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Q. How can I delete a file that begins with a dot?
A. By convention in Unix/Linux that begin with a dot a now shown (hidden).
So since you can't see them its hard to delete them.
The solution is to avoid graphical tools.
1. Connect the Android device to your computer with a USB cable.
2. Get into the adb shell.
One way that works on Windows is:
- Start the Windows command shell and enter:
Where c:\Android_sdk is the location of your Android SDK.
3. Use Linux commands in the adb shell
Use "cd" to change to whatever director you want.
Use the "a" option of ls to see dot files.
4. Delete your file/folder
Now you know the name of the file you can delete it.