In my Android device I set the default location of file (photos, video, etc.) to be saved to SD memory card. Recently I had some problems with my phone/SD-card and did a backup of the SD files to my PC.

I noticed that there is a googleota directory that seems to be a duplicate of DCIM (I also noticed two "Camera" albums in Gallery as well). What's the purpose of the googleota directory on my SD card? Can I delete it safely?

EDIT: I decided to delete the googleota folder from SD-card and now there's only one "Camera" album in Gallery (that's good as the second one was only a duplicate). Then, after little time, googleota folder has been created again in my SD-card... Anybody knows what that directory is intended for?

  • what Android device is this? And show a screenshot of the contents of your SD Card. – user186920 Nov 19 '16 at 13:37
  • @Mark Yisri : Archos smartphone (not so new model). Too late for screenshots, I just deleted "googleota" folder : the duplicate "camera" album on Gallery is gone and everything else seems not having troubles. (Anyway "googleota" folder contained 4 folders that were .thumbnails, 100ANDRO, browser-images and Camera) – danicotra Nov 19 '16 at 13:55
  • then delete the question, if no one can help you – user186920 Nov 19 '16 at 13:56
  • @Mark Yisri I think there is still an unanswered point here: what's the purpose of "googleata" folder on Android? (And I think someone still can help too) – danicotra Nov 19 '16 at 14:01
  • never seen it before – user186920 Nov 19 '16 at 14:02

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