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Old 12-15-2009, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, all. Is anyone aware of any app that can map out what files and/or applications are taking up space on the BB system memory? I already have File Scout, but really more interested in something for the BB that is like what Spacemonger does for my computer (maps out directories so I can see the ones hogging up all the disk space). The key here is something visual/graphical that will direct me to the culprit that is taking away all the file free space which ultimately causes me to lose e-mail history and/or logs.

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Hi kjaslow,

why not simply ask the author of FileScout if he would consider to add such a feature within FileScout

Since I do not know this Programm Spacemonger for Windows (I can barely remember a Program called Treesize) it would be nice, if you can describe a bit more in detail how the result is going to look like.

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Fair enough...attached is a screenshot of Spacemonger showing me stuff in my RIM folder. The size of the square shows me how much space is being taken. In this case, you can see that I have a large file that is the Desktop Manager, and some movie is sorta large. Would be helpful to have pictures like this that show that a collection of many small e-mail files are taking up my free memory, or is it a large application that consists of many small files.

It's easy to find one or two large files and remove them. But when the problem is a series of related smaller files, that's a harder scenario to recognize and resolve...
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wow! that's quite a strange layout (but of course that's my personal point of view here) - I am not sure, if something similar can be implemented - but I have already something in mind, that is going into that direction.

One of the problems will remain: The API does not allow you access to the part of the device storage where messages and applications are stored - so that part will be not visible for you... but there is nothing that I could do from my side to get around that restriction.

So stay tuned for the next release of FileScout (but there is still a long way to...)

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Cool. Well, I will stay tuned for sure. The layout of Spacemonger is configurable, but shows at a glance which folders are taking up the most space. Sometimes the most valuable information reveals when a folder contains loads of smaller files.

If there is some way to at least capture the database sizes, that would be very valuable information. Thanks for considering this change!
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3'rd party Applications do not have access to the full device storage - e.g. there is no way to get access to the part of the device where the eMails are stored - that's cause of the security model and API restrictions :-|
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