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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by persistentone, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. persistentone

    persistentone Well-Known Member
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    Is the folder ..\Android\data\com.android.vending owned by Google Play Store? I have about 330 MB of data in here and I would like to know if there is a safe way to clean that out. Some of this is probably a history of purchases? How important is it to keep that information?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    330 mb is nothing really. if you are trying to make room on your phone, it will hardly make an impact tbh.

    com.android.vending has to do with the play store....it is not owned by the play store. i believe this is a temporary cache folder for the play store(i could be wrong). i would not worry about it.
     
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  3. persistentone

    persistentone Well-Known Member
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    I have an old device out of space. I have uninstalled as many applications as I could. I have migrated every application possible to the SD Card. I have deleted every discretionary file (e.g., podcast MP3, etc). What would you recommend as a good strategy to get back space? No doubt there are tons of logfiles and cached files in binary formats but I do not dare delete those things if I do not know the application that created them and what it needs to find to work.

    So you think everything in the data folder under vending folder can be deleted safely?
     
  4. ocnbrze

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

    yes, you can delete it, but do not be surprised if android rewrites the folder later on. that is what temporary cache files and folders are for.

    what phone do you have? how much room to do you have?
     
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