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  1. angry tripod

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    ive searched everywhere and cannot find why my sd card has almost no room left, its at 2.3g out of 7.5. i dont have many pictures, movies, or apps. what is taking up so much room? i read somewhere else backups could be the culprit but i have looked and have no folders named nandroid or clockwork?
     

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    Welcome to the forums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D


    Moved this to the root section being as you are rooted;)

    Have you made a recent nandroid? Some Sense rom nandroids can take up to 700mb of space.
     
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    First of all, if you have any movies on there, they can take up some serious space. So if you have media on there decide whether or not you really need it.

    Also, it might be worth looking into getting a larger SD card if you feel like you do need them.
     
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    If you have made nandroids but have not removed them, your space is being taken up by backups. Has to be the answer. One kingdom ROM nandroid can take up a gig.
    Which recovery are you using? Depending on your recovery, your nandroids will be in different folders.
    Post back your recovery and we'll help you find em. :)
     
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    I made the assumption that if wasn't from nandroids since he said he didn't have a nandroid folder.

    I'm wondering if hes just read about backups while searching and isn't even rooted?
     
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    thats what i thought to after reading his post ....

    but if thats the case, then, you can go into your apps and clear the caches and go into your internet and clear the cookies, bookmarks, search history...etc....it will all take up space over time, especially if they have never been cleared out.....music can take up a lot of space too...
     
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    I think those caches are on the phones internal memory....aren't they?
    I've been known to be wrong often enough, so don't quote me on that one!
     
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    Wrong? Wrong? What is this, "Wrong" you speak of.... ?:D
     
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    i thought that too but he said he doesnt have a lot of apps or movies or whatever else...but i honestly dont know what else it could be if he's not rooted?? .... pics, apps, movies would be the main thing i would think aside from being rooted and having nandroids....unless it has something to do with the OTA's???? maybe taking up more space?? i dunno?? lol...just throwing out ideas here...
     
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    Well, I wonder what would happen if he just pulled the card, stuck it in an adapter and card reader on PC and looked at it in windows and see what the properties are for the various folders and files?
     
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    some apps are pretty dam big too...i think lookout is like in the 20MB range...granted its gonna take a few big apps to take up that much space but you can lose it pretty quick off apps and still not have that many....lots of games can take up space too..i tried some tycoon game one time and i think it was like 42MB lol...
     
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    lol that was before i rooted....i know better now haha:D
     
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    yah well, mine had the 16k expansion cartridge...lmfao... :D
     
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    Ha!

    Well, i had an Atari 800 and a 130xe! So there! :D

    Edit: and a freakin 300 baud modem i could use with Genie and my local computer clubs bulletin board.
     
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    When this happens to me, I either:
    -plug my phone into a computer
    -search the SD card using something like Astro, ES File Explorer, etc.

    With either method, search every folder of your phone's SD card. Don't be afraid to right click, when in Windows, and select properties to see how big the file is.

    When scanning these files, you may come upon files and names that seem familiar to you, including files and folders that you thought were permanently deleted from your phone. Often times, apps that you once had will leave bits of information stored on your SD card even though they've been deleted. If they are unimportant to you, delete them. You will see a big change after doing this. When my 16GB gets too full, I do this and I will usually end up clearing GBs of data.

    Luckily you are rooted and can use root privileges to scan even further into your SD card. Most file browsers allow viewing of areas only available to root users, but I use Root Explorer which allows you to look into the internal memory and more places of the SD card.

    I prefer to do the above in my computer as it's much faster and is much more bigger and in a more familiar area and allows more customization than most file browsers allow.
     
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    I forgot that the web browser puts the temp files on the SD card. Plus check the downloads folder. You can accumulate a lot o crap in there!
     
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    Without an update from OP with some answered questions we can't really help much more.

    Too many variables
     
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