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Posts: 1,638
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Fido

Misc Andriod folder on alph unit waste of space?

Just noticed that the OS copies the Pictures, Downloads, Video, DCIM folders to the misc/android folder on the alpha unit.  That is alot of wasted space.


anyone else seeing this or just me?



Posts: 6,473
Registered: ‎12-08-2010
My Device: PlayBook, Z10
My Carrier: none

Re: Misc Andriod folder on alph unit waste of space?

There is no space wasted.

The files you see are in folders which are symbolic links to the existing non-Android folders. There is no actual duplication, only apparent duplication. This is by design. You're not actually losing any flash storage space as a result of it.

Peter Hansen -- (BB10 and dev-related blog posts at http://peterhansen.ca.)
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