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Unable to delete .apk file from downloads folder

  1. Thiyaga7252n
    Donut Jun 1, 2020

    Thiyaga7252n , Jun 1, 2020 :
    I have this file RummyCircle.apk somehow downloaded in the phone and is seen in downloads folder when seen using Files app.I tried to delete it, but I couldnt. There was one another PDF file which had similar issue, but was able to delete using File Manager app.

    But unable to delete this apk file.

    I am kind of new to Android environment, appreciate your help

     

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  2. OALEXANDER
    Nougat Assistant Head Moderator Oct 15, 2020

    Best Answer
    OALEXANDER , Oct 15, 2020 :
    Go to Settings apps and notification - Tap on see all apps
    Tap on three dots on the top right corner
    Tap on Show system - Select Media storage app
    Tap on storage & cache - Tap Clear Cache - Clear storage
    Reboot device.

    Hope this solves
     

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  3. Thiyaga7252n
    Donut Jun 1, 2020


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  4. Thiyaga7252n
    Donut Jun 1, 2020

  5. Guru_zyx
    Eclair Jun 9, 2020


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  6. Thiyaga7252n
    Donut Jun 14, 2020

    Thiyaga7252n , via OnePlus 7T , Jun 14, 2020 :
    it got cleared now. I tried cleaning up cache for Google Chrome and firefox as these are the browser I use. and when I browsed and got an alert asking to download this apk again, I selected cancel and this got cleared
     

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  7. G_Jithesh_S._GEsQ
    Cupcake Jul 4, 2020


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  8. nitznambiar
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2020

    nitznambiar , Jul 15, 2020 :

    Hi Thiyaga,

    Could you please help me rectify the problem please? Am unable to delete it.
     

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  9. nitznambiar
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2020

    nitznambiar , Jul 15, 2020 :

    Hi Guru,

    Any luck?
     

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  10. nitznambiar
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2020

    nitznambiar , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Hi Jitesh

    Any luck?
     

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  11. GoGo1638
    Cupcake Aug 2, 2020


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  12. P1595317612025
    Cupcake Aug 23, 2020

    P1595317612025 , via OnePlus Nord , Aug 23, 2020 :
    Hi, I recently downloaded fortnite apk from chrome and after I tried to delete it, the phone says the file can't be deleted. But the file size of the apk is shown as 0 B. I even tried clearing the cache. Any idea what the problem is?
    Please help.

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  13. W1597646983479
    Cupcake Aug 27, 2020

    W1597646983479 , Aug 27, 2020 :
    I am also facing same issue, i dont know how it got downloaded but i cant delete those apks rummycircle and video player. I cleared chrome data also. Someone please help
     

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  14. GoGo1638
    Cupcake Oct 12, 2020

    GoGo1638 , via OnePlus 7T , Oct 12, 2020 :
    I managed to resolved it by using Files apps by Google.
    Under Clean Tap > junk files > choose to cleanup those unwanted junk files
    Back to Browser Tap > check your download folder, you should able see the apk files no longer exist.

    Hope above can help you [e]263a[/e]️
     

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  15. imshuvm
    Cupcake Oct 12, 2020


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  16. VeLLyJaTT
    Froyo Oct 12, 2020

  17. Abhishek654
    Honeycomb Oct 15, 2020


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  18. kishArrow
    Donut Oct 15, 2020


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  19. OALEXANDER
    Nougat Assistant Head Moderator Oct 15, 2020


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  20. _ragozzine
    Cupcake Oct 16, 2020

    _ragozzine , Oct 16, 2020 :
    This works for me like a charm! It's great to use system apps to fix this rather than installing more junk. Thanks!
     

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    OALEXANDER likes this.