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Offline loociddreemr

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obb folder, file and storage management
« on: December 28, 2012, 07:47:34 PM »
I have purchased a few games that require fairly large files to be downloaded.  Quite a few of them exceed 1Gb.  I seemed to have run out of storage on my 32Gb Nexus.  I really dont want to admit defeat here and settle without installing the rest of my purchased games.  So, I'm trying to clean up my sdcard storage manually.  There is a folder /sdcard/obb that contains the downloaded files for the games.  To my understanding, these are packed binary files that are extracted when the game is installed after download.  Are these files still required? Unfortunately they are not even removed when the game is uninstalled, so they must be removed manually. 



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Re: obb folder, file and storage management
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 07:57:54 PM »
Yes. I have read they are the downloaded files after installing the apk. I am in the same boat.  Half of my games are still in Googles hands. I delete the files after I put the game in purgatory.  I guess I have to probably start over if I decide to play again.  I still haven't had the patience to learn how to load them on a stick.

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Re: obb folder, file and storage management
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 08:10:32 PM »
With the switch in the file system after 4.2.1, I'm finding physical duplicates of many files.  Not just the emulated directories, but actual files hogging up my space! Switching ROMs a couple times probably didn't help either.

So have you deleted the obb without issues running a game?

 


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