I want to keep track of the application that created the folder.

I use an Android phone. And some apps automatically creates unnecessary folders in the root directory of my phone. I want to know where they come from.(The photo below is an example.)

I can delete that folder but it will be recreated within few minutes. Are there any apps or adb commands that can monitor whether a folder or file is being edited? Or, is there a way to block the creation of a folder with the same name? enter image description here

I have read all of the guides but may still be wrong. Please tell me if this is a duplicate question. I apologize if this is a bad question.

I want to catch the culprit!

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    Hello. Try the answer for the linked question. android.stackexchange.com/q/214229/96277
    – Firelord
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 0:22
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    Some of them are standard Android folders: Alarms, DCIM, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Notifications, Pictures, Podcasts, Ringtones, Screenshots.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Jan 20, 2021 at 0:26
  • @Firelord Thank you! That's exactly what I want. But my phone doesn't have root privileges, so I have to find another way (-> I will try to root my spare phone and install all my whole apps.)
    – Kamilake
    Commented Jan 21, 2021 at 4:12


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