Safe to remove SD card files/folders?


  1. stauren1203

    stauren1203 Well-Known Member

    I searched, but couldn't find any information on this.

    I'm not trying to remove programs necessarily, but more trying to clean up my SD card. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am rooted. I have a bunch of folders on my SD card that I'm not sure where they came from or what they are for. If anyone can tell me what I can delete, I'd seriously appreciate it. Here's my list:


    .tmp (directory)
    albumthumbs (directory)
    amazonmp3 (directory - I've never used amazon mp3)
    Android (directory)
    Clockworkmod (Directory)
    Cracked Apps (I made this, I use this one) (Directory)
    data (directory)
    DCIM (directory)
    DiskCacheIndex14748
    DiskCacheIndex16288
    DiskCacheIndex21523
    DiskCacheIndex35119
    DiskCacheIndex37034
    DiskCacheIndex68357 (not sure what type of file, but the icon is a blank sheet of paper)
    ^^It seems like a new one randomly pops up every few days???^^
    download (directory)
    downloads (directory)
    LOST.DIR (directory)
    media (directory - I use this, It has my music and my pictures)
    musicwizard (directory)
    prettyweather-googlecode-com (directory)
    sb2 (directory)
    slideunlocker-googlecode-com (directory)
    tmp (directory)

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  2. neggie

    neggie Well-Known Member


    above i put my .02 cents on what i think or i do the rest not sure of hope this helps :)
  3. altjx

    altjx Well-Known Member

    i've deleted all folders before. the only folders i keep are Music, Ringtones, DCIM. everything else goes and I never have any issues of course
  4. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at cleaning up my SD card too. I have these unknown folders:

    helix.thumbnails
    burstlyImageCache
    LazyList
    rn-downloads
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    Can I delete and see if they come back safely?
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  5. NiceGuysFinishLast

    NiceGuysFinishLast Well-Known Member

    You can delete anything on your SD card. Any of the system files will be re-written the next time they are needed, no harm done. This doesn't mean you can't accidentally delete a save game or the cache for an app, or something else that you may use, but it does mean you won't do any harm to your phone, no matter what you delete.
  6. mmiller2002

    mmiller2002 Well-Known Member

    That makes sense since the phone will even work without a SD card, right?
  7. ALFcentori

    ALFcentori New Member

    how do you know if your looking at files on the sd card versus droid files?

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