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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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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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Change Default Save To Directory For Content Downloaded From Apps

I've been looking all over and could only find information on changing the directory for the camera or for changing from the internal storage to an external SD card. What I am trying to figure out is ...
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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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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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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 ...
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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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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 can I find obb folder in a rooted device to copy a game's sd data files and play game?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2. Before I rooted my phone and I played games like Modern Combat 4, Virtue Tennis, Need for Speed Most Wanted and The Dark Knight Rises. These are games' sd data, I copied in ...
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Regarding file association in ICS

I have a Micromax Supercanvas 2 phone. I installed ES File Explorer from Play Store. I was browsing through various directories and files. When trying to open server logs, events, and other similar ...
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Windows 7 file sharing , not accessible in Android phone using ES File Explorer

Trying to access a shared folder on Windows 7, using ES File Explorer on my Android 2.3 mobile phone over WiFi LAN. The scan on APP detects the Windows machine, but am unable to access the shared ...
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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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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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What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?

I have a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. Using the Android File Transfer program, I was examining the contents of part of the internal drive and found this: ...
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Viewing File System through a Windows Laptop

I have a HTC Desire X running Android 4.0.4 (not rooted). When I connect my phone to my Win7 Laptop, from my laptop, this is the filesystem I see LOST.DIR (Empty) ...
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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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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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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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How to prevent Android from creating LOST.DIR on SD card?

After the phone restarts, there is a LOST.DIR folder created on the external SD card. Is it possible not to create this folder if nothing is lost?
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Where does Google Music store offline songs?

I have a song I want to use for a ringtone, but the Google Music app doesn't let me set it. I've checked on my sdcard/internal storage for a music/google/gmusic etc folder but can't find anything. ...
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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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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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Copy all sdcard contents to larger sdcard

Recently I've run out of room on my small (2GB) sdcard. What I want to do is copy all the contents of this card onto something a little larger. I have an FTP server (the one that comes with ES File ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot upload arbitrary files using Chrome

Using for the first time latest Chrome (v30.x) on Android 4.0.4 ICS on a 1st Gen. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. To my huge surprise am not able to upload any files other than images or camera ...
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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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Full text search File Explorer

I want a full text search File manager for my Nexus 7. Lifehacker writes about ES but after trying it out, it doesn't do full text search ...
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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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How do I associate a file type such as .js or .html with an editor app such as emacs?

I downloaded the emacs editor for android. Now I want to edit files in Dropbox. But when I select the file, I am not given the choice to open with emacs. How do I tell Android to associate a given ...
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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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Open text file with any file extension from other apps?

This question is related; it solves the problem for .c, .cpp and a bunch of other extensions, but not for my admittedly somewhat unusual extension.: How do I open a text file of any extension in ...
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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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ES File Explorer suddenly not able to view root?

My tablet is rooted, and all the "root" features on ES File Explorer are on. It's just that for some reason, after I do a search, the root files suddenly (and mysteriously) fail to show up, and then I ...
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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)?