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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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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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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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copying music, pictures and movies from a galaxy s 4g to the pc

My daughter would like to copy (not transfer) her songs, pictures and a movie she has on her Galaxy S 4 G cell phone over to our PC. How can she do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I easily copy files from an Android device to a computer wirelessly via command line?

I need to copy jpegs from an Android phone's sdcard to a computer, ideally through command line (/storage/sdcard1/*.jpg to a remote location) I've tried Izzy's solution from this post like so: scp ...
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Can not write to internal storage on Nexus 4

I connect the Nexus 4 to the computer (Win7), and go Computer\Nexus 4\Internal storage. I can copy from it, I can create folders, but I can not copy data to it. I had the previous one replaced ...
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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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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. Here is a link that describes the policy, if you want to read more about it: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot remove folder from Internal Storage

I have a aroblem with my rooted Galaxy Nexus running Paranoid Android 4.3 (3.99). I have 2 folders in the main memory named /rom and /roms which I cannot remove nor with a file manager nor with a ...
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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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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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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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Should be possible to copy saved data from chinese to english Plants vs Zombies 2?

I'm actually playing the Chinese version of Plants vs Zombies 2 because the English (or international?) version is not released yet. I don't have idea about Chinese and as you would guess, sometimes ...
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Can not copy files from PC to Galaxy SIII

I have a Galaxy SIII GT-I9300 and 32-bit Windows 7 PC. When I connect the SIII to the PC it gets detected and I can browse phone and memory card. But I am not able to copy files from PC to SIII ...
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What is the home/default directory called on an Android Device?

When the device has no SD card android creates an emulated one like: /storage/emulated/0/Download But referring/calling it the SD card can confuse the user, is there a common name that can be used. ...
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File system wacked, since accidently saying yes to “do yo want to change defaultbwrite disk”

I rooted my rca tablet. Always says sd card unmounted, do you want to change default write disk.? I hit yes one day and that's when problems began. I don't have a recovery, and can't make backups of ...