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Can't get path to /data/data/my_app/files [migrated]

I'm working on an app which stores small amounts of data in /data/data/my_app/files using this code: private void buildFileFromPreset(String fileName) { fileName = fileName.toLowerCase(); ...
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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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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 to create folders in android 6.0 app drawer

I cannot find how to create folders in my new android 6 device's app drawer (the screen that comes after I press this button to show all the apps). Is this option disabled? In android 4 if I ...
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Problem copying files with unusual characters in their names to the Galaxy S4 SD card but not to the phone

I run Gentoo Linux on my laptop. MTP connection to my phone works well, and I can see both the phone memory and my SD card. I can copy files to and from both to my laptop with no difficulty. The ...
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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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Why does VLC show deleted files?

I have the VLC app in my ASUS phone and when I search via the subtitles-option in the downloads section, it shows files that have been deleted. I downloaded apps to see if they exist and searched the ...
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Something like “system-connections” folder on Android

There is any folder on Android similar to /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ (folder that contains config files from all my network connections) from Linux? My goal is manipulate these files. ...
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Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot

I have created an advanced settings.xml file for Kodi on my Samsung tablet and need to create a directory called /.kodi/userdata to put it in. Everytime I try to create it, it says invalid entry. Any ...
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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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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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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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Internal storage management of files and folders

My Xiaomi phone stores some folders inside internal storage (cannot store app data to external) after installing some apps. And, when that app is uninstalled, these folders remain there. Also, I can ...
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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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Manage files on SD card in KitKat?

I just got my first Android device, a GALAXY Tab S 8.4, and immediately ran into this problem: Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards? I need to be able change file ...
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Can't remove remaining facebook files

so I have 2 remaining .cnt files in /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/44 and /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/45 The thing is that they can't be removed in ...
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Has device [storage] browsing through Bluetooth been disabled on Android?

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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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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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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Total Commander, is Move supposed to work over FTP?

I'm using an AT&T Note 4 with Total Commander (the latest according to Google Play) and sending files to FileZilla server 0.9.41 on Windows. The user has read, write, delete, and append for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...