I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Google Drive appears to download thumbnails and other metadata from the web service. Where does it store this metadata on my device? I assume it would be in a Sqlite database, but I'm not sure. Any suggestions on where to look? Or does Google Drive pull the metadata through the API to the service every time the screen changes?

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base directory:


files explicitly stored on device:


cached files and thumbnails:




the drive-supported files (like docs, spreads, presos) are in com.google.android.apps.docs.editors.<foo> datadir

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