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

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The /sdcard direcory and other directory conventions: how is the Android filesystem structured?

I am using the "adb shell" command to access either of an LG P690 (device A) or a Samsung Galaxy SIII (device B). Device A also has a 32GB microSD card plugged in while device B does not. When fromthe ...
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Is the external micro SD card path the same for all devices?

I am using a Samsung Tab 2. There is a path: /mnt/external_sdcard/myfile. Here, I can save, read, or write my file to the external micro SD card. I'm just wondering if this path is the same for all ...
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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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Create flash-friendly file system on microSD card (not FAT32)

Yesterday I noticed that I destroyed my just a couple of months old 32GB large microSD card. I wasn't even able to create a new file system on it or change the partition table, so it became completely ...
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Reason SD cards come FAT formated instead of Fat32?

I found my SD card to be FAT formated instead of a modern filesystem (at least fat32). This comes with the disadvantage of large allocation unit size (32kb) whilst most of the files are less than ...
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Any way to use another name for the external_sdcard folder?

On my Android tablet, the SD Card is shown as an external_sdcard folder, no matter how I rename the card. Personally I don't like the auto-assigned folder name. Is there a way to use a different ...
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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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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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Will Android read any other non-FAT file-system on SD card?

I use Sound Juicer to rip all of my music. I have a lot of songs that published in a different language, and moreover that use different characters. I find the native file system doesn't support much ...
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Expand file sysem to entire sd card

I followed very simple instructions http://liliputing.com/2012/03/how-to-dual-boot-cyanogenmod-7-nook-tablet-os-with-a-microsd-card.html1 for extracting cyanogenmod to an sd card for dual booting ...
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Media on external sd card can be browsed but not seen by other apps (including settings>storage). Not part of the .nomedia file fiasco!

As the title says, if I fire up a file browser I can access all the files on the sd-card without a problem. I can even view the pictures with the gallery and the music app plays my music files ...
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Format memory card with NTFS

I have a Galaxy SIII and 32GB memory card. I want format the memory card with NTFS just to get rid of 4GB size per file restriction. How can I format the card with NTFS and even if I format it with ...
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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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Can't access my old files after switching ROM from AOKP to CM, even though they're still there

Initially I thought this was a problem with Google Play / Apollo, but I realize now that when I plug in my phone via USB, I can't see any of the many, many folders and files present on /sdcard that I ...
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Why can I not assign exec permissions to a file on the SD card?

shell@android:/sdcard/SW # ls -l -rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 128 2012-09-22 11:42 usb0config.sh shell@android:/sdcard/SW # chmod 777 usb0config.sh ...
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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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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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Why would /mnt/sdcard/ not appear?

Using ADB shell to view my Samsung Galaxy Tab 7+, I see a /mnt but no /mnt/sdcard/ where according to fable the photos taken by the camera should reside. Why would the sdcard directory not be there? ...
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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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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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Is there any userspace NFS client for stock android kernel(Galaxy Tab)?

I have tried kernel-mode things but it is not going to work. Actually i've reached my limit for seeing errors in one day: mount: unknown filesystem type 'nfs' mount.nfs: No such device and many ...
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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, ...
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Filesystem created and last accessed times

Why doesn't Android keep track of the created and last accessed times as well as the last modified time for files in the file-system?
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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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Why do I get “not enough space” when I copy an APK file to /system/app?

I recently rooted my HTC Desire Bravo because I needed read/write access to /system/app in order to be able to copy an APK file there. I wrote here on stackexchange on the best solution to root the ...
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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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Where can I find the OTA update file?

I'm trying to locate the zip file that contains the OTA update for my Droid Bionic. Right now, its failing to update, and every time it fails it deletes the file and I need to re-download it (takes a ...
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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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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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Where are binaries installed?

I just recently rooted my phone so I could install SL4A. I want to execute some commands via a Python script, specifically turn Google voice off for all calls, make the call and then turn it back on. ...
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Where is the music folder Android 2.3 [duplicate]

I have a file exploring program, but I can't find the folder with my google play music. I used google play to download music to my phone (not the SD). I would like to transfer the music to my SD, ...
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What's the Android equivalent of /etc/fstab?

Sometimes I really wish they hadn't messed around with Linux so much! I know there's an /etc/fstab in there somewhere, but where? I'd like to mount some partitions with alternative filesystems ...
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Why are some files under /proc are universally readable?

Why are some files under /proc are universally readable by anyone using adb? e.g. /proc/<pid>/statm /proc/<pid>/maps /proc/<pid>/smaps We can even cat the content of these files, ...
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SD card full bricks Android 2.2: In fsckdelay end. Kill dosfsck, ret=-1

I downloaded this 80 MB ZIP file containing 27000 files to my SD card and unzipped it using this code. A no space left error occurred before all files could be extracted. I couldn't remove the ...
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SD-EXT file system damaged in a few days

I'm running an cooked Android on my HD2 with the sd-ext partition trick to increase storage space. I noticed that with more than just one ROM that file system gets corrupted in a very short time. In ...
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Transfer a large file from PC to smartphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error: ...
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Best Practice for transferring images to an Android phone?

I switched from iOS to Android, and wish to transfer my pictures. Where on the filesystem should I put the pictures? I first thought /DCIM/camera, but that's the directory for pictures shot with the ...
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Make iso of sdcard + data directory

I need to be able to make an iso file of the /mnt/sdcard and /data/ directories on both rooted and nonrooted phones(for forensic analysis). Older phones I can mount to my linux machine and run mkisofs ...
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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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could someone please post a screenshot of the default file structure of the sd card for Android 2.3.5? I [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which files/folders on my SDCard are unsafe to delete manually? I have searched the internet for what I felt would be a simple question. I have had my Evo for almost 18 ...
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why “ls -al” does not show file size info in /dev/socket directory?

In /dev/socket directory, if runs "ls -al" in adb, there is no file size information. I would like to know why there is no such information, in the condition that in other directories can show file ...
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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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Where are the hidden videos and pictures from Camfiler's VS and/or PS apps?

In Camfiler's PS and VS programs where are my hidden videos and pictures on my SD card for when I back up my card to my computer?
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How to check filesystem (/sdcard) for errors?

I would like to check my /sdcard, and possibly other internal partitions as well, for errors on the file system level. I am wondering how this could be accomplished. I am using a Samsung Galaxy ...
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How to browse file:/// URLs on my Android device?

I have some extensive documentation in HTML format that I want to carry around with me. On my old Gingerbread phone, I was able to save the entire "site" onto the phone's sd card and browse it with ...
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How toolbox symlinks work

On my Android emulator, the /system/bin folder contains several symlinks that point to the toolbox binary: # ls -l /system/bin ls -l /system/bin [SNIP] lrwxr-xr-x root shell ...
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No files accessible after upgrade to CM10

I understand that Cyanogenmod 10 is still in early access, but I installed a cm-10-20120910-NIGHTLY-i9100 build to my Samsung Galaxy S 2 anyways. I had a stock 4.0.4 before. I heard that this problem ...
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Filesystem hierarchy, that defines the directory structure and directory contents of Android?

I have searched, but haven't yet been able to find, an authoritative documentation of the filesystem hierarchy of the Android OS. Can someone tell me whether this exists at all and if so, where?
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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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Is there a way to mount a Windows shared drive so I can access those files on my phone?

I have a shared network drive full of files I want to access from my phone over wifi. Is there a easy way to mount it on my phone? I have a rooted Motorola Milestone.