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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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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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How do I open a json file

How do I open a .json file on my Android phone?
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Where does the LINE app store 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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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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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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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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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 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 - Android

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (Model Number - SM-G388F) running Kit Kat 4.4.4 My question is where do the custom songs download with custom levels in geometry dash get stored on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...