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Questions tagged [file-management]

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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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/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...