1. dalydose's Avatar
    This is a GROWING problem for me. I've had dialog with @WinPhoneSupport, but they are only looking into it and have no idea what's going on. They have a theory that uninstalling apps might take up space in "Other". I find the whole thing aggravating. It's too big to just be a vague catch-all category with no insight and no way to tame it, if it gets too big.

    How big is your "other"? Does anyone know what's going on with it and/or how to solve it. It's so bad, that I've considered a hard reset to start over.

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    01-28-2013 08:10 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Does it grow on it's own? Perhaps some app you have installed is writing log files or something odd?
    01-29-2013 12:10 AM
  3. James8561's Avatar
    seems like an OS error. in solid state storage, when you delete a file it's simply marked for deletion. the OS then occasionally sends a trim command for the storage controller to actually resets the NAND chips. looks like WP got an error in that process so "other" is basically your recycle bin.
    01-29-2013 01:33 AM
  4. sanders2232's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I've figured it out....I've been monitoring this more then I like to admit..haha

    Mine only grows when I send pictures to my SkyDrive. So I downloaded SkyDrive onto my and I send my photos through my PC directly to my SkyDrive now.
    01-29-2013 01:36 AM
  5. GReeN SCoRPioN 8K's Avatar
    There's already a Thread about this: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...8/210460-4.htm

    Looks like nearly anything you do lets "Other" grow and it only gets smaler with Hard Reset, Reboot, Cache Cleaning in Apps and if you have no more Space left!
    01-29-2013 08:02 AM
  6. Antchexec's Avatar
    It appears my Lumia 820 works the same way; when I upload from an SD card to the Sky Drive, at least. Nearly 10mb uploaded, to test what you observed, resulted in a 10MB rise in 'Other' (or as best as can be discerned with the rounding at 10MB minimum). Deleting those pictures from the SkyDrive achieved nothing; and I have still lost that memory to 'Other'. However, it was a worthwhile excercise, and I have turned off the AutoUpload, for a start!

    I'm sure this must only be part of the problem; but anything that keeps 'Other' in check is a good idea; particularly with a factory reset being the only remedy, it seems.
    01-29-2013 08:34 AM
  7. sanders2232's Avatar
    Yep been using PC to upload and my other much lower now these days.
    02-01-2013 02:41 AM
  8. irvin792's Avatar
    My other is up to 4.67 gb , I can't believe yours is up to over 12gb.

    MS needs to address this
    02-01-2013 02:58 AM
  9. stiflingcobra's Avatar
    I had a other partition of 3.5gb on my Lumia 820... I did a quick test of filling up the rest of the storage with iso images etc until i got the storage alerts.

    I cancelled these and kept copying. I found the phone did start free'ing up more space as it went.

    Once i had deleted my iso's my other files only amounted to 2gb so it had reclaimed 1.5gb.

    That took me about 10mins and is better then doing a reset.

    It's comforting to know the space is not gone forever but it does need addressing and for us to have the option to run a manual clean up.
    02-01-2013 04:45 AM
  10. VoodooKing#WP's Avatar
    Mine has 12GB in Other and 0GB in apps. I'm not particularly worried though.
    02-01-2013 07:47 AM
  11. sanders2232's Avatar
    I would reset your phone.
    02-01-2013 10:03 AM
  12. Kei Square's Avatar
    i have about 10 gig on other... i really want to clear some of that for other uses...
    02-01-2013 02:47 PM
  13. Kei Square's Avatar
    seems like an OS error. in solid state storage, when you delete a file it's simply marked for deletion. the OS then occasionally sends a trim command for the storage controller to actually resets the NAND chips. looks like WP got an error in that process so "other" is basically your recycle bin.
    how do we empty this without resetting the phone?
    02-01-2013 02:48 PM
  14. conanheath's Avatar
    how do we empty this without resetting the phone?
    If you figure that out, you're my new best friend.
    02-01-2013 02:50 PM
  15. Kei Square's Avatar
    02-01-2013 03:42 PM
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  17. Kei Square's Avatar
    02-05-2013 02:08 PM
  18. sanders2232's Avatar
    Voted!
    02-09-2013 05:58 PM
  19. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Voted
    02-27-2013 10:25 AM

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