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[ale] [slightly OT] Android Tablet mysteriously out of space



Connect it via USB to a Linux machine and mount the storage. gvfs that is built
into most Linux GUI file managers. Then use the Linux box to find what is
sucking all the storage using your own "find hogs" script.



On 02/28/2014 07:49 AM, Neal Rhodes wrote:
> I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet running all stock OS.   Not a whole lot
> installed. 
> 
> It recently has gotten slower and slower at getting email and the Wall Street
> Journal.
> 
> A couple of days ago it threw up an alert about not enough space.  
> 
> Sure enough, only 20mb left.
> 
> Funny thing is, there is no way the applications shown add up to 12gb.
> 
> So I stuffed in a 2gb SD card, moved some things to SD, cleared cache, rebooted,
> etc.  Removed some apps I can live without.
> 
> Still only 480mb free.   
> 
> So, I figure let's install one of those apps that gives a graphical DF and
> figure out where all the space has gone.   I pick the first one, which is 471KB,
> and when I install, it downloads, but when says "not enough space to install".
> 
> I'm kinda stuck here.   Any thoughts before I get the extra strong reading
> glasses and fire up the terminal emulator and start manually doing df to figure
> out what happened?
> 
> Neal Rhodes
> MNOP Ltd
> 
>