2010-08-11 11:01 - edited 2010-08-11 11:54
av given up hope on this issue been resolved. people had complained about it long before i did still no solution. this fone is off the nokia online store less than 18mths after release. they dont really care about it as its not a money spinning commodity. Why would i get this kinda service and still want to stick around? the updates so far only complicates things. the latest one doesnt tackle this issue.not looking forward to updating before i wreck an already fragile OS. the only update i need for this device is the one that tackles the OTHER FILES issue.
Download and install X-plore. The "file-explorer" that comes with your nokia phone can only be descibed as cr*p. X-plore gives you the chance of seeing all the files on your phone. And belive me... there are lots of them! Unfortunately though I can't say I've found a single "mega-file" that causes all of these "other files-"problems.
I have exactly the same kind of problem as many of you. I'm basicly running my E75 with only the apps that comes with the phone so whatever is filling up its system memory it is a program with a nokia-label on in. I don't belive MfE is the villian in this case - since I'm not using it!
Every time I "reboot" my phone I get a message that it is low on memory. I only have 12 mb free when the internet-cashe is cleared. "Other files" takes up 40 mb.
I like the design and many of the featuers on the E75. However the man in charge of the software in this phone should have a Nokian boot of the biggest size ever made up his rear end. I've had tons of problems with its software. For instance, right now I just can't "upgrade" to firmware v211.12.01. Neither PC-suite nor OVI-suite (what moron released that program?) can install it on my phone - and it doesn't say why!? So where in the world should an average nokian-customer start searching for a solution? I've for instance disabled the firewalls in my internetconnection but it didn't help one bit. However I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this firmware-upgrade-problem is caused by the low memory problem.
Please bare in mind that I'm not the kind of guy that installs tons of stuff on my phone. In this case my "installment-of-apps-activity" can only be described as less then the average user. And when I do install stuff I always try and install in on the memory card.
And yes. I have done a reset on the phone and tried upgradeing via iwo different computers. it didn't help one bit.
Hi guys, I haven't forgotten about you, but I really haven't had any time to push this forward either I returned from my holiday a bit over two weeks ago, sorted out things which were left hanging during my holiday and then I had to leave on a business trip on which I still am...
I should be back at the office on next week and this is going to be the first thing I'll check, so hold your horses for a week
In case it helps, I don't have the reported problem with my E75. My free space on C: remains constant (at about 49MB), and only decreases when I use the web browser without emptying the cache, which makes perfect sense.
I use Nokia Email (with Nokia Messaging), and I do regularly empty the deleted messages (don't know if this is automatic, but I do it manually). I don't use Mail for Exchange though, which as far as I know may be part of the "problem".
I guess the only way to know exactly what's going on on the C: drive of our phones would be to hack it so we are able to see all the files and make some sort of analysis..
In my opinion, the "other files" are simply that: files that are neither contacts, calendar, SIS applications, etc.
This includes configuration/resource settings of many application, plus the loads of things that are copied from the firmware to the C: drive after a hard reset (presumably, I cannot confirm this, but I suppose there's some kind of copy-on-write going on).
One thing that would help would be reducing the number of applications that *require* to be installed on the C: drive (like OVI maps, the Python upgrade, QT, etc.). Those are heavy applications which should naturally go to the memory card, given the free space we have on the E75.
I know/think that this requirement of some applications is due to operating system constraints, but perhaps this could be removed/improved with a firmware update some day?
Using x-plore - free download from Symbian downloads - found a file in logs>Common Time that was 50Mb. Deleted it. I'll let you know if everything else still works!!
Go to www.symbian-freeware on your phone browser. Search for x-plore. Download and install on memory card (assuming you have one). Easy app to use - just go through all files on the c: drive and look for large ones. As I said before I found a 50Mb log file which I deleted.