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Smile Your Xperia SD out of space - look here :)

Guys, after to my surprise, being prompted by my xperia-sp that i had only owned for about a month! that i couldn't install an app i wanted to install, because i had run out of space!, i decided to investigate where all my 5,800mb user available space had gone, and i was eventually able to claw back approx 2GB by deleting in my opinion useless files from my internal drive.

I thought it will be a good idea to share my findings for those who like me didnt know about the listed below.

Below are the main culprits


1. /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails = >182mb
(sony/android system running bloatware - a solution =
delete '/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails' folder, then create a file named '.thumbnails' (obviously without the quotes) and then move to'/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/' folder, this solution found here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2416688 ,so credits to the original poster.)

2. /sdcard/App_Manager/App_Backups = >745mb !!!
(created by ROM Toolbox app - see here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1350751 , credits to the original poster.)

3. /sdcard/MyAppSharer = >100mb
(created by MyAppSharer app)

4. /sdcard/bluetooth = >600mb
(created as you receive files via bluetooth)

5. /sdcard/demovideo = 90mb
(sony demo video bloatware, i personally just moved them to my external sd, as they are somewhat funny/interesting vids.)

6. /mnt/sdcard/video/xperia_hd_landscapes.mp4 = 41mb
(another sony demo video bloatware).

notes
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* the above spaced used/saved are for my xperia-sp, your own 'real estates' may be different, depending if you use you the apps that create some of these folders & files or how long you've been using your xperia-sp for.

* also removing these extraneous files will also reduce the size of your nandroid backups, which can only be a good thing.

Hope this helps someone
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Guys, after to my surprise, being prompted by my xperia-sp that i had only owned for about a month! that i couldn't install an app i wanted to install, because i had run out of space!, i decided to investigate where all my 5,800mb user available space had gone, and i was eventually able to claw back approx 2GB by deleting in my opinion useless files from my internal drive.

I thought it will be a good idea to share my findings for those who like me didnt know about the listed below.

Below are the main culprits


1. /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails = >182mb
(sony/android system running bloatware - a solution =
delete '/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails' folder, then create a file named '.thumbnails' (obviously without the quotes) and then move to'/mnt/sdcard/DCIM/' folder, this solution found here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2416688 ,so credits to the original poster.)

2. /sdcard/App_Manager/App_Backups = >745mb !!!
(created by ROM Toolbox app - see here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1350751 , credits to the original poster.)

3. /sdcard/MyAppSharer = >100mb
(created by MyAppSharer app)

4. /sdcard/bluetooth = >600mb
(created as you receive files via bluetooth)

5. /sdcard/demovideo = 90mb
(sony demo video bloatware, i personally just moved them to my external sd, as they are somewhat funny/interesting vids.)

6. /mnt/sdcard/video/xperia_hd_landscapes.mp4 = 41mb
(another sony demo video bloatware).

notes
=-=-=

* the above spaced used/saved are for my xperia-sp, your own 'real estates' may be different, depending if you use you the apps that create some of these folders & files or how long you've been using your xperia-sp for.

* also removing these extraneous files will also reduce the size of your nandroid backups, which can only be a good thing.

Hope this helps someone
Recently I found something that help me a save more space in my SP. For Tapatalk users, go to SD00/Tapatalk4/Sessions/remote-cache. Delete all files. For me save +- 900 mb of temporary files. I hope that help.

Sorry for the bad English, but the government of my country just decided this year, to investite in education. Maybe is the world cup.

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thanks for adding to the conversation... will check it out
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Try to use an app called Link2SD that moves your apps to your external SD Card which really helps if you have Root.https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.buak.Link2SD If you are a gamer, which I don't think cause if you are you would complain about it, you should buy the app Folder Mount, because Link2SD does not move Obb files(huge 'only' game files).https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...evasque.fmount
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holy crap my .thumbnails folder is 1.44 GB
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I think once we delete the thumbnails folder, and then open the album app, it is going to rebuild the same thing over again !
 
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I think once we delete the thumbnails folder, and then open the album app, it is going to rebuild the same thing over again !
you are right will build again automatically :C mine builded again 984 MB !!!
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guys, after you delete the .thumbnails folder, you must -

create a file named .thumbnails

and place it where the .thumbnails folder used to be and this will stop the android system recreate the .thumbnails folder as there is a file named .thumbnails that you created.

It worked for me since my original post and my phone works as normal.

Remember create a file named .thumbnails not a folder named .thumbnails

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guys, after you delete the .thumbnails folder, you must create a file named .thumbnails and place it where the .thumbnails used to be and it will not recreate the .thumbnails folder as there is a file named .thumbnails that you created. It worked for me since my original post and my phone works as normal.

Remember it a file named .thumbnails you should create not a folder named .thumbnails
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