through USB I don't see ant pictures actually saved on it.

    Anyone know why this is happening and how I free this up?



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    Is the location you're sending image files to specifically identified as "extSDCard"? If not, it's probably internal device storage, not the physical SD card.
    10-02-2013 11:12 AM
  3. triscuit22's Avatar
    The location is storage\extSDcard\dcim\camera

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    10-02-2013 11:32 AM
  4. STSVA's Avatar
    The location is storage\extSDcard\dcim\camera

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    That's where they should be. Take a look at Settings - More - Storage - Device memory and tell us or post a screenshot of what's listed there and how much space each item is taking.
    10-02-2013 11:42 AM
  5. triscuit22's Avatar
    That's where they should be. Take a look at Settings - More - Storage - Device memory and tell us or post a screenshot of what's listed there and how much space each item is taking.
    Total Space: 16.00 Gb

    Applications 16.9 GB
    Pictures: 484 MB
    Audio: 336mb
    Doanloads: 17.26MB
    Misc Files: 6.83gb
    Available Space: 1.40GB

    then in i click on application it shows Gallery as 10.74GB

    if i click on gallery it shows total storage as 10.75 gm
    Application 4.00 kb
    sd card app 0.00b
    Data: 10.74 gb
    SD card data: 12.00kb

    cache 236mb

    why is it not showing that the pictures are on the sd card?
    10-02-2013 11:49 AM
  6. robert.wason's Avatar
    Mine has always displayed as you describe also. I'm not sure why it's shown that way.
    10-02-2013 01:14 PM
  7. STSVA's Avatar
    Total Space: 16.00 Gb

    Applications 16.9 GB
    Pictures: 484 MB
    Audio: 336mb
    Doanloads: 17.26MB
    Misc Files: 6.83gb
    Available Space: 1.40GB

    then in i click on application it shows Gallery as 10.74GB

    if i click on gallery it shows total storage as 10.75 gm
    Application 4.00 kb
    sd card app 0.00b
    Data: 10.74 gb
    SD card data: 12.00kb

    cache 236mb

    why is it not showing that the pictures are on the sd card?
    Use the My Files app and see what you find under /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera and /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera.
    10-02-2013 01:52 PM
  8. STSVA's Avatar
    Total Space: 16.00 Gb

    Applications 16.9 GB
    I'm guessing there's a typo here someplace, since the Applications line is bigger than the Total Space line.
    10-02-2013 01:56 PM
  9. robert.wason's Avatar
    Actually, I just double checked my situation and the Gallery App no longer shows the whole amount that I have stored on my external card in there. Now it shows 617Mb under Data when I click to get App Info. What version of Android are you running?

    I have a screenshot or two on saved on my device, but not 600Mb worth. If I select delete Data does that delete the contents of the DCIM folder? Other folders too? Or just things like thumbnails and face recognition meta data?
    10-02-2013 02:23 PM
  10. triscuit22's Avatar
    not a type, here are two screenshots

    Memory full, gallery?-screenshot_2013-10-02-14-31-17.jpg

    Memory full, gallery?-screenshot_2013-10-02-14-40-21.jpg

    also i am running android 4.2.2 on AT&T
    10-02-2013 02:39 PM
  11. robert.wason's Avatar
    Ok, there goes my thought on the Android version. Sorry, I wish I could recall when I saw this change for me but I just noticed it now.
    10-02-2013 02:48 PM
  12. STSVA's Avatar
    not a type, here are two screenshots

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    also i am running android 4.2.2 on AT&T
    That certainly looks weird; the applications line on mine says1.14GB; I guess on your phone it could be bigger than the internal phone storage if it includes application size on the internal storage plus any data that app keeps on the external SD, although I don't think mine does that. I think it's also a little weird that the free device memory is quite a bit different in the two screens - 1.4GB in one and 3GB in the other; on mine they're almost (not quite) the same. It's three times weird because the Gallery app data is not, as far as I can tell, the same thing as your image files. For example, on mine the Gallery app is showing as using 4.78MB of internal storage, while I have maybe 20MB or so of pictures on my SD card. In any event, it would take a huge number of pictures to add up to 10GB of data storage; how many pictures do you have on there?

    I'm also wondering if maybe you have a sync for images that's pulling in images from things like facebook, Google cloud storage, Picasa, or somewhere else and that's what's pushing your image storage size so large. I've found that if I don't strictly control that all sorts of Web images pop up in my Gallery.
    10-02-2013 03:25 PM
  13. STSVA's Avatar
    Actually, I just double checked my situation and the Gallery App no longer shows the whole amount that I have stored on my external card in there. Now it shows 617Mb under Data when I click to get App Info. What version of Android are you running?

    I have a screenshot or two on saved on my device, but not 600Mb worth. If I select delete Data does that delete the contents of the DCIM folder? Other folders too? Or just things like thumbnails and face recognition meta data?
    I don't think the app data is necessarily the same thing as the actual image files. Deleting data from the Gallery app should not affect the image files, but if you want to be really safe back up the image files first.
    10-02-2013 03:37 PM
  14. robert.wason's Avatar
    I deleted the Data from the Gallery App and it didn't change the free space on device storage (though it removed it from the Data section). Decided to restart and now the Gallery App shows 860Mb of Data. My head hurts..

    Edit: Gallery App went all the way to 2.55Gb, looks to be constant now - No change in free space.
    10-02-2013 04:07 PM
  15. triscuit22's Avatar
    I deleted the Data from the Gallery App and it didn't change the free space on device storage (though it removed it from the Data section). Decided to restart and now the Gallery App shows 860Mb of Data. My head hurts..

    Edit: Gallery App went all the way to 2.55Gb, looks to be constant now - No change in free space.
    I did the same. It didn't delete ant pictures. It now shows up as the proper size in both my storage list and application manager.

    Thanks everyone!

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    10-02-2013 07:21 PM
  16. Jdca3333's Avatar
    For those of ypu using androids face detection to unlock your phone, I just found almost 4GB of nonsense videos in a folder called Trackview. It appears the face detection uses Trackview and saves a small video (2-4 MB) a lot of times a day. I did not install trackview nor is a program listed in my apps so it has to be the facial recognition program. .

    Uses a ton of space. Delete those videos and turn of face detection and you should stop running out of space.
    02-10-2017 09:21 AM

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