I have a rooted Android device running 4.0.3. I bought full version of File Expert in order to browse root file system.

I navigate to a .conf file and want to open it, but the app says There is no handler installed on your device for this file format. Would you like File Expert to find one for you?.
I select OK, but I get another error: Sorry, currently there is no handler for this format....

If I force this file to be openend as text file Open as text, and choose FE Text Editor, nothing happens.

Any chance to make this work or I'll have to buy another app for this?

  • Any chance you don't mind being suggested different app ?
    – roxan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 3:42
  • @roxan Which app did you have in mind?
    – AnDroDroo
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 7:14
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    I use ES File Explorer,its free has tons of feature and if you go to settings you have option to mount root folder as well.
    – roxan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 9:31
  • @roxan Can it browser root directories? I set Enable root but no root content appears. Does it require to buy root browser plugin as well as some other root apps?
    – AnDroDroo
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 10:41
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    I've set default location to / so every time I open it, I get inside /. No it doesn't need any plugin or so.
    – roxan
    Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 11:02

2 Answers 2


While File Expert is a good app there are great apps out there.

I was hesitant to switch because I didn't want to install another app for ftp sharing, but I discovered Solid Explorer. It's the best File manager app for android, bar none.
It has an exceptional text editor with optional monospace font(!), size setting and line wraps can be disabled! And of course Root support out of the box. All for the great price of 0$. (Thought it's in beta, so that might change.)

It also includes FTP/SFTP/SMB/CIFS browsing, support for Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive. And so many other goodies that there's not enough space here to list it all.

  • I'll definitely give it a try
    – AnDroDroo
    Commented Jul 19, 2012 at 9:02

File Expert at the moment cannot open such files.

I recommend using the app called ES File Explorer! It's free and you just enable root option in the Properties, and you have root access.

DO NOT buy File Expert's root plugin as it's a waste of money!!!


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