File Explorer Drive Letter in S60 Phones Explained:

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* C:\. This drive is also called phone memory. Basically it is a flash memory where we can install applications and store our data. Unlike memory card, it is always inside our phone. So, even if we remove the memory card, our data are still there. However, note that the size of phone memory is limited and the more the free space in this drive the more the possibility that your phone will be running faster than if it has lesser space to use upon.
* D:\. It is the drive used to store temporary files. The contents will be deleted when the device reboots. In many cases, we don’t use this drive meaning you shouldnt tamper along or modify, delete, install, reinstall anything or everything from this site.
* E:\. It is the drive of your memory card. Normally, this is the place where we install applications and install our data. This is the drive I like to call, the safe drive.. meaning you can install/edit/delete whatever you want… though if you delete or modify some files from the system folder, or the Nokia folder there is always a risk that some applications wont be running anymore. Whatever you wanna do, just make sure you do it in a NEW FOLDER inside the drive rather than the existing ones you see when you browse this drive for the very first time.
* Z:\. This is where the ROM image is stored. It contains all the operating system’s applications and data files. Since it is read-only memory, you cannot write anything. The only way to modify the contents of Z:\ drive is by flashing the phone, for example via Nokia Software Updater. Do not work around with your macgyver skills in this drive. Too much curiosity kills the cat and the Nokia Phone might not operate anymore if you try to play around with this drive without any technical knowledge.

Compatible devices: S60 1st, 2nd, 3rd Edition, Nokia N-Series, Nokia E-Series.

10 Comments


  1. kinda

    Hi,
    plz did you find the answer How can I free my phone memory from temp. files specially that’s related to Bluetooth…
    Thanks





  2. I have a nokia N85, there are lots of unnecessary files in C: of my nokia N85, namely what you call it as temporary files, etc.

    Infact of having no images, no videos, no files, no extra data on my mobile device, it still shows just 9MB as free available space, though all the applications (INBUILT and some additional installed by me) are installed in Memory Card (E:) and not in the phone memory.
    Do you have any idea explaining how can I delete the unwanted files from my mobile to empty up the space and making mobile work even faster and better?

    Thanks in anticipation!





  3. Tnx for this topic it’s very usefull!

    I put the spanish edition on my blog.

    Regards!

    @




  4. Cybersupam

    Thanks for providing this precious article to those who are curious to learn new things but dont know where to begin. In fact which impresse me here is the fact about modifying Z:\ drive. I want to remove some ringtones from this internal memory and it can be only done through Nokia software updater. I have tried many times to delet there read only files but could not. So now i will try out with Nokia software updater. Once again thanks a lot.




  5. Asif

    Thnx for this post man. It was helpfull. But i hv some critical probs i really need to solve and i need help for that. I use N81 8GB and m running out of physical memory. I hv explored my drives with file browser to figure out where all my memory is being used. But i dont actually understand the file systems in mob so am afraid to make any changes. I hv deleted some apps directly from the app mangr to get some free space but it wasnt enuff. Pls help me out!





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