Uninstalled Applications Still using up space

Bug #1434985 reported by Simeon on 2015-03-22
This bug affects 11 people
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Bug Description

Uninstalled Applications are still shown as using up space under System Settings > About this phone > Storage. Some still seem to be using up space, e.g. in ~/.local/share and are still shown as using up the same ammount of space even if the data is manually deleted. Furthermore some uninstalled applications don't seem to be listed on the Storage page but are in reality still using up space on the device - which would be the expected behaviour for desktop applications or android devices.

Suggestion: Provide option to wipe everything that is referenced from the Storage page by long clicking on the respective entry.

Original bug description:

I uninstalled pathwind, but it still takes up space as indicated under system settings - storage.
I am using my Aquaris 4.5 with Ubuntu 14.10 r20.

holzauge (holz-auge) wrote :

I've got the same problem with Cut The Rope. Ubuntu 14.10 r21

summary: - Pathwind uninstall incomplete
+ Uninstalled Applications Still using up space

This problem seems to be affecting every application, as documented on AskUbuntu in the following question:


I noticed the issue when I uninstalled Cut The Rope Free and still found it listed under System Settings > About this phone > Storage as using up 30.7 MB. I did my best to manually delete everything related to the app from ~/.local/share and now the app is still listed as using up the same ammount of space. Several apps have more than one, even though identical entry on that page. E.g. Music, Today...

Another indication that something seems to be off : Wired Webap, uninstalled. Here the Application is no longer listed under 'Storage' but a in ~/.local/share i can still find a directory with content in it relating to that app.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
tBKwtWS (tbkwtws) wrote :

Affecte me too.
Aquaris BQ, all updates installed.

icewater (a-ubuntu) wrote :

I've just received my Aquaris M10 FHD, and would also like to remove the code of uninstalled applications.

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