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  1. nickstanley

    nickstanley Well-Known Member
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    OK so I downloaded a file on my phone that apparently has to be downloaded on a pc. Where do downloads go? I want to delete it but I cannot find it? Thanks
     

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    What application did you download it with? It varies between applications.
     
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    downloads are stored on the sdcard in the download/ directory.

    I couldn't figure out a way to delete files directly that aren't media files that the stock phone software supports ... If its a picture, you can use the gallery, long press on the picture / video, and select delete.

    If its an audio file you can do similar via the Music app.

    If its a file that isn't handled by the phones stock software you either:

    1) connect the phone to your pc via and mount the SD card. Delete it from the download/ directory.

    2) Install a 3rd party file manager like "OI File Manager" and delete it off the SD card that way.

    3) install a 3rd party ftp / webdav .. etc server and remotely remove the download.



    Note: opening the browser, and bringing up the downloads activity (menu > more > downloads ) allows you to open a recently downloaded file, and clear it from the cache / history list, but will still leave it on the phone.
     
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    If you don't have it already, download Astro (the file manager, there is actually another app on the Market called ASTRO with a planet logo - this is not the one you want) and use that to manage your files. It's extremely useful. Not only is it a file browser, it has a package install feature, application backup, and I believe the ability to unzip files.

    Having a file manager makes a lot of things much simpler. For downloads, just open up Astro and check the /download directory on your SD card. From there you can just long press on a file to move, send or delete it.
     
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    Astro doesn't help at all.
     
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    Doesn't help what? It's impossible to help without some details.
     
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    Even though I use Root Explorer, I still have Astro for the option to Enable Brower Download (under Preferences), which allows the browser to download any file, regardless of the file extension.
     
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    I can't find my downloads. Where are they?
     
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    /SDCard/downloads
     

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