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Question [Q] Phone Storage Full... but WHY?

I recently received a phone storage full notification on my HTC One Mini, which surprised me because I don't have a ton of apps (mostly stock ones that came with the phone), and less than a gig of music, plus 3 gigs of photos/videos. I checked the "storage" calculator under settings and it showed the various categories that are taking up the most space (e.g. apps/music/photos/downloads/other). What I discovered was that "other" was consuming over 5 gigs of my storage space! I plugged my phone into the computer and started navigating through all the folders on the phone and can't seem to find the culprit.

What could it be?

I deleted all but my most important text messages (that barely made a dent in the storage), cleared my browser cache (still did very little), and now I don't know where else to look. Any suggestions/thoughts?
 
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Use DiskUsage from playstore that will better show what the biggest users of space are.

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Use DiskUsage from playstore that will better show what the biggest users of space are.

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Simply amazing! DiskUsage revealed that Google's Music Streaming App (All Access) is consuming nearly 5 gigs of my storage space! I don't download any of the songs I play, and yet they appear to be stored locally on my phone somehow. Is this how it's supposed to work or is something wrong? Does anything bad happen if I delete this stored data?
 
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Inside of settings of Google music you can disable caching of music. If you delete the folder nothing bad will happen but it will fill up again unless disabled . Cache can also be cleared via app.

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