I've found that this cache folders take 1,5GiB of my 16GB Nexus 5: store_00010001/Pictures/cache/com.google.android.googlephotos/picasa--{0,1,2...}

Is it cache of some app, which I can easily remove from phone level? (App settings -> clear data/cache?) Or do I have to clear it from computer periodically?


solution: block with empty file

block folder creation with an empty file

on my phone i created this empty file



that folder was 7 g on my phone

https://plus.google.com/photos/yourphotos say "3306 photos"

recreated daily

if i deleted the folder, it reappeared the next day

side effect

no side effects noticed by using this solution

auto backup still works


tested on my nexus 5


I was just having this same issue and found that I had to clear the cache data for the Gallery (which you have to get to in Settings->Application Manager->All->Gallery). This cleared up over 1GB of space for me on my internal card.

Note: I used an app called Memory Map to get a visual representation to see what was taking up so much space on my internal storage since it was originally just a Google alert telling me I was out of space.


You may install App Cache Cleaner application. One of the feature is "auto clear all cache at a specified interval".

Configure it once and it will never let the cache grow such large.


Yes, you can clear Photos's cache from the phone itself.

  • Do you mean "App Info" of G+ Photos app , than "clear cache"? – Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Apr 28 '14 at 12:52
  • Yep. But why is the cache that big? – dantis Apr 29 '14 at 0:53
  • And why can't I set a limit of size of this cache? I guess that it's that bug because it's making thumbnails of all G+ photos and those are much more than photos on camera... but that's my quess. – Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Apr 29 '14 at 7:25

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