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How to prevent auto-creation of empty dirs on new sdcard?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by pstein, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. pstein

    pstein Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I put a new SDcard into the second slot of my Android 9 Samsung tablet
    and found some time later a lot of new, empty directories on it.e.g.:

    /Android/data/com.samsung.android.appsimplesharing
    /Android/data/ch.smalltech.battery.free
    /Android/data/com.google.android.youtube
    /Android/data/com.google.android.gm
    /Android/data/org.videolan.vlc
    /Android/data/com.samsung.android.mobileservice
    ....

    As I learned this is "normal".
    I cannot believe that. Why does Android leave these directories not in built-in memory of my tablet?

    If I delete them they are later re-created again
    Is there any way to move them back to their original location?

    Thank you
    Peter

     


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    Post #3 by lunatic59, Aug 20, 2020 (2 points)

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  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    It may very well have the same directories on your internal volume. These are temporary locations created to keep user and app data while an app is being used. The fact that they are empty should tell you that this is temporary use only. Because you inserted your SD card as removable storage, those locations are put there for the apps that had access to the SD card while running. There's really nothing to be concerned about.

    That is their original location.
     
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