1. legaldeejay's Avatar
    I am trying to find a way to delete with a single tap all the pdf files, thumbnails and other files which end up in my Downloads folder. I have Cleanmaster, but this won't let you choose what to clean. I also have ES File Explorer which will let me access the folder and delete the files, but I'd rather have this process more automated. Any app that will do this? Maybe Tasker?

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    10-09-2013 06:52 AM
  2. VidJunky's Avatar
    While I use Tasker, let me rephrase that... While I used to enjoy using Tasker, before Google screwed with all of the permissions those sorry so and sos, I've never tried to use it to delete files. If you have it try it, you can also get a free trial of it if you download it from the web. Before you do I would check some of the profiles that have been created for one that might do what you're trying to do at Taskerwiki or the other one who's name slips my mind at the moment. You may also want to check out Astro File manager at the Google Play. It has several nice features one of which is a search by file type, and I think you can narrow it down to one file. It also has several other nice features you may like. It won't be the one button from your home screen answer you seem to be looking for but I think once you've had a chance to play with it you'll find it useful.
    10-09-2013 07:26 AM
  3. legaldeejay's Avatar
    I read that CCleaner may be coming out with an app. On a PC, you can choose which folders to clean. So far I haven't found any Android app that will let you choose what folders to clean. I will look into your suggestions though, thanks.
    10-09-2013 08:13 AM
  4. sentinelly's Avatar
    Bro just download es file explorer you can see every single folder in your phone delete create move anything u want . I love it cause it acts like its an sd card so i dwnalod movies music and delete from the after .. i put my pics from computervin the folders from there simple

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    10-09-2013 07:58 PM
  5. whoahbro's Avatar
    While I have never had to quickly delete everything at once, I have a home screen icon for the download folder through Lidroid File. U could open it, click "select all", and "delete" pretty quick but probably not just like you want.

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    10-11-2013 08:53 AM
  6. cadzilla74's Avatar
    Try History Eraser (free in Play Store). It will clean Play Store Search history, Stock Browser History, All Apps Caches, Clipboard, Chrome History, Downloads, Google Searches all with the touch of a button. On a separate tab it can clear your Call Logs and on the last tab it can clear all SMS/MMS messages (Call Log entries and/or MMS messages can be cleared individually as well).

    Having said that, it only cleans the "Downloads" directory but NOT the "Download" directory (I have both directories on my phone.)
    10-11-2013 02:36 PM
  7. arun_MOTOG's Avatar
    I did the below in my MOTO G

    Settings > Apps > All > Download manager > Clear data > OK

    By this method only downloads folder made empty, actual files still available in mobile gallery.
    05-26-2014 05:39 AM
  8. jwwoodell's Avatar
    Easy!
    Go into the Downloads folder to see the files.
    Lika any other Android item you want to delete, hold down on the file until it "jumps" and you see the "remove" trash can at the top of the screen. Drag the file up to the trashcan and, poof! it's gone!
    pink bunnies likes this.
    06-04-2014 08:59 AM
  9. pink bunnies's Avatar
    Thank you, new to Android and didn't realize it was that easy to delete something.
    06-04-2014 11:07 AM
  10. Patrick Vigil's Avatar
    Thanks. jwwoodall...nice and simple.
    01-13-2015 05:35 PM
  11. SAweetCaroline's Avatar
    THANK YOU!
    03-20-2015 08:44 AM
  12. David Austin3's Avatar
    Easy!
    Go into the Downloads folder to see the files.
    Lika any other Android item you want to delete, hold down on the file until it "jumps" and you see the "remove" trash can at the top of the screen. Drag the file up to the trashcan and, poof! it's gone!
    JoanieS likes this.
    04-26-2015 04:47 PM
  13. Adrian Dobos's Avatar
    Thank you! Thank you! I signed up just to thank you. I cursed half a night over my new android phone, installed all sorts of file manager, checked forums, for such a simple thing, but to no avail... I hate android so much, but thanks again!!!
    08-12-2015 03:04 AM
  14. mlmeneses's Avatar
    how to Delete files from Downloads folder
    10-22-2015 02:05 PM
  15. ram1220's Avatar
    how to Delete files from Downloads folder
    Are you asking? If so the solution is already listed in this thread.
    10-22-2015 04:19 PM
  16. JoanieS's Avatar
    Thank you, new to Android and didn't realize it was that easy to delete something.
    And I'm 'old' to Android but forgot ;-) I was over complicating the deletion of downloads that I no longer need.Thx for the reminder!
    11-04-2015 12:02 PM
  17. Arjay Somer's Avatar
    This work is you want to delete all
    01-04-2016 11:11 AM
  18. Arjay Somer's Avatar
    This work if you are deleting individual files.
    01-04-2016 11:12 AM
  19. dizzyvet's Avatar
    Thank you, it worked just fine.
    02-13-2016 07:32 AM
  20. red296's Avatar
    Like jw said easy-peasy go to the download folder and hold down and at the top corner hit the delete button!
    You may have to refresh for it to show that you have deleted it.
    05-16-2016 10:29 AM

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