1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dancolby84, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. dancolby84

    dancolby84 New Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Jun 14, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    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!
     

    Advertisement

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    5,218

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,631
    70,396
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    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
    Thread Starter
    5

    Jun 14, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    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
    Thread Starter
    5

    Jun 14, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    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
    43

    Mar 17, 2010
    323
    35
    43
    Computer SuperGenius aka Systems Administrator
    Liverpool, NY
    You can avoid this in the future by emptying the trash before unmounting the phone.

    -Mike
     
    EarlyMon likes this.
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...