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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by marcelindierickx, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. marcelindierickx

    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone,
    Wanting to organize my files my way, I encounter the problem of auto-creating folders.
    In Internal, I got Android and all his com.%name of an app%, CloudDrive, fonts, HWThemes, Wi-Fi direct,... folders.
    In SD card, Android and LOST.DIR folders.
    I know pretty much all they're used for but most of them are useless to me and the way I use my phone. They re-create themselves shorty after being deleted.
    Here are my questions:
    Do you know a way to prevent them to auto-create ?
    Do you know a way to rename some of them without them losing their auto-utility (for example 'DCIM' into 'Camera' but still saving auto-savig pictures in that folder)?
    Thank you very much.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    The folder structure is by default, that is why they are recreated.
    You can delete some folders but not all.
    Rooting your device may be an option
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  3. marcelindierickx

    Thread Starter

    I'm plannig on rooting so I'll do it with it.
  4. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Needs to be noted that if you do go through the process of rooting your device, it then becomes much easier for a user to mess things up. By deleting files/folders without knowing why they exist can render an app to just fail if you're lucky, or brick your device if you're not. Typically once you delete an app's working folder it will just rebuild/restore it when starting up the app (as you've already noted.) If the app is in use while you delete its working folder, it might just fail so you just restart the app (and maybe lose any saved data in process). If you're deleting system-level directories however, that might be more hazardous. So just go into this venture knowing that wiping folders on a whim might not be what you want to do.
  5. marcelindierickx

    Thread Starter

    Yeah I know it's risky to go deep in root, that's why I'm waiting to do it. I think I'll just try something like locking SD and Internal memory so the folders don't install anymore, for DCIM maybe see an informatician for renaming the folder. And of course, saving everything and having something to begin phone to 'factory version' before doing anything.
    Well I need more knowledge before doing anything.
    Thank you :)

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