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  1. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Omg I can't believe I'm still dealing with this bs. Still no real fix for this? Really? What on earth is going on! There should be no need for ANYONE to have 10whole GB of other storage. I only have maybe 5gb worth of apps and games. If the OS requires this much other storage then ok maybe this is not for me but that suck because a side of me eventually losing all of my memory mostly due to other I love my phone but if this is Ms way of say " time for a new phone" then this is not for me!
    11-28-2013 09:24 AM
  2. borasar's Avatar
    I don't think it's their way of saying time for a new phone. I think it's a known issue, but you're right they are taking their sweet time figuring it out
    11-28-2013 09:27 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    What apps do you have on your phone? I'm really curious to know if this may be part of the issue.
    11-28-2013 09:34 AM
  4. dakshay95's Avatar
    Which phone do you have mate? Having too many games can be a cause as games store a lot of data. If you have GDR3, you can use 'storage check' to clear temporary files. The face that Windows stores the installation files of apps in memory is annoying.
    11-28-2013 09:42 AM
  5. borasar's Avatar
    Which phone do you have mate? Having too many games can be a cause as games store a lot of data. If you have GDR3, you can use 'storage check' to clear temporary files. The face that Windows stores the installation files of apps in memory is annoying.
    most of the time temp files are tiny relative to other storage

    I have 2GB of other storage, and 60mb of temp files
    11-28-2013 09:43 AM
  6. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I am not saying this will resolve the problem you are having with your L920 but it might help you to understand what is going on and why:

    Microsoft clarifies how ‘Other storage’ works on Windows Phone 8 GDR2 | Windows Phone Central

    This article also offers some ways to free some space. I say its worth the read.
    11-28-2013 09:44 AM
  7. John20212's Avatar
    This other storage stuff is getting crazy, 10GB is insane. Hopefully Microsoft will fully resolve the issues with WP8.1.
    WINDOW LOVIN likes this.
    11-28-2013 10:28 AM
  8. paulxxwall's Avatar
    I am not saying this will resolve the problem you are having with your L920 but it might help you to understand what is going on and why:

    Microsoft clarifies how ‘Other storage’ works on Windows Phone 8 GDR2 | Windows Phone Central

    This article also offers some ways to free some space. I say its worth the read.
    I've read that article a hundred times ..still doesn't explain why I have 10gb of other and climbing

    Which phone do you have mate? Having too many games can be a cause as games store a lot of data. If you have GDR3, you can use 'storage check' to clear temporary files. The face that Windows stores the installation files of apps in memory is annoying.
    lumia920
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 11-28-2013 at 11:12 AM.
    11-28-2013 10:48 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    lumia920
    Apps?
    11-28-2013 10:58 AM
  10. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Have you tried using Shrink Storage to get the space back?
    11-28-2013 11:15 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Dave, I know there are issues with Other in general but I can't help feeling that when you start seeing this size it's related to sandboxed files in apps and I'm starting to think people just uninstall the app and assume the files will go with it and they don't. Which is why a hard reset is the only answer. Not sure how that app works but unless it can delete those files I doubt it will do much.

    That's an opinion but I'm having difficulty trying to figure how else this can happen.
    11-28-2013 11:27 AM
  12. despertador's Avatar
    Omg I can't believe I'm still dealing with this bs. Still no real fix for this? Really? What on earth is going on! There should be no need for ANYONE to have 10whole GB of other storage. I only have maybe 5gb worth of apps and games. If the OS requires this much other storage then ok maybe this is not for me but that suck because a side of me eventually losing all of my memory mostly due to other I love my phone but if this is Ms way of say " time for a new phone" then this is not for me!
    Just checking, but what Windows Phone 8 version do you have? GDR1, GDR2? 3?
    11-28-2013 01:15 PM
  13. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Dave, I know there are issues with Other in general but I can't help feeling that when you start seeing this size it's related to sandboxed files in apps and I'm starting to think people just uninstall the app and assume the files will go with it and they don't. Which is why a hard reset is the only answer. Not sure how that app works but unless it can delete those files I doubt it will do much.

    That's an opinion but I'm having difficulty trying to figure how else this can happen.
    What that app does is fills your memory and overwrites the xap ghost files on the device. Then after a reset the memory is regained. It actually works well. I used it with my 920 a few times. I haven't needed it on my 1020 and its two early to tell on my 1520
    11-28-2013 05:29 PM
  14. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Apps?
    Pandora I heart Nokia music Facebook smartglass NFL Bing sport wellsfargo netfix wpcentral WP insider stop music
    11-29-2013 11:54 AM
  15. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Have you tried using Shrink Storage to get the space back?
    about a hundred times but it has not worked for many anyways
    11-29-2013 11:55 AM
  16. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Just checking, but what Windows Phone 8 version do you have? GDR1, GDR2? 3?
    dev gdr3
    11-29-2013 11:56 AM
  17. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Other storage is not transparent! If it would tell me exactly where it is I swear I would delete it ! But Ms hides it. Don't know why! Please Ms let me see where my 10gb are exactly quit the bs this is my phone I pay for it let me do what I want with my phone when I want I understand the other guys had the same problem with other storage but like I said HAD! There problem was addressed and fixed 3 years ago.... I don't get it!
    11-29-2013 12:01 PM
  18. DBZo07's Avatar
    Its very simple to solve, if u have high speed internet. But you need to give up your chat history of app like WhatsApp.
    Here is what i did,
    I backup the possible data.
    Hard reset
    Than after successful reset, os will prompt to restore the backup.
    Accept it
    Than wait for complete restoration.
    Than boom.. You have large storage free.
    I dint install SkyDrive..
    Its only option currently with us..


    Sent from Tapatalk Lumia 625 GDR3
    11-29-2013 12:10 PM
  19. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Its very simple to solve, if u have high speed internet. But you need to give up your chat history of app like WhatsApp.
    Here is what i did,
    I backup the possible data.
    Hard reset
    Than after successful reset, os will prompt to restore the backup.
    Accept it
    Than wait for complete restoration.
    Than boom.. You have large storage free.
    I dint install SkyDrive..
    Its only option currently with us..


    Sent from Tapatalk Lumia 625 GDR3
    thinking about it
    11-29-2013 12:34 PM
  20. DBZo07's Avatar
    And what's other storage all about??
    Leftover update files and cache files.. As ms clarified that in next update, certain other storage can be can be stored to sd card. Even manual cleaning will be added.
    I have been regularly following ms Q&A thread for "other storage".


    Sent from Tapatalk Lumia 625 GDR3
    11-29-2013 04:05 PM
  21. iAdrian23's Avatar
    Microsoft ****ed it up once again. My Other Storage is now under OS (almost 4GB...) and also 700MB in Other Storage that cannot be deleted at all...
    11-30-2013 08:14 AM
  22. paulxxwall's Avatar
    I guess no solution to this problem..... Wow!
    12-02-2013 08:12 PM
  23. eric12341's Avatar
    It's fixed in update 3 by being renamed to temporary files and they're able to be cleared through the settings.
    12-02-2013 10:09 PM
  24. paulxxwall's Avatar
    It's fixed in update 3 by being renamed to temporary files and they're able to be cleared through the settings.
    who told you that ? On nokias we still have store check and guess what I show 9.9 GB of other! So... If you " heard" its been fix well ...it has not. And mine has been climbing. Believe me when its fixed we will all know about it!
    12-03-2013 02:39 PM
  25. link68759's Avatar
    I highly doubt you are using GDR3 like you claim you are, because GDR3 does not have "other storage". The new gdr3 temporary files cleaner also eliminates all temporary files.
    12-03-2013 03:15 PM
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