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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?

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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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