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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 ...
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Download a file directly to pc over usb

Is it possible to download a file from the internet through my phone directly to my PC? I'm running stock Android 4.2.2. The reason being that my phone has limited space, so sending the file file ...
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Android / chrome file chooser uses stale filesystem information

Android 4.4.2 on Moto X 1st gen with Chrome. Downloaded several configuration files from a wireless router for backup as I worked problems, picking names poorly. Chrome put them in the ...
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Files and folders are visible on computer, but NOT visible on Android's file explorer

I have Nexus 6 running on Lollipop. I am seeing folders in Android File transfer on the computer which are apparently not real, or at least not visible on the phone in file explorer. Here, you see ...
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Picture Gallery filing availability

I am wondering if you can have seperate folders inside an album. For example; I have an album called kids, could I go into that album and create seperate folders for each child? This would help me ...
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Missing 2.2 GB of space on my micro SD card

I pulled my micro SD card out of my phone (LG G3) and inserted it into my PC (Kubuntu 14.04). I was in the process of moving several large video files off of the SD card onto my computer. Moving these ...
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Ebook reader: open file (and the overall problem with closed source, dumbed-down app ecosystem)

I am a long-time, experienced Linux user, but I am a newbie android user. I am struggling with android: it seems the OS has been dumbed down so much for regular users, that even the simplest ...
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File system content different on device and on desktop

I've got a Nexus 9 which I'm using to read PDF graphic novels. My process for getting the files onto the device is to connect it to my PC via USB and drag the files into the Download folder on the ...
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Specific files in clockworkmod folder with future timestamps

I've noticed that many Android devices that have been rooted (but use stock ROMs), have a clockworkmod folder. These devices are not using clockworkmod ROMs but sometimes use a custom recovery as ...
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iSMS folder in the SD Card

I recently installed the app 'Empty Folder Cleaner' from playstore. On running the app, I noticed that the majority of empty folders removed were from the parent folder called iSMS, in my external SD ...
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Where do I store my files such that they can be found?

I'm trying to install an app from an apk file, and I've moved it to my phone via USB; however, I cannot locate it. What would be an easy location to which I could move the apk file such that it would ...
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How To Prevent Lost.dir Completely? [duplicate]

Every time i reboot my android cellphone Lost.dir keeps coming back with around 10 gb of data in my 32gb SD card. Well, i know its just the recovery files created by android, and is safe to delete. ...
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Browsing PC from Samsung Galaxy SIII via Blutooth

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and would like to browse, copy, paste, and perhaps even edit my Windows 7 PC's files from it via Blutooth from wirelessly from another room. How can I achieve this? ...
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Can I disable an Android app to read write some folders in SD card? (CLOSED)

So many Chinese Android apps always creates garbage in SD card, like there is their's home. Some apps auto downloads binding apps to SD card, when I deleted them, they come up next time! So is there ...
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Receiving an EACCESS Permission denied error when copying files to ExtSDCard

My ExtSDCard has begun to act funny over the past few days. I have downloaded and used a few file managers in the past, and my current favorite is ES File Manager. However, over the past few days, I ...
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storage space running out error?

So on my android tablet that I've had for about five months I'm getting an error in my notification bar that says storage space running out some system functions may not work. I don't know how to fix ...
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How to restore my deleted songs?

I have cut all my songs from my pc and transferred them to my tab via USB cable. They were stored under a file named 'File Manager'. I saw that I didn't need to copy them to the tab's 'Music' folder ...
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Get last access date and time in Tasker?

I'm trying to make a task that plays the most recently downloaded (not yet played) podcast in a directory structure like this: Podcasts PodcastFolder1 file.mp3 file2.mp3 ...
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Is there any stock file manager that comes with kit kat?

I was playing around with the google sdk, and realised that I could not browse the filesystem / external storage etc. I feel extremely silly asking this, but how do I browse the sd card?
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Android /d folder

On all of my devices there's a folder called /d on two of my devices it's full of folders, on the other it's empty. What is the /d folder? What is it for? And why is it empty on one device?
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Files deleted from SD card are restored after restart

I use my sd to watch movies, everything was working fine, suddenly every time I reboot my tab the deleted files are back in the sd card. I tried to format and still same issue, the deleted files are ...
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Need a file explorer that supports root as well as showing the folder size

There seems to be a serious dearth of quality apps on Android. I'm having memory issues in my Xperia L phone and I'm trying to determine the root cause. (No it's not the Album memory leak issue - I've ...
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Why do I have trouble seeing files from Windows?

I have a Nook HD+ with kivy installed. When I connect the device with USB I can use Windows Explorer to see the directories and copy files to the Nook. But the log files it generates don't show up in ...
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How to browse Android mounts like /system on a PC?

I know that AndroidCommander works but its site is offline so I can only download version for windoze. I ALSO want to do this if possible the other way round too (access PC files in Android not only ...
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Where are the downloaded Google Play Music files? [duplicate]

I've looked in /Android/data/com.android.google.music/cache and nothing is there. I don't have an SD card.
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Trying to preview docs in Gmail (Android 4.4)

I am using an HTC One M8 (unrooted). When in Gmail and trying to "preview" an attachment, I am no longer to do so. So far I'm getting around it by simply saving it and going to my downloads folder, ...
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File transfer with multiple users

On a rooted Nexus 7 (2013), I have set up a second user. When I plug the usb cable to my mac, I can see all the files for the main user (using the Android File Transfer app from Google). However, ...
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Unassociate an app from a file extension? [duplicate]

As part of a beta test for my company's app, I've sent a link to an APK for the users to download. However, when a user has the Winzip app installed, instead of being prompted on whether they want to ...
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How do I make /sdcard link point to external SD Card on Android 4.4.2?

I've got a Samsung GT-I9505 phone with Google Edition Rom installed. As my phone comes with 16Gb internal storage, I bought a 32Gb microSD. However, the phone still uses emulated SD card to store all ...
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Disable opening app in app

When I am in the file browser and open a PDF, the PDF viewer will be shown as the file manager in the list of the apps. When I press back in the PDF viewer, it will go back to the file manager ...
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Why can't I copy files between the external & interal SD on an Android 4.2 tablet?

When I insert a micro-SD card into the tablet, I can open the graphical "file manager" in the apps and view which files & folders are on the internal-SD and the external-SD. However I can not ...
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Selecting a large range of files in Astro File Manager

After I've put Astro File Manager into "multi-select" mode, how do I quickly select a large range of files? Like in my directory I have over 25,000 files! I want to delete say maybe the first 3,000 ...
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Does Aroma File Manager Requires Root

I've just come across Aroma File Manager which we can use from the recovery mode itself. I want to know if it will be usable with all permission's (read, write) on an un-rooted phone. I want to ...
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Find downloaded video files via coursera app

There is a possibility to download and play videos via coursera android app. But I want to play the downloaded video with my desired video player in my android device. where is the downloaded video ...
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Direct file access on tablet from LAN, as opposed to having to download files first

I am attempting to construct a LAN/WLAN to which computers, smartphones and tablet are connected. I would like to be able to access all these devices from from any device via some file manager and ...
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What is the file location of the sound files used in the Google Now application

I am trying to find the audio file that is played immediately after you manually start audio input via tapping the round microphone button on the search line of the Google Now application or saying ...
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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Unix utilities (cat, grep, ls etc.) for Android?

I'm transitioning to one folder with many (txt-)files, adapting (letters instead of symbols, lowercase only, no spaces) Merlin Manns txt-setup. With cat, grep, head and other Unix-utilities, it's ...
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Why is there so many identical Android folders?

I was using the ES File Explorer app, when I noticed there's many different folders with all the same content. Like, there's a "legacy" folder, a "0" folder, and an "sdcard" folder, and it all goes to ...
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Hidden Root Browser on MIUI?

I have just installed MIUI on my phone and when I was about to select a picture to attach to a message, I was prompted with the following: The thing is, I don't have Root Browser installed. I also ...
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Sharing a directory tree problem from windows to android es explorer

There are several child folders in parent folder on windows 8. Times ago I shared some child folders and accessed them from android es explorer without problems. Then I removed all child folders ...
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How Do I see hidden folders on Android?

This always happens to me. Someone tells me to access some folder on Android (in this case /sdcard/Android/data/com.android.lmt/) and I can't find it. I'm using the "File Manager" app and asking it to ...
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Can an intent to open the camera specify a prefix to the names of any photo's taken?

I understand that there are apps that make renaming easy but would it be possible to specify the photo name actually before taking the photo? If so would this also work with an app that allows the ...
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Transfer Data from Android Mobile to Android Tablet

I want to synchronize my Android Phone and Tablet. How can I copy my pictures and music to my Tablet? I don't want to upload all my data to a Cloud service (my Internet connection is slow and ...
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Gallery preview folder takes about 1GB, how to delete it?

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus (GT-I9105P) with Android 4.2.2 and I've got many photos. The folder with the Gallery previews (the one that stores thumbnail to load images faster) takes about 1GB of ...
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Manage files left by uninstalled apps?

I just realized that when an app has the "SD card access" it has access to the entire SD card and all the other apps that use the SD card. I would have assumed that each Apps data is "sandboxed" like ...
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How to rename files by batch?

I use OI file manager, but I would like to know if there is a way to remove spaces from file names and replace them with underscores, preferably in batch mode? I would even be willing to perform this ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 1 /sdcard/ folder tree

Hi I am searching for the factory folder tree for Samsung Galaxy Note 1. I want the folder tree, so I can perform adb shell commands to access these directories. In a quest of recovering data. e.g. ...
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Locating My Files in Android 4.0.4

I have bought a new Android phone (Intel Yolo Smartphone) and it runs on Android 4.0.4. However I can't seem to locate the My files (It is called that way in Android 2.3.6) folder so as to access the ...