I was downloading Facebook from the Play Store awhile ago when the phone suddenly hanged up so I forcefully shut it down by removing the battery. Now when I re-boot Facebook is no longer in the queue and I need to download it again. Now my question is, where did the Play Store temporarily store it while it was being downloaded? I fear that there's now a rogue incomplete Facebook apk file somewhere that's using up wasted space.
The Playstore app usually uses
This directory should be "cleaned up" on reboot1, so your issue might rather be a broken
Just for completeness: There seem to be more such "temporary directories" on Android devices. Investigating a dump from a stock 2.2 Motorola Milestone 2, I e.g. also found
1 I can only base this on one of my devices (Motorola Milestone 2, stock Android 2.2), where I extracted a Nandroid backup stored on my PC. There the
Easy to see: the
Had the same problem (Galaxy S5). Had to go to the OBB folder and delete it manually. Actually found a couple other half downloads that cleared up almost 6 gigs of space. Never even knew it was there. Im sure there is an easier way but I went into ES file explorer path Device/Storage/Emulated/0/Android/OBB. It was right there along with the rest of the garbage.