ES Explorer (EStrongs File Explorer) is one of the most advanced file managers with very powerful features:
- delete and move files;
- erase residual files from applications that have already been removed;
- compress and archive files;
- manage phone data via Bluetooth;
- and many more interesting options.
To find the basket in “ES Explorer”, you need to go to the application, click on the three strips in the upper left corner and find the line of the same name in the drop-down menu.
The application not only stores data, but gives a chance to restore it.
Cart in the gallery
- Enter the gallery.
- Click on the three dots located in the upper right corner of the window.
- In the submenu that appears, click on the line “Cart”.
Then a window appears with a list of files and a warning that the information is saved in the basket for 15 days, after which it is automatically erased from the phone’s memory forever. But during this period there is still an opportunity for its restoration.
Note! After successful extraction from the basket, the corresponding message “Image restored” will appear.
To restore the data or delete it permanently, you need to click on the file of interest. After that, you will be prompted to make a choice: restore the file (in the form of a round reverse arrow) or delete (the image of a trash can). The photo will appear in the same place.
The trash can in the gallery can be turned off, but it is recommended not to. When starting to clean your phone, it is better to check right away if it is activated or not. To do this, follow these steps:
- Enter the gallery.
- Click on the three dots in the upper corner of the screen.
- In the drop-down submenu, select the line “Settings”.
- Opposite the line “Trash” (storing images and videos in the trash for 15 days before final deletion) move the video to an active state.
Now the data will be moved to temporary storage with the possibility of returning it.
Despite the fact that Android phones do not provide for the presence of such a folder, it is still present in some phone models and insures against the loss of important files.
Important! The good news is that it is not necessary to use Google (the main companion of Android), you can use the virtual basket of any other Internet company.
In fact, recovering and returning erased information is a very useful and necessary function. Unfortunately, Android phones do not have built-in software to save unnecessary files, even temporarily, but there are other options for solving this issue. For instance:
How to customize an installed cart
How to customize the basket installed on Android, you can consider the example of the Dumpster application.
First you need to download it from Google Play and run the installation file. After that, an image of an empty basket will appear.
Yandex Disk is another popular cloud storage. On phones with Android platforms, the application is not installed, and you will have to do it yourself using the Play Market services.
The application interface is simple and user-friendly, it allows you to move, rename, copy, clear information, as well as share it on social networks or with other users. In addition, Yandex.Disk contains a shopping cart.
Note! To move an unnecessary file to the trash can, you just need to tap it, click on the three dots at the top of the screen and select the “Delete” function. Files in this folder are kept for 30 days.
If you go into it, you can easily restore data or delete it permanently. To do this, you just need to click on the image in the window that appears, which contains a proposal to delete or restore the information, and select the required one. Everything is extremely simple.
Google Photos is an online service that helps you sync and store photos and videos from your phone in the cloud. This app, like Google Drive, is already built into all Android phones. It also has such a service as temporary storage of data in a separate folder. The procedure for deleting files, storing them in the recycle bin, permanently deleting and restoring is the same as on a disk using the program menu.
Important! There is only one positive difference. the images are saved in the basket not for 15, but for 60 days.
How to empty trash on Android manually
- Go to the corresponding application storing the deleted data.
- Select an unnecessary file.
- In the window that appears, select the delete permanently function.
Also, if the technical characteristics of the application installed on the smartphone allow, you can put a checkmark in front of all the files stored in the folder for deletion, and erase them at the same time, or click on the “Empty Trash” button
Google Drive is one of the cloud storage solutions. On each Android, the developers have provided a built-in Google Drive or Google Drive application.
Note! When creating a Google account, the system offers to use its cloud services. If you have an application and a Google account, you can easily use them, especially since up to 15 GB is allocated for storage completely free of charge.
In order for the file to remain in the Google Drive trash, you first need to upload it to the cloud. To do this, you should:
- Sign in to the Google Drive app.
- Click on the plus sign in the lower right corner.
- In the drop-down menu, select “Download”, after which a list of recently used files will open. It can be photo, music, voice recorder and other information.
- If the required file is not in the list, you should click on the three strips in the upper left corner of the screen and from the new list of applications select the path that contains the required data.
- Select a file and just click on it, it will instantly be uploaded to the “My Google Drive” folder.
- Go to the application.
- Select an already unnecessary file by tapping it.
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Select the “Delete” line, after which a warning message “Move to trash?” Will appear. After consenting to deletion, the file is moved to the cloud trash.
With the data contained in the shopping cart, you can do the following:
- delete permanently;
- view file information, properties and history.
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As you can see, using the Google Drive application is easy and convenient, the phone memory is saved, and the necessary folders will not disappear without a trace.
Where to find saved files on different phones
Although the operating system version may be the same, devices from different manufacturers may be configured differently. This also applies to the creation or search of a catalog of downloaded documents.
Where are APKs stored?
Files of the APK format are stored during download in the same way as all other documents, pictures and music, in the folder “My files” or “Downloads”. If the application is installed, then all data and the executable program itself will be located at data / app. System APKs are located in system / app.
To access them, you must first access the system directory. To do this, they receive ROOT rights, and then download, for example, Root Explorer, as a folder manager.
You can also get to the desired directory using a web browser, which a person uses to download data from the Web. Using the example of Google Chrome and Yandex, popular for android, the actions look like this:
- Open the browser and go to its settings, which are hidden behind the button in the form of three vertical dots.
- Select the “Downloaded files” context menu item.
- View all available downloads and information about them.
Important! The functionality allows you to remove them from the downloads folder, rename or share documents or pictures. The last item can not only send them to social networks and instant messengers, but also copy them to any folder, if the phone has a file manager.
You can also view the downloaded documents through the browser
How to find downloaded files from the Internet in the notification bar
Almost all versions of Android operating systems show the download status and other information about them in the notification bar. It is located at the top of the screen and looks like a strip containing icons of running applications, a clock, battery charge and the name of the cellular data operator.
When downloading a document, it displays a download icon and ellipsis if it is loaded. To access it, the strip (notification panel) is swiped from it down the screen, opening it. In addition to quick access to OS settings, the user sees the downloaded document, its name.
Note! You can click on it and go to the “Download” folder or start directly installing the application or view the picture.
Standard download viewer application
Where files are downloaded on Android
In the Android OS, for all files that are downloaded from the global network, there is a special directory called “Downloads” (“Download”). This folder is usually located at the root of all memory that is available to the user. To find the downloaded documents, it is imperative to install any file manager or use a similar program if it comes with standard phone or OS applications.
All downloaded data is saved in the appropriate folder
For your information! If a removable memory card was installed in the phone, the operating system can create a download folder in it as well. To do this, when downloading in the browser, you can specify the directory for saving, that is, write the path to it.
Downloaded data can be stored in special folders
Through the “Downloads” application
Almost every modern phone has a built-in download application, which contains all downloaded data sorted into sections. The program itself is located in the main menu among the standard Google services and preinstalled applications. When launched, it will pull up all the information about the files in the “Download” folder and allow you to work with them.
Everything is pretty simple here. You must follow the step by step instructions:
- Unlock your gadget.
- Go to main menu.
- Find the My Files app. It is often located in the “Samsung” folder.
- Click on the “Download” section.
- View all data saved from the Internet.
Huawei and Honor
Smartphones from this company also have their own application for managing downloaded pictures, music, applications and documents. The general instruction looks like this:
- Unlock your gadget.
- Go to main menu.
- Find the “Files” program and go to the “Downloads and Favorites” section.
- View all data loaded into the phone memory.