i need to delete 3 gigs of "pictures" from my internal storage,it says there is 3 gigs of photos in there but they dont show up in the google file manager and when i connect to pc it only shows the SD card and not the internal storage.

  • you should not delete files via MTP this is weak protocol
    – alecxs
    Apr 21, 2021 at 17:46
  • On Android for historical reasons a certain part of the internal storage is often calls arcade section. Are you sure you are really see the sd-card and not that part of the internal storage?
    – Robert
    Apr 21, 2021 at 17:51
  • i recommend to delete pictures on the phone itself instead android.stackexchange.com/q/232775
    – alecxs
    Apr 21, 2021 at 17:54
  • i cant delete the pictures on the phone because they dont show up in the google file manager... Apr 22, 2021 at 18:47

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Try going to the settings and then storage and then files to explore if there are any pictures that you can delete.

  • the pictures folder is empty in google file manager but it takes up 2.9gb Apr 22, 2021 at 18:48

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