SmartPhone Hacks, Tweaks, Tips & Utilities

Free up Storage Space

SmartPhones need storage and so pretty much the first thing you need to do is go out and buy a miniSD card.  I picked up a 1gig miniSD from Frys for around $70 but they are now much less than 1/2 that price.  However, to really make this useful you will still have a bit more work to do.  By default, the IE cache doesn't use the storage card, programs don't install there by default, Windows Media player doesn't use it, and Pocket Outlook doesn't store contacts, email, etc. on the card.  To get the miniSD card in use:

  • Windows Media Player: Start Media Player.  Go to Library mode by selecting Menu->Library.  From the media Library screen, select Menu->Library->Storage Card

  • Pocket Outlook: Use a a registry editor and go to "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\MAPI" and change the "AttachPath" key to point to "\Storage Card\Mail\Attachments" and change "PropertyPath" to point to \Storage Card\Mail".  Create the \Storage Card\Mail and \Storage Card\Mail\Attachments directories.  See for more detail.

  • Pocket Internet Explorer: Use a registry editor and go to to "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders" and change the following keys: "Cache" should change to "\Storage Card\Windows\Profiles\guest\Temporary Internet Files", change "Cookies" to "\Storage Card\Windows\Profiles\guest\Cookies", and change "History" to "\Storage Card\Windows\Profiles\guest\History".  See for more detail.

For registry editor, I recommend PHM Registry Editor.  If you can't install it, see the unlocking section.

Last updated 2007.03.25

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