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

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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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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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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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Is it possible to list all files on SD card created by a certain application?

I would like to see which files on my SD card a certain application has written. How would I go about doing it? I don't know how writing files from an application works in Android. But maybe these ...
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Cannot make changes to specific folder

My phone is rooted with aokp build 38 on it. It is a Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro) There is a folder /sdcard/data that I can't make any changes to. Some of my apps are trying to use this folder but are ...
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Can't remount /system in rw

I try desesperately to push an app with adb on the /system/app folder (to install the PlayStore on my low cost tablet). So i tried to remount the /system partition with root rights : mount -o ...
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selecting a chime in Caynax Hourly Chime

In Caynax Hourly Chime when I select chime option a dialog with a Search button appears. But while I have some sound file in my SD it do not show them. How can I choose chime file in this app?
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How to free up more storage (upgrading to 4.2 made me lose 6GB)?

So this morning, I bought a new game and it required a large file download. I went to download it and a message told me that I had 0mb of space remaining. This seemed odd to me because last time I ...
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How to clean up old application folders from prior ROM?

I installed CM10 on my GS2, and during the process I didn't format the file system as I wanted to retain my photos and music on the device. I was aware of an app called "SD Maid" that is supposed to ...
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System audio files appearing in playlist

I wasn't satisfied with the selection of sounds the phone was giving me for the alarm, so I installed ES File Explorer and picked out some ringtone sounds from the phone's system/media/audio folder. ...
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Why is checking Android filesystem possibly harmful?

I just had an idea to do a filesystem check of all Android partitions when I noticed there is an option to do that for /data /system /cache in STweaks app (which comes also with Dorimanx Kernel) but ...
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Why is EXT3 not supported on Android?

Android uses the Linux kernel instead of some "Android kernel", so why is ext3 not supported on Android 2.3?
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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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copy folder structure from internal memory to sd-card

I use the amazon downloader to buy mp3s with my android device. My problem now is that I cannot change the download folder but want the files to be moved to my sdcard. I already found a cron tool to ...
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How to create a symlink after I rooted my Samsung galaxy w GT-i8150?

How do I create a symlink from my /sdcard/NaviSEA to point to /sdcard/external_sd/SD/NaviSEA? Even after rooting my device I still get "Operation not permitted" error and I did allow with su in my ...
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How to visit the /data folder on my Android on my PC?

For example /data/data/com.android.providers.contacts/databases/contacts.db I cannot see it both in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04.
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How does it looks like on the galaxy tab?

Im wondering about the filesystem on the galaxy tab, could i for example connect it to a camera, transfer some images, fix red eyes and transfer the images to a storage device like a usb pen or a ...
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How to download a phrasebook from google translate

So i've been using google translate for a while and there are a bunch of translated words and phrases that i have asked for to date stored on the device. I now want to take a copy of them to my PC (in ...
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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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How to check support for ext2 filesystem on android device

I have a android mobile with gingerbread 2.3.4 installed. I want to know if my device(kernel) supports ext2 filesystem. Is there any terminal command to check the support for ext2 filesystem ?
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Link2SD proper usage

I have a 64 GB micro SD card. I partitioned 1.2 GB as Ext2 with Mini Partitioner (highest option was about 4 GB). This is great and all, but from all of the literature I've read, Link2SD seems like ...
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I'm seeing duplicated images and videos on Gallery

I'm facing a strange situation on my Nexus 4, with Android version 4.2.2. I've being using it for the past 2 months without any issues whatsoever (other than a "regular" battery performance), but ...
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Creating App and Swap partition for Android

I have got Karbonn A5+. I dont know how much ROM, RAM it exactly have. When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Application it shows 191MB used, 11MB free. But, when I open Advanced Task Killer, ...
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Would it be possible to use the SD card as the root filesystem

This may sound stupid to someone who knows more about Android, but I don't and it it has been bugging me for some time now. Since Android is at its core a Linux system, shouldn't it be possible to ...
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How can I access files on a Seagate GoFlex Satellite wifi or Kingston Wi-Drive?

My final goal is to programmaticaly access files on a Wifi/USB storage device, like a Seagate GoFlex Satellite wifi or Kingston Wi-Drive (preferred because less expensive). The storage devices are ...
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Android chroot ubuntu - is it possible to get ubuntu to recognise usb devices

I've managed to setup the chroot but I'm unsure how to get the chroot to recognise usb devices. I'll be doing so work with microcontrollers hence I neeed to to recognise my usb based programmer. For ...
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How can I browse my Mac's hard drives with my Android phone?

Is there any Android software that can understand afp or browse OS X filesystems some other way ?
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Should the sdcard support case-sensitive files?

I've been testing one of my apps to see how it handles filenames in UPPER-CASE. I thought the Android libraries and system was case sensitive for filenames, however I eventually discovered that files ...
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External harddrive case to spin-down drive when idle

I try to make external 2.5 hard drives automatically spin down when idle and connected to android devices. The device I have got in mind is a HDMI TV-Stick with USB connector. I tried a few ...
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How to format /storage/sdcard0 in ext4

I tried to create a symbolic link on the "internal SD card" of my Galaxy SD2. It failed with "permission denied" and I quickly realized this file system is vfat. How can I reformat /storage/sdcard0 ...
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How to partition SD card in HTC One X?

I was trying to create ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions on the SD card. I tried ClockworkMod recovery and it didn't work. Nothing seems to have happened. I also tried using MiniTool and that also failed. I ...
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Symlink: operation not permitted

After installing a custom ROM on my Galaxy s i9000, the external_sd symlink is broken. So, I wanted to get this symlink back. I used the following code in Terminal Emulator (yes i am rooted with ...
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SD Card partition named differently on different devices - breaks music player

I have recently moved from a Droid 2 to Droid 3, both running Android 2.3. The same SD card registers as "sdcard" on the D2, and "sdcard ext" on D3. Probably for this reason, I am having problems with ...
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Is there a way to view the file size of an image without downloading any apps?

Got a new phone (Nexus S) and having some issues with picture messaging. I want to check the size of the picture I took with the camera, but I can't seem to do this. As I don't have a data plan yet, ...
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Android 2.2 - External SD card not working - says “Blank External SD card” — Why?

OS: Android 2.2 Device: Samsung Galaxy S All of a sudden my external SD card has stopped working. Error Notification: > Blank External SD card > > SD card blank or has unsupported file ...
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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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“Low on space” message, but nothing appears full

GalaxyS (SGH-I897), running Android 4.0.4 Short problem description I keep getting "Low on Space: Phone storage space is getting low" error in my notifications bar, but neither the SD card nor the ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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Would any of the advanced Linux/UNIX filesystems be viable on Android?

I know ext4 is already used as an internal filesystem but I wondered if there would be anything gained by using something like btrfs or ZFS? I know they are meant for more server-oriented situations ...
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How can I “Share To” a network folder from my photo gallery?

I have an HTC Thunderbolt running Ice Cream Sandwich If I open up my photo gallery and tap on a picture, the "Share" option appears. Clicking on this gives me some options, such as Facebook, ...
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USB file transfer only works when HTC One X is connected in internet pass-through mode

When I connect my HTC One X via USB to my PC, I can see my Android storage only when my phone is connected in internet pass-through mode. I set the mode by Settings > More > Mobile network ...
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Persisting permissions on /mnt/shell after reboot

CWM Nandroid backups are being stored in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod I want to use DropSync (or something similar) to automatically upload the contents of this folder to Dropbox as a backup ...
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Why is one folder on my Samsung Galaxy SII not being properly showed on PC?

There is one folder on my device (not in the microSD card) with mp3 files that used to work perfectly but suddenly started to cause a malfunction when I try to open it on a PC. It is said to have no ...
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What is the /config file in the android root directory used for?

In the / directory of an android device is a file called config what is this file used for? I am assuming it is used for configuration files and other things but my Google searching has not been able ...
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Files with names with unicode characters get corrupted in SD Card

When mounting my SD Card on my galaxy SIII files and folders in the card with characters that aren't in the ASCII range get corrupted. This happens by simply selecting 'Unmount card' in the Storage ...
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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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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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Moving apk to system/app. Operation failed

I have rooted my Nexus 5 and am trying to move an apk to the system/apps directory but keep getting "Operation Failed". I am trying to move from the /data/app directory to the /system/app directory to ...
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How do I delete this read only file?

In order to enable USB mass storage mode, I placed a file in the /system/etc/init.d/ directory. My situation has changed, and now I want to remove that file. I know it is safe to remove because I put ...
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How to manage Android's filesystem from a Mac?

Is there some way that I can explore, and possibly modify, my Android's file system from my Mac? IOW, I would like to use my desktop Mac as the interface to access and modify my phone's filesystem, ...