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

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Shred an internal or system partition

There are quite a few apps that lets a user delete the media or data partitions so it won't be recoverable - by re-writing "junk" data over and over again on the free storage space. Still, is there ...
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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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I modified vold.fstab and lost access to my SD card

Background: I have Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830, which has very low internal memory (181 MB). I have an external micro SD card of 16 GB, but still couldn't install many apps due to insufficient ...
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Select file from Downloads to upload via web form

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S3 and want to upload a file from my Downloads folder to a website using a form on that web page. But when I click the button to browse for a file to upload, I can only select ...
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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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Disable USB charging

For some reasons not related to the battery life, I need to disable the battery charging when a USB host is connected to my phone (a rooted Nexus 4). Taking a look around on the internet (link1, ...
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How to find out which file system is used by my device?

How do I find out which file system is used by my device's /system, /data and other partitions?
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With the stock Gallery app, how can I open an arbitrary image file by specifying its filesystem path?

I would like to know whether it is possible to open an arbitrary image file with the stock Gallery app (as distributed with the Samsung Galaxy SIII) by navigating the filesystem and drilling down the ...
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Should I switch to F2FS?

I've heard a lot of hype about Samsung's filesystem named Flash-Friendly File System (or F2FS for short). I've heard about cases where the device apparently worked faster after switching to this ...
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What is the location of attachments that I download from the Gmail app?

I can't find where the files are saved after I download them from an email message. I'd be glad if you could direct me to the location.
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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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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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How can I restore a deleted file that I should not have deleted?

I used titanium backup to delete something I shouldn't have deleted and than I factory reseted my phone and now I can't log in with my Google accounts ,can anybody please tell me what I have got to ...
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How can I determine the block size of the filesystem on my Android?

I'm creating a bunch of flash cards for use with AnkiDroid and many of them contain images or sound files. I would like to find a balance between image/audio file size, and clarity, without wasting a ...
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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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What file system for sdcard for KitKat

I have been searching the web and this website for information about the file systems supported by Android. I have not found anything though. Since KitKat (Android 4.4), some changes have been ...
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My Files is running very slow

When I open up My Files and select All Files the phone is processing for multiple minutes until i can do anything. It says Verwerken... in dutch (Processing). Once done after a moment it does the ...
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File permission os SD card (FAT32)

Android uses FUSE for sd cards. Does FUSE support file permissions for SD card? If no - how do I install some apps on SD card? Cause there is no suuport for symlinks, execution permission etc.
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40GB of thumbnails in a 16GB device [duplicate]

I just found that my /sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder grew to more than 40GB. Two .thumbdata3 files each large 20GB. My Galaxy S3 has only 16GB of internal storage. These files prevent me from backing ...
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Recover files of an App

My phone is a Motorola MOTO G (first generation). Due to some troubles, I had recovered the factory settings of my phone. But I forget to backup some data of an app (Tricount). A this point my phone ...
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Missing 2.2 GB of space on my micro SD card

I pulled my micro SD card out of my phone (LG G3) and inserted it into my PC (Kubuntu 14.04). I was in the process of moving several large video files off of the SD card onto my computer. Moving these ...
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Self replicating worm in sd card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand with a 16gb micro-sd card. For some inexplicable reason, I am losing data on the sd card. Folder names are being changed to start with the character "μ." For example, ...
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Read/write application data on android

I want to view data of a specific application and ideally modify the data and upload it back. I know the application data files are implicitly protected to prevent malicious application stealing ...
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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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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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Where can I find my App Folder when connected to Computer?

I need to put a .bak file inside my Application Folder. I connected my Android Device to my computer via USB, but I cannot locate my App inside any of those folders! I have unistalled the app and ...
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Where do I store my files such that they can be found?

I'm trying to install an app from an apk file, and I've moved it to my phone via USB; however, I cannot locate it. What would be an easy location to which I could move the apk file such that it would ...
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Where are my received voice notes saved?

I checked in the whatsapp media voice notes. But they are not there. Plz help me to find them urgently.
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Difference between /mnt/local and /mnt/internal?

I have a WonderMedia 8650 based tablet running Android 4.0.3. The File Manager app shows the internal flash file system as "/mnt/local", I can also see a "/mnt/internal" filesystem that's identical. ...
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Unable to access the “mmcblk0p6” file, on Samsung S5300 Mini Pocket

I have rooted my Samsung S5300 Mini Pocket Galaxy, and I have entrie SDK installed on my Windows 7 laptop. Now via Command Prompt I am able to: adb shell $ su # <--- and get root access ...
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Which filesystems get overwritten when applying a ROM?

I'd like to better understand the process of writing a ROM (a zip package) to my Android phone. Checking with adb shell, the following filesystems are mounted on my phone: rootfs / rootfs ...
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Find what is creating folders on SD card

I got two useless folders on /sdcard/ (baidu and baiduMapSDK) and even though I delete them, they will generate automatically. How can I know which application or which process created these two ...
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Create a dd image of a Android 4.4.4 for forensics?

I'm a little new to the Android file system, I'm doing a project for a digital forensics class and I want to create a bit-for-bit image of my Nexus 5 running 4.4.4 stock, rooted. The normal way I ...
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Change File System of Internal Storage to EXT4

I have an Ainol tablet Novo 7, which has 16GB internal storage in FAT32 format. Due to the file system restriction, it can accept up to 4GB file size only. How can I format the internal storage to ...
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how to populate external SD for Android

Contrary to advice given here I'm not observing LOST.DIR folder created in cases of corruption. Here's my sequence of steps: Unmount external SD card in Android. Put it into external card reader for ...
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How do I mount an external disk drive formatted in ext4 via USB Host?

I plugged a 2.5 inch 1Tb drive into a Nexus 10 and I cannot see it anywhere really. Something pops up in ES File Explorer, but I cannot access the drive. Do I have to root my device, or is there some ...
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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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Why does Android use fuse for internal SD card mount? [closed]

The android ICS or later version(JB) use /data/media directory for internal SD card, and use fuse for mounting the emulator internal sd card device (/dev/fuse). As we know if we use fuse, the files ...
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Completely Full /system on CM11?

I installed CM11 from this thread on my old Nexus S 4g, thinking I could use it as a tiny server or something. However, it seems that the /system mountpoint, where things like /etc live, is ~100% ...
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In Android 4.1 what is the file structure in SDCard0

My question is not a duplicate of this question as in that post the OP is asking for where the apps are stored and my question is what is the file structure in Android 4.1 I know that installed apps ...
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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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Is it safe to rename, delete or disable system/bin/mediaserver?

mediaserver is constantly running in the background eating up CPU. I don't care at this point if I don't get to use the gallery app and I'm fed up with having to reboot every time I hop out of my ...
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Is Android FAT / FAT32 implementation power failure resilient?

Does the android FAT/32 implementation handle sudden battery removal? I know that Symbian's 'Rugged FAT' (efat32.fsy) and Microsoft's T-Fat implement this, but I've not been able to find any ...
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Accessing temp files created by an application

I have an application that I know writes temp files to the data/data/app-package directory. Using a file browsing app or windows explorer it seems these directories are sufficiently protected. Is ...
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How to hyperlink to file in KingsoftOffice?

I have an Excel spreadsheet created in Windows and open in Kingsoft Office. I would like to be able to create a hyperlink to specific files on the tablet itself. For example, I want to be able to ...
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What are `storage/emulated`, `mnt/sdcard`, `storage/sdcard`?

There have been questions about the old sdcard turning into sdcard0, which I understand to be part of the multiuser feature. What I don't understand is the 3 paths in the questions. Some of them look ...
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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?
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Folder turned into file?

Normally "DCIM" is a folder in which all photos that were taken with camera are stored. When I tried to take a photo with Google Camera, the app instructed me to insert a sd card before taking photos ...
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Why can I see '/' in a file manager when my device is not rooted?

My device is not rooted: I have rooted it before, but I did a full factory reset using the Nexus Factory Images. Root Checker tells me it's not rooted, and SuperSU tells me that it cannot find SU ...
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How to change Android's default key press sound?

The phone is rooted, I tried changing the file/s; /system/media/audio/ui/*.ogg and their permissions; -rw-r--r-- but still plays the default. Restarting the phone doesn't work also. Am I ...