1. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    Hey, so I have Update 3 and I tried to delete the stuff I can like Temporary Files, Maps, Messages... But for some reason when I click delete it will pretend its deleting for around 3 minutes and then nothing... I still have those files taking up memory, anyway I can delete it? Its kinda building up and my phone sucks so I only have like 400mb of free space.

    Thanks.
    12-13-2013 10:18 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    If you read the text on that screen, you'll see that the deletion is a background task which will be scheduled for whenever the phone feels like doing it (I have no idea what the schedule is doing).


    Also note that it says "Deletes some temporary files".

    Out of interest, how much space is being taken up by the temporary files on your device?
    12-13-2013 10:31 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    Certain things do that might reduce your temporary storage:
    - Delete IE history (and other browsers like UC if you have it installed)
    - Delete content from WPCentral App
    - Change your date/year to 2014 and then try the delete temporary files feature from GDR3 (revert back later)
    12-13-2013 10:38 AM
  4. SoullessOnyx's Avatar
    If you read the text on that screen, you'll see that the deletion is a background task which will be scheduled for whenever the phone feels like doing it (I have no idea what the schedule is doing).


    Also note that it says "Deletes some temporary files".

    Out of interest, how much space is being taken up by the temporary files on your device?

    Around 100MB.
    12-13-2013 11:00 AM
  5. link68759's Avatar
    Around 100MB.

    Yeah you will never get it to go lower than 50MB by the way, there's some cache required for a consistent experience I think.
    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express Pro
    12-13-2013 12:54 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yeah you will never get it to go lower than 50MB by the way, there's some cache required for a consistent experience I think.
    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express Pro
    Well I had managed to get it down to ~7 MB somehow at one point but now it stays at atleast 100 MB, well I have a 920 so not complaining
    12-13-2013 01:17 PM

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