Random "downfile-#.apk" files?

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  1. easye

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    I'm not sure what they are, but theirs 225 MB worth of these downloadfile-#.apk, numbered 1-142 in my download folder. What are these and are they safe to delete? I'm rooted but I'm concerned I'm going to delete some vital file and brick my droid
     
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    Those are all your apps downloaded from the market

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    They show up in mine all the time too. I delete them. Nothing deleted in /sd/download would harm your phone. Now, if it were in say /system, that would be a different story :)

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    Possible. Apps are also in /data/app.



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    if you have your apps on your sd thats where they download to i believe, i have old .apk files there from apps i downloaded a while ago from the store. but if i accidentally delete one that is installed it deletes the app on your phone
     
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    These are actually called "downloadfile-xx" and won't delete the actual app from your phone. Apps on your sd card are just named whatever the app is. I just deleted one that said it was SetCPU and the app is still there. Not sure what these are or why the appear.

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    hmm maybe i did something wrong. ill check...

    your right DD, my bad, not sure what i was doing before
     
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    Apps download from the market through your download folder. If you get a bad download or an app that won't install sometimes it leaves those files behind. If you ever update a bunxh of apps at once go to your download folder and you'll see them going through there.

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    Thanks for clearing that up man!



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    Not a matter of right or wrong bro, no worries :)



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    Yeah I had a bunch once and wonderednwhere they came from. Then I went there while the market was dling apps after a ROM install and saw them moving in and out of there. Always learnin new stuff lol

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