Nokia Care suggested that I get my E72 flashed at a workshop, but that's 100 km from me so ... What is the advantage of flashing the phone over doing a hard reset or using one of the key combinations seen on this site? The phone is doing some pretty silly things.
The hard reset will basically just return the phone to it's out of the box state whereas the reflash will reinstall all the firmware on the phone from scratch. Considering your circumstances it would be worth your while trying to hard reset your phone before embarking on the long drive.
Always remember to backup your phone before performing resets as your data will be lost.
The "3 finger deep reset". With the phone powered off, depress and hold these three keys simultaneously "*" "3" "green phone" and then power on phone using the on/off button whilst keeping the three keys depressed until you hear start-up tone.
Sure a typographic error here as for a E72 the procedure for a "hard reset" is:
Keep these three buttons depressed:
and power on until Nokia "Shaking hands" logo appears!
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
Thanks for your info, both of you. I shall try the hard reset first and save the thrilling 100 km drive for a _sunny_ day...
I haven't tried it yet because I need to get my reserve phone up and running with all my apps first.
The reason I want to clean out the phone is that it started doing quirky things - everything from deleting (or apperently deleting, I can't trace them) two email accounts, then not allowing me to reinstate them.
I shall report back when I've done it...
Email and SMS typically go in C:\Private (maybe C:\Private\1000484B for text messages?), so there's no way to access these files directly without hacking the phone. I read a tip once that suggested making multiple backups with Ovi Suite, perhaps one bulk backup and then another for "Contacts, Calendar and Notes, Messages" only. You might even make a third backup to the memory card through File Manager. With "Phone Memory" highlighted, select Options -> Back up Phone Memory. I'm not sure what this backs up, but the resulting file goes into a hidden folder on the card.
I don't believe File Manager has any options for reordering files. If you have a bunch of files and want to change the order, try a third party file manager like Y-Browser: http://www.drjukka.com/YBrowser.html . Hope that helps.