Folder titled "com" on SD Card


Last Updated:

  1. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    56
    Does anybody know what this folder titled com is? I seem to have a file inside it related to Mabilo, which was an app I downloaded and uninstalled a while back.

    If the whole folder is related to the app, I will delete it. If not, I will only delete the files inside.
     

    Advertisement
  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,925
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Loads of apps put stuff on your card. Its something we'll all have to get used to. I have loads of apps and no folder called com if that helps. It's not a system file
     
  3. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    56
    Cheers, mate. I assume you haven't downloaded an app called Mabilo in the past? I think that's where this come from. Looks like I can delete the whole lot as it's not a system file.

    My one gripe with Android is that it can be a little untidy at times. Eg. Apps storing stuff on the SD card - even after the app itself has been deleted.

    I'm a sucker for keeping things organised and in their right place! :eek:

    I don't suppose there is a list of the system or default files which were on the SD card supplied with T-Mobile handsets?
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    23,925
    Likes Received:
    5,304
    Agree completely. My SD card is a mess. I wish there was a database of all apps and their file structure so it could cross ref and delete.
     
  5. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    56
    I'm glad I'm not alone. The only thing I could think of would be for people to post what they know about each app in a thread. The original poster could then edit and keep it as organised as possible. Even if wasn't organised in the opening post, it would at least be some kind of reference for people who are wondering what some of the files are.
     
  6. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    5,252
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    just delete the folder, if its used it will just be recreated no issues. Unless you have saved info to it. like rss feeds may store cached articles there, or twitter apps store cached avatars.
     
  7. JohnnyBravo1000

    JohnnyBravo1000 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    929
    Likes Received:
    56
    Thanks, mate. I did notice that apps and games tend to create a file or folder if they need it. I deleted the "data" folder on the SD card as all the contents were FIFA 10 related. I uninstalled the game and reinstalled it - the game downloaded something (as it always does when it's installed) and this created a new data folder for itself and placed itself on the SD card.

    Just out of interest, what would happen if another app or game did the same? Eg. Created a data folder of the same name. Would it be placed in a pre-created data folder or placed alongside it?

    P.S. I'm following you on Twitter as you're a bit of an Android guru! :D
     
  8. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    5,252
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    yeah some won't work without the data beingo n the sdcard, these are typically games because the game data is so big, they often utilise the sdcard storage.

    i would expect the dev to cater for this in his code, the create folder directory function will throw an exception, and he will then do something else (choose a different name). Those poorly coded apps my just FC tho :p
     

Share This Page

Loading...