Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cleaning up the \windows directory

Despite the device has much more free memory (around 25 MB) to install programs on the device than my old Tornado (around 10 MB), I still want to have the device cleaned up from things I do not need. As I (still) have a BT-Fusion branded device, some tips may not be applicable for yours.

  • Remove locales not needed for MunduIM (fr, it, br, ...directories)
  • \Data folder is for beetzRSS -> move to SD card in options menu
  • \Java folder for JBED -> move to SD card, change keys in registry at (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JBlend)
  • \Profiles folder for PIE -> move to SD card by changing paths at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders (may not be persistent if card is not ready at boot time or is removed)
  • \Rings folder for ringtones -> also in \windows but are not referenced from there, so they stay here
  • \skins folder is for HipCam (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Emuzed Inc\HipCam)
  • \sounds folder is for Camera sounds (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Pictures\Camera\OEM)
  • \themes folder is for HipCam (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Emuzed Inc\HipCam)
  • \traveller folder for FIZZ Traveler (move to SDCard, change items in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FizzSoftware\MicroClient\TRS)
General tip: When the device is first booted (or after a factory reset - pushing left+right softkey when turning on) several actions are taken to copy files from the \windows directory (as a repository) to various place on the device. Some things a necessary for the functions to work right, some are not.

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