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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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Access Android device's file system over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi

I'm looking for a way to access the file system of an Android device (Nexus S) wirelessly, as its USB port has become unfit for anything but charging. Ideally, I'd like the same functionality as ...
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List of special Android SD card folders?

I've seen mention of special folders on the SD card such as "ringtones" and "notifications" . What is the full list of special folders recognized by Android's (Froyo preferred) configuration and its ...
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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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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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How can I sync photos to a network drive over wifi?

My current workflow is to snap pics on my Droid, plug it in via USB, and sync the pics. I'd like to just run a script to sync the DCIM folder with a shared network drive, if anyone knows of a way that ...
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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: /Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/...
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File Manager for Android HTC

One of the frustrating things about HTC is that i cannot manage my files which have been downloaded. On the market place there are some apps which allow you to do this such as: Astro File manager ...
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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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How to create a shortcut to a text file

I have a text file somewhere on the SD card. How can I create a shortcut to this file on the "desktop" to open it immediately? (HTC Wildfire)
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Can .nomedia exclude file type?

In my Music folder, I have many subfolders for albums and they each have their album art in .jpg or .png format. I want the media scanner to not pick up these files however if I do that, then the ...
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Is there an open source or other equilvent to Android Sync Manager? [closed]

I am looking any suggestions of an an open source package or web software that I can manage both my Android devices (Galaxy 10.1 tab/Galaxy S Smartphone. My computer OS is Ubuntu. I want to be able ...
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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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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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How do I undelete or recover deleted files on Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover a deleted file on Android? Is there a way to recover deleted files on Android phones without using standard USB storage recovery tools?
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Where does Inbox (by Gmail) store downloaded attachments?

I'm receiving email with attachments on Google Inbox. While online, I could open the attachments. Later I would be offline and would like to access those attachments. So, anyone knows the path where ...
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How do one know which folder is created by which Android apps?

From my understanding, a majority of Android apps may have created some folders on either local storage or the SD Card. So, how do I know which folders belong to which apps? (I know that some apps ...
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How to remove unused folders created by apps?

When I started with a fresh SD card, there were only very few folders in it. As time passed by when I tried many apps, I could see the folder list in my SD card seems to grow. It is understandable ...
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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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Is it possible to reorganize the SD card? Because it is a mess in there

One of the things I hate about Android is the folder organization. Each app creates its own folder, usually in the root of the SD card. When I'm trying to find something, I have to search it through ...
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Application for automatic synchronization of remote folders?

Possible Duplicate: Complete dropbox implementation for Android I'm looking for an application that will synchronize folder automatically from my computer to Android device. Application should ...
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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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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 lost....
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Picture attachment download keeps using same file name

with my Samusung Galaxy S II Epic 4G (Sprint) every time i go to save an attached picture from a text message the menu pops up with the same file name (everytime!) and a checkbox. i have to remember ...
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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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How to copy a file into Micro SD via USB in Android?

How can I copy a file into micro SD of an Android phone connected via USB to a PC with Windows?
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Add New Ringtones, Notifications and Alarm tones on Nexus One

I have music (MP3 files) on my SD card and am trying to set them as ringtones, notification tones and alarm tones on my Nexus One. My phone only lets me select the stock ringtones, notifications or ...
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How can I access the files in “/data/data” and copy them into memory card without root?

Are there any way to access the files in /data/data and copy them into memory card? I do not have root access.
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Why are there 2 folders SDCard and SDCard2 on a ViewSonic GTablet?

I see that there's a folder named sdcard and another named sdcard2 on a ViewSonic GTablet. If I put the SD card in my PC, the sdcard2 folder is recognized by the PC. If I connect the tablet to the ...
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SD card directory is “split” on new phone

I moved from a Samsung Mesmerize (Galaxy S, Android 2.2) to a Motorola Electrify (Android 2.3) and the Electrify is reading my SD card differently. My old data is now stored in /mnt/sdcard-ext instead ...
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Cannot copy files in recovery mode which made Google nexus S unusable

I have a Google Nexus S, bought last year and it was working fine till last week. It came with Android Ginger Bread, and I rooted the phone and installed several custom ROMs including Cyanogenmod. ...
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Finding data created by a certain application?

I'm looking for the data-store of a certain application so I can take backups of some files that are important to me. Connecting the phone to my computer and browsing the file-system I get revealed a ...
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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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How do I install a .apk on my Nexus 7 using the browser?

I recently got an Asus Nexus 7 Tablet shipped to me, and want to be able to use all of the .apk files I have saved on my computer (all purchased/downloaded legitimately). Here's the issue: I'm in the ...
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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 open .conf files with File Expert?

I have a rooted Android device running 4.0.3. I bought full version of File Expert in order to browse root file system. I navigate to a .conf file and want to open it, but the app says There is no ...
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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 files,...
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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 to change file associations in Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get a overview and manage the default applications for file types? How to change file associations in Android? I have video files opening in one player but I want ...
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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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What are the folders 'burstlyImageCache' and 'burstlyVideoCache' and can I delete them?

I'm interested in the following two folders found on my Samsung SIII: /storage/sdcard0/burstlyImageCache /storage/sdcard0/burstlyVideoCache Together they only come to about 1.5 MB on my device. ...
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Browse or mount SD card over WiFi on Linux?

Is there a way to browse the contents of my SD card from my Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) machine over WiFi? I used to connect with a mini-usb cable, or send files through gmail. Surely there must be a way to ...
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How do I delete a file from my Xoom?

I downloaded a drawing app for my Xoom and it saves the pictures to the local device (called "SD Card" even though it is internal space). How do I delete those files? I can find them to attach to ...
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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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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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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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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 to create a file folder for use with Listen Audiobook player

I can't figure out how to use this Listen book player, I've Installed. First I see this. Hitting OK, I see this: I can't understand how to tell it where to find my books. I've downloaded one ...
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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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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?