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    Can I delete downloaded .APK files?

    I am an Android newbie.

    I downloaded the same app from developer's website (not from the Android market). I didn't realize a first that download was successful an repeated it several times. Then coworker pointed to me that I had to swipe on top status bar and then I saw these packages and installed one of them. However, several .APK files still stayed in the list

    I then browsed my phone from my PC and found on one of the drives that are added when phones connects a folder call "download" and inside that folder were following files (app name is replaced by me):

    Appname.apk
    Appname-1.apk
    Appname-2.apk
    Appname-3.apk

    Are these files safe to delete? Also, how can I tell if these are stored on SD card or on the device itself?

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    You can delete them.

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    Basically any .APK files are safe to delete. They are just package files that would install the App.

    the "File Expert" App can do a very nice job of letting you go to the "download" folder to delete the .APK files you want to.
    Last edited by matias457; 05-27-2011 at 03:47 AM. Reason: Grammar Fix

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