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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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Help to recover information from my HTC desire 612

Hi I have a HTC desire 612 that it does not turn on. HTC 331ZLVW Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), Sense UI 5.5 I want to recover the content of my 'tasks' I use to have on my HTC. I think it was an app or a ...
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Are wildcards available in setting up MiXplorer AutoTasks?

I want to set up an auto-task in MiXplorer to delete two types of files that another application creates -- one appears in two different folders, and another is in one folder but has different numeric ...
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Source code for Android programs and applications

How do I view the libraries, directories, source files, etc... for Android programs and apps. Obviously file viewer doesn't show nearly what I am looking for. 8ts all open source, so why can't I ...
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True instant sync via Dropbox

I want to have my todo.txt file synchronized on PC and Android via a cloud service in both ways and instantly on change. Let's call this true instant sync. Unfortunately, I have not found a good ...
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How do I get the actual boot image file from a block device without padding?

I have 9.6mb file that after doing dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mtdblock2 I write to mtdblock2. Before writing I have done a sha1sum on the file. I can use applypatch -c to check both size and sha ...
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When performing an adb pull of an entire device, why do I see /proc/self/root in pathnames repetitively?

When performing adb pull / on a non-rooted device, I see hundreds of items with pathnames that begin with /proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/proc/self/root/...
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I can't access some music folders via music player, other works fine

I have several GB of music in several folders on internal storage. When I want to play it with (any) music player, some folders play fine, some shows that there is no music, despite it is. Same happen ...
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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 to pull app data from the phone (without root)

I'm trying to pull down app from the phone, and see the files within First I used App Inspector to get a package name. Then few options to get the actual apk down, but no luck. So I"ve done adb ...
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Why do different file managers show different internal storage free space [duplicate]

I have two file manager apps on the phone The system file manager Downloaded file manager But they both show different internal storage free space. System file manager | 9.1GB ...
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Where does Box store its offline files?

I want to use Box.com (not DropBox) to synch files between my laptop & 'phone. Nothing too heavy, just small things like my ToDoList data (TaskCoach), Keepass, etc I can see the data files in ...
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Is it possible to find out what apps created a given file/folder? [duplicate]

I want to keep track of the application that created the folder. I use an Android phone. And some apps automatically creates unnecessary folders in the root directory of my phone. I want to know where ...
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Android 11 supports creation time (crtime/btime) for local folders and files?

is there a way on Android 11 (OnePlus 8T) for file manager to display creation time for local folders and files? Is there in recent years the support? Because have an iOS 14 device and use macOS 10.15 ...
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Moving files (within the same disk) means “copy and delete”?

I have Moto E6 phone with Android 9 Pie and external SD card, I need to move large folder to another location on the same card but all file explorers I tried so far were trying to copy data to the new ...
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How to save specific WhatsApp video when by default Media Visibility is off?

I normally have the Media Visibility setting off so it doesn't store WhatsApp media on my phone but recently a friend sent some videos I want to transfer to computer/email. I cannot find these ...
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Android 11: Can't see contents of Android /data even with root

Using rooted file explorers like Solid Explorer, Mix Mixplorer, I cannot see content of Android/data Why? How to overcome?
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Adding custom thumbnail previews

I am considering buying a tablet with Android, in order to navigate a particular kind of files. These files have .pes extension, and they are special files for embroidery machines, they contain the &...
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How to use a different file chooser app in Android?

When using many different Android apps, a file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the VirusTotal website and ...
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How to clear the Android file chooser history?

When using many different Android apps, a native file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the well-regarded Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the ...
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Images and Videos not loading after transfer from 'Internal Storage' to 'SD Card'

So I moved my files from Internal Storage to SD Card. But after that I found the files having errors in loading both on my file manager and my gallery. I have tried deleting the .nomedia but it still ...
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Apps/explorer associated to “select file” app dialogs

Some apps(A) need to select a file, and they show a dialog to chose a file explorer(B), and from this file explorer you can select the file and automatically you should go back to the main app. ...
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Moved music files now music player not detecting any of them (not like other music missing problems )

I have music files in my storage and i added 2 new songs by an app the app downloaded them but not in my music file in a new music file that is called downloads it has all music and apks and other ...
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How do I manipulate the filesystem of my Android smartphone from PC without restrictions? Can I do it on an non-rooted phone?

I want to be able to copy/move/erase/modify files on my phone and transfer them back and forth on my Windows 10 PC. Without limitations hopefully. My phone ( Meizu Note 8 ) is not rooted, and I'm not ...
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Can I sync folders in two devices over Bluetooth?

Can I sync folders and files in two Android devices? These devices are physically nearby, but not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. They are connected to the internet using their respective mobile ...
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Some file types copied onto phone always disappear

Whenever I try to copy files onto my phone, depending on file type they almost immediately disappear. I noticed this when trying to copy music files (mp3 and flac) from my PC to the phone via the USB ...
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How do I clean up remembered files in builtin files app?

Default files app is showing many files (mostly photos) that don't exist anymore. How to clean it up? All of these files existed under /sdcard and were cleaned via synchronization with my PC over ssh. ...
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Where to find ringtones on the LG G6

I like my LG G6 default ringtones and I want to copy them elsewhere but I have been unable to find the files on the phone. I can't see any \system folder. Can somebody help me?
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How to find the creation date and time (aka timestamp) for a file or folder in Android?

In Android, it is simple to view the modified date and for any file or folder. Just about any decent file manager (such as Solid Explorer) includes this functionality. But how do you view the ...
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Need advice on deleting “.tmp” file in DCIM/Camera

The DiskUsage app shows that I have a 1/2 GiB file under DCIM/Camera, called something like 20160701_173401.tmp DiskUsage will run HexEdit and show me the file...so I can see it's an mp4 video file, ...
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How can I reset my image numbering to 1?

My grandma uses an HTC Desire 825. Her Camera App commences at 1, but has reached 999. She wants the App to revert to 1, without resetting her whole phone, every time before she takes more images. ...
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Where are Firefox bookmark and history files stored?

And what are the names? I want to copy each in the event of device failure. Sync is apparently not an option as the Sync "application" has returned "'Cannot connect to network" for ...
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Files app (com.android.documentsui) crashes on Recent tab

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with Android 9. There's this factory app called "Files" (which is com.android.documentsui) that's not working properly anymore. I have some apps on my phone like ...
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Use or Access Large NTFS Cluster Sizes ( eg 2048 kb / 2049 kb / 2M or 2MB ) in an Android (or Linux) OS?

I have a external media storage drive where I (believe that I) have formatted the partitions as 2048 kb (or 2,048 kb for any Googlers searching) cluster sizes and there are a couple of smaller ...
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Is there a file manager or back-up that can get around android's inability to move a file?

I need to move files to microSD external storage, sans PC, both as back-up and to free space, but need to keep creation and modification dates. (And will it allow restoring wi:th them intact?) I have ...
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How do I copy the entire system root to an SD Card or USB Flash Drive?

I am trying to make a direct 1:1 clone of my Android 9 system. I have the device rooted and I am running 'Terminal Emulator' as super user. Now, if I am in the root directory (IE: ":/ #") and I feed ...
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How do I remove images from the Downloads folder that are visible from within certain apps, but not visible from any file manager?

Background: I used to use the Share with another app button on Google Chrome to send images from Google Chrome App to my Text Messaging App. It would go to my text message but not be seen in the ...
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How to make a text file read-only in a non-rooted device? [duplicate]

I wanted to make a file read-only (440)in internal storage but it shows "failed",as it seemingly requires root permission but I can't unlock bootloader as of now so is there any means we can do the ...
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How does one refresh/update folders on 5.1.1/Lollipop Gallery and File Manager?

I know how to clear the cache for each via Settings, but with Lollipoop, I frequently have either displaying folders that are no longer available. Example: yesterday afternoon I swapped out microSDs ...
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My ES File explorer app doesn't have a LAN button?

I've done a bunch of reading on the best way to access my WD mycloud on my phone without having to use the WD app. Most people seem to think that ES file explorer is the way to go. The problem is, ...
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Folders missing in (some) apps

I have a strange issue. Just added some new folders in my Music folder after purchasing some new albums. Created them using Total Commander like always, transferred some mp3 files via ftp to the ...
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Files deleted via mtp still consume space

When I delete a few large files (part of music collection, ~20GB of flac files) during mtp connection (on computer), it disappeared from Android FS, but, according to FS analysis, still consume space. ...
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Connecting HDD to PC having copied files to HDD from phone triggers error check

I have a brand new, formatted with exFAT 1TB external hard drive which I'm connecting to my phone via a USB hub. I can copy files to it no problem. However when I connect to my Windows 7 PC it says ...
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Why is the Verizon Cloud app generating Instabug text files in my File Manager Documents folder every time I start up my phone?

I am getting a lot of text files in my File Manager's Documents folder. I used the Properties option on the file to see that it is an Instabug file. The path shows VCast. After searching for various ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android? [duplicate]

It is being surprisingly hard to achieve. I've tried so far: Download file manager apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, "share" shares the files, not the file names. None of them had a option like ...
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can copy file from one folder but not another

I am trying to get an apk from the aurora directory on the device onto a linux pc. There is not an issue copying in and out of the Download directory. If I connect the device with a cable and right ...
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How to create a shortcut to some file in another folder?

I have a PDF on the folder ExtSD/Documents/. I need to make a shortcut of this file to the folder ExtSD/CurrentlyReading/. So simple on Windows... Apparently never asked on Android. If it's of any ...
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How to share the file names of all the files in a folder in Android?

It is being surprisingly hard to achieve. I've tried so far: Download file manager apps from Google Play. Unfortunately, "share" shares the files, not the file names. None of them had a option like ...
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What is the folder called /storage/emulated/0/.photoShare/thumb/lcd

I have a folder named lcd or Icd (can't tell if it's a lowercase L or an uppercase letter i) which is inside the Hidden Folder called photoShare. It contains over 300Mbs of images, all of which seem ...
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How can an existing storage server in Solid Explorer be edited?

In Solid Explorer (2.7.7), how can an existing network storage server (e.g. SFTP, LAN/SMB; all grouped by Solid Explorer into "Cloud Storage") be changed? ? How can one be deleted? Holding on the ...

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