The resource folders of your phone (c:\resource\apps, e:\resource\apps) are full of files with names like x.r01, y.r02, z.r03, etcetera. These files contain the same stuff in different languages, and together they waste many megabytes. Not much of a problem on your memory card, but in your phone's internal memory every megabyte counts. To free up some space you can delete the files for languages you never use. For example, if you only use english, you'd keep all the *.r01 files and throw away the rest. For american english you keep *.r10. For swahili you keep the *.r84 files.
You can do the same thing with all the different language versions of the help files: *.h01, *.h02, etcetera from c:\resource\help and e:\resource\help.
And you can use a Python script to do it all for you. This script removes useless resource files from your phone's internal memory, your memory card, or both. It makes a backup for you if you want, so you can easily restore the files if you accidentally remove to much.
Resource Cleanup requires that you hack your phone to set Symbian free.
• Resource Cleanup for Python
X-SMS exports the messages from your phone to a text or html file, so you can save them on your computer in a format that any text editor or web browser can read.
Unfortunately X-SMS works one way only. It can save your messages, but it won't restore them back to your phone.
• X-SMS by Siraj on Mobile Castle
Nokia PC Suite empty contact list fix
If you back up your phone with Nokia PC Suite, it puts everything in a file with an .nbu extension which only PC Suite can read.
Sometimes things go wrong, and your comtact list backup stays empty.
And sometimes you may want to extract the contacts as vcard files to import them into another phone or share them with others.
Enter Nokia PC Suite empty contact list fix. You upload your .nbu backup file to this site, and it extracts your contacts and saves them as vcards, which you can download to your computer.
• Nokia PC Suite empty contact list fix
Tuesday, 16 December 2008