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Old July 9th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Safe to remove SD card files/folders?

I searched, but couldn't find any information on this.

I'm not trying to remove programs necessarily, but more trying to clean up my SD card. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am rooted. I have a bunch of folders on my SD card that I'm not sure where they came from or what they are for. If anyone can tell me what I can delete, I'd seriously appreciate it. Here's my list:


.tmp (directory)
albumthumbs (directory)
amazonmp3 (directory - I've never used amazon mp3)
Android (directory)
Clockworkmod (Directory)
Cracked Apps (I made this, I use this one) (Directory)
data (directory)
DCIM (directory)
DiskCacheIndex14748
DiskCacheIndex16288
DiskCacheIndex21523
DiskCacheIndex35119
DiskCacheIndex37034
DiskCacheIndex68357 (not sure what type of file, but the icon is a blank sheet of paper)
^^It seems like a new one randomly pops up every few days???^^
download (directory)
downloads (directory)
LOST.DIR (directory)
media (directory - I use this, It has my music and my pictures)
musicwizard (directory)
prettyweather-googlecode-com (directory)
sb2 (directory)
slideunlocker-googlecode-com (directory)
tmp (directory)

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Old July 9th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I searched, but couldn't find any information on this.

I'm not trying to remove programs necessarily, but more trying to clean up my SD card. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am rooted. I have a bunch of folders on my SD card that I'm not sure where they came from or what they are for. If anyone can tell me what I can delete, I'd seriously appreciate it. Here's my list:


.tmp (directory)----you can delete but will comback
albumthumbs (directory)-----same as above
amazonmp3 (directory - I've never used amazon mp3)----delete this one ok
Android (directory)-----leave this one
Clockworkmod (Directory) delete this if your not using or rooting
Cracked Apps (I made this, I use this one) (Directory)
data (directory)---system needs this as well as the DCIM for camera pics
DCIM (directory)
DiskCacheIndex14748
DiskCacheIndex16288
DiskCacheIndex21523
DiskCacheIndex35119
DiskCacheIndex37034
DiskCacheIndex68357 (not sure what type of file, but the icon is a blank sheet of paper) can delete all of these....i do at least

^^It seems like a new one randomly pops up every few days???^^
download (directory)keep if you have files there if you download from phone
downloads (directory) same
LOST.DIR (directory) can delete but will comback as well
media (directory - I use this, It has my music and my pictures)
musicwizard (directory)
prettyweather-googlecode-com (directory)
sb2 (directory)
slideunlocker-googlecode-com (directory)
tmp (directory)

above i put my .02 cents on what i think or i do the rest not sure of hope this helps
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Old July 9th, 2010, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i've deleted all folders before. the only folders i keep are Music, Ringtones, DCIM. everything else goes and I never have any issues of course
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 11:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm looking at cleaning up my SD card too. I have these unknown folders:

helix.thumbnails
burstlyImageCache
LazyList
rn-downloads
rosie_scroll

Can I delete and see if they come back safely?
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can delete anything on your SD card. Any of the system files will be re-written the next time they are needed, no harm done. This doesn't mean you can't accidentally delete a save game or the cache for an app, or something else that you may use, but it does mean you won't do any harm to your phone, no matter what you delete.
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Old March 7th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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That makes sense since the phone will even work without a SD card, right?
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how do you know if your looking at files on the sd card versus droid files?
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