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Freeing storage space on my Samsung Galaxy 5 android phone.

I'm constantly running out of space for installing apps on my Galaxy 5 android phone.  I've installed a 16 GB SD memory card, but most of my apps are unable to relocate there, so it largely goes unused.  I currently have 13 GB of space available on the card.

Under the category of "Misc files" in my storage, there are 6.66 GB of unexplained data.  My applications take about 6 GB and my remaining available space is 758 MB.  

Is there any way to free up space from those Misc mystery files?   Six GB seems like an inordinate amount of space to be unspecified.  

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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The expert was very clear and I followed the suggestions given.  I was frustrated though that although the app suggested DID list my files in order of size it only showed about 25% of the files on the android phone.  The remaining 75% is still a mystery and it's annoying to have a total of 32 GB of storage and constantly be "out of space" to add new apps.  I'm sure this is an android problem though and in no way the fault of the expert.  There just may be no good answer.
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