When using a Samsung Tab A, with Android 6, I would like to have ES File Explorer listed when I have to select a file to be upload from a web site file selector control.

Is there any configuration parameter that I'm missing to do that? Is it a permissions problem?

I have also have tried with other file explorers as AndSMB, and the same is happening... I only can select a file using the default android file explorer, the camera and the camcorder.

I'm trying to do something not allowed in ES File Explorer? Maybe I need another file explorer app to do that?

  • Look at the solution here which may help using either of the two apps. I don't know why it happens but this solution send to work.
    – beeshyams
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 10:28
  • Can you clarify what you want to do here? I can't understand what you're asking?
    – user186920
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 11:11
  • @MarkYisri If I got this right, OP wants to know why ES File Explorer doesn't appear in the list of providers that appear when one tries to upload a file somewhere. For reference, the list is the one that contains the Internal Storage, External Storage, File Manager, Gallery, ... entries. Maybe a screenshot from OP may help in clarifying this, though.
    – Grimoire
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 13:07

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I've read somewhere - don't remember where anymore - that Google has made this impossible for 3rd party apps. Only system apps can be used by a browser to access data in storages. Try to install ES Explorer as system app (need root ) (Will link my sources if I find them again)

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