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Old 11-05-2009, 09:50 AM
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How to free up space on disk C on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

If, like me, your Nokia 5800 has an internal disk that has seemed to shrink and shrink over the last five months, then you might be interested in another in our tutorial series, this time walking beginners through the steps of recovering space used by old temporary files and installed over-the-air updates. I managed to recover 40MB(!) on my 5800 XpressMusic, but your comments welcome here.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:51 AM
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40MB more would be great, but I doubt, I'll get that much back on my 5800XM. Too many Apps installed.

What I do regularly:
- I surf a lot on WiFi, so clearing the browser cache usually brings back some MBs.
- Google Maps also caches it's data, so resetting the app "options -> tools -> reset..." frees up memory (~10MB in my case, somewhat heavy gm user)

Now if only you could delete the preinstalled games... :-(

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Old 11-05-2009, 11:17 AM
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Thanks, good extra tips! I may add them to the main article once we've got some more comments and feedback in 8-)
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:55 AM
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Install a 3rd party file manager, go to c:system-temp, and delete everythg. Lots of swf files from internet surfing.

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:42 PM
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Unhappy great but I can't restore the backup

This was looking good at first with 77.1MB free on C:
But when I tried to restore my backup from the microSD card. I then got "file manager: memory full" error message followed by one telling me the phone will restart... Any ideas?

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Out of RAM

While trying to restore my files I get "Out of RAM." or whatever the direct translation would be.

How am I supposed to restore all my bloody apps now?!

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:08 PM
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Smile Messaging + MemoryCard

Doesn't the 5800XM have an option in Messaging like in S60 V3 : Options > Settings > Others > Memory in Use > Device/Card ? This in order to save C: Memory .
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:16 PM
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Ouch, sorry to hear of the 'memory full' errors.... I have NO idea why you should get that - you're restoring into (if anything) a larger disk space than the backup was taken from!!

What happens if you only choose selected content types as part of the restore? And try power cycling the phone before the restore etc.
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:20 PM
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@ slitchfield

That's kinda what I'm trying, and every other restore option works great, it's only the last, "Files" that's troublesome. And truth be told, it's the most important one.

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Smile Y-Task

I also think a third party application called Y-Task works in 5800XM .
http://www.drjukka.com/YTasks.html
In the Memorystatus-plugin you can do a fast RAM-compression : Options > Compress RAM .
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Smile RE:great but I can't restore the backup

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This was looking good at first with 77.1MB free on C:
But when I tried to restore my backup from the microSD card. I then got "file manager: memory full" error message followed by one telling me the phone will restart... Any ideas?
Phew that was a bit buttock-clenching for a few mins but I've managed to get my data back from a Nokia PC Suite backup I did 3 days ago (so glad I make regular backups!). Everything seems to be back to normal except I lost my contacts bar entries and the PhoneTorch app for some reason.

Yes, strange I (and it seems at least one other person) got a low memory message even though we've actually freed memory. Mine's now up from 48MB to 62MB.

If it's of any interest my "blue" 5800 came with v11 and is now on v20.

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the drawback to this, is using the "restore" to unorthodoxly(its a word, look it up) reinstall previously installed apps may have function errors compared to a freshly installed app. think of windows restore system also. not foolproof but a good idea. i guess.

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Delete 'cache' folder on c:. Boom! Instant 15mb more. Clearing cache from browser's options does almost nothing.

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@krisq: another interesting observation. Will build all these into a revised article, methinks..... Cheers, all!
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Thanks for this, it worked very well I gained back almost 10mb. Didn't work so well with my i8510, I only gained back 6mb and that has even less free memory than the 5800XM.
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