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Where are WhatsApp messages stored? [duplicate]

Where are WhatsApp messages stored when they arrive? They are stored in backup at 4 AM but before that, where are our latest messages stored? How can we access this location?
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What folder are Google Podcasts downloads stored in? [duplicate]

I want to pull some podcast downloads off my phone, and put them on my computer. I have plugged my phone into my computer's USB port. What folder can I find my Google Podcast downloads in? My ...
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where is the location of google drive folder in android phone [duplicate]

Look for the location of google drive folder in an android phone, Realme v3 5g. Expect the location be something like "android\data\com.google.android.apps.books".
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Where can I find User Data of an app? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an app on my phone because I want to take out information from it. It has pages (In image form, probably PNG) that I need on my computer. I went to storage and I clicked on the app, ...
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Cant delete system files on rooted phone [duplicate]

I'm using zarchiver as a file managing app on my rooted phone... I cant delete some specific app folders in /system/app even though I remounted it as rewritable.... in rewritable it will ...
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How do I correctly backup android apps with a PC for a factory reset? [duplicate]

I want to reset my phone. I want to preserve some apps state across the reset. I don't want to use third party software. Which folders do I have to copy?
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Get the actual app's data files location [duplicate]

tl;dr One of my apps stores its data in some weird place that isn't covered by Google backup. And thus it was not restored after the latest system recovery. I've lost all my data for that single app. ...
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Why there's an “Android” folder in my phone's storage? [duplicate]

I'm just wanted to know why there's an Android folder. As we all know that the data which apps stores for itself stores in root directory which is "data/data" but why there's an Android ...
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The normal directories of storage of this app is empty. Does it got anything to do with my phone being unrooted? [duplicate]

There is an educational app in my android phone that allows me to download videos for studying them offline. I have downloaded a lot of videos and have my storage filling up to the brink because of it....
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...
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Meomo's path data [duplicate]

My phone has problem and I get the following error for many programs: Now, I want to refactor my Android, But I need to save my Memo's information. Where are my Memo's information? UPDATE: I think ...
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transferring data from an app that hides it [duplicate]

I'm transferring data from an older phone (LG G5 running Android 7) to a newer phone (Nokia 8.3 running Android 11). I've transferred most of it using backup + restore, or manually using syncthing. ...
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Viewing android app cache data [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to see each of the cached files for a specific app. I know I can see how much cache data is on an app but I want to see those files.
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What is the normal file directory for the currency amount on android games? [duplicate]

I have shared the files to my computer from my phone and am trying to give myself infinite currency in Android games, but cannot find the normal currency directory. If you know where it is, can you ...
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Youtube Music Application Local History File Location [duplicate]

Yesterday I was listening to some music, but it didn't get saved to my account's history since it was blocked by an ad blocker. I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to access my recent ...
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Where in the file system are applications installed?

I have installed a few Android applications both with the adb install MyApplication.apk command and via a webserver (like an alternative to Android Market). But where in the Android file system on my ...
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Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...
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Android Folder Hierarchy

On Android's root (/), what is the purpose of each folder? I want to learn the folder hierarchy structure. I would like to know the differences between Android 2.3 and 4.x, if they have different ...
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Is removing an app any different from disabling an app?

One of the main advantage of rooting is removing bloatware [I guess]. Is removing unwanted brand-based or operator-based app any different from disabling it from All Application in Settings? I don't ...
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How to stop apps writing to “Android” folder on the SD card?

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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How do you delete downloaded songs in Spotify?

I'm trying to make a Nandroid backup in TWRP but don't have enough space. I'm pretty sure if I deleted my 500+ downloaded songs there would be enough space. How do I clear out the Spotify songs?
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List of special Android SD card folders?

I've seen mention of special folders on the SD card such as "ringtones" and "notifications" . What is the full list of special folders recognized by Android's (Froyo preferred) configuration and its ...
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How disk space is used on Android device?

I have critical low storage level and can't understand what takes much of it and how that's possible that the installed applications can use 7 GB? I only use a few social media clients without any ...
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Check what storage an app uses?

Is there a way to check what storage a third party application is using? i.e which of these it uses?
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How can I access cache files of an app? [duplicate]

I have a marshmallow device, it has custom ROM, and is obviously rooted. I am looking for a way to access the app data, cache of other apps. As I am rooted, I guess this is possible. I tried ...
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Why are superuser permissions needed to acess /data partition?

The default account is normal user, and I used it to install Google Play Store APK (to /data). Then Google Play Store was opened using my current user's permissions, and it is used to download and ...
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Geometry Dash custom songs download location

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (Model Number - SM-G388F) running KitKat 4.4.4. I would like to have some of these songs on my computer and phone, and this means that I need to find the ...
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How can I access the folders where Firefox mobile stores its application data

I know the information is supposed to be at data/data/org.mozilla.firefox/ but I cannot seem to view/access them. My device is rooted, and I've checked device storage as well as external storage, ...
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Viewing the content of Android cache

Where in the system is cached application data stored? Is there any way to view it programmatically? I know there are several applications available in the market to view and clear the memory. But I ...
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How to save files to external SD card on a non-rooted Android?

I'm using the Terminal Emulator app on a non-rooted Android 5.0.2 phone. When moving files from a folder of the external SD card to another with: mv /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera/* /storage/...

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