Earlier I remember one could select the memory for messages.
Now they seem to default to C:
But all else like to use C as well and the spece is running out.
Try to install everything to another drive.
But still I get warnings about free space on C; and that I must delete some messages.
Is there a way to make SMS and e-mail use another drive than C:
It's not possible anymore to move SMS's or Emails to another drive. Your only option is to move your messages to your PC using Nokia Suite to free up space on your N8.
I do archive old messages. But with too many applications installing to EVEN when I have selected that all apps should install to E: tyhe space on C: is so low that I can't store many SMS and e-mail before I get a notice about C: beeing full. Why does things force a C: installation?
2012-05-18 10:23 - edited 2012-05-18 10:33
A single SMS takes up about 0.3kB, so, even assuming no compression and assuming an allowing a lot of space for indexes, you could have at least 2000 SMSs before you'd use up 1Mb of space.
Likewise, if you are setting your email to download headers only and not retaining local copies of attachments on the C drive and only email from the last couple of weeks, you'd expect an email account to only occupy maybe a few hundred kB of space.
The amount of space being lost on the C: drive is in the order of tens of megabytes - an order of magnitude bigger than the space that could be saved by deleting all your emails and SMSs. I think the advice that says you can free up space by deleting SMSs is incorrect and basically blaming the user for a problem outside the user's control.