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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Axmer, May 25, 2017.

  1. Axmer

    Axmer Lurker
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    Lately i have troubles removing files. some files I remove don't actually free any space. Especially deleting folders containing large amounts of files. verry allarming because now I cant free space and i realy need it. The worst one was when i removed a folder containing around 20 videos of 1 gb each. After removal, no space cleared. Instead it indicated "Other" filetypes in the storage menu in settings (as shown in picture).

    Please help me as soon as possible, I realy need a solution to this.
    Thank you.

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  2. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Which app did you use to delete the folders? And is it possible that said app has a "recycle bin" setup so that you can undelete your deleted files? Effectively only moving your files into storage.
  3. Axmer

    Axmer Lurker
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    Hello, thank you for your reply.

    I first want to say that the problem somehow solved on its own. My guess is that there actually was some kind of recycle bin. I just couldn't find any "undo deletion" or some sort of option to recover it.

    the app used is the build in file manager. Nothing special. but I get your thoughts since I have a slightly reworked version of android. (called Flyme OS).

    In future I know I have to wait 3 days before it's actually deleted unless I find a way to do it sooner.

    I hope this helps other poeple with the same annoying problem.
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  4. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Glad you got it sorted. I see from the OS features it does indeed have a recycle bin, so I guess somewhere there must be some settings you can tweak. Have a dig around and see what you can find. ;)
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