Tips to free up space by deleting cache, .thumbnail, etc. Please contribute more tip
Hmm, really wierd. I just noticed today something unexpected happened. In the app manager under downloaded, it says device memory is 8.1GB free. But under storage it says avail space 6.3GB free. So which is right? I installed like 4 apps today and there's not any that would use anywhere close to 2GB. not sure if some apps screw this up. Any idea what I should do?
Also under storage, misc section it says 1.7GB used but clicking on it doesn't show anything using more than a few hundred kb.
Edit: well, i finally found the culprit. I went to application manager and click on the recent apps I used today. the google drive cache shows 1.6GB. cleared that cache restores the free space in storage to the expected 8GB.
It's crazy about these things. How the hell did google drive cache get to 1.6GB? I justed installed that today and just used it one time to upload a 400MB video file to the cloud.... This really put a bad taste to start out. Think i might just have to uninstall it.. HAd to go into google drive and did a clear cache and set cache to 25 mb.
Also went into \Phone\Android\data\com.google.android.apps.docs\f iles\pinned_docs_files_do_not_edit folder. deleted the .thumbnail file that was 400MB and created a dummy file with same name to prevent android from recreating this file. Gallery browsing still works afterward, possibly slower but who fcking care if it would take 5 more secs to load my images if this can prevent massive built up of this file eventually.
Under the misc files section in storage, it still says 500MB. Would be nice to be able to clean out even more. Anyone can share some more tips for cleaning out these kind of garbage comsumming space?