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About managing your files on Android: copy/move, delete, open, and other file related actions. Please click the 'info' link for more details.

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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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Ambiguous folders in Google photos' backup selection

Is there any way to view the full paths of the device folders that Google Photos can backup. I have many folders named "photos", etc.
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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/...
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Android File Transfer - how to clear the cache on my Mac?

I use Android File Transfer to copy files from and to my Mac. I've noticed that when I move folders on the phone, AFT doesn't see this. Apparently it remembers the old folders, and there's no way to ...
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How to add a new button to the button bar in Total Commander for Android?

I got Total Commander on my Android phone. I need to check the directory size for a folder and the solution is: Add a new button to the button bar, and then.. I understand that but my question is ...
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How to add a new button to the button bar in Total Commander for Android? [duplicate]

I got Total Commander on my Android phone. I need to check the directory size for a folder and the solution is: Add a new button to the button bar, and then.. I understand that but my question is ...
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Workaround with root for inability to set file timestamps

A bug or unfortunate design choice in Android since forever ago prevents non-root users from setting file timestamps to times other than the present. Apparently this issue has been fixed and the fix ...
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How to scan internal memory of my Android phone around a certain index entry in order to find lost utf-8/LF (for Linux/Adroid) text?

About a month ago, I already posted this question on askubuntu.com, but nobody was able to give me a proper answer to it. Maybe this was because of the fact that it is actually more of an Anroid ...
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From where I could get some files of /data/ folder of a rooted android device online?

I am searching for some files of /data/ folder of a rooted device(at somewhere online) I need to copy some files that was mistakely deleted by me.(gallery etc.)
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How to get com.android.settings folder?

My tablet is an educational tab. They have removed much of the preinstalled apps like settings,launcher3,wallpaper. They have restricted any further priv-apps to be installed. I just want to get the ...
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Low storage. Found files named __data. Can I delete it?

My android is low on storage and after looking around at files, i found these __data files that are taking up a ton of storage. I had the urge tk just delete it but im afraid if i do ill just end up ...
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What are the files on the phone with a “?” and no way to open them?

when I go into my file manager on my ZTE Z971 to clear out anything I don't need for space, under the tab "local", I click on "phone" and go through the folders. Inside of those folders, as well as at ...
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How to do I change all my default save directory to one folder?

Is there an app or settings (asus zenfone zoom) to change all my default save directory to one folder. This folder will be the "inbox" of my phone.
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System data folder size is 3.5GB on external sdcard second partition

I have created a second ext2 partition on my sdcard and use App2Sd to link apps on it. The problem is, I just discover a folder called system data that is 3.5GB and I don't know why is it and neither ...
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Browse entire file system in “browse” dialog box?

I am trying to use KeePassDroid and when I select the browse button for the keyfile section it shows this screen: As you can see, it's only limited to "Recent, Images, Videos, Audio, Downloads". My ...
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before I factory reset my galany j3

my daughter has locked herself out of her phone. so before I factory reset her galaxy j3 luna. she's is hoping there's a way I could hook up the phone to a cpu and save her pics & other files?
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How to access the smart TV storage on LAN?

I have Micromax Canvas Smart TV whose basic specifications are Android KitKat, 32" HD Screen RAM-1GB, Internal Memory-4GB (for users about 2GB) No. of USB Port-2, No. of HDMI Port-2, SD Card Slot-1, ...
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How to delete downloaded files on Android TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV with Android. When trying to install a new app from the Play store it says I have to free up some space, as my storage is full. When checking storage in the settings, it says ...
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How to delete a file once it is created by an app?

This question applies to any file created by an app, but this is the description of my problem. I have an app installed in my phone that creates a .nomedia file in the root of my storage every time a ...
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What is creating these gibberish files on my SD card?

I recently took my SD card out of my tablet, and put it into my laptop. However, there were gibberish files everywhere on the SD card. A few of them: In the Alarms folder, there were two files: ....
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Deleted “.exo” Folders

I've been trying to download YouTube videos so that I can watch it offline but every time I turn the connection off, the videos are not saved and I've been doing it for a lot of times already. ...
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Moto G5S Plus File Manager is not showing any items

Moto G5S Plus File Manager is not showing any items. I used another File Manager like ES Explorer. I see all items but Moto G5S Plus File Manager is not showing any items.
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Preserving file & folder attributes (timestamps, folder location, metadata) while moving (pushing) from Windows PC to Android phone?

I know this has been [kinda] addressed in at least one other question, but honestly that was asked over 5 years ago (about a millennium in Android development time) and it focused primarily on photos. ...
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Difference between drive, file manager, and downloads on my android phone?

I know that Google photos access my pictures, no matter what device I get on, as long as I enter my email address. But, my question is that, what's the difference between drive, file manager and ...
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Android folder disappears after mistakenly moved

I have moved a folder into itself. I marked it for move and selected it again as destination by mistake. I was using b1 archive program. The folder has disappeared, is there a way of recovering it and ...
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Share option: How to append into text file?

If I go to share in any app or from selected text (icon with three connected dots), I get some sharing options such as SMS, Bluetooth, WiFi direct, etc. But I would also like to dump it directly into ...
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Recovering deleted files android 6.0.1 (internal storage)

They were onenote's files, research notes. Had problems with sync and lost files. How can I recover the files in the safest way? It happened today. I already stopped using the phone. (asking for a ...
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Can't find where my file is when using adb (it seems to be there)

I will try and keep this brief. I am "working" on trying to get the sidelights on a custom 10" android display with sidelights (for meeting signage) to work. I am just starting to try and follow the ...
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How to find audio files from apps

I have this app from Bungie, which is called Destiny, and it's a companion for their game. The app has a really nice notification sound but I don't know how to find the audio in the file manager ...
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How do you delete Alcatel File Manager?

I am sorry I commented in a previous answer without providing an answer myself. I have been working on this for the past several days (obsession) and don't find anyway to get rid of this. Finally I ...
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Is there a better way to hide TV shows from the gallery?

Yesterday I copied a few TV episodes to my phone's SD card, and now when I go to send a picture in Facebook Messenger, I'm swamped by those episodes. To fix this (i.e. to stop the videos showing in ...
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From my PC, how to access the file systems of my Android, which works only on recovery mode

I have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on my Android device, I am afraid I deleted all the contents of my device, and I cannot access Android. When I enter the main menu, I see the "reboot system now"...
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How to move app's data to PC? I cannot find it

My Android device is low on storage capacity and some services do not work correctly, i.e. camera. About device: (Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, SM-G800F, Android Version 6.0.1) . Now, I want to find out, ...
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How to move gallery vault content to the SD card on a Samsung Tab 8

I used to be able to move my videos in Gallery Vault from storage to SD, but now I can't find a way to do that.
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Open .ts files on android

I am trying to open .ts files in my Android tablet but it's prompting me to open with any Video Player installed on my device .ts files are typescript files just like .js JavaScript files but ...
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Newly transferred music doesn't show up on File Manager or Music Player

My phone is an Alcatel Pixi 4 and has been good to me up until recently. I have songs in my laptop that I wanted to transfer to my phone, so I connect my phone to the laptop using USB cable. All my ...
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Suspicious “push” directory in Android phone storage

Android version: 5.0 Directory: push > locks > [files] There's more than 3000 files in that locks directory. Each file has a name similar to 55ee5f08..._1471113497966 in length 38 characters. ...
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How to copy photos from SD Card to External Storage?

I want to copy my photos 22GB from my external SD Card on my phone to my Mac or USB Drive by OTG. However, I have been trying to use 3rd party Files Manager "ASUS File Manager" as well as Samsung's ...
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basic android file system

I have a samsung galaxy 8, new to android from iphone 7. Since this system is new to me I wanted to get a rundown on the internal/sd storage files, where system files are stored, how to find apps and ...
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Why is the audio category of my files incomplete?

I have recorded some .wav files with my Samsung S7. They are located in a folder of the recoding app. Unfortunately the audio category of the my files (Samsung) file manager only lists some of them. ...
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Temporarily read an encrypted file

I want to store an encrypted .txt file (encrypted with a password, with AES for example) in the interal SD memory or µSD card of my phone. I want to be able to read it every now and then, but: I don'...
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Change video timestamp on non-rooted device?

I thought I'd be clever and compress some old video files taken with my phone camera using the Video Dieter 2 app. It worked fine, except the new files have new (random) names and their modified ...
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Where does bluestacks store my save game files?

Where does bluestacks install my apps and where does it store the saved game files for those apps?
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Read a .txt file on Asus K013 Tablet

Up until yesterday I was able to read imported .txt files with the resident File Manager. The files were imported over USB direct to the root directory of the internal SD card via copy-paste. Now it ...