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User data amost full because of invisible Android files [answered]

asked 2019-03-07 11:35:02 +0300

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updated 2019-03-07 13:55:33 +0300

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On my Xperia X, when using SFOS settings/storage, user data is taking up almost all its space. When I click for details, it says that 14.5GB is taken by "Android app data files". And this not possible to have more details from settings. BUT I have no idea how to clean up that. And this does not seem to be 'normal'.

I tried to use the application 'Space inspector' but android_storage is taking only 54.4MB while the user directory is taking 1.2GB. I have no idea how to see what is taking so much space as it does not seem to be in the standard folder. And it seems that this is gradually increasing as I keep deleting other files that I can "see" to get some free available space in user data...

Before I remove android compatibility and re-install it (and then if not enough, re-initialise the phone), maybe someone could help me :P ??

I have the terminal at hand and I tried to play a little bit with du and df commands but I am such a noob ;) that I did not find anything specific.

For info, in settings, other storages are: 1/ System data (almost 1GB free) and 2/ a 128GB memory card formatted as EXT4 (64GB free)

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answered 2019-03-07 11:46:37 +0300

nepomuk gravatar image

Did you try to enter the Android Settings? There you should be able to see which app takes the user data space...

On my XA2 i am able to access them through "Aliendalvik Control" a patch by coderus.

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Control settings are not available for the previous version of Aliendalvik

babo ( 2019-03-07 12:00:36 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-07 12:54:22 +0300

vige gravatar image

You need to open the settings page for each of your android apps to see how much space they use.

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thanks a lot that is exactly it! I think I know which one now :)

pat_o ( 2019-03-07 13:05:59 +0300 )edit

answered 2019-03-08 11:32:01 +0300

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Cargospace app from openrepos does what you want. You browse through files and folders and it shows the size of each. Also can set bookmarks.

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