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  1. redwingfaninnc

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    After I've rooted, backed up with TiBu, and uninstalled bloatware, is it safe to remove their associated folders. For example, I removed telenav, but still have a folder called telenav. Is it safe to delete it, or does TiBu need that fdolder if I opt to restore the program?
     

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    You can remove it, if it is needed later it will just recreate it.
     
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    Yup, I usually go through my SD card looking at those folders and just to be on the safe side I open them up making sure nothing is in them that might look important. Most of the time I see empty folders so I delete them. I know just having a folder doesn't take up a lot of memory but I guess it's like an ocd effect of knowing it's just there and has no purpose so I want to get rid of it lol.
     
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    I hear you, I am the same way.
     
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    You ain't the only one. It bugs me too. Somebody should write a utility that does this for us.
     
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    If they did I wonder if I would use it, or just do it manually just to be sure lol
     
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    He He, Yep. Good Point. That would take all the "fun" out of it.
     
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    I think there may be an app for it. I've heard about "SD Maid" which claims to remove orphaned files.

    Edit: I 've tried to app, seems to work ok. It seems to be more of a general system cleanup app.
     
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    I was going to recommend that too but it does a better job of removing orphaned files than worthless folders because if there's a folder in a folder it won't remove it because it's not "empty" even if no files are actually present.
     

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