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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Milo Willamson, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    About every other day, I get the notification stating throughout their web site, my build in default apps, are just a clump of space,
    irony though it surpass different apps, I am not using anymore. Is thier a way how to undo this ?
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    sorry, but i'm not sure i quite understand what the issue is. so the issue is with the My Verizon app? and i'm not sure what you mean by "my build in default apps, are just a clump of space". do you mean that it says that you are running out of storage space?
     
  3. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Erm, I meant to type up, every once a while the verizon app, has the storage with a red exclimation, saids "You have 1.38 GB of temp data" but just cleaned it up. That is an odd thing, of having the running apps automatically state on my verzion app though.
     
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  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    I had problems with some apps building huge temp files like that.

    I looked on Quora (before I found Android Forums) and did find an answer that seems to work well.

    First, you must locate the folder in your File Manager.

    Delete that folder, but remember the exact name of it.

    Make a new item, but this time make it a file instead of a folder.
    Give it the exact same name that the folder had.

    Now when that app tries to build up a temp folder again, it will see that there is already a file by the same name there, and will not build up that info any longer.

    I think that the way this works is that no two items can have the same name at the same location in your files.

    When the app tries to make the folder, there is already a file by that name, so the system stops the folder from being created.

    Please be sure to pay attention to the use of the words 'file' and 'folder' here. It is very important to make this work.

    If you make a folder instead of a file, the app will simply overwrite your folder with its own, and it will continue to grow again.

    But the app will not be able to overwrite a file, because it is trying to make a folder instead.

    And if there is a file with the exact same name as the folder that the app is trying to create, then the system blocks it.
     
    #4 puppykickr, Feb 21, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
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  5. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Thanks I will hop on it soon.
     
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  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    Let me know if you have any problems with it.
     
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