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Read content of .thumbdata file

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone. I tried to recover them with DiskDigger, but I didn't have much luck with it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...