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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Martyn Tanner, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Martyn Tanner

    Martyn Tanner Newbie
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    Hi folks

    I have a storage issue now with my Moto G4 which is running out of space. My internal storage shows 5.2 GB of Music and Audio but the folder is empty! I am trying to create some storage space without deleting any apps if possible. I did have Amazon Music app on my phone but it was stored on my SD card but I have now uninstalled that along with all the music files. Why does the Storage show 5.2 GB when the folder is empty? My phone is running Andriod 8.1 I realise that 16 GB drive is small now but I don't want to buy a new phone just yet.

    Any help would be gratefully relieved

    Regards

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You can try a factory reset but 1st backup all of your important data and files
     
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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Looking at those screen captures you posted, it might not be an actual summation of what files reside in your internal storage or in your microSD card. They appear to totals -- i.e. which 'could' be a matter of there are music files in both your internal and external storage media and so that 5.2 GB could all your music files, not necessarily what is stored in your internal storage.
    Try installing this Moto File Manager app:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lenovo.FileBrowser2&hl=en_US
    It has a nice, user-friendly GUI with different viewing options. A file manager allow more granular control to copy/move/rename files and folders, and in this case, assess storage capacity and file location in more detail.
     
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  4. Martyn Tanner

    Martyn Tanner Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks, I will take a look at that
     
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  5. Martyn Tanner

    Martyn Tanner Newbie
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    Thank you. This would be my last resort because it would revert to the previous version of Android
     
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    It will not revert to the previous version
     
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  7. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    A Factory Reset won't affect Android version your device is currently running -- i.e. your G4 Plus that's running 8.1 before a Reset will still be running that exact same version after doing a Reset.

    It does however wipe all your saved files, any apps you've installed yourself, and their settings/configurations. So it's really important to backup all your files and document all your user login/passwords because the restore process after doing a Factory Reset can be a real hassle if you don't plan ahead. Whatever the situation, a Factory Reset should be a 'last resort' measure, when other less dramatic solutions don't work out.
     
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  8. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    When Android deletes a file, it doesn't actually delete the file, just the pointers to the file. The contents are still there taking up space, and sometimes Android doesn't always mark that area as available space, even though it thinks it has deleted the fille
     
  9. Martyn Tanner

    Martyn Tanner Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi folks

    I have managed to improve the situation by Archiving a lot of my Google Photos to my PC. I noticed that Google Photos was using nearly 1GB of memory. Deleted a couple of Apps that I don't need and cleared a lot of cached files. My Internal memory is now down to around 14GB.

    Thanks for all your advice
     
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