Shrink Storage provides solution for the “Other” storage problem

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Windows Phone has a mysterious storage location called Other filled with who knows what, and it always seems to be growing bigger and bigger.

Now a developer has found a way of invoking Windows Phone’s own Clean Storage subroutines to try and release what is likely to be temporary files of some kind.


Shrink Storage does this by filling up your storage to such an extent that the Clean Phone Storage prompt is activated.  The phone then reboots and on return you should find some storage has been released.

The amount appears to vary, ranging from only a few megabytes to a gigabyte or more, and those who use the free app appear pretty happy, with the app having a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating.

If your storage is straining, try the app in the Windows Phone Store here and let us know how well it worked below.


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