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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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Unable to copy files to /sdcard

Due to a configuration error I made combined with an OTA update (Android 4.1.2), I had to re-unlock my bootloader to regain root on my GSM Galaxy Nexus. This process wipes the entire phone, including ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I modify files on a remote computer over wifi/3g from my Android phone/tablet?

I have a scenario where I watch a fair amount of video content from a DLNA device that doesn't support deleting (GoogleTV, via Logitech Revue). I would like to be able to delete files after I'm done ...
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How can I put a link to an SD card folder on the home screen on HTC Desire Z?

I have a folder on my SD card that I regularly access to open documents of different types. Is it possible to have a link on the home screen that opens the contents of this folder, e.g. using a File ...
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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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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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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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How do you clear .thumbnails folder without hanging Windows Explorer?

Is there a recommended way to clear out the thumbnail data that I have in DCIM/.thumbnails folder? It occupies about 50 MB and I want to clear it out but when I press Ctrl+A in Windows Explorer it ...
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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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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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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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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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storage space running out error? [duplicate]

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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Android phone file structure seems corrupted when connected via USB

so I have a Sony Xperia Play, and it's worked for awhile, but now I'm finding that sometimes when I plug it into my MacBook through USB, and try to copy files from the EasyVoiceRecorder folder onto my ...
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folder not visible

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, running Android 2.3. I have folder named usbStorage. After the firmware to latest version (via Kies), I can't see the usbStorage folder. When I mount the storage via USB ...
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Does the selfMV folder belong to an android app? [closed]

I'd like to know if somebody of you know something about the selfMV folder, I found it in a pc, in the Documents folder , after I've connected an android phone. Does it belong to some android apps ? ...
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What are correct file permissions?

My phone is a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, and I'm using CyanogenMod. There is an app called ROM Manager included in CyanogenMod, and I found an option 'Fix permission' there. I shouldn't have used this: ...
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could someone please post a screenshot of the default file structure of the sd card for Android 2.3.5? I [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which files/folders on my SDCard are unsafe to delete manually? I have searched the internet for what I felt would be a simple question. I have had my Evo for almost 18 ...
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Where are attachments stored when sending text messages

Where are the attached images to text messages stored on Froyo 2.2.1 ( Samsung Galaxy S , if that should make a difference ) ? I am asking following problems I have now when sending texts with images ...
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Saving a photo attached in text message

I have a Galaxy S2, running Android 4.0.3 I can open a photo attached to a text message. How can I save the photo (not the message)?
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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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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 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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Where can I find local installation files? [closed]

I'm rather new to Android development. Where I work there are pretty tight security measures (firewall etc) preventing me to download API 15 from within Eclipse. We configured Eclipse's proxy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is hpns folder in external sd-card safe to delete?

I searched on the web and stack exchange forums a lot. But, could not find a solution therefore I am posting a question at last. I have a Micro max canvas Plus2. My external SD-card is of 3.63 GB ...
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Reading .pdf/ebook

I have a couple of PDF files I want to read and probably more of those in the future on my computer. What is the best (simplest) way of transferring them to my Android 2.3 phone (Motorola Motoluxe). ...
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File Explorer for HTC Desire X - too many permissions asked for?

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted) I am looking for a file explorer mainly for 2 things - Just browsing around the file system - Copying an apk from my PC and executing it. I ...
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Getting pictures off of old deactivated phone

Can I hook up my old Galaxy S2 phone via USB to my laptop to find "lost" pictures in an unnamed file? I just activated my new Galaxy S4 and for some reason, all pics that were on my old phone are now ...
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how to rename to change file type?

I have Android 4.0 for Galaxy Note 10.1. How do you rename files to change the file extension? For example, if you have a text file extension "..xml" how do you rename to ".txt"
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How to extract sqlite file

My Samsung Galaxy S was having an error on the notification bar saying sd card blank or has unsupported file system, so I was required to format my sd card. However, I couldn't format it using the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...