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What's the fastest way to transfer files from PC to Android?

I'd like to know which method of transfering offers the highest speeds. It happens once in a while that I lose my data while making ROM updates etc. as my phone is encrypted and that sometimes makes ...
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Cleaner asks to delete some files. How do I know what these files are?

I have downloaded a cleaner app and it works great but it has asked to clean and delete unwanted files and also disable apps. I don't know exactly what all these are: Cache Junk Residual Files AD ...
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What is the local path (on the Android device) to files accessible over USB storage?

I have my device connected by "Mass storage (UMS)" and with "USB storage" selected. On the PC, this allows me to mount the device successfully, and give a listing of files. However, what is the local ...
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How to list pathname of all files using adb

On most of my devices I'm able to use the find command to get the full pathname of all the files on the device. However I have two tablets that don't have the find command. I tried various ...
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Why did a .nomedia file get added to my device? Showing 0 Image, Audio or Video Files?

I woke up today and my Gallery was showing 0 Image, Video or Audio files. After seeing this thread Images have disappeared from gallery, but still in "My Files" (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, 5.0....
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Internal memory used and free doesn't sum up? [duplicate]

When I go to the about phone section in my huawei honor 4c mobile , I see 8gb intetnal storage. But strangely enough, when I go to the file manager, I see only 3.5 gb used and only 500mb free. I ...
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What are HPROF files?

What are hprof files on Sony Xperia mobilephone and Is it alright if I delete them from the internal storage?
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Android Corrupting my SdCard FILES

Sorry but i need help :) looks like my phone corrupting files in my sdcard everything i copy to my sdcard is gone when i instert it to my android. i have format it,chksdk, even buy the new one but ...
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The amazing expanding “android files”

Guys, I've got a Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos version) which just received an update over the weekend from Samsung. Since then, I've had a really weird issue with the phone suddenly telling me that all the ...
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Is data on phone memory accessible by service center?

I used Micromax phone and gave it to service center for display change. I have moved my apps to SD card and removed it. Is it possible for them to get my chat history and media file (photos, videos) ...
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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): E:\Dropbox\...
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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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What is the meaning of KDZ file name format?

What is the meaning of LG's .kdz file name format? For instance, a KDZ file: D85530B_00_1217.kdz (Marshmallow for LG G3 D855). After the model no (D855), the terms like 30B, 30C etc. are coming. ...
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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 don'...
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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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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 ...