How to Delete Android Folder on SD Card

This is a common question which comes up quite often. People are curious about deleting Android folder on external SD card to free up space on the device. Deleting this folder will not hurt the device, but this will not stop the system from creating it again. In fact, when you format the SD card, the system automatically creates this folder and puts all of your apps back on the phone.

There are two ways to clear data from your SD card:

Formatting your SD card with your phone’s operating system

If you’re looking to free up space on your Android phone, go ahead and format the SD card. It’s probably a good idea to do this if you’re out of space and about to get a new phone for storage, anyway.

But be careful about deleting files from the SD card because it can destroy important data on your device. If you’re not sure what you need to format and what to keep, we recommend that you don’t delete any files from your SD card.

Formatting is a simple process. On an Android phone or tablet, go to Settings > Storage > SD card and select “format as internal memory.”

Deleting specific files from your Android folder on external SD card

Most people know you can delete files on a Mac or PC by dragging them to the trash can icon, but that doesn’t work the same way on Android. Instead, you have to locate the folder within your file explorer and use the “Move to Trash” feature, which prompts you for confirmation.

You can also delete individual files using the standard Android file manager. Just tap and hold on a file or folder and press “Delete”. You won’t see this option in every app, but it’s easy to find in most file managers.

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