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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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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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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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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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Where are the Game save files located in PC : BlueStack question?

Hello 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 program Bluestack, since i ...
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Where are screeprint files saved?

When I do a screen print on my 10 inch tablet running Kit-Kat 4.4, where does it save the image file? (I'm very new to android.)
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Dropbox export folder to SD card?

Is it possible to download a folder (or at least download multiple files at once) from Dropbox to SD card? I do not seem to have the export option when selecting folders Note the "Share" option ...
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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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Apps and files dissapeared after restarting my phone

What happened is that I was just using my phone when I saw one of my apps had the little android with the SD card and wasn't working. I know this usually happens when the files are deleted or that the ...
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Unable to view videos - Message: “sorry, video cannot be played”

I have a strange issue. I have downloaded some WMV files on my Android to watch them while offline. I watched some of them and now all of a sudden I see "sorry, video cannot be played". None of the ...
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What is a cops.log file?

Suddenly my internal storage was totally full. Many things didn't work anymore in my phone including wifi and my launcher (even the option in the settings disappeared). Some apps crashed also. So 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 to set up a Shared Directory - Phone to Pc

I know between phones, there is the bluetooth option. But can you set up a shared folder or VPN between the 2 platforms wirelessly? For simple file transfers, similiar to Google Drive? What I'm trying ...
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The files on the external SD card are just shown for a few seconds after mounting

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with an external SD card of 64 GB. Since few weeks ago, I can just see and open the files stored on this external SD card for about 30 seconds, when I mount the card. ...
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HTML Viewer seems not running the website's Javascripts

I have an offline saved htm web page on sdcard to test Javascript. The default render on my phone seems to be HTML Viewer. But when I tried to open the page, the code didn't run. I know this because ...
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Where does line app stores the pictures and video files?

Where does the Line app store pictures and videos that are received through it? I don't see them in Gallery.
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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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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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Download Problems

So when I download music, it will show up in the music player, but when I turn off my phone, which is a galaxy s3 by the way, the music doesnt show up in the music player but will still be in my ...
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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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Specific files in clockworkmod folder with future timestamps

I've noticed that many Android devices that have been rooted (but use stock ROMs), have a clockworkmod folder. These devices are not using clockworkmod ROMs but sometimes use a custom recovery as ...
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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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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 ...
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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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HOw do I work with 'saved for offline reading ' files in android 4.2.2?

I have a Samsung tab 3 8.0 with android 4.2.2, rooted. I wan to work with (not just view) the files I saved for offline viewing. I read they are supposed to be in: android, data, com/android/browser, ...
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Phone restores to certain status everytime it (re)boots

I came across an Android phone which has a very strange phenomenon: it restores to certain status every time it boots or reboots. Installed apps and saved files will disappear, and uninstalled apps ...
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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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Gmail account associated with the crypt5 files

I was just wondering, is there a way to get the gmail account associated with the crypt5 files from the files itself. I mean we can decrypt and read crypt5 files if we know the Gmail account ...
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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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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with its official CyanogenMod nightly build. And suddenly, it doesn't "see" my pictures, videos or music files. They don't show: while selecting a notification/ring tone ...
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Get last access date and time in Tasker?

I'm trying to make a task that plays the most recently downloaded (not yet played) podcast in a directory structure like this: Podcasts PodcastFolder1 file.mp3 file2.mp3 ...
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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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where is /data/preload folder on my [rooted] android phone?

I need to copy a file into this folder. I cannot find this folder using the root explorer. Where is it? I know it exists (or should exist) since system gives me an error message saying that file is ...
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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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Fastest way to transfer small files to PC

I am looking for the fastest solution to transfer many small files really fast to my PC from my Android powered phone. For example I would like to transfer 100x5KB data in a second. Is there a way if ...
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Virtual SMB directory on sdcard

I have a Moto G with only 16 gigs of storage. It doesn't accept external sd cards. Therefore, I store some data on my phone and some on my networked drive, at home. This can be annoying because a lot ...
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Getting files using adb shell

I have a rooted Galaxy S4 device which runs Android 4.4.2 & I'm trying to get the files of an application using adb shell, when I navigate to where my directory is and get the root access in shell ...
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How can I view the contents of an .srt file on my Android?

OS: 4.1.1 Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 I have a French .srt file that I want to view and edit the contents. How can I achieve this?
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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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Sms ringtones type of file i have to use

Today i downloaded some .mp3 short files...But when i try to add them as SMS ringtones it tell me that "This is wrong type of file" In what type should i download those files so i can be able to add ...
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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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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 do I set which aplication to open unknown files?

I have installed OwnCloud and in there (and many other aps too) every time I try to open some files, that have no known Ending, they are always opened with the GPG-app called "APG" which is not what I ...
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Are those log files in /storage/sdcard0/log necessary?

On my SGS2 (GT-I9100, Android 4.1.2), 1.2GB of log files piled up in the folder /storage/sdcard0/log . I have almost no space left on the internal SD card and a lot of the space is used by those ...