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Option to purge removed applications

asked 2014-02-05 20:52:36 +0300

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updated 2014-07-25 11:48:00 +0300

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I recently removed an application and later installed it and then figured out, that all config files were still there. While this was ok in that case, I would like to have the ability to purge all config files of removed applications.

It is not a large problem with the config file of heebo or the scores-file of chromono, but if the device gets old and has seen a lot of apps (Some which may leave large amounts of data behind) this can be a real problem.

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Nice to have bonus feature idea: a feature displaying how much disk space is used by each application (both installed and uninstalled apps)

tokaru ( 2014-02-05 21:17:03 +0300 )edit

Still in 2016 the problem remains there. I face the same problem with my intex aquafish. even account login data remains there.

motubha ( 2016-09-28 19:48:20 +0300 )edit

There is now the app Mashka in the store which allows to clean up unused (and cached) data. I haven't tried it out myself, use it with caution.

Cmdr_Zod ( 2018-11-04 00:32:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-06 02:06:31 +0300

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I think it was the also the case on Harmattan (and it was also bothering me), but very good news: Jolla has already that in mind!

I don't know if you noticed but some apps lost their config/cache/data since last update. It's because Jolla has reorganized the way apps are writing their data, to be able in the future, to: (quote from @thp)

we need this for various reasons down the road, one is figuring out how much data an app is storing and showing that to the user, another is clearing that data when the app is uninstalled or clearing caches when space runs low, automatic integration into the backup application, etc...

Here is the related post on the devel ML: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2014-February/003258.html

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