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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slayerofguitars, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. slayerofguitars

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    I know that on computers you can view temporary internet files and pictures that get saved into a folder to later view or delete but is there also a way to view those files on the droid eris phone? any help is appreciated, thanks!
     

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  2. alexv

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    if you have astro file viewer, i believe they are under the folder /sdcard/.bookmark_thumb.

    at least this is where i have seen mine before. should be the file at top when you open astro
     
  3. slayerofguitars

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    what if i didn't have that app before. Is it too late to view any past temp files before the installation of astro?
     
  4. Demache

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    Astro is simply a file system browser. As long as the temp files are on the phone, it should find them.

    However, I do not think /sdcard/.bookmark_thumb is the correct directory. That's the cache for thumbnails in the browser like tabs and such.

    I think it would be somewhere on the phones internal memory, since that's where most apps store their cache.
     
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    Bump, would like to know the answer to this myself...
     
  6. slayerofguitars

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    I downloaded astro but it didnt have the files i was lookiing for. Thanks anyways guys for the help,hopefully someone else can step forward with another suggestion.
     
  7. slayerofguitars

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    in that case, how could i go about accessing the temp files from the internal memory?
     
  8. Demache

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    That's the thing. I don't know. Since I don't have root, I can't find it for you. I have a hunch that its under the "cache" folder, but you need to have root access to open it.
     
  9. Blrfl

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    The default browser's cache lives in /data/data/com.android.browser/cache, which you won't be able to get to without being root.

    --Mark
     
  10. slayerofguitars

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    if i were to "root" right now, would any current data be lost including the current temp files in question?
     
  11. Demache

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    Yes because you have to wipe the phone.
     
  12. Morkai Almandragon

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    Actualy with estrongs file explorer you can change the "root or home directory from "/sdcard/" to simply "/", and I am pretty sure get to those files.
     
  13. Demache

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    You can get to the phone's root location, but the system will deny access to all folders except system and sdcard. You pretty much need root to get to them.
     
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  15. Demache

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    I don't think he is trying to hide anything. If he wanted to remove his history/cache he can do that from the internet app settings.
     

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