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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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MP3 Thumbnail Duplication

The thumbnail of my mp3 files get duplicated every time I download a song from the same channel, that only happens in my music player but if go looking into my folders the thumbnail is the same as the ...
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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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Running a Windows emulator that can act as a file server and actually run Windows programs

I've tried using Wine emulator as well as Limbo PC emulator, but neither worked the way I wanted them to. I want to be able to have it be a full windows environment that can run something like a ...
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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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How to make new files in Downloads folder visible to all apps?

In Android Nougat, when I use Samsung's File Manager to move an apk file into the Downloads folder, it then appears - within File Manager - in the Downloads folder (as expected). When I try to access ...
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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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How can I transfer/preserve the metadata from an mp4 file on my computer to my Galaxy S9?

I need to move mp4 videos from my computer or Google Drive to my Galaxy S9 without losing the original date/time stamp. I can easily modify this information with Exiftool on my computer. However on my ...
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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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Android 7 is really slow while copying data onto USB-OTG. (#OTGate)

Android 6 already had painful mediaserver glitches that drained the entire battery in less than 1 hour. Android 7 has a new glitch: (Next to crippling USB-OTG access for ridiculous security excuses, ...
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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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Accessing device with broken touch sensor and LCD using adb

After a drop, my phone's (Galaxy J3 6v) screen (both LCD and touch sensor) are completely unresponsive. I believe I have USB debugging turned on, but cannot be sure. I have a Linux machine with ...
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How can I restore deleted pictures from Android (LG G5, Android 7.0)?

I was looking at my phone pictures from my PC and I accidentally deleted them. I've looked on my PC trash but they are not there and I can't find them in my phone either. Is there any way I could ...
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Opening JPG under Android/data/<app.name>/files/docscan-sdk/…/documents/<number>/ not possible

With the app of my health insurance, I am able to upload bills and other data via scans / photos of the corresponding document. In order to have my own repository of transferred bills, I want to ...
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Where is my tablet mounting?

I inherited a slight old Lenovo Tablet, an A2107A-F and I am trying to figure out what directory I'm looking at when I mount it as USB storage. I don't have an sdcard currently. The folder list I ...
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Prompt for filename for screenshot

I have an S7 with Android 8 and Samsung Experience 9 Is there a way to be prompted for a filename when you take a screenshot? Thanks
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Why are third party apps entirely excluded from USB OTG since Android 7?

Android KitKat rendered SD cards next to useless for writing, but did not affect USB-OTG at all. Android 6.0 put USB OTG into read-only, which can be a good thing, but sometimes, I want to write to ...
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Transfering app data to other android device

I have lot of data written by ColorNote application. Now I installed the ColorNote in other Android device, too. Now, how to copy my ColorNote data to from the original device to that device (with ...
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How can I access Internal Storage + SD Card as a drive on Windows?

On an unrooted Samsung phone, how can I access and modify the files on both /sdcard/ (internal storage) and the actual SD card, from my computer, as real folders and files (not PTP/MTP/etc which don't ...
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Delete file with special characters from un-rooted device

How can I delete a file with special characters from an un-rooted Android device? I used a web site to download a YouTube video to my mobile phone. The video name contained special characters (...
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copying files from pc to android denied with error message unsupported file type

so I bought an android phone (moto g6 plus with android 8) and I want to restore some files which I backed up from my older phone (moto g 1st gen). I connect the phone to my PC (Windows) via a USB ...
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Open file on tablet from smartphone

How do I view the files on my tablet from my phone? Do I have to connect wirelessly? I am working on a translation and would like to see the original on one tablet and the file I'm working on on the ...
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Exclude an Android/data folder from cache cleanup

I have a game which downloads all of it's data and contents in a folder in Android/data . The size is over 400MB and device is not rooted. Every time I do a cache and junk cleanup, All files of this ...
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Why do I have to download music to Android internal storage then copy to SD card to work?

Samsung 9+ 128 GB SanDisk SD Card Android version 8.0.0 (Samsung Experience version 9.0) Service provider Verizon The issue I'm having is with copying music files from my Windows 10 PC directly to ...
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.hidden folders not showing in Windows Explorer

I have a Samsung s5 running Android v6.0.1 and a Samsung s9+ running v8.0.0. Neither are rooted. When I plug either phone into PC running Windows 8.1, I can't see any .hidden folders on the phones ...
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Best way to access the full Android internal storage directory tree from an Ubuntu pc

Background I am trying to free up memory from my phone that is becoming more and more unusable, as it reports only ~600MB free memory out of 16,0GB; but deleting cache files, moving images/videos to ...
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Android 7 Nougat onwards: hides USB OTG sticks from third-party file managers?

Third party file managers such as ES File Manager and RhythmSoft File Manager HD (others will be tested) do not show an USB OTG device. It does not even get listed. Only Android's pre-installed file ...
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File not deleted from Downloads message (but got disappeared)

When I try to delete a file using the downloads app (Android 8.1 app), I sometimes get the notification that my file couldn't be deleted and subsequent message by tapping the notification that my file ...
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Doing the equivalent of “adb pull”, but initiated from the Android device, not via adb

I have a rooted Oreo Android device, and I can use "adb pull" from my linux machine to retrieve copies of files and directories from my device. However, I want to get a full copy of each and every ...
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Oreo: associating an app with all files with a given extension?

NOTE: my question is indeed similar to the question above. However, there is a slight difference, which I explain below in my ADDENDUM section. Original question ... I am creating lots of text files ...
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How to copy the /system/media/audio from phone to PC

The adb pull /system/media/audio command works on one of my phones to copy the folder to my PC, it copies the folder's contents recursively. However, on my other phone the USB connector is broken, ...
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Share a folder on android

How to share a folder on android so the folder becomes available over LAN to anyone? No "server" or any complicated "solution" Just share the folder on android and see it on the computer, as its ...
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How to move a folder to another path and to move back to same tree merging its contents on Unix?

On my Android phone, I have: A cron job to move files at 1:59am from /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media to /sdcard/wppmediabkp folder before WhatsApp backup at 2:00am: mv -f /sdcard/WhatsApp/Media /sdcard/...