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Old November 10th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had installed many apps & games on my mobile but many off them i had uninstalled but i find some apps & games folder still on my mobile is their any software which can clean all that files & folder.

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For you to notice these files/folders, you must be using the "my files" icon in the app drawer or windows itself, so just navigate around with either and if using "my files" long-press the files/folders you no longer want and press delete. if using windows explorer, right-click and delete.
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There's an app called sd maid but you have to be rooted to use it. It seems to work well on hidden files that you can't find with my files but for some reason it seems to miss the reapply obvious stuff.
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does this or any other app have a feature like you get on windows, that will recognise and clean up unused files???
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Yeah, it calls unused files corpses and can find and remove them. As I said it seems to work on hidden files but it doesn't seem to recognise that there is a folder in my files containing data for an app that I know I've deleted. Which I suppose isn't too much of a problem as these are easy enough to delete manually.
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Sounds like s very dangerous thing to me.
I'd much rather go through myself and delete what I want to be deleted
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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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presumeably no developer would create an app that will delete important system files......

and if anything else gets scrubbed then presumably the old nadroid backup would bail you out.

but i get what you mean hawker, it kinda makes me a tad nervous. on my PC the cleanup thingy always tries to delete stuff i need/want!

shotgun - does it give you a list of files it's going to delete and ask for confirmation first?
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Yes it does. First you have to search for the corpses then you get given a list which you can long press on anything on there to get more info. You can then delete all of them or just the ones you want to.
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To be honest I'm not sure how accurate it is. I hadn't used it for a while so I just gave it a go to see what it came up with and I only got 3 results. However I know that the gs2 automatically puts unused files in a folder called lost.dir on your sd card on every boot up. Just checked this folder and it has loads of things in it. So it may just be easier to delete the contents of this folder every so often.
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For you to notice these files/folders, you must be using the "my files" icon in the app drawer or windows itself, so just navigate around with either and if using "my files" long-press the files/folders you no longer want and press delete. if using windows explorer, right-click and delete.
i have already done this but their are many more folders which i am not sure that they are system files or not.
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To be honest I'm not sure how accurate it is. I hadn't used it for a while so I just gave it a go to see what it came up with and I only got 3 results. However I know that the gs2 automatically puts unused files in a folder called lost.dir on your sd card on every boot up. Just checked this folder and it has loads of things in it. So it may just be easier to delete the contents of this folder every so often.
is it safe to delete all files in that folder?
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Yeah I've never had any problems deleting them. You can even delete the whole folder if you want but if you do this your phone will be a little slow to boot up the first time as it will have to remake the lost.dir folder before it can put anything in it.
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While on the topic its also safe to delete the lazy list folder. I'm not too sure what keeps creating it but delete away as it just contains pointless crap which has no effect on how your phone runs.
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