1. korbenn's Avatar
    Out of a habit ported from Windows I downloaded the Storage Cleaner to check how much 'junk' it can 'detect' after toying with maybe 40 apps and 2,3 games.

    I figured it would first calculate the 'temp files' and allow me to decide whether to delete them or leave as they are.

    while scanning it shows already over 8GB of temp files, miscalculating my free space from 20GB to 12GB

    In a fit of panic I stopped it. Better yet, the storage sense now shows I have only 12 GB of free storage capacity.

    My oh my, how stupid of me.

    What am I supposed to do now? What is it trying to delete from my phone?
    04-18-2015 08:21 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    If you're referring to this Storage Cleaner App, then what this app does is to fill up your phone memory such that it will force the system to delete junk files particularly those that could be in the "Others Storage". This is the reason why your free space dropped from 20GB to 12GB... it would drop further (until near 0) if you didn't interrupt the app.

    You can go to Storage Sense and delete the temporary files directly from the Storage Sense app. Incidentally, this also deletes some of the files in the Others storage. If this doesn't bring back your 20GB free space, then you may need to let the Storage Cleaner app run again until it finishes... just follow the instructions in the app.

    Bottomline - the Storage Sense method is preferred over the Storage Cleaner app... since the Storage Cleaner app was designed based on the initial troubles older Windows Phone 8 phones had (the growing Others storage).

    And, no; it wasn't trying to delete your phone. If it was, then you wouldn't be able to boot your phone up by now.
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    04-18-2015 08:33 AM
  3. korbenn's Avatar
    Man, thanks for the express way reply.

    To sum up, I should run it again and let it finish, right?
    gpobernardo likes this.
    04-18-2015 08:43 AM
  4. gpobernardo's Avatar
    You're welcome.

    Run Storage Sense (delete temporary files) first. If this doesn't restore your 20GB free space, then run the app (Storage Cleaner) again and let it finish (following the instructions in the app - I think you need to restart the phone or purge the memory after the app runs).
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    04-18-2015 09:03 AM
  5. korbenn's Avatar
    The upshot of the story is... success. No more files in 'other' at least if we are to believe the info. Moreover, the phone acts normally.

    Not going to use it any time soon. Old habits...
    gpobernardo likes this.
    04-18-2015 10:34 AM
  6. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Glad to know that things turned out well.
    04-18-2015 10:41 AM
  7. korbenn's Avatar
    I am extremely thankful for your fast guide for dummies.

    Much appreciated :)
    gpobernardo likes this.
    04-19-2015 05:02 AM
  8. zedavid's Avatar
    try Krojam Cleaner program
    01-01-2016 10:06 AM

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