'Not enough memory. Delete some items.'Support

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  1. timotei

    timotei Member

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S. Whenever I try to access my photos on the android gallery it does not open and comes up with the message 'Not enough memory. Delete some items.' I do have enough memory and I can still access my photos through going into the camera app and going back through them all. The gallery used to open occasionally after I tapped on the app a few times but this has stopped. It's been going on for ages so I have turned it off and on lots of times/ taken out the battery etc. It may have possibly started when I bought an sd card. What do you think the problem is and what can I do about it? If I was to restore it to factory settings would this delete all my apps and photos etc? Thank you.

  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    Try clearing the data on the gallery app: Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All tab > Gallery > Clear data.
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    Moved to the Galaxy S section to get advice from other users.
  4. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Well-Known Member

    The factory restore will NOT delete your photos but WILL delete your apps.

  5. timotei

    timotei Member

    Jerofld- will that delete my photos? I have just tried to back them up on my laptop but it seems that the most recent photos it is showing in my DCIM are from about the time when the problem started. Would this mean that I lose all the new photos?

    rayhipkiss- would restoring to factory settings help this problem? I am also looking for a way to clear up the folder on my laptop because it is showing folders from lots of the apps that I deleted. Would this delete those files or are there any other ways to do this?
  6. timotei

    timotei Member

    I have just found that I have two separate DCIMs when I connect my phone to my laptop. I have one from before the problems which is in the main phone folder. Then I have another folder which appears beside the main phone folder which contains a new DCIM, Lost.dir, media and podcast. Do I need to merge the two somehow?
  7. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Well-Known Member

    What Jerofld suggested won't delete the photos just the cache of the gallery app. Restoring to factory settings is always worth a try but it will delete your apps. It won't delete anything on the internal SD card, so those left over folders will remain there. You'll have to manually delete them yourself.

  8. rayhipkiss

    rayhipkiss Well-Known Member

    You will have a DCIM folder on the internal SD and one on the external SD (memory card). You could try moving all photos from the internal SD to the DCIM folder on the external SD or vice versa and see what happens.

  9. timotei

    timotei Member

    I cleared all the data on the gallery app and now I can get back onto the app. It still blocks me sometimes but not all the time now:) I think I will try moving the photos around and see if that gets rid of the problem completely. But it is way better so thank you for all the help!
  10. lazydazy

    lazydazy New Member

    I am having similar trouble with the OP. Thanks Jerofld as your method has freed up some memory, but periodically I get the same message that I need to delete some apps. I basically do not understand how to do that as I use the few apps I have.

    When I go into running services there are 3 Google Play services:
    1) 1 process and 1 service 11MB

    2) 2 processes and 4 services 14 MB

    3) 2 processes and 3 services 19MB

    Does anyone know if these are duplicates that I could remove?

    Like Jerofld suggested to go into Apps> Manage Apps> All tabs> Gallery ( in this case). Can I do a similar procedure without losing an app completely?

    Any advice would be appreciated but PLEASE keep it simple as I don't understand technology. Thanks in anticipation!
  11. lazydazy

    lazydazy New Member

    Forgot to say, Samsung Galaxy S5570

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