How to clear "Other"

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    Can someone help me with this issue that I'm having I just plugged my iphone into my computer for the first time in weeks. Under the summary tab I'm getting 2.2gb of "other," i tried using diskaid but cant up find where that other is. I deleted my music using diskaid and that gave me a error when trying to sync the music back over. I fixed that issue with a hard reset but that 2.2gb is still there. can someone help me out? I'm trying not to restore.
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    Thanks for the help ewyatt. That's where I got the info about diskaid. I think im figuring out the issue. My phone has all my emails stored on it from 08. I'm in the process of deleting them now. Hopes this fixes that problem
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    Wow no wonder! Glad you figured out what the problem was iCrank!
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    It sucks. I cleaned out my email and its still there. Hey darkstar how did you do it. I'm flustered
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    Well I read an article a while back that showed everything I could check. Mine was temporary Internet files. Let me do some serious digging. I'll find that article for you.
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    ok thanks. i also have an idea what it could be. I synced my phone to two pcs and im thinking its the music that was left behind from the other pc
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    It could be that, and since you have a big iTunes library you might have a lot of sub folders that's taking up space.
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    Ok if you have iFile or ssh follow this path and see if you have a bunch of these sub folders. If you do follow these steps.

    /private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/

    You will see a bunch of numbered folders. Delete all of them, reboot your device and re-sync with iTunes.

    NEVERMIND! don't do this. I just tried to see if it'd work and it deleted all of my music. I didn't have much and the music backed up but it's a pain lol.
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    What method are you using to ssh into your phone?
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    I used disk aid and ifile
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    Ok try this. I just went into /var/mobile/library/safeharbor and found a bunch of saved stuff I had for apps I've deleted. That could be taking up some of the space. I tried it myself and everythings ok. I only deleted old app saved files I've deleted in the past!
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    I'll give that a shot...well nothing is in there
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    Man. Idk. You don't have much installed from cydia right? I ask because everything cydia is classified in "other"
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    I'll look into it.
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    Sorry I'm not much help man. It's just that it could be so many different things. It'd be nice if you could do a restore. It'd get rid of the other for sure, but that's a real headache lol.
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    How stupid and forgetful I am. Few months back I used my phone as a usd drive. I partitioned a gig of space...LOL. Now all I have to do is remember what I used it for. Thanks for leading me into the right direction. I
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    Good! You found it. No problem man Anytime :D!!
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    I didn't find it all. I'm still looking for 0.96gb
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    That's probably installed cydia tweaks and apps. They fall into the "other" category. You probably removed all the excess. Check to see how much space your cydia apps/tweaks take then you'll have your answer :D!

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