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Dropbox files won't open, 'Permanent Failure'

Opening files from the Dropbox app seems to always result in a 'Permanent Failure' message. I see that some of the progress bar fills before the error appears. In the past I used Dropbox to view many ...
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Erasing SD Card contents and personal data

I have an SD card in my Droid Global or Droid X, not exactly sure which model. I go to the files and click on the SD card instead of shred files and delete all of its contents. I then go to Privacy ...
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Ubuntu one app: how can I sync a text file edited on my android device with ubuntu one?

I've just got ubuntu one app on my android device to sync file between my android device and my desktop computer. I see that the app has the ability to automatically sync uploaded photos, can it also ...
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Missing mp3 files on SD card

I am trying to add mp3 files to my Toshiba Thrive trough an SD card. What I am doing is loading the SD card in my laptop and adding the files directly. I loaded around 6 GB to the (32GB) card. When ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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How can I recover the files in LOST.DIR on my SD card, and what are they?

I've always had a LOST.DIR folder on my external SD card, which until now has been empty. Today my phone complained that my SD card was damaged and wouldn't mount it, so I pulled it out and looked at ...
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How to save a text file from the browser?

I was reading a game FAQ on my Galaxy S II with the stock browser, and was a little surprised that I had no option to save the .txt file to the phone. Is this possible?
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Nexus S - Can't copy to SD card

When I connect my Nexus S to my computer I can see various files (media, LOST.DIR, DCIM...). If I copy a file here, I can't find it on the file manager (ASTRO) on my phone? How do I access these files ...
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File Manager for Android HTC

One of the frustrating things about HTC is that i cannot manage my files which have been downloaded. On the market place there are some apps which allow you to do this such as: Astro File manager ...
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Which system files are safe to delete?

I got only 160MB internal storage out of which 100MB is reserved by android operating system. Which System files and folders are safe to delete? For example: de, fr, es and it files in ...
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Where are my photos saved?

I want to categorize/reorganize the photos in my gallery. I feel like I've been all over the place in ASTRO, looking them, but I can't seem to find them. I see my downloads, and some other photo ...
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How can I know the directories used by an application

I've been testing some dictionaries the last few days and right now I've my SDCard with plenty of directories with many MB of data that belongs to those dictionaries. How can I find out for a ...
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Force Media Update?

Sometimes I download songs from various sources, and they aren't put in the requisite media folder on external storage. The media scanner can still find them, but the only way I have found to do this ...
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How can I can open local files in the default Android browser?

I want to open local files that are on my sdcard in the Android browser. How can I accomplish this?
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Copying files to tablet with Android

When I copy file.pdf to my tablet with the command (in Linux - Ubuntu) cp file.pdf /media/Archos_7/Data via USB cable and then disconnect USB and look to the Data directory, file.pdf has size 0 B, or ...
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Problem playing large MP4 (500 MB) video files in Android 2.1

When I try to play a large MP4 video file (500 MB), say a film on my phone, it plays the audio but not the video. I have checked running a smaller MP4 file (5 MB), and it plays fine. Even ...
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Android and .mov files

How can I play .mov files on Android 2.2+ without converting them? EDIT: I am looking for a way to install Codecs rather than find a video player on the market if possible. Thank you.
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How to create a url link file in Android?

In windows, we can create a .url file to link to a website. How can I do this on Android? I want to send some links to my Android device from my PC.
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How to exclude certain folders from getting scanned by music player?

I have some audiobooks on my phone, but I don't want to hear these when I play "All music". Is it possible to exclude some folders from getting added to the library? What are the file types that ...
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Tool for accessing android files on a linux pc over wi-fi

What is the best app to browse, explore and access android files on a Linux machine over wifi?
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How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone?

How can I open an HTML file I have copied from PC to SD Card of Phone? I've tried opening it with the default application which is HTML Viewer but I get a "Web page not available" system page. The ...
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Where are the .apk files of currently installed apps stored on my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?
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How to browse files on a Motorola Defy (Android) with ubuntu 10.04?

I want to browse files on my mobile with ubuntu.
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Quickly send file from phone to PC via internet?

Is there a service/app that provide this functionality? I imagine the inversion of Awesome Drop.
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What's a good app for managing media files?

I prefer to manually organize my media (music, podcasts, video) on my SD card using a file manager (as opposed to letting the media player organize it all by tags, because it mixes music with podcasts ...
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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How Can I Access My Desktop's File System Over 3G?

I'm looking for a good solution to be able to browse my home computer and download files remotely. I've tried Gmote, and it works pretty well, but for some reason the desktop client seems to randomly ...
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Can I share files over WiFi as a Windows share with my Nexus One?

I have a Nexus One full of songs and when I go to my friend's house I would like to play songs off of it. Since I have my phone connect to my friend's WiFi, the phone has a local IP. If my phone's ...
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How can I download arbitrary files to the SD card on my phone? [duplicate]

So I have an android phone, and I wanted to download some files on it that are not currently accessible from my PC (corporate firewall). The thinking is that once the files are on the phone, I can ...
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How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?

Are there any off-the-shelf options for securing the contents of an SD card so that files written by apps writing to SD are encrypted? If so, what is the best option? I'm looking for something for ...
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How can I access the /android_asset/ folder on my phone?

or in other words: Where is it? Can I access it without root access? I've been searching in ASTRO file manager but I can't find it. What is the full path?
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How to share files through Bluetooth?

The only way I found to do it is by installing a 3rd party file explorer software. Isn't there a default app that does that? At least for media files?
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Is it possible to use an Android phone in “disk mode”?

If I connect an iPhone to a PC it is not possible to copy files between the PC and the iPhone. I would like to be able to do this because it would be useful. What happens if I connect an Android ...