Support DCIM/Camera/Cache

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ken481, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. ken481

    ken481 Active Member
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    Hi

    I have noted that in this folder DCIM/Camera/Cache i have a number of files. Folder is located in sd card (that is internal memory)

    Can i delete these files safely - what are they exactly.

    Regards
    Ken
     

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  2. Slug

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    Dunno what they are, but deleting them has no effect on either the Camera or Gallery so I'd say they're safe to delete.
     
  3. kelving

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    Hi
    I want to recover the .tec cache files which are in the camera/cache directory on my phone.
    I have tried tecPlot but no luck. Has anyone know of an app that will convert or open .tec files
     
  4. greggebhardt

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    There are multiple TEC file openers on Google. Do not know if they work but there is no shortage of sites that claim they do. Good Luck
     
  5. beyond

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    So did you delete it in the end?

    Are they not the cache of the thumbnails of your pics thus they load faster when you open Gallery?
     
  6. Slug

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    Yes, and they're recreated for any existing images.
     
  7. pm5544

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    Sorry for resurrecting an old thread, but if they are recreated is there any point in deleting the .arc and .tec files?

    I moved my camera taken images to my external sd card, so would you say it would cause any issues too these if I were to delete the files from the camera's cache?
     
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    If you've deleted images they'll still remain in the cache, so I periodically clear mine whenever I do a cleanup of the device. The rebuilt cache will thus be smaller.

    It shouldn't, no.
     

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