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150405 Android Browser loses Downloaded Files

Here was my question: Where does the android Browser (app) save downloaded files?

I scoured the internet for the right answer, but all of the answers were wrong. What is worse, the sites hosting the forums are all Clickbait. What's Clickbait?

A site with an interesting title, and a very tiny amount of useful information. Like a bag of flour overcome with weevils and things, we get a Question And Answer site (or a News site), overcome with advertising pests and cookie bugs.

How much advertising? How many cookies? It took over six minutes to load the page partially, before I had enough. But since it sends click information, such as 'close window' to all of the advertisers, so it took over two minutes to close it up.

I recently cleaned up all of the cookies from evil sources (people whom I do not visit, who have saved information about me on my own computer). Just from looking this up, I now have fifty (ok, just 47) ad sites back on my computer.

Back to my Android Browser problem! The answers I was able to locate suggested my lost file would be saved at /sdcard/download or variants of that.

Other answers told the reader to get a file utility, such as Astro or ES. I actually use the ES file manager, and it was not able to locate the file.

Here is the answer for my phone, the Maxwest Orbit: /MyFavorites

I found it by plugging it into my computer, and turning it on as a USB storage device. Using windows, I did a search for '.iso' (since I downloaded a linux image).

The frustrating part was how the android file system could not locate the file. Happily, it was firmly in the memory of download manager. The download manager would let me email it (if it were less than 25Kb). I could also send it via bluetooth, and a few other options. I didn't have an option for 'tell me where it is.'

I hope google spiders this post. I am not the only one losing files on android over this bug.

2015 is upon us.