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Which are my big files on Sony Xperia Z1

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Which are my big files on Sony Xperia Z1

I have connected my Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to my Macbook using Sony Bridge for Mac. I see that it is completely full of files, which are not videos, music or photos (see screenshot 1). I open the browser to look for which files are so huge, but the size it displays per directory is always 4 kB, not the size of the contents of the directory (see screenshot 2). How can I quickly find my large files?

 

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What does the phone say in the storage menu

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman



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What does the phone say in the storage menu

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Re: Which are my big files on Sony Xperia Z1

That is actually a good way to look for it. It mentioned that I had 5 GB in apps and 3 GB in cache, which I cleared right away. This helped my most immediate problem, thanks!

 

My question remains regarding the Sony Bridge for Mac: how can I see how big directories are?

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I'm a Windows users but if I were to open the phone to view the folders via Computer then I can see media folders and files only - System folders are hidden to stop accidents like unintentionally deleting needed files etc however these can be viewed on a rooted phone via the file manager app

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The problem is not that I cannot see the directories. I can see all directories, and see what's inside them. I cannot see the size of the contents though, and the directory structure is often nested with thousands of directories in the tree.

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On a Windows system I am able to sort by size and view details like the size of individual files - With Macs then I have no idea how it works

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman