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What data can I delete to clear up space?

I am confused as to what data I can delete without losing valuable files or screwing up my system processes.
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How does the app SD Maid find leftover files from apps that the user has already uninstalled?

I read on https://techcult.com/how-to-delete-uninstalled-app-data-on-android/: The “CorpseFinder” option is specifically there on the SD Maid to find any leftover files from apps that the user has ...
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Howto get ONLY uninstalled packages list with associated apk (if any)?

(rooted galaxy j5 7.1.1) As pm list packages -u shows ALL packages including uninstalled (at least on my system), what should be the right command to show ONLY uninstalled apps? Or is this an ...
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Can't find "Free Up Space" options in Settings on Samsung (Android 12) device

For some reason, I'm unable to find the Free Up/Clean Up Space feature in Settings on my Samsung Android 12 (specs) phone. My device has 60GB+ listed under Other in the Storage menu that I would like ...
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How to find remaining files and folders from already deleted applications?

I see folders .com.taobao.dp and anycast with some files (about 500Kb) but Taobao and AnyCast applications were deleted a long time ago. So, is there a way/tool to find such files? (for example by ...
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Can't clean app caches on Xiaomi Mi Note 10

On Xiaomi Mi Note 10 I can't clean the caches of apps. A workaround for cleaning the caches that worked partially was to make the Google PlayStore display the warning about missing disk space for an ...
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How to clean app caches in Android 11 and why is it not possible to delete all app caches in Android settings?

In the phone's stock file browser's cleaner it shows me that apps like Soundcloud take up lots of storage space but it only offers me the option to remove the app entirely instead of deleting just the ...
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How can one delete all text message threads except for a few ones on Pixel 6?

I have plenty of text messages for OTP or similar automated services on my Google Pixel 6. I'm doing some cleaning. How can one delete all text message threads except for a few ones on Pixel 6?
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How to show all folder sizes of Android phone in Windows file explorer?

When I run space analysis it shows about 50GB of others, and I don't what is that exactly, so I wanted to manage the space on file explorer on windows 11, but the thing is it doesn't show the folder &...
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SD Maid installed service - Is it actually useful and doesn't take up much battery?

I found out about the app's installed service, I'm not sure if it would take up more battery by enabling it to clean memory and stop apps. Has anyone found this installed service useful? Will it ...
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What exactly will clearing storage cached data do?

What will clearing the internal storage cached data clear? Worried I'm gonna lose something I need. I've searched for the answer but the information I was able to find seem to be about cached data of ...
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What is the difference between a "Phone" calendar and a "Local" calendar in Android?

I've been helping a friend with their Android phone. They have 3 different types of calendars, according to their "Business Calendar 2" app: Calendars synced to a Google account "Phone&...
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How to delete file completely?

It's not a duplicate, because this question isn't about shredding files that already deleted, it's about deleting them in the first place in a way that recovery software wouldn't find it. I delete ...
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How to get rid of spying app (rooted)

My android phone is installed with spyware (spying app). This can be a breach for my business leaking out passwords. How to clean wipe android OS and freshly install Android OS again cleanly. My ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...
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