We have moved to a new Sailfish OS Forum. Please start new discussions there.

HowTo delete (user) files created by Android apps

asked 2014-01-31 23:40:54 +0300

nyan551 gravatar image

updated 2014-02-02 01:02:06 +0300

jgr gravatar image

I would like to delete files which I downloaded with Opera Mini. When I try to delete files from /sdcard/download it says something like "permission denied". I tried with File Browser and Cargo Dock from Jolla Store but neither did work.

Is there some other way to delete files?

Thank you

edit retag flag offensive close delete

2 Answers

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2014-02-01 00:40:39 +0300

lupastro gravatar image

Use the terminal (developer mode enabled). Once you're in the terminal, change to root (devel-su) and then go to /sdcard/download and delete the files (using rm) or folders (using rm -rf).

Be careful with the files you delete!

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Thank you for advice. I used android file manager so I didn't have to try using terminal :)

nyan551 ( 2014-02-01 10:52:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-02-01 01:11:14 +0300

nthn gravatar image

You can install an Android file manager and remove the files with that. There are countless file managers to choose from so have your pick, I imagine any one will do.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more


Yeah it worked with android filemanager, thank you

nyan551 ( 2014-02-01 10:49:53 +0300 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools

1 follower


Asked: 2014-01-31 23:40:54 +0300

Seen: 963 times

Last updated: Feb 02 '14