Question and/or complaint about apps

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    I have noticed that the apps are removced form the Droid very quickly. Which I like. What I am finding though is that a lot of their data is left over on the SDCARD. Is there something that I am missing when using the market uninstall?

    Is there an app that is intelligent enough to remove data that is from an app that is no longer installed?
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    I'm pretty sure it's not removed on purpose and you will have to manually remove it. i've temporarily removed apps (i.e. do a wipe for rom purposes) and am very happy all of my data was still stored on my SD card. it does drive me whack that i didn't make a complete copy of the stock card when i first got it so i knew exactly what is safe to delete. there's so many folders that i have no idea what they are and if they're related to some app i dl'd then hated and uninstalled. i should probably hop on a noob and ask for a screen shot of their complete stock folder list lol
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    No, there is no market setting to make the app clean up the sdcard on uninstall though that'd be a cool feature.

    I doubt we'll see an app do this. It'd have to keep track of every app in the market and new apps arrive every day. Quite a task!

    Apps usually name their sdcard data w/ something descriptive. Use a file manager like astro to delete it. Looking at my sdcard, I would delete just about everything w/o thinking twice. The one exception would be the DCIM folder which contains pictures. Pretty much everything else is cached data and settings.