Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid 3

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 17th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 81
 
Device(s): Droid X, Droid 3, Moto X
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Default LOST.DIR - what is it?

What is the folder LOST.DIR and can I safely delete it from sd?

jaycbrf4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jaycbrf4 For This Useful Post:
ReenM (March 30th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old November 17th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 129
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 10
Thanked 25 Times in 18 Posts
Default

It is a storage area for files that were "recovered" during the Android OS startup fsck (File System ChecK, I believe, not what you were thinking...) which is sorta like the old DOS chkdsk program. Files that are found to be messed up, like from maybe pulling your SD card while it was being written to, are stored with random names into LOST.DIR, where they just sit forever, generally. You could do some recovery work on them, if you knew exactly what you were looking for and needed something back desperately.

Its OK to delete the files, if any, in that directory, but if you delete the directory the mount process will just recreate it on boot-up during the new fsck. If you have files in there, it indicates that something was found to be wrong with your file system on that drive at some point.

Glenn
glennj is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to glennj For This Useful Post:
Espis (July 27th, 2012), Hopper8 (May 29th, 2013), krazzyvishal (December 3rd, 2012), nynvolt (December 13th, 2011), p4r4d1se (January 11th, 2014), PointFortyFive (October 7th, 2012), ReenM (March 30th, 2012)
Old January 28th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 189
 
Device(s): Droid RAZR MAXX; Droid Bionic; Droid 1, 800 mHz UD 3.3.1
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 17
Thanked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Default .exe

They all show up as .exe (executable) files. Could your theory still make sense? Droid Bionic, Stock, Rooted.
djembeman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread March 30th, 2014, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5,565
 
Device(s): Moto Droid Maxx (2013-), Moto Droid 3 (2011-2013), HTC Droid Eris (2009-2011)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 491
Thanked 1,536 Times in 1,204 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by joantwift View Post
Me too here. Dont know what to do.
You can safely delete them. They are junk files that are found on storage that were probably temp files at some point when an app crashed without closing the files properly.
doogald is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to doogald For This Useful Post:
themib (April 12th, 2014), Thom (March 30th, 2014)
Reply

Motorola DROID 3
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

Verizon Wireless will continue their fabled DROID line with the third-coming of their original Android Phone: the Motorola Droid. The Motorola DROID 3 will see some of the biggest changes to the series since its inception, with a dual-core processo... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid 3

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.