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How do I view what files are taking up space within “System Data”?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone with Virgin Mobile. When I click on Settings -> Storage -> Misc, I see that my System Data is 2.33 GB. This is especially high considering my phone only has 4 GB of ...
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Has Google disabled device [storage] browsing through Bluetooth?

My mobile phone is a Motorola Moto G with Android 5.1 and I've just discovered I could no longer browse my phone storage through Bluetooth. I only use that feature infrequently yet I find it extremely ...
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how to enable Android apps to browse user mount points in /mnt

I want to access and work on my remote documents (such as .docx, .xlsx, etc... and pdfs) from within my apps. For this, I have created a cifs mount point from a network sdcard (NTFS v3.1) to my ...
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opening files in mounted directory from within apps

I have successfully mounted a local network location on to /sdcard/routersd ; I can successfully browse within this mounted directory and do copy/delete operations. My purpose of creating that is for ...
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why my nexus 6 dosn't open as a folder on my laptop

three month ago I have bought a phone Nexus 6. Firstly when I connected it to my laptop all its folders appeared on a window on my laptop. Some time later on I tried to move some files out of the ...
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Could not create folder. Try reconnecting or restarting your device

I am using a Xperia C4 with Mac OS X Yosemite. I have Android File Transfer Installed. It allows me to drag files over and transfer but it won't allow me to create folders or move folders across ...
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Copying WeChat Sight Videos from S4

I use the WeChat messenging application on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition (GT-I9515). Among its features, users can send short videos as so-called Sights. I am trying to copy these videos to my ...
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Setting creation time attribute on exFAT to “atime” from ext4

I have to move files from my internal storage to the SD Card. While cp -p does its job fine to an ext4 formatted card, moving/copying files to exFAT only keeps the file modification time but sets ...
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File auditing with Tasker

Sometimes I find in sdcard files and directories for which I can't guess the app that created them (and I know they are not the default files created by the system). And even if they take up only ...
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Download images to hidden folder

I have created a hidden folder using .FolderName technique in File Manager. How do I make all my downloads from a particular APP in this hidden folder (If at all this is a possibility) ? Android ...
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How to delete offline dictionaries in Google Translate?

I have downloaded some dictionaries for off-line translation in Google Translate. Those dictionaries are quite big, and take precious internal storage - there is no option to move them to SD. I'd ...
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Can I play mp4s on my Nexus through usb-on-the-go?

I have a male end micro-usb to female USB and I can plug in my USB drive and see all the files using the OTG disk explorer app, and I have a video player app that plays the videos I download to my ...
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Incomplete file list when browsing file system of Nexus 5 in Windows 7 / 10

I connected my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0) to my Windows PC via USB (tried both MTP and PTP mode) and noticed that the file list in Explorer was incomplete. I compared the file list in ES on my Android ...
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Malwarebytes stuck at `com.baidu.appstore`, which I'm unable to find in Android

I tried malware apps and lookout ad network. The malwarebytes stucked at com.baidu.appstore which I can't find in file explorer when I connect the Android to PC. There is no such app. The application ...
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What is the best way to provision an Android device with a local webpage that user can browse?

We have created a webpage that we want our Android users to have access to on their desktop. We have physical control of the ~100 Android 5.1 tablets. Our original plan was to use dropbox to copy over ...
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How to share android directories over LAN using SMB protocol [duplicate]

I want my hone to be used as network drive, by sharing folders over network. So that I can access it from My windows PC. I want to use SMA protocol for that. I am using OnePlus One, CM12.1 OS with ES ...
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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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Built in Wireless file management?

I connected my Nexus 7 tablet (stock Android 5.1.1) to my Windows 10 computer via USB a few days ago, and saw a notification on my tablet saying something like: "Still using USB file transfer? Try out ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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Periodically copy files from internal to external SD card

How can I schedule moving camera directory from internal phone storage to external SD card? I want to move new files in the directory every day, to free up space on internal storage. Is there any ...
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How to get Permission for Directly writing files to SD card from PC

I need to manage my Android's files from PC with my Mouse and Keyboard, instead of do it on 5" and 7" touch screens. I did many tries with Google but all options lead me to only 1 way: 1. from PC, ...
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With stock lollipop, how do I edit/copy/paste/move file onto the external sd card?

I have the stock Google Play Edition of the LG G Pad 8.3. It is essentially a nexus device, stock lollipop, but also has an SD card slot. I want to use ES File Explorer to manage files on the SD ...
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How can I change my pictures' and videos' date on my phone by their filenames?

Yesterday, I moved a bunch of old pictures and videos to my phone, using a FTP server I installed on my phone. Everything went fine, but today I discovered that the date of all the copied photos and ...
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how do I view files on micro sd?

I just saved the files from my flip phone to a micro sd card, and put that micro sd card in my android tablet. I went to the file manager, but I didn’t see anything for mounting the sd device, or that ...
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Deleting 'infinite' recursive directory

I created a new folder inside /sdcard/ and something went wrong with it since other 600 sub-folders (one inside the other) were created as well. I noticed the problem when trying to rename the ...
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Software to monitor file owner

I have one file which appears from time to time on /sdcard and it grows large and eventually eats up all available space. Need to find out the application which opens this file and keeps it growing. ...
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Android folder does not show up in Windows 7

I had a personal folder created in the root directory in Android (when you connect Android to windows, the directory that opens up). I copied a bunch of files and folders. It all went well. Then I ...
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Is it possible to store app data on the cloud

Alright. Let's see if something revolutionary works :) In theory, Is it possible to store app data on the cloud I.e a Dropbox account, and withdraw data from it as required? I have an amazing idea, ...
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How to find and access “device folder” using PC?

I have a rooted Android phone. I would like to access the device folder in order to find all these other folders: acct, cache, config, d, data, dev, efs, ect, factory. Here's a picture in order to be ...
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How do I change the default file association in ES file Explorer?

When I click on a .bin file in ES file Explorer, the default action is to move it to the recycle bin. How can I stop this behavior? I am on a Samsung S4 running Lollipop, TouchWiz ROM. I have looked ...
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Is it possible to restrict an app's permissions to a specific folder(s) (and subfolders)?

When installing an app, depending on the app, access to the filesystem is required and requested at the time of install. Is it possible to restrict this to specific folders(s) and their subfolders? ...
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Root, but “file cannot be deleted”

I've rooted my worlds-lowest-end-tablet the Azpen A727 successfully a while back. In my quest to recover as much of its tiny memory as possible, I came across a folder called /system/preinstall which ...
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Office 365 for Android not updating Folders

My Office 365 app is not displaying all the folders in my actual Outlook, some folders seem to be missing. Is this a sync issue or any known bug? Thanks
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ES file explorer, how can I get the complete folder path?

Sometimes ES file explorer will open directly into a folder, for example if I download a file, it will ask if I want to open the files containing folder. I select yes and then get something like this: ...
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Why copy within or upload to ES File Explorer rename php file as txt?

I am using ES File Explorer FTP service to upload php scripts, to be used with a web server on my android device. I noticed all php files get renamed with .txt suffix, which make them unsuable. Files ...
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Is it possible to play DVDs (or other “optical” media) from file images on Android?

Is it possible to open DVDs (possibly with all their multimedia features) from a file image on Android ? (e.g. Nexus Player) P.S.: Is other optical media handled similar to DVDs from file images, in ...
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Is it safe to delete all empty folders in Android?

Almost every Android "cleaning" app (such as SD Maid) includes the ability to delete all empty folders. In operating systems such as Windows, this is generally not a good idea. Windows applications ...
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How can I recover my old vault after I have restored my phone

I had a photo vault in my phone with a lot of pictures in it, I locked my phone accidentally so I factory reset my phone but before doing that I copied all the data on my SD card so that I can ...
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Is there a protocol for android which allows direct file modifications from computer?

Both the MTP and PTP protocols for file transfer do not allow editing or viewing files on the phone from computer directly. In other words, you have first copy the file from the phone on the computer ...
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Where Google drive shared link file stored?

I have opened a google drive sharing link of a zip file from browser with google drive app on android. there was a notification "Opening in drive". But after that again it asked for opening with ES ...
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HTC One M7 DCIM folder isn't listed by HTC Sync Manager

Running the most recent software update on my phone and the most recent HTC Sync Manager and I can't see DCIM folder in HTC Sync Manager. I can see it via HTC native File Manager app, though. I had ...
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Setting IncognitoModeAvailability policy for Google Chrome on an Android tablet?

Google Chrome supports an “IncognitoModeAvailability” policy that I want to set on my Android (Jelly Bean) tablet. I tried to set up the policies as described here: ...
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Where does Inbox (by Gmail) store downloaded attachments?

I'm receiving email with attachments on Google Inbox. While online, I could open the attachments. Later I would be offline and would like to access those attachments. So, anyone knows the path where ...
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How to batch delete files in several folders on Nexus 9

On a Nexus 9, using bookshelf with fbreader, I have copied lots of folders from Calibre on a PC to Books folder. Each folder contains a metadata.opf file which the bookshelf for some reason considers ...
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Cannot access hidden files on Nexus 5 after root

I'm making some apps for android and wanted to change files in the data/data/com.myapp/ folder, so I decided to root my Nexus 5. This did the opposite of what I wanted. I used to be able to VIEW ...
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How can I batch rename all .jpg files in a directory to “folder.jpg”?

I'm trying to get my album art out of my gallery, and doing it as a batch operation would be very helpful. I don't see any apps with this capability.
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Files deleted from Internal/External SD return with a size of 0 bytes

I am running the Resurrection Remix ROM on my i9300, I don't know what could've caused this. Every time I save files to my SD card, external or internal, for instance when I download a file from the ...
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Unable to find files copied from pc to internal storage

I have copied files (around 2GB) to my android phone's internal storage from my friend's pc. But I'm unable to find those files either by using file manager(root) or from my pc. When I checked my ...
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How do I access an attached thumb drive?

I've attached an external drive to my phone using a USB-OTG cable. I can open it in File Manager (v2.0.0), but when I go to /storage/usbdisk none of my files show up, and if I try to create a file it ...
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Replaced /system/bin/toolbox. How to I revert that?

I renamed the original /system/bin/toolbox" to "toolbox_alt". I replaced the file /system/bin/toolbox with a file that was supposed to work, but doesn't work at all. My filemanagers and the most ...