1. metalchick719's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed that since updating to Update 1 on 8.1 via developer's preview, there's no more temporary files? It kind of bothers me because before, with the temp files, I was able to delete them in Storage Sense and then regain some space. Now, there's no option for doing that since temp files no longer appear. That bothers me somewhat.
    08-09-2014 01:31 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's weird. I'm running Preview 8.1 Update 1, and I still have temporary files.
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    "other" has been gone ever since the original 8.1 Preview back in April.
    08-09-2014 01:42 PM
  3. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    On my Lumai 1320 running WP8.1 Update 1 and cyan firmware, I can see temporary file showing 0 bytes.
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    08-09-2014 01:42 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    On my Lumai 1320 running WP8.1 Update 1 and cyan firmware, I can see temporary file showing 0 bytes.
    Maybe cyan eliminates temporary files then. I don't have cyan yet, but I know it's available for the 925 as well as the 1320.
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    08-09-2014 01:44 PM
  5. sahib lopez's Avatar
    On my 810 I don't have any temp files or other on the main storage but on my SD card I have 0 temp files and 154.94 in other. I think 8.1 update one did a good thing :3
    08-09-2014 04:44 PM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    @ Laura - That's really odd. I have no temp files now in both my 810 and 925, but I do have other showing something on both. Hmm... Of course, neither of my phones are running Cyan. The 810 is of course running Amber and the 925 Black.
    08-09-2014 07:48 PM
  7. ScottGeek's Avatar
    On my 1520 with Cyan and 8.1... no temporary files either... normally this is where you would see IE kinds of things (that browser Cache stuff).... So I did some poking about... turned off Data Sense in IE settings (just in case there's something I'm not completely understanding about that setting).... Anyway, after surfing some sites in IE... I can see the "Other" size go up... is IE putting cached items there?

    So I go back into IE and delete Browser history, and indeed "Other" went from 104MB down to 46MB.... that's interesting... Temp stays at 0.

    ~ScottGeek.
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    08-09-2014 08:41 PM
  8. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I wonder if update one moved the temp files to the other storage. I did a test on my 810. On the phone storage the system storage it read 2.21 while the temp and other remained 0 . So went to clear the temp files and when it was updating the system storage went from 2.21 to 2.19

    So I did the same thing on the SD setting . I cleared the temp files and my other storage went from 141to 139.

    Very interesting indeed
    08-09-2014 09:50 PM
  9. ScottGeek's Avatar
    I wonder if update one moved the temp files to the other storage. I did a test on my 810. On the phone storage the system storage it read 2.21 while the temp and other remained 0 . So went to clear the temp files and when it was updating the system storage went from 2.21 to 2.19

    So I did the same thing on the SD setting . I cleared the temp files and my other storage went from 141to 139.

    Very interesting indeed
    That update change probably did happen... on the a PC... IE cache files are normally (as a default) placed within something like users\<you>\appdata\.... or the appdata path that relates to your login. Maybe "other" is analogous to the AppData.

    And windows temp is normally used by windows installer, service temp space, and any running program that makes itself use the tmp or temp locations for any user. If on the WP, temporary now works more like the traditional windows temp, I'm not surprised that it seems to always be showing 0. This place has always been meant to be "scratch" disk space where files come and go.

    The difference, of course, between ...AppData and Temp, the AppData tends to be protected for the user whereas Temp is open to anyone on the system. Am I sensing that MS is gearing up the file system for Multi-User? No, I would never hint at that...and I would deny I started any rumor like that.

    This "other" location is something different? It is curious. I think I would have called it AppData to make it less confusing.

    ~ScottGeek.
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    08-10-2014 08:11 AM
  10. Teeeerex's Avatar
    Same thing for me, on 520 and Black. I thought I was the only one seeing this. Phew.. I hope Microsoft is aware of this issue and that it will be fixed. Storage check, though buggy now, does recognize some temporary files.
    It is tolerable for the time being, and can be reduced, but not below certain values.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    08-11-2014 04:01 PM
  11. metalchick719's Avatar
    This issue continues and really bothers me. I haven't done much with my 925 the past few days. Haven't even taken any new pics or anything, but today, my storage is 10.02GB free. Two or three days ago, it was 10.05GB free. Where the heck is the other 0.3GB??? I know that before Update 1, I would have been able to get it back using Storage Sense. WTF is up with this??? Give me back my temporary files! They're still showing as 0KB, yet my storage is very slowly but surely leaking away somewhere.
    08-13-2014 02:26 PM
  12. prasath1234's Avatar
    But still in Nokia storage beta app other for me remain at 1.5 gb using lumia 820 here.but no problem since I can use micro sd card to expand the storage which is a boon for low memory devices.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    08-13-2014 02:40 PM

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