Mounted Evo as disk drive, deleted photos/video but it didnt free up any space?Support


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  1. dancolby84

    dancolby84 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just mounted my Evo as a disk drive so I could backup some of my older photos and then delete them from the SD card to free up space. Well I deleted over 1gb of media files and when I unmounted the SD card it still showed the same amount of free space as before...

    I opened up Astro File Manager to see if I could find the problem and the files were deleted from the various folders but when I clicked the menu button and selected Tools, I went to view the SD card usage and noticed a folder labeled .Trashes which contained the 1+gb of files that I deleted from the card.

    The problem is, I am unable to clear the .Trashes folder and free up that extre 1gb of space that I should have...Is there something I am doing wrong? How do I get that extra space back because there is no option to delete or clear the .Trashes folder and when the phone is mounted as a disk drive there is no path to that specific (.Trashes) folder.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Astro -> long press on .Trashes -> Edit -> rename to Trashes

    Mount as normal on PC, select all, eradicate.

    Back to phone, reverse process and rename back to .Trashes

    I haven't personally tried it - but don't see how that would screw anything up.
     
  3. dancolby84

    dancolby84 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have already tried longpressing the .Trashes folder and it does nothing, no menu popup, no options. If I click menu while I am viewing the contents of the .Trashes folder, my only option is to refresh my view which does nothing as well...
     
  4. dancolby84

    dancolby84 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nevermind! I figured out what you were saying and it worked just fine...I dont think I even had to rename the file to delete anything, I just was able to delete it straight from my phone without mounting to my comp...

    Thanks!
     
  5. mcapozzi

    mcapozzi Well-Known Member

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    You can avoid this in the future by emptying the trash before unmounting the phone.

    -Mike
     
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