1. dwat191's Avatar
    Hello all. Searching all threads (well, kinda) for tips and ideas. First problem--can't delete PDF files (no trashcan icon--what's up with that?).
    03-29-2014 08:04 PM
  2. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. How are you attempting to delete the files in the Downloads app, in a PDF reader app, or in a file browser app?
    03-29-2014 08:07 PM
  3. dwat191's Avatar
    I'm certain I don't have the big picture yet. I download a file (options given were Quickoffice or Kindle), then want to delete. It does not exist in Downloads or Drive (which I have not figured out yet) and QuickOffice gives no delete option. Whew. It's never easy.
    03-29-2014 08:15 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    If you downloaded it, it should be in the downloads app in the app drawer.
    03-29-2014 10:18 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I responded in your separate thread that some apps have their own download folder. I wouldn't be surprised if Quickoffice or Kindle had their own download folder, although I haven't tried them myself. Use a file manager like ES File Manager to search for app-specific download folders.

    EDIT: Ok, just tested out with Quickoffice. If you create a document on Quickoffice, it will ask you if you want to save it on Drive or in Downloads. If you picked Drive, then it would have saved in your Google Drive in the cloud, and wouldn't be in the Downloads folder. If you chose Downloads, then you should be able to access it by opening the Downloads app. Please note--if you're accessing the Downloads folder from within Quickoffice (by tapping the folder icon at the top), then you CANNOT delete the file there. You have to open the actual Downloads app in order to delete a file.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    03-29-2014 11:19 PM
  6. neonworm's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Enjoy your Nexus 7
    03-30-2014 12:45 AM
  7. dwat191's Avatar
    This isn't a document, it's a pdf file. It (and other pdf files) appear when I open quickoffice and I can't make them go away. There is nothing in my download app. Thanks for trying though!
    03-30-2014 01:49 PM
  8. wizzrah's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Try this. Download ES File Explorer

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gs.android.pop

    Use the search function to try and find that pdf file.

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T HTC One X running CodefireX 4.4.2
    03-30-2014 06:26 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This isn't a document, it's a pdf file. It (and other pdf files) appear when I open quickoffice and I can't make them go away. There is nothing in my download app. Thanks for trying though!
    When you open QuickOffice, where do you see those PDFs? On the initial QuickOffice screen, tap Open File folder icon, which opens Downloads by default. Is that where you see the PDFs? Swipe in from the left--the only locations I can open files from are Recent, Drive, and Downloads. Is that what you see? In which of those locations do you see the PDFs?
    03-30-2014 09:10 PM
  10. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! Take a look at your Drive account as suggested by D. Diddy - Let us know if you have further questions.
    03-31-2014 10:20 AM

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