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Ad videos and pictures are being downloaded onto the phone and stored in storage

  1. Jasonlhleung
    Gingerbread Dec 15, 2018


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  2. The1Lion
    Lollipop Dec 15, 2018

    The1Lion , Dec 15, 2018 :
    Then you installed a bad apk that is doing its dirty work on your phone
     

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  3. crisvastylez
    Cupcake Dec 15, 2018

    crisvastylez , Dec 15, 2018 :
    Same here. Browsed the gifs that are on whatsapp and got them all downloaded into my device. Same with Twitter and other "normal" apps downloaded from the store
     

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  4. Neddard
    Lollipop Dec 15, 2018

    Neddard , Dec 15, 2018 :
    Asked and answered (too) many times.

    They are cached files from the apps you use.
    Try this:
    - Open File Manager, touch the Android folder, and then touch the OBB folder.
    - Do you see a zero-byte .nomedia file listed?
    - If not, touch the 3-dot menu in the upper right and make sure hidden files are set to being visible.
    - If so, long-press it, and then select Copy from the 3-dot menu in the upper-right corner.
    - Touch the back arrow, then touch the DATA folder, and finally touch PASTE in the upper right corner.
    Now you should have the file there. Then test your scenario again. You may need to clear cache and/or reboot.
     

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  5. Jasonlhleung
    Gingerbread Dec 15, 2018

    Jasonlhleung , Dec 15, 2018 :
    I don't have any no.media folder, even after checking 'show hidden files'... so now what
     

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  6. xnutzii
    Lollipop Dec 15, 2018

    xnutzii , Dec 15, 2018 :
    Not folder. A file!!!
     

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  7. Jasonlhleung
    Gingerbread Dec 16, 2018

    Jasonlhleung , Dec 16, 2018 :
    Yes, sorry. I meant file, but still it doesn't exist
     

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  8. Neddard
    Lollipop Dec 16, 2018

    Neddard , Dec 16, 2018 :
    Jasonlhleung

    Yes, sorry. I meant file, but still it doesn't exist



    In that case, you'll need to dig through other folders to see if you can find one to copy. Or you'll need to use a 3rd-party file manager app to create a new file. The stock file manager does not have a 'create new file' capability.
     

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