1. driftpod's Avatar
    Lumia 820
    Amber with GDR3 - recently hard reset after upgrade to clear all other storage bug

    my 820 was hard reset recently, after restoring everything (setup/app), the phone had about 500-600 mb of other storage and 1.5 gb of free storage. I was testing the video function of IE playing mp4 video as below for maybe 10-15 minutes only, i didnt notice at first, but the next day when i ran the storage check app, i had only 400-500mb o free storage left while the other storage had grown to 1.6 gb.


    Does anyone think its a cache problem playing video with IE or the storage bug that hasent been fixed by GDR3 still? i've tried the shrink storage and no luck in releasing the 1.6 gb of other storage, deleted history, is there anyway to clear that storage?
    Its pretty frustrating at times using wp8, i cant install more than 2 large games on it, especially now since my other storage is acting up again.
    11-07-2013 08:08 PM
  2. eric12341's Avatar
    All videos watched through IE do get cached which should be deleted by either clearing the IE cache or by hitting the delete button under temporary files.
    11-07-2013 10:14 PM
  3. driftpod's Avatar
    I've tried deleting all the IE cache, cleared the temp files in the settings>phone storage, and shrink storage app. Only thing i havent tried is the trick moving the date 1 month or 1 year forward, but i dont wanna do it yet as it would mess up my data sense history moving dates around.
    11-08-2013 02:03 AM
  4. ptrkhh's Avatar
    I was having the same issue on the same phone (820 GDR3). However, trying the Shrink Storage several time helps to keep the Other to around 500
    Heres what I did:
    1. Free up space to around 600 MB. Shrink Storage did not work when I had 156 MB free space.
    2. Use Shrink Storage, mash Fill Storage button for around 2 minutes
    4. Restart phone
    5. Mash Fill Storage again
    6. Restart again
    7. Mash Fill Storage again
    8. Clean Storage
    9. You might want to start over from step 2 again, but Im happy enough to gain around 400 MB free space
    11-10-2013 01:44 PM
  5. thekingofspain's Avatar
    I am seeing this issue as well on GDR3 on podcasts, probably one that fail to download completely. Seems to be the OS its self as when uninstalling the app does not free up the space. Have reproduced the issue on Khan Academy and then on Music + Videos (trying to work around Khan Academy). Already reset the phone once. Shrink Storage is bombing, probably do to lack of space and perhaps a set of locked other files. This is on a lumina 521.
    11-17-2013 03:23 AM
  6. KKRLessey's Avatar
    This happened to me before GDR2. Not tried it since
    11-17-2013 03:36 AM
  7. amitnahar's Avatar
    What i do is that i block all of my storage except 5-10 MB using shrink storage and then use the phone in normal way.
    11-17-2013 04:25 AM

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