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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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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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Android internal storage all deleted

I encountered a strange thing on my Honox 8X. I was copying data from my phone to my PC, everything normal. And when i unpluged the USB from my computer EVERYTHING on my Android device has been ...
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How to find apps more efficiently in Android 9

I'm running Android 9 on a Samsung Galaxy S8 edge. Ever since I upgraded phones, searching for apps has been...well, not really a thing I'm able to figure out. After swiping up to the "All Apps" ...
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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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Access File Manager in Android Backup

I have done a Backup of an OPPO Reno (Android 10.0, ColorOS 6) through the simple procedure: Settings > Additional Settings > Backup and Restore > Backup. During the procedure I backed up the whole ...
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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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Create a link to a folder on homescreen with native filemanager on Android 9

I want to create a link to a folder that's on my sd-card. However if I long press on the native file-manager the only link it offers to open up directly is the images-folder, wich I then could drag to ...
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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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0KB file won't delete

I'm using a Pixel 2 XL, on Android 10. APKPure_v3.12.1_apkpure.com.apk is a file in my downloads. I opened it originally with RAR, backed out of the installation, deleted the compressed folder. I ...
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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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How to recover unsaved video file on Android?

I've got a Samsung S9 phone and today I was taking a lot of photos and videos. For one video we pushed record for about 30 seconds and then pushed stop. It appeared to have been recorded. However, ...
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file manager doesn't find folders

I am using a terminal, Termux, and Qute. The terminal Qute shows me a path data/user/0/com.ddm. In the file manager Cx File explorer I am not able to find them. In Android folder, there is a data ...
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Explore files using Android Studio

Is it possible browsing the device filesystem with the current version of AS? I've read that in the menu View > Tool Windows > Device File Explorer there should be the suitable tool, but I cannot see ...
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Camera folder displayed as empty, but contains 20GB data

My Lenovo Moto G5 Plus' internal storage ran full, and now there appears to be a problem with the photos that are saved on its internal storage. The internal DCIM/Camera folder is displayed as empty ...
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In Android 8, during video recording, how the data is saved to disk?

In Android 8, during long video recording, 1) how often does the recorded video data is written to internal storage? 2) What is the size of each piece of data written? 3) Is the data stored ...
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How to organize photos from Camera folder in to folders sorted by month names?

For various reasons, I often end up pulling photos of my phones by connecting the USB connection to a computer and extracting what I need. The problem I am facing is that my DCIM/100ANDRO folder is ...
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Android deleting system empty folders

I uded RootKing for delete some system software that I didn't want to use. But there are some empty forders on my desktop. For best aplications and for games. How to remove them? They are system ...
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Where is usually located the Python Interpreter on Android devices?

I have installed qpython. Just don't know what exactly is an interpreter neither where should i look for it on Android devices. Thanks
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Looking for an interface for numerous video files

I'm using VLC on LineageOS, to browse and play files (audio or video) in folders that can have hundreds of items. The LineageOS native file manager doesn't let me play some files (notably, Opus), ...
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How to delete app remnants without root privileges?

I installed Chrooma Keyboard on an Android Nougat device. It worked fine, including swiping to enter text. After adjusting Chrooma's settings several times, it started to have a problem where ...
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Whenever I rename a folder it turns into a file with no extension

I have Redmi Note 4X (bootloader is unlocked), I use a famous file manager app called Total Commander. Whenever I rename a folder present in SD card, it becomes a file with no extension and no data ...
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MicroSD card file system keeps getting corrupt for no obvious reason

Since when I got my current phone (May 2018) I had to reformat my MicroSD card about 3-4 times, probably because of file system corruption. (It's a SanDisk 8GB one, for those who are wondering. And ...
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Change .pdf-file-icon under Total Commander

I have recently installed the Dropbox app and it overwrote the standard pdf-file-icon my file manager was displaying. i don't like the dropbox-pdf-icon and would like to have the previous one back. ...
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Is there a way to change the default file manager app?

I was wondering whether I could replace the file manager that comes with my phone with a 3rd-party app in a way that any app that needs file access, goes through the 3rd-party app to find the ...
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Change file (pictures, videos) timestamp from filename

When moving files around tru different dirs and across PC / smartphone, timestamp for last modified date usually get reset to the very datetime of move / copy operation. This lead to files being non-...
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How i open winmail.dat files on my android?

How can I read winmail.dat. files on my android? I currently get error message do not have app to view
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Pushing a directory of code to GitHub from Android

I have a directory structure containing code on my Android phone. I would like to push the code to GitHub. I have downloaded the FastHub app and tried the mobile and desktop versions of my GitHub ...
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Why can't I see a folder in “/storage/emulated/0” on PC through MTP? [duplicate]

I use a banking app in my Android 8.1.0. All receipts are saved in /storage/emulated/0/APPNAME. I can see the APPNAME folder and the receipts on Android if I use an explorer app like Google Files. ...

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