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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by khaag27, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. khaag27

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    So can anyone tell me things that need to be on my sd card? I feel like my phone is just so messy. Maybe, making it run slower?? I am a neat freak.
     

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    I hate to walk in your room...ha ha ha

    On another note I'm using wireless tether right now..

    it's pretty damn fast..
     
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    kh, what kind of stuff are you seeing? A quick stroll through my sd reveals the following:

    alarms
    albumthumbs
    backgrounds
    backups
    cache
    data
    dcim
    download
    downloads (these two bug me, but I haven't looked into where they come from)
    espeak-data
    handcent
    mabilo (what?! I don't use this app, *delete*)
    music
    nandroid
    notifications
    ringtones
    rom (for nesoid)
    rosie_scroll
    steel (removing this app tonight)
    thumbs
    tmp
    video
    bookmarks.json
    dolphinbrowser_gestures
    recovery-RA-heroc-v1.5.2.img

    What bothers me is the duplicate folders in the Albums ares on the phone... So I clean it up every now and then.
     
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    Take a guess
    Technically nothing needs to be on the SD card. Certain apps store data on the SD card it would be *nice* if they all shoved their data inside of data/ directory but they don't. A lot of apps don't remove their directories after you remove the app either.

    Best advice I have for you is to dig through it. Delete the directories that belong to apps you no longer use. You can also organize photos, music, videos and documents however you like.
     
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    So, Kenny... If I were to nest my sounds (ringer, notification and alarm folders), images, videos and music under data, do you think it would still show up in the appropriate lists in the phone?

    I may hafta try that.
     
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    Is there and suggested directory structure for things ?

    out of habit I made a /ringtones and another folder but stuffed my phone ID pics in the camera folder, I think I want to change that to /CalledID

    -Robert
     
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    Thanks guys. I cleaned it up a little last night ;) Then were a bunch of folders with nothing in them, so I just got rid of em.
     
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    Take a guess
    Well I am not sure on the rintones side of things because I have always kept them nested under /media/audo/

    However I do have a folder in my root directory that says "Pictures" and inside of it I have subfolders. The phone recognizes these subfolders as albums. Same thing goes for music and video. I have one "Video" folder where I have subfolders called movies, tvshows, etc. I actually have a Podcast directory and music directory, and the default music player sees it all.

    Try out different things and see if it works.
     
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