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In most cases, you can't. App Data is simply the data the app stores while in use. In the case of Twitter, it stores/caches the avatars so it doesn't have to re-download them each time you use the app. Even though they are just small images, when you've viewed many thousands of avatars, that all ads up. If an app doesn't have an option to clear this kind ...


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Other Storage on Windows Phone 8 includes cached data that is stored on your device. Everything from email, games, videos, game info, app info, documents, images synced to SkyDrive are all items that can fill it up. When you need to install an app or perform another action that requires more dedicated use of storage, this other space is supposed to ...


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Try going to settings and then to Storage Check. You get a nice sorted list at the end. P.S. I was looking for the same and passed by your question. I saw just now that it's over a year old. Perhaps this section was missing from settings back then?


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It's not currently possible to browse the complete file system of a Windows Phone 8. When connected via USB, only the Pictures, Video and Music are exposed via Windows Explorer


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Windows Phone 8 supports the Media Transfer Protocol and can be used like a mass storage device on supported target operating systems. Windows Vista and later natively support MTP, but additional software is required for older versions of Windows, Linux and OS X. So as long as your disconnected computers are running Vista or later you can easily transfer ...


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That would be for the built-in non-volatile storage1, not RAM. 128 GB of RAM is not something you will need in a mobile phone for a long time. 1 Strictly speaking, ROM is not the correct acronym because it stands for "read-only memory", which the built-in storage of your phone is obviously not.


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Starting with v8.1 which was released to those on the "Preview for Developers" yesterday, the new Storage Sense app allows for apps to be stored on the phone, or on the SD card. This update is due to be rolled out to all phones running 8.0 over the "next few months", and availability will vary by phone manufacturer and, in some cases, network operator.


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You should wait : the current mobile build has a little bug with the storage setting. If you move from WP8 to W10M, your apps on the SD card will still be there. But with the current build we can't change the storage settings, so you should set them up before upgrading.


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Today I discovered there's an app in Nokia Beta Labs which lets you move maps to the SD card. It's called Storage Check: http://betalabs.nokia.com/trials/Storage-Check You just need to register your Nokia account and phone to the service. With this it should now be possible to offline as many maps as you want on your 620. For anyone else, the app works ...


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The most official thing I can find from Microsoft is a Windows Phone 8 Reviewer's Guide (PDF) You can also connect Windows Phone 8 to a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista, upon which it will be recognized as an external mass storage device. Recent reviews are very clear that it is supported: HTC 8X Review ...the folks at Redmond have finally ...


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Unfortunately you will have to reinstall all apps as they the files on the SD card are bound to your old phones ID. You can insert the SD Jonny your old phone, make a backup there and restore it on your new device - this way you don't have to download all apps manually.


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Unfortunately , WP doesn't allow us to remove App Cache globally. It is totally dependent on Developer to add such functionality for his app. The only possible way to delete the cache is to delete the app and install it again. You can find more here If you are worried about WhatsApp means then you have to delete the chat history and also to delete media ...


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Open photos app. Open / Slide to albums tab. Long press Camera Roll. Click delete contents. Now all the contents in the Camera roll will be deleted.


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The easiest way is using your computer. You need to have a Windows XP/Vista/7/8(.1)/10 with an internet connection. Put the SD Card in your Windows Phone Use a phone-to-USB cable. When it's connected, make sure the Windows Phone is installed before using it. Go to the File Manager and go to (My) Computer. Right click on Windows Phone and select Open/Explore ...


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The phone is very good at cleaning up after the uninstallation of applications, to the point where if you reinstall them, they think it's a clean install. I believe this is down to the storage system, as no application can directly see any data from another application, and no application can install additional system libraries.


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Probably easiest to just quote Microsoft on this: The Reserved space and other content section represents downloaded apps and games, and content that was downloaded from other computers and copied onto a player or phone. There are three options to recover some of the reserved space: Adjust the space that's reserved on your device via Zune. Delete ...


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How much map data do you want offline? I just checked and Austria is 200MB (based on your profile I chose this one). The entire USA is 2.5GB. I have a 920, so no SD card to test with, but I am thinking you can't choose where to store them at this time.


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Advertised disc (memory) space is the one that includes operating system. Manufacturers don't advertise only an available space. So using Windows RT on MS Surface as an example: In 64 GB version available space is actually 45 GB. My 16 GB iPad actually has got 13,5 GB available. My 2 TB HDD has got only 1,81 TB when formatted to the NTFS file system (and ...


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Fortunately or unfortunately, this is not a problem that has to do specifically with your firmware update. As mentioned here is a recognized bug and Microsoft is working with Nokia to address this. Your firmware update should have enabled the "Storage Check" module- to access this you need to go into Settings and scroll to the bottom of the list. Detailed ...


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Yes It is possible but you need to unlock your phone. Download and install Interop tools and then open the app and tick down the Full FileSystem Access. Then restart your phone and connect to PC. You will have the full access now.


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As mentioned in my comment, Storage Cleaner is a 3rd party app which has no proper method of clearing the temporary files. It uses a kind of hack (ie. fills up your phone with data) until it's full to try and force the phone to free up more resources by deleting its temporary files. This will not always work, and some of the temporary files are stored ...


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Packages are first downloaded, and then unpacked/installed, and it is that download size that is shown in the store. Because it has to download it and then install, you typically need at least twice the size of the package free to install it (although the size of the download package would be freed after installation)


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It will be in this directory - Phone\Music\Me\RecorderPro. I have the RecorderPro application as well and this is where my files are being stored. Once you connect your phone to your PC just navigate to that directory. If you load the "Files" application on your phone you can view your phone's files and directories through the application (though this ...


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Try using the disk checker tool in Windows. This may fix filesystem errors, otherwise the safest approach is to remove the apps folder and reinstall your apps from the store.


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If you're talking about just the reserved data for the OS, there are a number of things that use this up. One of the big ones is updates; updates themselves may make the OS bigger, but also downloading the updates uses up space. Stuff like temporary Internet files and the like also take up some space, though I'm not sure what category they're reported under ...


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My summary of the referenced links below: Check your storage available, you need up to 1.5 GB free space. New phones allocate System & reserved 4.98 GB of 29.1 GB. You may also have some pre-installed Apps & games taking up space (mine was 1.05 GB). If you have plenty of storage space available then you can ignore the erroneous storage space ...


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I use to have the same problem. Then updated the phone to OS build: 10.0.10586.29 and all seems to work fine although the phone gets hot when I am using it while it is charging.


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This is indeed a peculiar behavior from which I can only assume there's a glitch. The only solution I can think of is hard resetting your phone. Make a backup of everything you need (photos etc) before starting. Download the Windows Recovery Tool to your computer. Connect your Windows Phone to the PC with the USB Cable. If your phone is not automatically ...


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You can move majority of apps to SD card via Storage sense. However apps like whatsapp, Xbox music cannot be moved to SD card. In order to move apps to SD card: Open Storage sense Go to Phone->Apps and Games Select an app Click move to SD card button. Repeat these steps for all the apps you want to move. I cant even upgrade to windows 10 from windows 8 ...


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From my experience, Windows Update cannot handle low free space situations in a satisfactory manner (I had the same problem with Android). The only way I was able to solve the space/update problem was: Backup. Factory reset. Update. Restore backup. Install applications. On my Lumia 640/Windows 10 I ended up with 2.5 GB free of 7.2 GB.


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