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If I look at the options to manage an application and select to clear data, what data is specifically being cleared? Is there a way to find out?

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All the data stored by the app in the folder /data/data/app_name/ will be cleared. You cant specify which data to clear. The app would be like when it was installed or updated.

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What data is stored in the data/data/app_name directory? –  PeanutsMonkey Apr 22 '12 at 22:21
    
usually settings and other app data. For example in a browser data such as history, saved passwords, cache, preferences, etc. –  Ruben Roy Apr 22 '12 at 22:28
    
Is there an easy way to access the data or do I need to install developer tools? Also is the data encrypted or stored in plain text? –  PeanutsMonkey Apr 23 '12 at 1:02
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@PeanutsMonkey: You need root to read the data. Whether or not it's in plaintext is entirely up to the app developer, just like with any other piece of software. –  eldarerathis Apr 23 '12 at 1:38

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