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Not enough freed space on SD card!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by ameyers1, Jun 19, 2010.

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    I was trying to put the froyo build from droid life, and my mac said this.
    All i did was dragged and dropped like other zips.
    This hasnt only happened with this one file it has happened with previous ones.

    This is what it said:

    "The item “droidlifefroyo-BS-20100608-0521” can’t be copied because there isn’t enough free space."

    PLEASE HELP. ANY HELP IS VERY APPRECIATED.
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    I'm assuming that you did make sure you have enough space right?
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    Im trying to figure out what would be causing so much space.

    Earlier today i made a backup by copying all the contents in the SD card and putting it in a folder for droid backups. It said there was 11 gb. Its a 16 gb card. explain please :)
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    The explanation is that the file can’t be copied because there isn’t enough free space.
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    I like the way you think. That is simply a great answer. someone should reward you with a trophy and a sandwich.
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    Did you try deleting some backups or other files that you don't use anymore, then repasting that Froyo in?
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    theres weird folders under nandroid that seem to have a lot of space. one of them is about 200 mb. how do i know which is which?
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    There should be a folder named backups..
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    There is no backups folder under nandroid , probably you see something like BSD-20100412-5612 , 20100412 represents the year , month and day when the backup was created . You don't need all those backups , you can delete most of them and hold the most recent working backup .
    You can see how much free space you have in settings - SD Card - Available space
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    Noo there isnt one. I'm not sure if there was because I think i remember seeing it there.

    also my SD card info from my phone:
    Total space: 14.93 GB

    Available space: 1.44 MB
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    There's your problem , and you were thinking I'm crazy .
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    Can you explain how it represents the year/month/day?
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    Okay well I deleted a few that were from a LONG time ago, and I look at my available space, and that is shrinking, yet my total space remains the same!
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    BSD-20100412-5612

    20100412 ,

    2010(year) 04(month) , 12(day)

    How old are you ?
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    Haha im 14 sorry for my ignorance
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    Think of it this way...when you analyze 20100412
    2010 obviously pops up as the year
    12 cannot be the month because December hasn't passed
    that leaves 04 as April
    12 being the day
    No problem about your age lol, it's all good.
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    Are you deleting files using your MAC , if so then mount your phone on your MAC and go to Trash Can and select Empty Trash Can , it'll hold the files on the SD card hidden till you gonna empty the Trash Can
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    Haha I understand that part now, and I deleted quite a few old backups that had a ton of MB.
    I went back and looked at my AVAILABLE memory and the number went from 1.5 to 1.22 to 1.16. these are all in MB by the way.

    All this is happening while the TOTAL memory stays at 14.93
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    Just try copying the file it shouldn't be a problem if you deleted " a lot" like you say
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    Why copy the file? which file?
    (Im confused)

    and im currently emtying the trash
    (835 items to go) this may take a while
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