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Can anyone please help me to clean up some of the storage on the FTV as I only have 0.5 Gb free from the available 5.5 ?

I tried using ES file explorer's SD card analyst tool but i can only see 1.5 Gb ocupied. I don't know how to clean up the rest to 5.5 gb.

I think the cache is not user available on thsi device.
 
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Can anyone please help me to clean up some of the storage on the FTV as I only have 0.5 Gb free from the available 5.5 ?

I tried using ES file explorer's SD card analyst tool but i can only see 1.5 Gb ocupied. I don't know how to clean up the rest to 5.5 gb.

I think the cache is not user available on thsi device.
You have XBMC on there? The thumbnail directory can get large with a big library.

You can delete it, but unless you find do an alternate location, it's going to rebuild. You can find the thumbnail location on the XBMC wiki. There's also a thread here about changing the advancedsettings.xml to store them on a USB mounted share. You can also store them on a central server which is what I do.
 
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You have XBMC on there? The thumbnail directory can get large with a big library.

You can delete it, but unless you find do an alternate location, it's going to rebuild. You can find the thumbnail location on the XBMC wiki. There's also a thread here about changing the advancedsettings.xml to store them on a USB mounted share. You can also store them on a central server which is what I do.

i deleted the thumbnail directory but there is still another 3gb that i cannot find using es file explorer. I think the FTV builds it's cache somewhere else than the sdcard and i cannot seem to find it.
 
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i deleted the thumbnail directory but there is still another 3gb that i cannot find using es file explorer. I think the FTV builds it's cache somewhere else than the sdcard and i cannot seem to find it.
DIskUsage is a simple little app that works well on the Fire TV. Sideload it and use it to determine which apps are using all your storage. If you have apps with a lot of storage under "data", you can move that to an externally attached USB drive if you're rooted.
 
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Can anyone please help me to clean up some of the storage on the FTV as I only have 0.5 Gb free from the available 5.5 ?

I tried using ES file explorer's SD card analyst tool but i can only see 1.5 Gb ocupied. I don't know how to clean up the rest to 5.5 gb.

I think the cache is not user available on thsi device.
check (not sure of exact path but something like) sdcard0/.android/.estrong......./tmp where it caches sideloaded files if you installed apps using es explorer. (or wipe cache in es explorer maybe)
 
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have you gone into settings in the Fire TV Home screen and looked at each applications cache? Photos had 375MB when I looked and I don't even use photos (probably for the screensaver I guess..)
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