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internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

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Learner
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internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

In my phone a large amount of internal memory is consumed by gallery thumbnails(about 750 mb).android app clean master is not effective.what should I do to get release this bulk memory????
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Demigod
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Hi there,

 

You need to delete the thumbnail folder and save your memory. Thereafter Andrioid will create a new thumbnails.

 

Connect your phone to a computer > DCIM > thumbnails > and delete all

 

or

 

Delete the thumbnail folder using Astro File Manager(for example) > \mnt\sdcard\DCIM\ .thumbnails > delete all and restart the phone.

 

 

Cheers.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.  A. t. G. (356BC - 323BC)

Moderator
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Follow the suggestion above.If it keeps occuring,remove the file thumbnails... and make a new folder with the same name.



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Regular
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

And how is it possible my .thumbnails is 2.48 GB big ?
Thanks
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

It could be all the thumbnails from all your photos on the phone.But do try what I suggested,remove the file and create a new folder with the exact same name.



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Regular
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

First of all thank you for the quick answer.
I deleted the folder, but it doesn't seem to have any impact on the phone's storage..
And I don't know how thumbnails works so it seems qui strange to have a 2.5 giga folder on a 2.05 giga phone.
And it refuses to create a .thumbnails folder (using ES)
Moderator
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Try androzip.After you delete thumbnail file,create the folder and restart your phone.



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Regular
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

I still can only create a non-hid (with a dot) thumbnails folder, which I think is useless..
And in fact I may have win ~100 mb, which is a good news because I'm always running short in storage
Thanks for your help though!
Moderator
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

Go to settings-apps-all-media storage,force stop and clear data.Restart your phone.It should scan your whole media again.



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Inhabitant
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Re: internal memory consumed by gallery thumbnails

my phone and even computer cant read my data (photos) after i force close media storage and restart my phone? please help me TQQQQ