Hi I am searching for the factory folder tree for Samsung Galaxy Note 1. I want the folder tree, so I can perform adb shell commands to access these directories. In a quest of recovering data.

e.g. cd /sdcard/music/

QtADB hangs. On ADB cmd prompt, there's nothing happening after following command.

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Android commander needs root access too..

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    May I ask why you can't just get the tree using adb shell? Perhaps using something like ls -R | grep ":$" | sed -e 's/:$//' -e 's/[^-][^\/]*\//--/g' -e 's/^/ /' -e 's/-/|/' (Hang on, I'll get a cleaner command for you in a sec lol) – dotVezz Nov 27 '13 at 14:17
  • find . -type d also works. It's a lot simpler to put in, but its output isn't quite as readable. But yes, is there any reason why something like this wouldn't work for you? – dotVezz Nov 27 '13 at 14:24
  • As you either want to use ADB, you might wish to take a look at QtADB, and use its integrated file manager. – Izzy Nov 27 '13 at 16:07
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    If your device is found by ADB, it is found by QtADB as well. And while root gives you additional possibilities, it's not a requirement for QtADB (at least not as far as I know). So just give it a try :) // Of course, you can also go the way dotVezz is just pointing: ls will always show you available files and directories in your current location, and pwd will tell you where you are. – Izzy Nov 27 '13 at 16:53
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    As my devices are all rooted, it's hard for me to check. You might want to take a look into the QtADB FAQ – I just did, and it seems it requires busybox on the Android device (which AFAIK, requires root). Sorry for that. Alternatives: ADB Browser, maybe Android Master (if it doesn't require root as well), Android Commander. – Izzy Nov 28 '13 at 12:55

There are several ADB GUIs available which might help you out. All of them have in common that you can browse the Android device's directory tree using a graphical frontend, and also execute "stuff" from a command-line interface ("console"). They might offer additional features as well:

  • Android Commander
    Android Commander
    root optional (and only needed for Applications Manager and flashing options), Windows only. Offers an ADB shell (console) and a graphical file manager.
  • ADB Browser
    ADB Browser
    a GUI based file and application browser, Windows & Linux
  • QtADB
    seems to require root & Busybox. Multi-platform, multi-purpose GUI, including shell (console), file browser, app manager, system info, and much more.
  • I downloaded ADB browser, but I don't see anything when I ran the .exe....I dont think it can detect my device. – aspiring Nov 28 '13 at 13:23

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