I have a samsung galaxy 8, new to android from iphone 7. Since this system is new to me I wanted to get a rundown on the internal/sd storage files, where system files are stored, how to find apps and where they are stored. Basically I want to manage some files but I don't know the structure on the android system. Example: I want to store some lesser used icon packs to the external storage to free up some space. I don't know where to move them to, and what rules there may be for this. I also have alot of photo files which I want to store and use from the sd card. If someone can please direct me to an article that would be really helpful.


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You can download Es File Explorer App, click here to download it from Google Play Store. It makes easy to manage your files in Internal/External Storage, using this you can easily move your photos from Internal to External storage.

I hope this will help you.

  • ES once was a good one, now it comes with too much adware attached. For replacements, there's my app listing of file managers; depending on your background, good candidates include Total Commander / Ghost Commander / Astro or Amaze – and I'd currently rather go for the latter: it's open source, and includes an app manager.
    – Izzy
    Nov 22, 2017 at 7:50
  • @Izzy I am using it for years and I have not faced any issue with it yet, but I will look the suggestions you mentioned. Nov 22, 2017 at 8:14
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    Well, ES added at least AdMob and MoPub, then Appsflyer, Avocarrot and Taboola – all for ads. Additionally, the app is linked to Firebase (probably for analytics). Doesn't feel good privacy-wise. Amaze has none of that (umm, exact for Firebase if you install it from Playstore – luckily it's also available at F-Droid) while covering almost everything ES does.
    – Izzy
    Nov 22, 2017 at 10:01
  • @Izzy Thanks for improving my knowledge, this was really helpful. Nov 22, 2017 at 10:08
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    I fail to see how the answer addresses a good part of the question; namely, where are [apps] stored, where system files are stored, what rules there may be [for moving files]. Sorry, but -1.
    – Grimoire
    Nov 22, 2017 at 16:03

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