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Busybox is a single utility that contains the functionality of many of the basic Unix tools. It's used on most embedded-Linux systems instead of having separate executables for each utility, which wastes space owing to code duplication. There are several Busybox installers available on Google Play, and one on F-Droid. Custom ROMs often have Busybox ...


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No, you won't invalidate your warranty.* Keep in mind that Root Explorer requires root, though, and rooting will invalidate your warranty. I personally love Root Explorer, so I recommend the non-root version: Explorer. * I haven't read your warranty, but I've never heard of a condition that bizarre. This is not legal advice; I am not a lawyer.


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These files are for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon film which was included promotionally with your Nexus 7. The movie was not, at least in my case, pre-installed on your device, as it takes a considerable amount of your available storage space (especially if you have an 8GB unit!). I'm guessing you must at some point have unknowingly hit the small ...


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The information below is from a developer website, it is the closest I could find to a definitive answer. From website: If you're using API Level 7 or lower, use getExternalStorageDirectory() to open a File that represents the root of the external storage, then save your shared files in one of the following directories: * Music/ - Media scanner classifies ...


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The Google Music Apps cache is at /<external_SD>/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music which is usually /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music


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WVM is a video file that has been encrypted using the Widevine (now Google) DRM platform. The first 10 seconds are not encrypted, that is why you can see it in VLC.


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First, you should be aware of the difference between "hidden folders" and "inaccessible folders": hidden folders: names start with a dot, e.g. /sdcard/.android_secure. These files you can see enabling the "hidden files" option in file explorers. inaccessible folders: folders you won't see due to lacking permissions, e.g. those in /data. To protect your ...


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Settings >> Connect to PC >> USB Connection Type should be set to "Disk drive" (you can set this as a default connection type, but I prefer to do it manually when I need it). Also, you can set it via the notifcations bar by clicking on the USB connection type as it appears; a selection box of the various options should appear. Once mounted, ...


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Over Wi-Fi Install a small app SwiFTP FTP Server. (original link 'dead' - 2012-09-22, see 'http://ppareit.github.com/swiftp/' instead ) Just, setup username & password. After tapping Start button, your device will become FTP server & the app will give you URL (handy if you don't know device IP & FTP URL format). On PC, you can use any FTP client ...


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They're cache directories that hold Ads for games. I've read Angry Birds is one such game that uses those directories. Yes, you could delete them, but they'll keep coming back everytime a game reloads their Ads.


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The app downloads the videos to /data/data/org.coursera.android/files/courkitDownloadedVideos/ instead of the standard user space of /sdcard/Android/data/* and even worse yet, the files are named file2.mp4 file3.mp4 etc. making it difficult to figure out which file is which course. I personally find this very frustrating as I would love to stream the videos ...


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You can copy the videos from this app's location in /data/data/org.coursera.android/files/courkitDownloadedVideos/ if your device is rooted. On an un-rooted device, you can use adb backup function to backup the app and its data to a file on your computer, and then extract its contents: Install and Android SDK and USB drivers for your device. In Windows ...


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You cannot restrict where the applications write the data on the sdcard. You can go and delete what ever you want on the sdcard, but it may be data for an application. If you move it, the application will think it has been deleted or doesn't exist, and it will just create the data in the same place again. Google recommends applications use the ...


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.nomedia is on or off, no way to exclude just certain file types. You might want to try including the album art in the music files (it'll still show up in the music player) and then copying them over, rather than adding the art to the folder on your phone.


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Linda File Manager allows you to do that. Just long press the file and select Create Shortcut. A shortcut icon shall appear on your Home screen As a side note, it is also a nice file manager. There might be tons of other options, though.


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On the Electrify, the external SD card is mounted at /mnt/sdcard-ext/ while the internal is at /mnt/sdcard/. The two are logically separate and cannot / should not be merged. On the Mesmerize, the external SD card is mounted at /mnt/sdcard/external-sd/ as if it were a subfolder of the internal SD storage, which is also mounted at /mnt/sdcard/ like the ...


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Not exactly "accessing the filesystem", but you could try AirDroid. It has a really nice file manager.


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WiFi File Explorer allows browsing of the SD card through a web based interface. Quite nice, but perhaps difficult to copy a large number of files. http://lifehacker.com/5626268/wifi-file-explorer-manages-your-android-sd-card-from-a-web-browser On Air (Wifi Disk) 'allows you to easily transfer files over your Wi-Fi connection by accessing it as if it were ...


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You'll need a file manager, and just browse to the same path that you do when you attach to email. If the Xoom doesn't have a file manager, I recommend Root Explorer. If you don't have root you can try another, like Astro File Manager.


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LOST.DIR is just a storage space (directory) for files that were recovered upon boot. You can safetly remove it with no problems. The sysytem keeps it just in case you want to get your recovered currupted files back. A quick google search yielded: LOST.DIR - what is it? As for preventing it from being created, just prevent the SD card from becoming ...


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Without root access you have 2 options. Both options (may) allow you to access the files for a particular app, e.g. the folder /data/data/com.app.packagename. If the application is debuggable you can use the run-as command in adb shell (more info about what adb is and how to install it can be found here) adb shell run-as com.your.packagename` cp ...


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As Shywim wrote, direct access from your Windows PC is limited to certain directories – by default. But there are some helpers available to give you more details. Some examples include: DavDrive Lite – make the local file system available via WebDAV. This would require another 3rd party tool on your Windows PC (some WebDAV client) FTPServer – a small and ...


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I use SugarSync. It does exactly what you are looking for and you get 5 gigs of storage on the free account.


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Try Image Transfer.


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According to this thread /sdcard is the internal storage of your device. It is so named because Android counts on a FAT/FAT32 filesystem at that mountpoint for data storage. The optional external sdcard mounts to /sdcard2 and is evidently not available via USB from the tablet. These are the "user serviceable" locations in Android. To work with files outside ...


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Android can't/doesn't keep track of arbitrary data created on the SD card. If you're looking for regular app data such as settings, it's located at /data/data/qualified-app-name where the name is something like com.rovio.angrybirds for Angry Birds, for example. As eldarerathis notes you'll need to be root to view the data partition; it's protected to ...


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A wvm file is not the same as a wmv, the wvm is a video downloaded from Google play movies and is a type of mpeg-4 video file. It is currently unable to be opened by anything other than the Google play movies app because of the DRM properties surrounding the file.


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Prerequesites: unlocked phone ('fastboot oem unlock' command) installed Android SDK with accessible adb and fastboot executables (both are part of the SDK) Cyanogenmod 7/9 or 10 image from get.cm (or whatever ROM you want) Nexus S CWM recovery image from clockworkmod.com Steps: Flash the CWM recovery image: Switch off your Nexus S, press volume up ...


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Originally posted by @ott-- in the comments, this answer did the trick. I'm posting it as an answer since ott-- hasn't. Isn't the target named /sdcard or /storage/sdcard and not /system/sdcard?



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