[SOVLED] 4gb memory for 16gb tablet?

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  1. mitsobar

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    Hi there.

    I just got a 2nd hand Z and when setting it up from what I assume was a factory reset done by the previous owner I noticed a distinct lack of memory.

    The total usable memory is listed as 11.3gb. Total used memory is 1.6gb. Total available memory is 2.1gb. I am missing 8gig of memory nearly. This puts me at under 4gig of usable memory on a 16gig device sans SD card.

    I have been all over the tablet looking for apps or hidden media files to account for the loss but I cannot find anything. Most surprisingly of all, in the storage section of settings where I got the above numbers there is a mini bar graph at the top that actually shows only 15% odd in use with the rest of the bar long grey and empty despite the numbers below it saying otherwise.

    Whats the deal?.


    Thanks
     
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    Very strange. Try using the app DiskUsage (from the play store) to see if that can shed some light on what is going on.
     
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    This was helpful thanks.

    Buried deep in multiple folders in the android folder were several games. I could find no individual launchers or overall gaming app that they were linked to in order to load them up for a look. Perhaps whatever loaded them was removed by the owners reset but the actual game data was left intact?.

    I deleted them all and got my 8gig.
     
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    Sweet. Glad it is all sorted.
     

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