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Any way of hiding / changing LOST.DIR folder?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tsam19, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. tsam19

    tsam19 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello

    I don't know about anyone else but I'm sick of the sight of the 'LOST.DIR' folder in the SD card structured directories, both internal and external on the Galaxy S2.

    Is there any way to permanently delete it, hide it or permanently rename it ??

    Are there any programs apps to do any of the above ?

    I've deleted it many times and it just keeps coming back ! :(

    Also are there any apps the decrease the size of the folder icons in the sd structure directory ?

    Cheers :D:D:D
     



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  2. Slug

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    You can't delete LOST.DIR as it's required by the Android file system.
     
  3. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    You can delete it quite easily, but as its a folder used by Android, it will just keep coming back right at 'ya.
    It's a spin off from unix. This had a lost+ found folder in each file system which is the same thing, to hold lost i-nodes. As Android is a Linux system, and Linux is UNIX's young sprog, it's just one of the inherited quirks I'm afraid.
     
  4. tsam19

    tsam19 Member
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    Can anyone tell me if ALL Samsung mobile phones or tablets have this LOST.DIR folder visible in their structure / directory ??

    Cheers :eek:
     
  5. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    I believe all ANDROID OS phones have this.
     
  6. tsam19

    tsam19 Member
    Thread Starter

    Again another app - 'hide file expert' will do the job.

    Must choose the folders to hide after phone boot up.

    :D
     
  7. Luc BEERSMANS

    Luc BEERSMANS Lurker

    Indeed, the LOST.DIR keeps coming back as it is used by Android/Linux.
    But the files in this dirertory can be viewed/deleted easely without any problem.
    I'm using "File manager HD" downloaded free from the app-store to do the job. Very good app by the way.
    Regards Luc
     

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