Delete LOST.DIR, get memory back
I was checking my Inc's internal memory to see why I only had about 3GB of space left, despite having no music or videos on it. I had recently moved all of this to a 16GB microSD card.
Lo and behold, there was a folder named LOST.DIR that was taking up over 2GB of space on my internal memory. After some sluthing online, I figured out LOST.DIR is basically some kind of recycle bin that grows whenever you dont eject your phone when viewing it on your computer properly. So I deleted it and haven't run into any problems with my phone.
I would encourage everyone to check their phone for this folder next time they hook it up to their computer and delete it as all it does is keep files you want deleted and use up your valuable memory!
- 05-21-2010, 03:03 PM #2
- 05-21-2010, 03:14 PM #3
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Assuming you're using a Windows computer, he means you need to eject (unmount) the storage prior to unplugging the cable.Previous phones: BlackBerry Storm 1, Droid Incredible - RIP May 24, 2011
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- 05-21-2010, 06:46 PM #5
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- 02-26-2011, 10:59 PM #8
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file system error
when android says it is preparing sd card it's scanning for possible file system errors and any suspects are truncated to lost.dir, if you delete the contents of lost.dir you will be erasing the remnants of all of the files that you could not find. you can use pc programs lost unchk, or use a file exp like EStrongs file explorer to open the files..
- 09-03-2011, 08:32 AM #9
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Re: Delete LOST.DIR, get memory back
I stumbled on this thread and it saved me 11.5 GB of space on my Galaxy Fascinate
THANKS !!!! I was going insane trying to figure out why I was losing disc space, and I noticed the Lost.Dir folder was 95% of the missing space. This thread revealed I could safely remove it.
I actually deleted the entire folder, and it was re-created after a reboot of the phone, but empty.
- 04-03-2012, 11:34 AM #10
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Re: file system error
I am using LG P970(Optimus Black series phone).
I recently upgraded my OS(Android) from 2.2 to 2.3 and prior to it everything was working fine on SD card.
But after the updation of the OS all the files including .mp3 ,pics were moved into LOST.DIR folder.
Initially I was perplexed and I even asked the LG service centre people.
They had no answer to it.
I tried myself by adding extensions to it randomly and I was able to access files but some of them.
I want to recover all the data from LOST.DIR.
Are there no softwares available to do so ?
Thanks in advance.
I need them..
- 04-03-2012, 08:47 PM #11
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