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Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 26 May 2020, 00:12
by JimmyJack
I don't have internet connection for my laptop, or not good connection. So I download most of my maps and mods for Warzone to my android phone. Then tether to my windows laptop and send the files over. Then I delete the files on the phone. Or I think I am deleting the files on my phone. So the question is when I use the windows phone tool (I forget the name for it) to retrieve and then delete files on the phone does it really delete the files from the phone or does it just hide them from the windows tool so it looks like they have been deleted?

My phone's memory is filling up and I can't explain why. I think that this may be it but I don't know how to find out if the files are still on the phone or not.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 26 May 2020, 08:27
by MaNGusT
JimmyJack wrote:
26 May 2020, 00:12
My phone's memory is filling up and I can't explain why.
try to use another clean tool from play market. if it will not help, then you need to make a hard reset. It will clean everything on your phone even contacts. If it will not help, then your phone's memory is "dying", internal or sd card or both.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 28 May 2020, 18:06
by Jorzi
Can't you just use your phone as a mobile hotspot and use its internet connection directly from your laptop? Then you don't have to worry about what the apps are doing.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 29 May 2020, 23:03
by JimmyJack
MaNGusT - I have downloaded "file managers" before all they did was show me all the folders that are on my phone but they would show those folders as empty. I know my phone is not just a bunch of empty file folders so, I don't know what is up with that, but no help there. I will have another look at the play store and see what they have.

Jorzi - My phone downloads better then the laptop dose through the phone. It takes an hour to get an MG downloaded through the hotspot. My phone is like 10 min. (with out high speed) Using what Verison calls "always on" speeds. But the biggest problem is the laptop will drop a download because the phone looses contact with the tower and will not pick it up again when the phone reestablishes contact with the tower.

Really guys I just want to know that the files I am deleting through windows is really being deleted.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 31 May 2020, 10:02
by Jorzi
Sounds to me like microsoft is just intentionally clogging up their own phones so that people will change them as fast as possible. That way they can end their support faster now that they are no longer making windows phones.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 01 Jun 2020, 17:06
by cybersphinx
You can use something like https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.goo ... diskusage/ to see what's filling your storage.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 05 Jun 2020, 19:29
by JimmyJack
Thanks cybersphinx I will give F-droid a go. It looks like a good app to have anyway.

@Jorzi That dose sound like Microsoft. :lol2: But this one is an android phone. It is old though. Moto G-4 play. I have had the thing for years.

Re: Just a question cause I don't know

Posted: 02 Jan 2021, 09:28
by Lujan2
cybersphinx wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 17:06
You can use something like https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.goo ... diskusage/ to see what's filling your storage.
Thanks for this it's work for me.