I have used the stock browser to save a page for offline reading. It is a .txt file, the browser only opens it and does not give me an option to download it.

Where is the page stored, i would like to open it with another app.

I have looked under /sdcard/Android/data But there is no com.android.browser folder or any other folder which looks like the right one.

  • Not sure, but usually downloads are stored in /sdcard/download or /sdcard/downloads. Have you checked there?
    – Izzy
    Oct 15, 2012 at 11:39
  • @Izzy Yes i have. I could not download the file, the browser only opens the link. So i had to use the Save-for-offline-reading option
    – Stingervz
    Oct 15, 2012 at 12:30
  • I see -- that's of course something different. Please take a look at my answer below -- I guess I covered all possibilities now :)
    – Izzy
    Oct 15, 2012 at 12:54

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Where to find it when it was downloaded

If you have been able to "download" the file, the most likely location to find it is either /sdcard/download or /sdcard/downloads.

It wasn't downloaded, but "saved for offline reading"

But as it turns out, the stock browser didn't give you that option, and you had to "save for offline reading" -- which is something different. In this case the file probably is stored on internal storage (below /data/data/com.android.browser). Without root you've got not many chances to access it there. So you could either try with a different browser -- or simply copy-paste the text file into some note-taking app / editor (e.g. Jota Text Editor or AmbleLink Notepad Basic Ed.).

Alternative download options

If you have to do this more often, or formatting gets lost on copy-paste, you're probably much better of with some "downloader tools". I just know about Tasker, which offers HTTP_GET actions. Depending on your ROM, the shell might provide wget (stock ROM on my Milestone 2 had this), so all you need in that case is a terminal app (e.g. Android Terminal Emulator), and there simply execute

# change to the directory where you want to store the downloaded file in
cd /sdcard/download
# get the file
wget http://www.example.com/textfile.txt

Adjust that to your needs, of course :)

Special downloader apps

Other alternatives would include special "Downloader Apps", like e.g. Download All Files or Easy Downloader, which you might want to give a try.


While in your web browser, press and hold the Return button on the lower right side of your phone. then at the top of the page select saved pages


Tap [internet] icon, tap [☆]on top right corner, tap [saved pages] on top right corner. Done.


Tap the flag with the star at the top right of the browser and click on the saved pages tab.

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