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Old 07-19-2006, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so every time that i check the "status" on my 7130e, the "file free" seems to be depleting every time. i mean, i do receive multiple e-mails and sms messages a day, but at the same time, i have my bb keeping my messages for 15 days only.

can someone explain to me how this number works?

for example, my file total = 59899904 bytes

and my file free= 37561488 bytes

i dont know where the heck all of this space has gone. i don't have any 3rd party apps besides google maps and handango inhand...

should i be worried that i'll run out of space on my berry?
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Not many have run out of space, almost unheard of. I would relax and enjoy your device. I leave mine of 24/7. Each Monday I turn it off and back on. Has worked without flaw.

Just enjoy!
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The O/S took up the room. You have PLENTY of free space left. Greggebhardt is right; relax and enjoy your BB.
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Note the available memory, then reboot your device. After the reboot, is there more memory available?

The BB OS/Java manage memory much differently than your'e accustomed to. 4.1 OS performs periodic cleanups that recover memory....

Don't worry...you're not going to run out...
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Look at "database sizes" to get an idea where some of that data has gone. You can always clean out your browser cache and history if you are a heavy browser user.
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Not many have run out of space, almost unheard of. I would relax and enjoy your device. I leave mine of 24/7. Each Monday I turn it off and back on. Has worked without flaw.

Just enjoy!

thanks everyone!

greg, is it a good idea to reboot every monday? i usually just leave mine on all the time, even overnight when i'm charging. also, do you charge every night? or do you go every other night, etc.?

thanks so much for the reply!
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The event log will take up memory. ALT+LGLG and pull down the menu and clear the log will free up some. NJBlackberry is right though. The OS takes up most of what your post shows as the defference in total/free.

Hope this helps.
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I notice my 7130e free file space fluctuates a lot and can drop 10mb, but after a reboot it goes back up to about 47mb free. Not sure if this is an issue w/ the OS, but I don't recall this happening with my 8700c. I'm a pretty light user, a lot of incoming messages, but no major surfing or sending emails or calls or others, like sms or mms.
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thanks everyone!

greg, is it a good idea to reboot every monday? i usually just leave mine on all the time, even overnight when i'm charging. also, do you charge every night? or do you go every other night, etc.?

thanks so much for the reply!
I do about 1800 to 2000 minutes and send/receive about 75 emails a day, have the HD battery on my 7520. I put it on charge every evening before I go to bed and have never run out of power. Two bars are usually left, rarely one. The regular battery will last a LONG time.

Rebooting? Well the only difference I have found is in the browser. I will get an error message trying to get into some sites if I have not rebooted after a while. I have tried over and over to get to a particular site with no luck, rebooted and it worked perfectly for days at this site.

I am not saying rebooting is needed but I just do it cause it worked for me. The BB OS is about as good as it get for rock solid dependability!

Other than that my 7520 is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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