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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you delete files?

The stock EVO has Polaris office app and I noticed I have a bunch of old work office files on my phone. How do you delete excel and word documents off the phone?

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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just use your file explorer to navigate to the file, long press and click delete.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Where is file explorer? Please excuse my ignorance
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Not sure if there is any built in on your phone but my 2 favorites are

ES file Explorer and
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Both are free in market
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Not sure if there is any built in on your phone but my 2 favorites are

ES file Explorer and
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Both are free in market
Thanks. I don't think there is a stock one? Any of those 2 you like more than the other?
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Thanks. I don't think there is a stock one? Any of those 2 you like more than the other?
I personally use Root Explorer but both of those are quite similar and extremely popular. Es is a little smaller if storage is an issue, but if not since they're free download them both and see what you prefer then delete the other.
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I downloaded ES, and cleaned the sd card. Is there anyway to view the storage on the actual phone? Or do you have to be rooted? Just want to make sure there is no junk left behind on some apps I uninstalled.
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I downloaded ES, and cleaned the sd card. Is there anyway to view the storage on the actual phone? Or do you have to be rooted? Just want to make sure there is no junk left behind on some apps I uninstalled.
Without root you can only access external storage.
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Without root you can only access external storage.
So one will never know what junk is under the hood?
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So one will never know what junk is under the hood?
No, more like if you don't take the time to figure out how to get root then you shouldn't be messing around with junk under the hood. Seriously, all it takes is 1 deleted file and the phone doesn't boot so at least if you have root and a custom recovery you can make it right.
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I downloaded ES, and cleaned the sd card. Is there anyway to view the storage on the actual phone? Or do you have to be rooted? Just want to make sure there is no junk left behind on some apps I uninstalled.
A Factory Reset should clear out all Junk (except the Junk the carrier forces you to have).
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I downloaded ES, and cleaned the sd card. Is there anyway to view the storage on the actual phone? Or do you have to be rooted? Just want to make sure there is no junk left behind on some apps I uninstalled.
Yes you can view internal storage. On es I have to go into settings and set the home directory to /storage (or whatever internal is called) and then I can see internal and external. On newer phones both are labeled as sd cards. One is exsd_card (or something similar) etc..

If course you still won't be able to see critical stuff, no where near as much stuff compared to if you have root




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