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Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot

I have created an advanced settings.xml file for Kodi on my Samsung tablet and need to create a directory called /.kodi/userdata to put it in. Everytime I try to create it, it says invalid entry. Any ...
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Getting absolute path with “ls” command

Is it possible to output the absolute file path when executing ls -l on Android (e.g. via adb shell or in a terminal app)? Here is the output I get from ls -l /etc/ (I have root access): ...
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How to move files(including apps) to an adopted sd card directly from PC?

I don't really know how to make a title for this and it might be somewhat far and my english is not on point but please understand. I have a 16gb SD card that is formatted as an adopted internal ...
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How to fix broken images in gallery?

I am using Celkon Q54+ running Android 4.4. When I copy some JPEG images from my computer to my phone via USB Storage mode, those images are displayed as broken images in the Gallery app. I have ...
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Unable to Transfer epub file from pc to Samsung S5

My PC is Win 7. In the past I've been able to transfer files from my PC to my Samsung S2, both to SD card as well as Main Memory (Phone) without any problems. I now have a Samsung S5. Before going ...
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My wifi files are deleted

I don't know why i did that but I deleted /data/misc/wifi folder. Then, i have tried to reset my device, but it didn't work. and now, there is no folder in /data/misc/wifi/sockets. there were 3-4 file ...
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Where do “Play Movies & TV” offline files save?

Just this week, I have started watching a TV Show via Play Movies & TV. For convenience I have made them viewable offline (to save on data - instead of streaming them). I origonally saved them to ...
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How do I auto sync files between my Android device and Windows PC over USB?

Is there a software that can auto sync files from certain folders of our choice between Android device and Windows PC(Like the Camera folder or Music folder)? I am tired of manually copying those ...
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Sync to dropbox and delete from android device

I'm using many apps that store their files locally, and they're taking too much space, I can sync their files to dropbox and delete them manually from my phone but I'm asking if I could do it ...
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How can I open gnumeric files?

How can I open gnumeric files on an Android device? I don't want to edit the files, read-only access would be enough .
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How did the file go missing?

I had downloaded a music file(.mp3) from my mail app on my android smartphone, which was saved in the downloads folder. I always play music files in the 'Play Music' app and this particular file was ...
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Find out what app is creating .nomedia files [duplicate]

We got a bug report for a media player that is caused by some app (presumably) creating a .nomedia file in /storage/sdcard1/Android/data. If the file is manually removed, it reappears at some point. ...
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Clearing app settings related to file type

I'm trying to open a file written in R, with the extension .R. While I alternately used Turbo Editor and another application to edit .R and other text files, at some point, I set as the default app ...
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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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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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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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How can I get a list of files in a directory as text?

I have a folder containing a large number of MP3 files. I want to export a list of all the filenames of files in that folder, so I can then send it by email etc. This can be either copying to the ...
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Geometry Dash custom songs download location

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (Model Number - SM-G388F) running KitKat 4.4.4. I would like to have some of these songs on my computer and phone, and this means that I need to find the ...
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Misc. files that I can't find but that take up about a half of available storage

I have the following problem: about half of my phone storage is filled by files that grouped as Misc in Android Storage app. The problem is that I can't find these files. If I open the Misc. category ...
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Where is downloaded skype files on android?

I got some pictures on my phone and somehow can't save it and they are nowhere to find...
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Hash All Files in a Folder [closed]

Is there an app to hash all files inside a folder? I'd like to have a text list like the one you get if you go into a directory in Linux and execute sha256sum * I always use sha256, but here I ...
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). It can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from system/app. (Droid ...
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What media formats are supported in Android?

I am new to Android, and I'm learning. For example, most of my old music files were FLV and SWF files, which my phone and tablet won't play, and I can't seem to get extensions for Chrome to play them. ...
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Cannot find where Google Play Music stores downloaded files (different from similar posts)

About a year or two ago, I decided to use Google Play Music as my "cloud host", so I took all of my old music that I'd had sitting on my computer, and uploaded it to Google Play Music. This is all my ...
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Where are the game save files in PC? Bluestacks (without opening bluestacks)

There's someone who already asked this question but the answer requires opening bluestacks. The problem is my bluestacks is broken and unable to open. It says 'Bluestacks app runner has stopped ...
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Purpose of .push_deviceid file

On some Android devices, in the data folder (within user storage), there is a file called .push_deviceid For example, on one Android device, I found it at storage/emulated/0/data/.push_deviceid It ...
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Does adb pull verify files automatically?

Does adb pull verify files automatically? For instance, does it check the hash/checksum of pulled files to see whether they were pulled correctly? I'm guessing it does, but I haven't found an answer ...
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Location of exported notes from Note Everything app

Where can I find the exported notes file from the Note Everything app on Android?
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How to monitor a system file in Android 4.x and 5.x?

I want to monitor some files like settings.db under /data or some file under /system for file modification or file accesss, but I can't seem to figure out how. I know Tasker can monitor file changes ...
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find command says: unknown group XYZ

This question is the next part of this question. I'm trying to use find command (Android 4.2.1; Busybox installed, have root access) to list files owned by a specific group under /, but every time I ...
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Camera group not found in Android groups

Edit: I found that using ls -n shows the group's id and not its name. The group id for camera is 1006. I can now use the find command as well. However, this id isn't listed in the output of id or ...
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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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Linux on Android - viewing file structure

I have installed Linux (Ubuntu distro) on my Android tablet, a Nexus 7 (no SD card at all), in a so-called CHroot install. I am a Linux beginner, so my understanding is quite limited. When in Linux ...
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What is the pathname to my application executable? [closed]

I wish to get the pathname for an application I am creating and have installed via Eclipse and ADB. My application is installed as I see an icon that I can invoke to launch successfully my ...
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What is the Riva_fm_cal file?

What is the Riva_fm_cal file? It is located in /data/app on many Android devices. It is typically a very small file (under 25 bytes), and gets recreated if deleted.
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Full file names in ES File Explorer

In ES File Explorer, each folder has its name underneath it. But if the name is long, only a truncated version of it appears. How can I see the full name? Bonus question: is there a more general ...
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Incorrect dates on screenshots taken on Galaxy Nexus i9250

I have first Nexus (Galaxy Nexus i9250) with Android 4.3 on-board. I've been making screenshots of the screens, I'm seeing, for as long, as I have this phone (nearly three years) and there were always ...
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Where are the Game save files located in PC?

I have installed Bluestack on my PC and I began by installing a game called Townsmen and I played nicely. However, I want to backup the files that are created by the Bluestack program since I ...
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Storage and downloading files

I bought a new phone and everytime I save a picture from Twitter, the browser or a bbm profile it always saves in my phone storage not my SD card. I was wondering if there's a way to make them save ...
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How can I access my Galaxy S5 from a PC to retrieve all of my files?

I broke the digitizer (LCD display/touch sensor underneath glass screen). The phone still turns on and can connect to computer but I can't access it because I have a passcode lock on it and it doesnt ...
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How to retrieve file from broken samsung

I have a broken Samsung Express GT-I8730 which keeps rebooting every 5 sec. There is no sd card in the phone but I need the pictures that are on the phone. In recovery mode, the phone is not seen by ...
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I can't see new files throught windows explorer

i can't see my new(!) files on android throught windows explorer while i can do it by ES explorer or adb shell. Is there any way to fix it?
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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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Purpose of bookmark, imgcache and rev_geocoding files in cache?

I have an Alcatel and on my Android internal storage in my cache has all of these files with question marks and I can't view them and these files are: bookmark.0 bookmark.1 Bookmark.idx img.cache.1 ...
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How can I save Android photos in the WebP format?

WebP images are at least 20% smaller. Windows can open WebP images after installing the WebP codec.
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How can I run an EXE Flash App on my android device?

Basically I have an EXE file that executes a lot of SWF files in another folder running an interactive slideshow type thing. Is there anyway that I can de-compile the EXE file or something in such a ...
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Folder inaccessible, labeled as “file”, tried rescanning sd card

I downloaded MAME4droid and I wanted to put a Galaga ROM on it, but when I tried to find the MAME4all folder it didn't show up in windows. As prescribed, I rescanned the sd card, but all that did was ...
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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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How can I save / get to Walmart's e-receipts from their Walmart app? Where are the files stored?

The Walmart app has a section called Savings Catcher, which allows one to scan a barcode from their receipt or to submit some numbers from it, and for the app to find lower prices. Anyhow, an exact ...
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Large files on machine after installing Eclipse and Android Studio

After installing and uninstalling both Eclipse and Android Studio several times, I have some very large (> 200MB) files on my PC (Windows 7). I currently use the Android Studio version that is ...