A file system is the logical structure to organize (store, retrieve and update) data on a storage device.

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download bigger than 4 gb file on android 4.0.4

How can I download files bigger than 4 GB on my Micromax A110 phone? FAT32 file system says that it does not support files larger than 4 GB. I know there is one more way to do that: EXFAT file system....
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MP3 files being renamed randomly on SD card

Every so often a random mp3 file is changed from e.g. 'I Am Somebody.mp3' to 'I Am Somebody.mp3.0' on my SD card. I am always careful to unmount SD card before removing it from the phone. It's ...
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Help! Deleted wrong folders, now I can't connect to Wi-Fi. Nexus 5 - 6.0.1

So I was looking how to fix my Wi-Fi problems and stupidly deleted folders in /system using root access. The folders included: /data/misc/wifi /data/misc/dhcp /etc/wifi My phone (Nexus 5 - ...
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Build.prop modifies okay. But not updates in system (e.g. About Tablet in settings)

I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After ...
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Editing fstab to mount /data from a different partition

Is it possible to edit the fstab to mount /data, /cache etc. from a different partition on the a.internal memory? b.external sdcard? Details: The default partition for /data and /cache are too small ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Photos / Files / Media permission

I've seen a lot of apps that have media / files permission access requested when installing from Play Store. Does that mean they can go at my personal photos and send it back to themselves? Sorry if ...
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How to view the files from /root/data folder?

I want to see the files from /root/data/data folder. Is there any application/trick which can do this?
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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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How can I extract NON-HLOS.bin from my Motorola Moto G xt1032?

I want to extract that file in order to restore my wi-fi on another Motorola Moto G How can I do that ?
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Does Google Drive replicate files before uploading?

When I upload files by Google Drive on my Samsung S4, I get full storage notification, so I need to know if G-Drive replicate any file on Android before or after uploading it.
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Help! Renamed /system/bin/sh to sh.old.bak, lost root, can't rename, no nandroid backup

I did something incredibly stupid today. I renamed /system/bin/sh to /system/bin/sh.old.bak on my rooted Huawei y536a1 running 4.4.3 KK. I was going to install a app I thought might overwrite it ...
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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Filesystem shows strange but phone working fine

I've got a strange problem with my Asus Zenfone 2 (ze550ml) filesystem. I wanted to copy photos and videos, so I've connected the phone via cable (a native Asus one) to the PC (Win 10, adb and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini shows my external SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems. How do i fix this?

My Samsung Galaxy S4 mini says that my external sd card is blank or has unsupported filesystem. When i tap the notification it gives me only a option to format but i dont want to because i need the ...
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How to access /storage/emulated/0/ from PC?

I want to export the settings of the K9 mail app. This app exports a settings file to /storage/emulated/0/com.fsck.k9/settings-4.k9s. But if I connect my Nexus 4 to my PC I cannot see such a file or ...
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/system cannot be remounted as RW, even when rooted (Sony Xperia E3)

I rooted my Sony Xperia E3 (D2203) a while ago using Kingroot, which worked flawlessly. Before rooting my device, /system could be accessed, which is how root was installed in the first place. ...
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Uninstall programs that are not visible in Application manager

I have an Asus Nexus 7 that is full of games that take up all 29 GB of memory. The kids installed these games, and they are not visible in the Application Manager. Perhaps they were installed in a ...
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linux kernel not seen from android filesystem?

I'm reading 'embedded linux' and in chp.6 "filesystems" there is a figure that I do not understand. here it says that the 'linux kernel' is not seen from android filesystem. This give me some ...
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Access Android System Partition from Linux

What is the best way to access the Android system partition via USB of any device with Linux (not rooted device) Need to change some files in the system folders...
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alternatives to add NTFS support to Android kernel

I would like to enjoy of NTFS support for my Android device. The USB-OTG Helper app and also this patch - sdcardfs.ko couldn't help with that. With regard the patch sdcardfs.ko, I have done all the ...
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How to recover file system programs witch are in locked file-system due to multiple restarts?

Turns out my charger wire was broken and phone was charging and restrating non stop cause couldnt get enought charge. Later when charged with normal wire these restarts made some filesystem bad and ...
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MicroSD Card Malfunction after Few Days of Usage

I have a 16GB SanDisk (supposedly) MicroSD card which I am trying to use in my "cheap" Android phone (a Mlais MX28) with Android 4.2.2, kernel version 3.4.5 and full root access. When I initially ...
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mounting CIFS failed on NTFS volume (enabled by Paragon app)

To enable NTFS volume for my Android (v4.3 - Kernel 3.4.0+) device (Phone), I've installed Paragon exFAT, NTFS & HFS& app and successfuly mounted my NTFS external sdcard. The problem is that I ...
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Error “Function not implemented” when creating symbolic link

I'm trying to execute this command busybox ln -s "mydir/" "$PWD"/mylink in order to create a symbolic link from mydir; that, I am receiving the following error ln: /mnt/shell/emulated/0/mylink: ...
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Droid Explorer does now show hidden files

Droid explorer does not show hidden files. Some "root explorer" apps show hidden files eg. on /data/data etc., but Droid Explorer does not. Of course, ES File Explorer also does not show these it show ...
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Editing personal dictionary on Android 6

As it seems Android blocks third party apps from editing the personal dictionaries for some reason. I just upgraded from Android 4 to 6 and want to import my personal dicitonary, but the apps I've ...
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Hundreds of empty folders in the root directory

Everyday a few folders with names like these .1452883637809 .1452883650035 .1452890345647 and so on appear in the root folder both of the internal storage and the SD card. They are all empty and ...
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Where should I install Toybox?

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running stock Android 4.1.2. If you have Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" or better, then you have Toybox. This is a package of command-line tools, handy for ...
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Formatting internal MTD storage: selecting block size?

I have rooted china N101-II tablet with CyanogenMod after flashing custom ROM. Internal MTD storage is 32 GiB large and custom ROM flashing make different layout to internal partitioning. Thus /data ...
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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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Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
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how to mount permanently in Android

I've successfully mounted my router device's sdcard on '/mnt/routersd' as follows : #!/system/bin/sh su -c 'busybox mount -o remount,rw /' su -c 'mkdir -p /mnt/routersd' su -c 'busybox mount -o ...
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remount /mnt as read-write

I am getting error "Read-only filesystem" when trying to add a new directory in /mnt via Terminal Emulator. So, I tried : su busybox mount -o remount,rw /mnt in order to remount filesystem for /mnt ...
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No USB Storage Mode on GalaxyNexus running 4.2.2

I have a GalaxyNexus running Android 4.2.2 I just want to quickly backup some data files to my PC. I'm pretty sure I've done this many times before, but I guess not on this phone. I have the Android ...
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How do i get files off this phone?

I use linux, I made a video, and tried to send it to my self. Then it did not send, the file is over 20MB, and would not attach to an email. Fine, I used AndFTP to send it to my ssh server. It got ...
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Available memory of a 16GB microSD card?

Out of my newly bought Class 10 16GB microSD card I am getting only 14.71GB. Is this normal?
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Is it possible to locate deleted messages (sms) on a zte maven?

recently cleaned excess crap from friends ZTE812 MAVEN only to discover they wanted to keep the text messages. I haven't factory reset, only surface delete. Is it possible to recover those messages, ...
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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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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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Internal storage - free and occuppied space do not add to total

On Sony Xperia Z2, I have 5.6 GB on /storage/emulated/0, then 2.3 GB in /. However, the whole internal storage has 12 GB, and I can only see under 2 GB of free space. Where is the remaining 2 GB?
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1.5 GB limit on file seek addressing?

I am trying to transfer 5.4 GB file form an android internal memory (Sony Xperia Z2). But it seems that most applications have issues addressing the file beyond cca 1.5 GB. They just can't read the ...
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When should fstrim run?

Based on this cyanogenmod forum thread, I tried to address the delay in running applications and switching between applications on my Galaxy Nexus running cyanogenmod with Android 4.4.4 by running ...
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data/app folder showing wrong folder names

After messing around with the xposed framework and installing lots of modules, I got into a bootloop (classic !), but I knew the solution was to add a disabled file in data/app/de.rovb.android.xposed....
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Which filesystem do Android use?

I know that android uses FAT32 for SD cards and mounts them via FUSE. But which FS is on / ? Some kind of ext? zfs?
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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 write to my device's root filesystem? Will my changes persist across reboots?

When I open up a terminal emulator and run the mount command, it indicates that my Android device's root filesystem (/) is of filesystem type rootfs. What is rootfs? Can I write to it? Will my changes ...
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Phone stuck at boot logo, cannot wipe data/factory reset

I will explain what happened: I opened up terminal emulator then typed cd /system/xbinls fsc* then /dev/block/vold/179:17 then mount then my tab got stuck and then it switched off automatically. ...
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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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How can I make the system folder writable without rooting?

My device is Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III Model number: SPH-L710 I want to do this, because I want to stop the camera shutter sound. And I don't want to root my device.