I have a game which downloads all of it's data and contents in a folder in Android/data . The size is over 400MB and device is not rooted. Every time I do a cache and junk cleanup, All files of this game in Android/data get deleted. Is there an option or trick or even an app to exclude a folder from getting scanned and deleted by cleanup apps? Is the problem related to permissions of folder?

  • The best thing would be to use a cleanup app which permits excluding a file or a folder. Which cleanup app do you use?
    – Firelord
    Dec 30, 2018 at 9:06
  • @Firelord I'm using default cleaner. Xiaomi cleaner. Dec 30, 2018 at 10:05
  • Try reporting this to the development team responsible for handling bug's.. They should implement a solution permanently... I'm fairly sure it's a simple line of code added to the manifest... Something along the lines of excludeFromCacheCleaners=true I can't remember it exactly... I'm sure they'd like to know your issue, I've had great response's simply using the feedback option on the Google Play Store ( Review ) Dec 30, 2018 at 11:13
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    @Zillinium I have reported this to developers on both Google play store and In-game feedback system many times since 1year ago. They never fixed it. However I found an app "clean master lite" Wich let you to exclude an app. Hope it helps to others. Dec 30, 2018 at 13:02
  • Slack dev team... It's a simple fix that could benefit everyone using the app. Dec 30, 2018 at 23:18

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There is not an Android built-in feature to exclude a folder from scan. Hiding a folder may be useful but in this case the folder will be created again. So using an app called Clean master lite you can exclude an app from scans. Go to Settings->ignorelist

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