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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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How do I actualize the visible files in File Explorer on Windows browsing SDCard of Sony Xperia Ray?

If I browse my SDcard on Windows 7 I can see only the folders that where there the first time I connected the phone via USB. When I create a new folder on the device later, It is not visible in the ...
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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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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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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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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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unable to upload doc files in android latest version

I am not able to upload .doc files on my android mobile.I have Kingston software installed so whenever I use the upload button from the webpage it just displays my gallery, camera, voice and video ...
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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 ...