I am trying to extract the image folder for the cloned Telegram app from my Redmi Note 10 Pro (Android 12, MIUI 13.0.15, no root), but with no success.

This folder is under /emulated/999/android/data, but no file explorer seem to be able to read its content and Google hasn't been able to give me a solution so far.

Is there a way to actually access that folder, either through the phone or with a Windows/Linux PC?

  • You can try t use adb from a PC via USB. You need to install adb and driver on PC side and enable developer options + adb on Android side.
    – Robert
    Nov 9, 2022 at 15:52
  • but no file explorer seem to be able to read its content -- that's because your file manager apps are installed for the user 0, while you're trying to access content of user 999. So that's not gonna work. You can install file manager app for user 999 (in other words, make a clone of your file manager app). Open that cloned file manager, and you should be able to see those files. Another thing, MTP won't give you access to those files.
    – Firelord
    Nov 9, 2022 at 16:05
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    Also ADB won't give access to files owned by secondary users. Details here. Also related: How to share files between regular account and work account? Nov 9, 2022 at 16:10
  • @Firelord i obviously tried that, but with no luck.
    – Torres98
    Nov 9, 2022 at 16:15
  • Is your cloned File manager able to list other files for user 999? Is the telegram's folder under Android/data not visible?
    – Firelord
    Nov 9, 2022 at 18:10


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