1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Problem after formatting SD card and reinstalling apps that were on it.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by franader, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. franader

    franader Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011

    Aug 1, 2011
    2
    0
    5
    Programmer
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Hello,

    I've run into a problem hoping someone has solved it before.

    My SD card data got corrupted, so I recovered my files, formatted it, and it was ready to use once again. So, one thing I wanted to do was reinstall all the apps that were installed on the SD card. In the market app on my phone, in the "My Apps" section, fortunately all the apps that were on the SD card are listed, and not registered as installed. I was happy and impressed by this, so I started installing them one after the other again.

    Now here's where the problem starts:
    The apps that were installed to the SD card actually still had a part on the phone memory. When the SD card data was fubar, I didn't regain this used up space on my phone memory. I thought that they would be overwritten when I reinstall the apps, but I was wrong.
    I had 20MB of free space before starting the reinstall process, and was happily going through one app after the other.
    Now I'm down to 800KB of free space.

    :thinking:The question is, how can I clean up all the old app data from my phone memory??:thinking:

    I'm planning to try an uninstall and reinstall of all apps hoping that it would solve the problem, but I have a doubt that the phone doesn't recognize this data as belonging to the apps any longer.

    :thinking:Yet another question, is there any app that uninstalls all apps and reinstalls them from the market?:thinking:

    Thank you :)
     

    Advertisement

  2. Ziani

    Ziani Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    98
    Posts:
    836
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009

    Sep 20, 2009
    836
    92
    98
    Norfolk, UK
    franader likes this.
  3. franader

    franader Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011

    Aug 1, 2011
    2
    0
    5
    Programmer
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Thanks :).
    I'll try it out and let you know if it fixes my problem.
     

Share This Page

Loading...