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To delete the app "short cut", long press on icon and drag to "remove" on top of screen.To remove entire app, go to settings, apps, press on app name and then uninstall.I know how to delete app shortcuts and apps. My question is how do I clean out rubbish files and folders. I found a simple option allowing me to do that and I cannot remember how to access this option.
It's more complicated than that. Uninstalling from the app menu often leaves directories and files, often at lower (nearer root) levels invisible to the unrooted user.See the following screen captures. One shows the lower level junk left by a slot machine program, all below the visible level of the unrooted user. The other two show what was left after uninstalling an astronomy program (sky safari). The ./sdcard path is visible to the unrooted user. The other path isn't. Both contained three additional directories with additional contents.
Norcal, are you rooted? I uninstalled the apps, used root manager, searched (from root) for "slot" and "safari," selected what I didn't want, and deleted the rubbish.
So does Astro allow deletion of read only folders and files without changing the properties for the rooted user, which is way scary, or do you have the ability to change those permissions?