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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK so I downloaded a file on my phone that apparently has to be downloaded on a pc. Where do downloads go? I want to delete it but I cannot find it? Thanks

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What application did you download it with? It varies between applications.
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OK so I downloaded a file on my phone that apparently has to be downloaded on a pc. Where do downloads go? I want to delete it but I cannot find it? Thanks
downloads are stored on the sdcard in the download/ directory.

I couldn't figure out a way to delete files directly that aren't media files that the stock phone software supports ... If its a picture, you can use the gallery, long press on the picture / video, and select delete.

If its an audio file you can do similar via the Music app.

If its a file that isn't handled by the phones stock software you either:

1) connect the phone to your pc via and mount the SD card. Delete it from the download/ directory.

2) Install a 3rd party file manager like "OI File Manager" and delete it off the SD card that way.

3) install a 3rd party ftp / webdav .. etc server and remotely remove the download.



Note: opening the browser, and bringing up the downloads activity (menu > more > downloads ) allows you to open a recently downloaded file, and clear it from the cache / history list, but will still leave it on the phone.
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If you don't have it already, download Astro (the file manager, there is actually another app on the Market called ASTRO with a planet logo - this is not the one you want) and use that to manage your files. It's extremely useful. Not only is it a file browser, it has a package install feature, application backup, and I believe the ability to unzip files.

Having a file manager makes a lot of things much simpler. For downloads, just open up Astro and check the /download directory on your SD card. From there you can just long press on a file to move, send or delete it.
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Astro doesn't help at all.
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Doesn't help what? It's impossible to help without some details.
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Even though I use Root Explorer, I still have Astro for the option to Enable Brower Download (under Preferences), which allows the browser to download any file, regardless of the file extension.
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