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Can I safely delete .txt files from my Moto G Power?

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Chris92881, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Chris92881

    Chris92881 Lurker
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    I have two files in the Documents & Other folder in my Files app. They're titled MyWorkLog.txt and ssoLogs.txt and I'd like to delete them. They don't appear to be important, but I don't wanna screw anything up on my phone, either. When I open each file with HTML Viewer it appears they belong to an old app I no longer have installed called Reflexis that was used for viewing my work schedule and other such stuff. Is it safe to delete these?
     



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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Probably. Especially if they were created by an app you no longer have installed. They certainly don't sound like any core system files I know.

    ("Documents and Other" isn't a folder in the sense of a folder in the file system, it's just a category within that Files app. So that in itself tells us nothing about the origin of the files, just how the Files app classifies them - or possibly fails to classify them and so just lumps them in this "other stuff" category ;)).
     
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  3. Chris92881

    Chris92881 Lurker
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    Is there a way to learn for certain what app created them?
     
  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Nope.
    Believe me, if they reside in the documents folder, they are safe to delete, since they are not system files, which you cannot access anyway
     
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  5. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Eliminate them.
     
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  6. Chris92881

    Chris92881 Lurker
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    Thanks, folks. I deleted them. No issues thus far.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just an fyi, it is a good practice to first wipe cache and data and then uninstall an app. if you do it this way, you will delete those temp files and folders that are associated with the app.
     
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  8. Chris92881

    Chris92881 Lurker
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    Good to know. I'll do that in the future. Thanks.
     
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  9. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    Not a problem, was thinking the same thing, if you made it as a text folder yourself and knowing the story behind it, then yeah you could just back it up and stole away inside your hard drive. So it will become safe and sound. But if it is connected through the app then yeah that would be great.....
     
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