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How do you delete files?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EazySteve, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The stock EVO has Polaris office app and I noticed I have a bunch of old work office files on my phone. How do you delete excel and word documents off the phone?
     


  2. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Just use your file explorer to navigate to the file, long press and click delete.
     
  3. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast
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    Where is file explorer? Please excuse my ignorance
     
  4. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Not sure if there is any built in on your phone but my 2 favorites are

    ES file Explorer and
    Astro file Explorer

    Both are free in market
     
  5. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I don't think there is a stock one? Any of those 2 you like more than the other?
     
  6. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    I personally use Root Explorer but both of those are quite similar and extremely popular. Es is a little smaller if storage is an issue, but if not since they're free download them both and see what you prefer then delete the other. :D
     
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  7. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast
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    I downloaded ES, and cleaned the sd card. Is there anyway to view the storage on the actual phone? Or do you have to be rooted? Just want to make sure there is no junk left behind on some apps I uninstalled.
     
  8. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    Without root you can only access external storage.
     
  9. EazySteve

    EazySteve Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So one will never know what junk is under the hood?
     
  10. OverByter

    OverByter Resident Slide Rule Guru

    No, more like if you don't take the time to figure out how to get root then you shouldn't be messing around with junk under the hood. Seriously, all it takes is 1 deleted file and the phone doesn't boot so at least if you have root and a custom recovery you can make it right. :D
     
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  11. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    A Factory Reset should clear out all Junk (except the Junk the carrier forces you to have).
     
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter
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    Yes you can view internal storage. On es I have to go into settings and set the home directory to /storage (or whatever internal is called) and then I can see internal and external. On newer phones both are labeled as sd cards. One is exsd_card (or something similar) etc..

    If course you still won't be able to see critical stuff, no where near as much stuff compared to if you have root




     
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