file system - What are the folders 'burstlyImageCache' and 'burstlyVideoCache' and can I delete them?

  • Drew Noakes

    I'm interested in the following two folders found on my Samsung SIII:

    • /storage/sdcard0/burstlyImageCache
    • /storage/sdcard0/burstlyVideoCache

    Together they only come to about 1.5 MB on my device.

    What application creates these, and can they be safely removed?

  • Answers
  • Namuna

    They're cache directories that hold Ads for games. I've read Angry Birds is one such game that uses those directories.

    Yes, you could delete them, but they'll keep coming back everytime a game reloads their Ads.

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  • Area 51

    First off, from a practicality standpoint I do not think there is a way to do this. Especially if the data was on internal storage. If the data was on an SD Card you could try googling for data recovery software or something along those lines and then mount the sd card and try searching it. But most software out there isn't made for sd cards.

    Is your phone rooted? If so you should be creating backups with NAND at least every other week, I usually do them more often than that. Also you can use Titanium Backup to backup apps and system data. Neither of these will backup your SD card though. For that I just copy all contents from my sd card to a computer before a major change.

    Check out the link below for more info, keep in mind I wrote that guide based on the Evo, but still it applies to almost any Android phone.