I'm interested in the following two folders found on my Samsung SIII:

  • /storage/sdcard0/burstlyImageCache
  • /storage/sdcard0/burstlyVideoCache

Together they only come to about 1.5 MB on my device.

What application creates these, and can they be safely removed?


They're cache directories that hold Ads for games. I've read Angry Birds is one such game that uses those directories.

Yes, you could delete them, but they'll keep coming back everytime a game reloads their Ads.

  • Is there a way I could use the underlying file system to block the game's ability to write to these folders? I'm guessing I'd have to root my phone... – Drew Noakes Jun 19 '13 at 8:29
  • There probably is a way, but in doing so you could inadvertently make the game or app unstable. Another option is to use something like Adblock which would block the app/game being able to get the ad content in the first place – Namuna Jun 19 '13 at 14:05
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    You could try using Tasker to clear the folder periodically, or perhaps even when Angry Birds stops. – Protector one Sep 24 '13 at 13:50

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