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Cannot remove *.ogg audio files - why??

2021-08-28, 7:44 AM

Several years ago I put about 40 audio clips on my g5s phone and I listen to them when out walking.  Lately, 11 small audio files - whistles trains sounds et al - have appeared in the audio files list without my doing anything to get them.  I've tried removing them - plug in to PC locate, delete etc - but the next time the phone starts they are back in the audio list.  Done this twice now.

A friend has suggested that an app, not finding them on start, gets them back.

I normally keep the apps up to date, but I don't expect this sort of behaviour; enough to turn one off updating if this happens regularly.


What are those .ogg clip files used for, and which app updated recently needs to use them ???


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Re:Cannot remove *.ogg audio files - why??

2021-08-30, 12:52 PM

Hi Davidk13


Thanks for writing to us. Let me check and help you here. It's very likely that 3rd party apps are downloading/installing them as part of the app. You could likely figure out the app by long-pressing one of the .ogg files to put a check next to it, and then tap on the menu (3 dots on the top right) then tap on File info. Look at the path /storage/emulated/0...... it might have an app name in the path. On your phone, it could be a different game or 3rd party app that is putting the audio files there. I hope it is clear. 




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