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Win Phone 7 can't use the majority of the phone flash memory

Postby guest » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:26 pm

This problem that I am having is most likely Windows Phone 7 related issue rather than my phone related issue, because I have researched on the Internet and found many people complaining about the same problem on different phones, the only common thing is that they all Windows Phone 7 OS.

What the problem is is that despite the phone supplies 8GB of flash memory, you cannot use most of it. In my case on HTC 7 Trophy, I can only use 400MB-ish out of 8GB. Currently there is less than 200MB of photos and videos saved on my phone and the phone frequently alerts me that memory is low. Where has the rest of 7GB-ish gone?

I have tried using the Zune software to adjust the "reserved space" percentage, however that doesn't help at all!! I have tried from 0% all the way to 95%, I never able to see the usable memory space increased by more than 100MB!! The only significant difference I could see when changing the "reserved space" is the amount of "reversed space and other content", that varies from 6GB to 13GB!! Another weird thing, how could my phone have 13GB of memory for other content when it is physically equiped with only 8GB??????



Both Zune and Windows Phone 7 on my HTC 7 Trophy is up to date. I do have some apps installed but the total number is less than 40, and I do have Gmail synced to my phone but again the size of the synced mails is smaller as I don't have any large email at all.



Therefore my questions:

1.How do I increase the phone memory for photos and videos?
2.Why Zune software is reporting wrong amount of memory for "reversed and other content"?
3.How do I find out the detailed memory usage? The "About" in "Settings" only tells me the usage of that 400MB-ish user usable space usage, not the whole 8GB usage, I need to know the whole 8GB usage.
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Re: Win Phone 7 can't use the majority of the phone flash memory

Postby guest » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:27 pm

Problem solved at last. I had to reset to the phone back to factory default in order to reclaim all the space back. Uninstalling all the apps that I installed didn't help at all.



Anyway I am now on Mango, and will keep an eye closely on the space usage.
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