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Is there an Android File Manager app that allows to browse rapidly through photos stored on a remote SMB share?

I have a desktop with Open Media Vault 6 installed, and I have set up a SMB 2 (also tested with 3) share on it so that my girlfriend and I can get access to our photos from any device via Tailscale ...
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`adb shell mv` moves files but app doesn't work anymore, while it works if I move the same files via file manager

I try to move account-related files/directories of an app (for account changing purposes) via adb shell mv. Moving the files works great, but the app hangs while loading/login. If I move the files ...
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I have added many photos from Camera to Album X for sorting. Is there any way to automatically add all remaining photos in Camera to Album Y?

Album X is supposed to be a "best of" album. However, I keep on noticing very good photos that I previously missed, and am adding them to Album X in an ad-hoc manor. It would be better to ...
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What is .Lenovoreaper in Lenovo tablet

In my file manager (of Lenovo tablet) i saw a hidden file with the name .Lenovoreaper when i tried to open it, they asked if I wanted to see the file through html viewer or google chrome, It is a 17 ...
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What is this uid file in com.google.android.youtube

I found this file in my father's Huawei Y9 2019,the path of this file is Phone > Android > data> Com.google.android.youtube > files > offline > (Random alphabet and number folder) &...
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How to delete miscoded file in Android

I transferred two files from a Windows device to an Android device via xftp. The names of these two files appear as garbled characters on my Android device, for example, �������ѹ�͵���Ĺ�ϵ.ts Files can ...
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How do I find an .apk file that's not even installed?

There is an .apk file when I use Google Files. But it says it's not installed. It is taking up over one MB of memory. How do I remove it? Better yet how do I find it?
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How to "shift-click" select many files at once in android (range select)

How can I select a range of files in Android? I'm trying to use Amaze File Manager to create a compressed archive of ~200 files in a directory of ~2,000 files. All the files I want to select are in ...
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Get a list of unreadable files using ADB

I'm trying to make a backup of a dying SD card on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8. I tried using adb pull, better-adb-sync, and other tools. The problem is that, not all files are readable because of the bad ...
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How to programmatically organize and group albums in the default gallery app?

As the title says, i'm wondering if it's possible to organize and group my albums on the default galley app that comes with android on samsung galaxy tablets? And by that i mean is there some sort of ...
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How do I restrict access to a Git folder on Android to only certain apps without a password check?

I want to secure a git folder on an Android device so that only specific apps do have access to its content of it. In the best case, there shouldn't even be a password check. I have sensitive data ...
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How to Find Where an App Is Installed? Find an App's Install Location [duplicate]

Usually, Android apps are installed in: Internal shared storage/Android/​data/​app/​com.example.MyApp/​ However, I've been looking for a while but can't find where CapCut (the video editing app) is ...
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Stop Android from creating folders on a media player external USB drive

I have an X96 media player running Android 11. Whenever I attach an external USB drive or SD card, Android will create a bunch of directories, an "Android" one (this I know about), but also &...
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How to move and rename all files from subdirectories to current directory?

I have a folder that looks somewhat like this: Course Lessons 1 a.mp4 b.mp4 Lesson 2 c.mp4 d.mp4 I would like the end result to be this: Course 1. a.mp4 2. b.mp4 3. c.mp4 ...
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How do I find the origin of downloaded files?

I downloaded a file from Chrome. It shows the download URL in Chrome downloads mv-downloads.s3.eu-west-1.… However, this is only the domain and I'd like to see the full URL. Samsung Files shows a ...
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Copying a folder from Google Drive to Google Drive

How do I copy a folder in Google Drive for Android or Google Drive via Google Chrome for Android? I tried long pressing the folder but I cannot select the folders. I can only open them and view their ...
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Any shared R/W folder for any app and adb?

I have a simple question about android but I just can't find any answer: Is there any folder in a recent Android (10+) that is accessible in R/W to any application and also to adb shell, without root? ...
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How do i rename and move all .srt files in multiple sub folders to main folder?

How do I rename the .srt files inside these folders and move them to main folder so that I can transfer it on USB drive to watch on TV
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ADB Shell / Magisk : Add folder to /system problem

I have an old phone on which I installed a new custom ROM, but the WiFi does not work because /system/etc/wifi is missing. I just have to move the vendor's folder from system/vendor/etc/wifi with ...
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How could I open a hidden partition on a USB driver from an Android tablet?

There is a USB GPT driver. One partition is hidden. How could I open that partition on an Android tablet? I know I can unhide that partition on Windows system. But can I open it on Android? Thank you ...
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Location of wallpaper and lock screen images on Android 13

I have two different images that I use for my wallpaper and my lock screen. These images are of my two oldest sons and have been used for wallpaper and lock screen for a long time. I just had another ...
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Path of "Documents & other" in Google Pixel 4a "Files" app

I copied, via USB file transfer, a small folder (3 small files) into This PC\Pixel 4a\Internal shared storage\Documents. I thought that using Files by Google (version 1.0.459878599) > Documents &...
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Oneplus Nord file manager not able to open intent

On my Oneplus Nord I have multiple apps that aren't able to open a file manager to let me select files. There would be the Cryptomator app giving me the following error in their debug logs: android....
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Android Studio - data manager - permission denied

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. I try to access a save file for a game without Google Play cloud backup. I have managed to get deeper into the file system using Android Studio ...
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Access cloned apps data in Android 12

I am trying to extract the image folder for the cloned Telegram app from my Redmi Note 10 Pro (Android 12, MIUI 13.0.15, no root), but with no success. This folder is under /emulated/999/android/data, ...
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Accessing Bug Reports and Termux storage in file explorer?

A lot of apps call Android's "Open file" dialog when they want the user to select any file on their phone - for example when attaching a file to an email, or when opening a file with an ...
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How can i see my devices external USB storage in android studio

I'm currently creating an application that aims to automatically move a file between the folder of a USB device and an internal folder. I have the code that moves the files between two folders working ...
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How can I find and remove forbidden characters in a filename?

In Windows, I often use copying a piece of text into notepad as a way of removing special characters that can cause trouble. This became a much more urgent problem in Android six months or so ago, ...
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Where are my files in the Explorer when I move them in the Secure Folder [SAMSUNG]

When I connect my phone (Samsung) to my computer, I see an image in DCIM\Screenshots. When I enable Secure Folder and move the image there, the image disappears in Windows Explorer. When I look at the ...
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Avoid re-downloading files with Termux in its own downloads folder

I have some files for which I don't have any app to open them with, but whenever I try to open them, instead of the "try looking in the Play Store for an app to open your file" dialog, I get ...
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How to show all folder sizes of Android phone in Windows file explorer?

When I run space analysis it shows about 50GB of others, and I don't what is that exactly, so I wanted to manage the space on file explorer on windows 11, but the thing is it doesn't show the folder &...
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Replicate android folder structure preserving folder date and time

I have a samsung galaxy S8 SM-G950W. I want to replicate exact date and time of folders all 3 date and time fields (date created, date modified, date accessed) from within my s8 into my desktop PC. ...
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Why does the use of symlinks in /system gradually erode available space?

I am working on a routine for swapping dictionaries on an e-reader (Nook Simple Touch--Android 2.1). I've got the shell commands nailed down and have constructed an app using Tasker. It all works ...
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How to investigate what is hogging disk space

Even after cleaning all picture and documents, and most applications, on my tablet using standard Android tools, the internal storage is still reported as full. I now experience similar problems on my ...
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Is it possible to manage Android Storage and Free Space through PC?

So my 64 GB phone (Realme 5 - 4 GB RAM variant) is throwing warnings of storage being full despite having 5-6 GB of free storage. As you can imagine, file management is kind of tricky on a smartphone. ...
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Safe to delete files in /storage/emulated/media/logs?

My phone is running out of free space. When Settings > Storage displayedmore than 30GB used by "System", I looked into it further using the DiskUsage Android app. It told me that /...
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Is there any way to make WhatsApp read data from shared storage root instead of from /Android folder in Android 11?

I am fed up searching literally everywhere and on forums. It's been so many days since Android 11 was released and so many phones now run Android 11. But WhatsApp media and all data are moved to a new ...
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Is it possible to delete files on android from a usb PC connection?

From PC (Linux) connected on an Android device through an USB connection, is it possible to delete files on the Android device ? (Running Android >9 on smartphone, PC OS: Linux) The standard ...
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How to get MX Player to show .gif files in file lists?

MX Player is able to play .gif files, but does not populate its list views (i.e., internal file explorer) with them, even when explicitly defined as an extension through the relevant settings page (it ...
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Total Commander for Android : multi rename tool

I am sure I am missing something here and a quick fast dirty attempt yielded nothing. I would like to rename all files in a specific directory using total commander for Android multi rename tool so ...
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How to extract data from app?

So I want to switch pedometer apps but move over my data. I thought I could just get the database, extract the relevant entries and inject them into the other app's database. But no. First off adb ...
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Can't find .nomedia "folder"

I have a lot of folders that I wanted to hide, so I placed a .nomedia file in folder. I accidentally renamed a folder name to .nomedia. and BOOM all the folders including all images are hidden. I ...
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Why does encryption doesn't work/apply to access device storage or Google photos or drive when we upload a file from device/cloud to any webpage/apps

Example : YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Chrome ( any app ) If I'm accessing YouTube or any other app where I can upload content from Android device with or without the app lock features, whenever I ...
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How to delete a file registered in Word for Android recent files list?

The file in this picture within the recent list is an old competition fixtures file I want to delete. I click on the three dots to the right of the file and select delete and it says I don't have ...
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How to resolve a bug where documets and media files are not indexed to MediaStorage

I have encountered a problem with several file managers which I have failed to resolve. Files in my device are not properly indexed and hence are not recognised by the file managers at least to my ...
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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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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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Where does the work profile app data stored? How to access them?

I am using Total Commander to view files in phone storage. I only see /emulated/0. I need to view and modify files in my work profile. Any adb command or tool I can use?
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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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