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Other Weird files in download folder

  1. MAX CHIU
    Donut Oct 18, 2019

    MAX CHIU , Oct 18, 2019 :
    Hi guys, I'm currently on android 10. And I found out that every couple of hours, there will be a lot of weird files in the download folder. And I need to delete them manually. Which annoys me a lot. Can somebody tell me what app is generating these files? Or is there any method to check which app is doing this? Thanks.

     

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  2. E1558912633684
    Cupcake Oct 18, 2019


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  3. MAX CHIU
    Donut Oct 18, 2019

    MAX CHIU , Oct 18, 2019 :
    There is screenshot, see attached files
     

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  4. M1571465383182
    Cupcake Oct 20, 2019

    M1571465383182 , Oct 20, 2019 :
    Happened with me too. I'm using a brand new one plus 7T pro and I get those random alphanumeric files in the downloads folder out of nowhere. For now I have disabled storage permission for all apps except the standard Google ones. Let's see if it is some sort of bug in launcher, a security lapse or just a wrong location to store cache.
     

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  5. noobnoob25
    Froyo Oct 20, 2019

    Best Answer

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  6. JNiemi
    Gingerbread Oct 20, 2019


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  7. M1571465383182
    Cupcake Oct 21, 2019

    M1571465383182 , Oct 21, 2019 :
    I don't think this is the problem as I have already turned off the feature.

    This might be it, but maybe we can wait for an official response? It's a bit creepy to have random files generated into the downloads folder.
     

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  8. noobnoob25
    Froyo Oct 21, 2019

    noobnoob25 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 21, 2019 :
    I disabled it and I'm no more getting any more files now. It worked for me.
     

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  9. M1571465383182
    Cupcake Oct 21, 2019

    M1571465383182 , Oct 21, 2019 :
    I believe these files are generated by OnePlus launcher. I disabled storage permission for the launcher and suddenly there are no random files being generated in the download folder.
     

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  10. noobnoob25
    Froyo Oct 21, 2019

    noobnoob25 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 21, 2019 :
    I'm not getting any more files after disabling the Chrome setting. It's been a day and no more random files. This is working for other people too. I never had any random files from OP Launcher before.
     

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