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    N8 - Memory Full - how do I clean it up?

    I recently got an error message stating that my memory on N8 is almost full and that I need to delete files.

    My C: Phone Memory has gotten below 1 meg available

    I do not have a lot of apps installed - maybe 10.

    I have 19 meg in messages, 80 meg in SIS apps and 152 meg in Other Files

    How do I find and delete the "Other Files"?
    I wonder if this is related to SMS messaging.
    I recently started sending out a lot of SMS messages (thousands)
    I delete them but it seems they are not really being deleted.

    I know that I can do hard reset ( 7370) but I do not want to go through that process

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedZidaric View Post
    I recently got an error message stating that my memory on N8 is almost full and that I need to delete files.

    My C: Phone Memory has gotten below 1 meg available

    I do not have a lot of apps installed - maybe 10.

    I have 19 meg in messages, 80 meg in SIS apps and 152 meg in Other Files

    How do I find and delete the "Other Files"?
    I wonder if this is related to SMS messaging.
    I recently started sending out a lot of SMS messages (thousands)
    I delete them but it seems they are not really being deleted.

    I know that I can do hard reset ( 7370) but I do not want to go through that process
    I would delete the browser cache and text messages first. I don't really understand the part above about not being able to delete messages. If the phone is not able to delete messages then a hard reset may be the only way.

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    I can delete the messages but I think there is some hidden temp file where the messages are stored which grew and grew. The problem lies somewhere with the "Other Files"

    I can't figure out how to delete the browser cache in the new version - Anna

    I have done a big google search and there are many people complaining about this type memory issue but no answer that could help me. Finally I resorted to the hard reset.

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    to delete browser cache:
    - go to Web
    - press the 2 arrows button on right bottom corner for the menu
    - click: settings
    - click: Privacy
    - click: Clear Privacy Data
    - click: All

    If you use search or universal search from Beta Labs, I found out that they put a lot of junk files. Get Y-Browser or any other nice File Manager and go to C:\data
    There will be directories that has the date format (example: 20120110). I deleted all of them and I get around 30MB back easy.

    Not sure about the rest of other files...I got the same problem, but no luck trying to find a solution for now. That 19MB is messages may need to be cleared as well though

    Good Luck !!

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    It seems this is SMS related.
    Today I sent a lot of SMS and here is what happened to my memory

    The following was the available memory on C:


    start - 123.8 megs

    sent 930 sms – 121.1 megs
    deleted 930 sms - 123.2 megs

    sent 930 sms – 119.6 megs
    deleted 930 sms – 121.6 megs

    sent 998 sms – 117.4 megs
    deleted 998 sms – 119.7 megs

    sent 685 sms – 116.9 megs
    deteleted 685 sms – 118.4 megs

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    Here are the results from the next batch of SMS send and delete
    - this is quite odd. SMS data is definitely not being properly deleted.
    Do we have any Nokia experts here that can comment on how to clean up the memory?


    send 817 - 113.1 megs
    delete 817 - 114.8 megs

    Sent 927 - 109.8
    Deleted 927 - 111.8

    sent 908 - 105.7
    deleted 908 - 107.6

    sent 938 - 101.9
    deleted 938 - 103.9

    sent 816 = 99.0
    deleted 816 - 100.8

    sent 909 - 94.0
    deleted 909 - 95.9

    sent 849 - 89.8
    deleted 849 - 91.6

    sent 883 - 88.6
    deleted 883 - 88.6

    sent 803 - 81.7
    deleted 803 - 83.3

    sent 968 - 75.9
    deleted 968 - 78.0

    sent 901 - 70.0
    deleted 901 - 71.9

    send 9112 - 64.0
    delete 912 - 66.0

    sent 432 - 62.5
    delete 432 - 63.2

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