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Add previous-owner app for CorpseFinder #663
CorpseFinder will find items that the user might want to delete, but it can be very challenging to find the previous owner of those files.
Perhaps, in CorpseFinder, list the app that created each file so the user can decide if they are really corpses.
For example, on one device, CorpseFinder is recommending the deletion of .bnr_fifo_rly and .bnr_fifo_req, but neither filename is found when searching this repo. An internet search finds some possible owners for those files, but only SDMaid knows for sure why it is recommending the removal of those files.
SD Maid doesn't have that information for every corpse. For locations such as the root of public storage (sdcard) SD Maid will only list files as corpses if there is a known owner that is not installed, meaning for this location items have to be whitelisted and may only then be checked and suggested for deletion.
In locations such as private data (e.g.
So for some locations we could only say "Unknown" while for others we could say "Known owners are .... of which none are installed".
On the sdcard clutter database entries are needed to whitelist apps, to make them available for corpse checking and in areas such as private data storage, the clutter database entries are needed to fix such outliers.
Some ROMs just place random files where they don't belong and due to not fitting the naming pattern SD Maid assumes they are corpses, this is probably the case with those
Okay, so you are recommending whitelisting them?
BTW, from the research I performed, it looks like they may be created by a backup app that came with the device. Not sure if they are trash or needed.
They are located in
Oh that was a fruitful code dive