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What Can I delete?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by searayman, Feb 10, 2010.

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    So i am kind of OCD and I need things to look clean and organized.....so when I open up my droid folder when I plug it into my computer it looks a mess. So i took a screenshot and am askign what in here can I delete to make it look cleaner?

    attached is the image

    thanks in advance!

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    bump...anyone?
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    OCD or not unless you see something in there you want to delete I wouldn't touch anything.:) I see you're rooted, many of those things you may have to have on your Droid. Unless you want to get rid of your movies, and I think the answer to that would be no.
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    In addition to anything you want to delete:

    - Anything that's related to an app you're no longer using. A screenshot of your SD card contents by itself isn't enough for anyone to make recommendations though.
    - Any APK's that you've installed that you aren't hanging on to as a backup. Also the update, again, unless you're keeping it as a backup.

    If your OCD is getting to you then I'd suggest not looking at the contents as much as possible. There's little you can do except organize your media files and whatever you've copied over to it.
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    Searayman,

    Don't take this as a flame, but once you're rooted you've become a real danger to your phone. I'm not sure you understand exactly what you've done, but you have in essence become the system administrator for a very complex multitasking operating system. This allows you to literally destroy that operating system by removing files and folders.

    Yes, you can "clean up" some of your media folders. But you could do that without being "rooted." Now there are literally no constraints on what you're able to do to your file system. Unless you fully understand the way the android o/s works, DON'T MESS WITH YOUR FILE SYSTEM beyond what you can do as an "unrooted" user.

    This is why for many years the "root" password on Unix systems (the ancestor of your phone's o/s) is jealously guarded by a system administrator and not handed out to every user of the system. With "root" privileges, a user can literally order the operating system to delete itself.

    If you have an extra phone, a complete backup of your files and folders (and a way to recover them), and the time and energy to learn what you can safely delete, go for it. But if you've rooted your phone by using one of the handy dandy utilities floating around out there and don't know much more about your file system than what you can guess from the file structures and programs the "rooting" placed on your phone, get therapy for your OCD.

    Rant off.
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