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What are "other" files?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Keke1993, Jul 31, 2018.

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  1. Keke1993

    Keke1993 Thread Starter

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    Hello All,
    I am currently attempting to use an Android emulator on my laptop. It now will not open due to insufficient storage space. I cleaned out all of my junk files and even got rid of some unwanted apps. I then noticed I have an "other" folder that is the bulk of my storage space and I cant see the files to delete them. Please help.
     
  2. plodr

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    Uninstall the Android Emulator since it is useless with insufficient storage space.
     
  3. Keke1993

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    Bro. How is that helpful? The obvious whole reason I want to empty some of my D drive is because I WANT to use the emulator. I just need someone to tell me why i have a folder entitled "Other" and why can't I see the files in said folder? How do I delete the dang D drive files I dont need? Ive even compressed them. Only freed up 1.3GB.
     
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    Can you show us a screenshot of where you see this "other" being listed? Are you using a program that is showing you this, if so what program?
     
  5. Keke1993

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    Sorry i am late. Busy work day yesterday. I have attached the folder and then a snip of inside the folder. You will notice it is holding a lot of stuff but i cant see what exactly. storage.PNG insidefolder.PNG
     
  6. Triple6

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    Still not sure what program is generating that, can you tell us what you using to get that?

    Download TreeSize instead, it will give you a directory by directory listing that you can browse and see exactly what is what: https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
     
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