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  1. dthgtr

    dthgtr Newbie
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    Hi,

    The LG Optimus V is my first venture in to smartphones. Most things are pretty straight forward but there are a few things that are a puzzle to me.

    First I know where to find the available internal phone storage, however, when I look under running services there is a red, yellow, and green bar that has other: 52 MB in 5 (to the left) and Avail: 231 MB + 103 MB in 24 (to the right). The numbers are not always
    the same but I have no idea what exactly they refer to in relationship to memory and/or storage. Can anyone explain this to me?

    Second, I do not see the few pictures and video on the SD card. Are they stored on the phone and if so how do you get them to the SD card?

    That's all for now. I don't what to fire out a hundred questions at once.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. raynoldsk

    raynoldsk Android Enthusiast
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    Look in the Gallery (it's in the app drawer) for the pictures.

    Hint: Gallery likes to keep going and eat up battery life, so make sure it is closed once you are through with it.

    I am not entirely sure about those numbers, either, and look forward to hearing the answer.
     
  3. dthgtr

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I guess I could have phrased that better. Under SD and phone storage you can see how much space you have left on the card.
    Under manage applications you can see what apps are on the SD card and how much space they are taking up.
    I can not find how much each picture and video are taking up, if that makes it a little more clear.

    Later.
     
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    I use Super Manager for a file explorer, when you open the folder your pictures and videos are in it will list each file and show the size of the file.
     
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    You will need a file management app in order to be able to explore the contents of your SD card. Super Manager is a good file management app but the one I like is "ES File Explorer". Both of these are available free on the Market.

    Once you have a file explorer app loaded, simply open it and you'll see a list of all the folders on your SD card, one of which will be named "DCIM". This stands for Digital Camera IMages, and inside of the DCIM folder you'll find another folder named "Camera". This is the folder where all of the pictures and videos that you have taken with your camera are stored.

    There will be a listing of all the pictures with a small thumbnail image of each, along with the date and time it was taken and the size of the file in Kb's. Touching on a file name opens up the viewer for a larger image.
     
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    You can also tap on a picture/vid and then tap on the More/More/Details option so you can view the file information. It lists the size of the file.
     
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    Thank all of you for your responses. They are most helpful.
    I'll give them both a try and see which works best for me.

    Later.
     
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