08-20-2013 08:47 AM
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  1. Ronny2756's Avatar
    My other storage has reached the 20GB milestone yet again, so looks like im gonna have to go threw the painful hard reset and spend days trying to get the gears screen working by repeatedly resetting it....Again. Does anyone know of an easier way... I guess once I reset I should never take a picture on my phone because of the glitch that it saves an extra picture in your other storage...but its such a shame having such a nice camera.. Theres got to be a better way, please tell me this fix is included in the "other improvements" in GDR2 so I can actually use my Lumia 920 for pictures.
    07-14-2013 12:07 PM
  2. daniel_sherlock's Avatar
    Another post Microsoft don't do anything about this bug! Its a problem for you on your 920, its more damn problem for us budget users, i have a 4gb phone i have all the time no space as 1.55 is system and 1.33 is 'other'. Thank for sd card slot it can save my pictures there but i have to turn off the SkyDrive upload
    Sh4mo likes this.
    07-14-2013 12:14 PM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    Wow..20 gigs sounds insane! Try shrink storage or the storage cleaner app if you haven't already before resetting
    07-14-2013 12:28 PM
  4. Ronny2756's Avatar
    Wow..20 gigs sounds insane! Try shrink storage or the storage cleaner app if you haven't already before resetting
    Sadly that only deletes the temporary storage for apps, its only 214MB for me but my other storage is still 20GB because of the glitch where you take a picture and it saves a copy of it in your other storage where you cant delete it, at least thats what I heard in a WP central artical awhile ago.
    07-14-2013 12:32 PM
  5. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well not sure how shrink storage works so may be you are right about the dup pic glitch. One thing that's weird is nokia storage cleaner shows 1.1gb as other but os shows 4.5gb. Not sure which one to believe
    07-14-2013 12:44 PM
  6. Miles of Lief's Avatar
    This issue alone is almost making me think twice about moving to WP
    07-14-2013 12:50 PM
  7. Ronny2756's Avatar
    This issue alone is almost making me think twice about moving to WP
    When I wrote this thread switching to another OS didnt even come into my mind.. I wouldn't let this issue bother you while switching because eventually Microsoft is gonna have to fix it..i hope? I guess once you go windows phone you can't go back, at least for me, I love this OS.
    07-14-2013 01:01 PM
  8. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Reset the phone and turn off auto upload pics on sky drive , dont load tonnes of photos like 5000+ or something.

    Clear up IE history every week
    07-14-2013 01:09 PM
  9. Calvin Cooper1's Avatar
    Reset the phone and turn off auto upload pics on sky drive , dont load tonnes of photos like 5000+ or something.

    Clear up IE history every week
    I have taken that route. Didnt fix a damn thing. IE history doesnt clear much. And what good does saving passwords in IE do when you just have to delete them when you clear the history? Storage shrink was useless.
    mrstefz750 likes this.
    07-16-2013 01:44 PM
  10. Ronny2756's Avatar
    I have taken that route. Didnt fix a damn thing. IE history doesnt clear much. And what good does saving passwords in IE do when you just have to delete them when you clear the history? Storage shrink was useless.
    Agreed.
    mrstefz750 likes this.
    07-16-2013 02:35 PM
  11. bigkevbosky's Avatar
    And its reasons like this why WP will always be third place. Google and Apple are constantly fixing bugs in their OS. Why is it taking Microsoft so long to fix this?
    mrstefz750 likes this.
    07-16-2013 03:10 PM
  12. Gal Avraham's Avatar
    Wp is getting better frequently but still..as i said, microsoft gives a ****
    07-16-2013 03:15 PM
  13. awkm's Avatar
    Storage Cleaner | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Canada)

    Storage Cleaner took my "Other" down from about 450MB to 350MB
    07-16-2013 05:18 PM
  14. chancooluk's Avatar
    You can manually clear the cache that fills up the other storage due to auto-uploads to skydrive.

    You just need to move your auto-uploaded photos to another folder on your skydrive, and delete the original folder on your skydrive. When you go back to the photos hub on your windows phone, it will re-sync the skydrive auto-upload folder as a new empty folder. Once this has happened it should also have cleared all of the cache which was associated with that folder.

    Worked wonders for me, clearing 5GB straight away.

    More info at this link: Reducing the Ever-Growing Other Storage on Windows Phone | Pocketnow
    theefman, jfa1 and uopjo6 like this.
    07-16-2013 05:35 PM
  15. theefman's Avatar
    You can manually clear the cache that fills up the other storage due to auto-uploads to skydrive.

    You just need to move your auto-uploaded photos to another folder on your skydrive, and delete the original folder on your skydrive. When you go back to the photos hub on your windows phone, it will re-sync the skydrive auto-upload folder as a new empty folder. Once this has happened it should also have cleared all of the cache which was associated with that folder.

    Worked wonders for me, clearing 5GB straight away.

    More info at this link: Reducing the Ever-Growing Other Storage on Windows Phone | Pocketnow
    Great info.
    KCandSunshine13 likes this.
    07-16-2013 05:46 PM
  16. Samst22's Avatar
    How many photos did you move? I moved about 60 photos and had no effect on my other storage which is 4.25GB.
    07-16-2013 07:36 PM
  17. spectre51's Avatar
    You can manually clear the cache that fills up the other storage due to auto-uploads to skydrive.

    You just need to move your auto-uploaded photos to another folder on your skydrive, and delete the original folder on your skydrive. When you go back to the photos hub on your windows phone, it will re-sync the skydrive auto-upload folder as a new empty folder. Once this has happened it should also have cleared all of the cache which was associated with that folder.

    Worked wonders for me, clearing 5GB straight away.

    More info at this link: Reducing the Ever-Growing Other Storage on Windows Phone | Pocketnow
    Be interesting to see if the OP did that what his would go down to.

    Sent from my Xperia Tablet Z
    07-16-2013 08:47 PM
  18. Musicman247's Avatar
    So this is weird. I had over 1GB of Other storage on my Lumia 521 just last week. Today I have just over 570MB. The only thing I can think of that I've done that might account for this is syncing with the Windows Phone app on my Win8 laptop.

    How often do you guys sync to a Win8 computer with the Windows Phone app?
    07-16-2013 09:52 PM
  19. afgzee's Avatar
    am I missing something? didn't Nokia already release a tool to fix this?
    07-17-2013 07:28 AM
  20. chancooluk's Avatar
    am I missing something? didn't Nokia already release a tool to fix this?
    Yes, but it doesn't fix the issues with the SkyDrive auto uploads. It just clears things like app downloads and app installation files.
    07-17-2013 12:50 PM
  21. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    The Other Storage is a "side effect" in the OS. MS has to release a fix, but it appears it is difficilt as it is a function of the OS that is not operating correctly. The post didn't sound too hopeful. This was posted (trying to find it) by Daniel as a commet in one of the news articles recently.

    Edit - Found the comment (hope it's okay I quoted) http://www.windowscentral.com/huawei...-windows-phone

    "According to Microsoft, it's not really a bug but a side effect of album art, skydrive files, video, etc. for their "cloud" services. Be as that may, it's obviously not designed very well, imo, as even I've lost 2.7 GB on my Lumia 720 which is killer on an 8GB device.
    What's worse, there seems to be no way to undo it, even if you remove everything. Only a hard reset fixes it. Hopefully MS will address this but it's not a simple bug to patch but rather part of the way the OS works."
    07-17-2013 12:58 PM
  22. Calvin Cooper1's Avatar
    Storage Cleaner | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Canada)

    Storage Cleaner took my "Other" down from about 450MB to 350MB
    450mg is childs play. Mine is over 5gigs!
    07-26-2013 03:00 PM
  23. metalchick719's Avatar
    How on EARTH could your "Other" reach 20GB???
    07-26-2013 08:35 PM
  24. Jason Drum's Avatar
    I used Storage Cleaner last week to get my other storage from ~6 GB to 2.5 GB.
    08-07-2013 09:50 AM
  25. mrstefz750's Avatar
    my Lumia 920 has 17GB other.I shouldn't buy that phone.
    08-20-2013 08:29 AM
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