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I've downloaded de.zip and unpacked it, although it came up with an error about something wrong with the header. Now I have a folder with lots of things, but I have no clue how to get this app started. It doesn't look like a Windows program. I have no experience installing something on other platforms. Which platform is it meant for? Can someone please send me a link with installation info for that platform?

Keen to get started investigating the contents of a backup.ab file. Many thanks!

  • For extracting Android backups use Android Backup Extractor (see section Releases and Usage). It is a Java command-line application. Hence you need to have Java Runtime (JRE) installed. For example this one: adoptopenjdk.net/… (The JRE from Oracle is also fine). – Robert May 5 at 7:26
  • Did you see the tag wiki (click on that and see learn more) of the tag you used and the frequently asked questions in that tag. Please read those and ask if it is not already covered there – beeshyams May 5 at 7:28
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    @beeshyams You have to add that you have to click on the very small link "Learn more..." (IMHO a "design disaster" of StackExchange). It took me ~10 years to recognize this link. – Robert May 5 at 7:32
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    Droid Explorer development has stopped ~4 years ago android.stackexchange.com/q/220375 – alecxs May 5 at 8:45
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I liked this program for a long time. Once installed, but over time it stopped working. The reason is the SDK update !!!!!!!!!

DroidExplorer.0.9.0.4 does not work with the new SDK at all.

I remind you that the path to replace the SDK path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Wow6432Node \ DroidExplorer \ InstallPath NEVER UPDATE SDK FROM THIS PROGRAM! as an option, if you do as I use symbolic links in addition to critical files, then updating the main SDK will update the Droid Tools files. But you can’t update sdk from the program anyway!

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