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  1. Haikuguy

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    Hi

    My (unrooted) DHD is almost out of memory, yet my pics contain 200MB and my music 2GB.

    ( I have 400MB on SD card, and 800MB on the internal).

    I seem to have no way of organizing my folders in a way that I'll know which one is the "heaviest".

    From looking at my downloaded apps I can's see it being the cause, I have maybe a dozen apps being (and I'm wayyyy over the top here) 1 GB all together.


    WHERE IS THE REST OF MY MEMORY?

    Any ideas?
     

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    Pics and music are usually stored on the SD card... how big is the SD card you have?

    Internal memory on a DHD is only 1GB (or something like that), but I think that there should be enough memory to deal with pretty much anything (unless you download thousands of apps and keep them all)

    EDIT - please note that this section (tips and tricks) of the forum is not for questions, but only for tips/tricks.
     
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    Sorry I think I started this thread in the wrong place...how do I move it?

    My overall capacity is around 8GB.
     
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    Don't worry - it can be moved by a guide or a mod if needed! :)

    And you only have 400MB left on the SD card... are you sure you haven't got anything else on there?
     
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    obviously I have more on the sd card than my music, but I can't seem to find what it is- and again- the apps that I've downloaded and actually kept are about a dozen.
     
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    Astro or ES File Explorer have the option to view the biggest folders on your SD Card.

    Normally, it's the .navigator folder, which if you don't use the handset as a sat-nav, the contents of which be safely deleted.

    It's hidden by default so you may have to check the options in ES to make hidden files and folders visible.


    Moved :)
     
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    Yeah - I did mean are you sure there's nothing else you had downloaded!! :)
     
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    ok, apparently most of the space in my phone is being used by hidden folders, and when I say "most" I mean something like 4-5GB !

    it's getting me a bit pissed, why the zero transparency in the space-management on the DHD?
     
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    Technically, as the maps are classed as data used by one of the core apps, they're hidden by default.

    If you don't need them, you can mount the DHD as an external disk drive to your PC and delete them. Don't delete the folder itself though.
     
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    can the maps take 4-5GIG ?!!
     
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    Mine took about 1.75GB iirc, you'll also lose about half a gig due to the way it's formatted.

    What folders did Astro and ES say were taking up the most space?
     
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    I sorted the files by size with Astro, and it says that the ".data" is the biggest (4.5 GB)
     
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    so yeah, the damn navigator is 4GB.

    dudes, this is really a dirty play by HTC....an app that takes 50% of the memory of the phone and I can't uninstall it.....



    how do I delete as much as I can of it without rooting?

    Edit:
    I deleted the un-wanted maps, all better.

    Suddenly the nexus s seems like the better one...


    thanks to everyone !
     
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    It's not actually dirty play, it was advertised as storing the maps on the handset. No need to uninstall the app, if you go to .data/navigator/Data/Maps you can delete the maps you don't need. You don't need root either.
     

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