Questions tagged [file-system]

A file system is the logical structure to organize (store, retrieve and update) data on a storage device.

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Whare is my kernel important files on Android? [closed]

How can I find my kernel important files in Android filesystem
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How to disable binary execute feature on Android [closed]

Sir I have a multiplayer game(pubg) on my Android and it have some defense's for external/internal memory hook,I mean elf library (libtersafe.so,libUE4.so).I am trying to hook that library so how elf ...
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Viewing files on Android phone from computer, only showing DCIM and Pictures folders, in internal shared storage

I have phones running Android.. When I connect either one to my computer, and click "internal shared storage", I only see DCIM and Pictures.. But if I go to any decent file manager app on ...
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Which filesystem should I use on my USB stick to have interoperability with Android and Windows?

I wish to use a USB stick with both my Android device and my Windows 10 PC. My requirements are: No file size limitation No root required on the Android device The filesystem should be natively ...
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Android 11 supports creation time (crtime/btime) for local folders and files?

is there a way on Android 11 (OnePlus 8T) for file manager to display creation time for local folders and files? Is there in recent years the support? Because have an iOS 14 device and use macOS 10.15 ...
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Connect Synology NAS to samsung android phone trough sftp with samsungandroid “My Files” app

There is a "DS File" Synology app to browse your Synology NAS via your Android phone, but the app is really laggy etc. On Samsung phones there is the "My File" app, a file browser ...
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Is it reliable to save some app files in /storage/emulated/0/?

I already read that /sdcard/ is a symlink to the actual path of /storage/emulated/0/. I'm an Android app developer using Apache Cordova, wherein cordova.file.externalRootDirectory is indeed file:///...
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How to run e2fsck on Android, can't get “adb shell” with unmounted partitions? [duplicate]

I can access the Huawei P9 on Win10 with adb, and shell into it, but that is with the phone booted into OS. I want to run a filesystem scan (e2fsck), but need un-mounted partitions for that. I read a ...
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Cant' mount loop device

After I format the loop.img (formatted as ext4) I can mount it no problem. But when I'm trying to remount loop.img from external sdcard to /data/data/com.termux/home/ubuntu20-fs/ always throw invalid ...
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File system of Android 10 running devices

I have a samsung A30 cellphone that runs Android 10 and I basically need to recover my deleted files. In order to do that, I need to know the filesystem because forensic tools require such information....
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How to use a different file chooser app in Android?

When using many different Android apps, a file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the VirusTotal website and ...
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How to clear the Android file chooser history?

When using many different Android apps, a native file chooser is displayed to allow the user to select a file to process. For example, in the well-regarded Privacy Browser web browser, visiting the ...
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Any way to transfer file >4GB from PC to android tablet?

I'm trying to get a very large file (97 GB-Wikipedia for Kiwix) from my PC onto a Micro SD card in my Android 10/Go edition tablet. The problem is that the tablet doesn't seem to recognize an Exfat ...
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Media players are showing duplicate files after moving them

So today I moved the entire 'Download'(which contains music and asmr I downloaded from YT with those mp3 sites) file from my phone storage, to my SD card. Then I went to my music player app and it ...
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Images and Videos not loading after transfer from 'Internal Storage' to 'SD Card'

So I moved my files from Internal Storage to SD Card. But after that I found the files having errors in loading both on my file manager and my gallery. I have tried deleting the .nomedia but it still ...
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Apps/explorer associated to “select file” app dialogs

Some apps(A) need to select a file, and they show a dialog to chose a file explorer(B), and from this file explorer you can select the file and automatically you should go back to the main app. ...
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How do I create a new route table on rooted Android?

On Linux I can type something like echo 202 my_table >> /etc/iproute2/rt_tables and voila, I can use my_table in commands like ip route add 1.1.1.1 dev eth0 table my_table. But my rooted Android ...
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How to access “Work Profile” files via USB on my PC

I've got an Android "Work Profile" on my phone, kind of setup as explained here. It's trivial to access normal Android files. Plug a USB cable into my phone and PC, select "File ...
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Is it possible to use dd command to re-write the entire /system partition

Phone: Mediatek Symphony V32(root privilleged) My /system partition is messed up, I accidently deleted some system apps, and also some bin files. Although it's functioning properly, I pretty much want ...
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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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Any way to force change an Android device screenshot folder location / destination?

Is there any way to force an Android device to change it's screenshots file folder / destination location? Like ADB command or something? Something that is native and permanent? Something that isn't ...
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How to get UNC path of folder on phone?

When I plug my [Android 9] phone into my [Windows 10] PC, it appears in the Windows filesystem within This PC and has a (virtual) folder within it called Internal shared storage, with various folders ...
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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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How can I get photos and videos to directly save in system folder? (phone is rooted)

I integrated the SD card with phone memory to get more storage. Well, stupid decision. Now something went wrong and only the system folder can be seen. Nothing anywhere else. Thus, I can't save ...
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Mount Samsung S10 file system to Windows 10

Is it not possible to mount and browse the file system with Samsung Galaxy S10 if I connect it to Windows 10? With Galaxy S8 it was possible and I could easily traverse the file system of the phone to ...
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Android lock screen bug after system files deleted

I accidentally deleted some system files ( I was on adb connection) . And lock screen stopped working right after. The issue is that, I have a lock pin/pattern/password, but system says, it's not ...
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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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Android can't view local content after OS upgrade

After upgrading to Android 10, I am not able to use the Files app to view local files on my phone. If I run Files and view the Downloads folder, for example, it merely says "Can't load content at ...
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Exfat misbehaviour on SD card

I got a new 512Gb SD card for my Samsung Galaxy J7 Crown and started experiencing problems when attempting to load my music folder onto it. Unmounting the card and inserting into a Win 10 computer, ...
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How much of the Android filesystem is visible over MTP?

When I plug in my Android device to my computer it gets connected as a media device under MTP mode. I can browse a bit of the folders on my device via my computer. I'm wondering how much of the device ...
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How to share files across multiple user in Android 10

I am implementing a app in which I am creating one file using openFileOutput API in Android. The file is saved to /data/data/com.xx.xx/files/ Now when I am switching to secondary user(multi user) I ...
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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 do I backup my website homescreen shortcuts?

I have many websites which I constantly access thru my phone, but they aren't bookmarked on Google, they're just added to my homescreen as a web shortcut. Of course Windows is something else ...
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What are .xlog files and what can they be used for?

Im cleaning the storage on my S10+ and I noticed in the WeChat folder (Tencent) there are a bunch of .xlog files totalling nearly 3gb of space. I know the controversies of using WeChat but I rarely ...
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Is there a way to change the type of file system format an android device can read?

I am trying to write files larger than 4GB to an SDCard. The problem is that the andorid device I have can only read Fat32 file system formats in an external SDCard. What I tried: I thought that, if ...
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How to open huawei file safe on pc

So lately my honor 8x has been stolen and i wanted to get my files from the file safe on the device on my pc.How could I
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Accessing android app asset files

I am trying to extract some assets from a mobile game that I play. I have extracted the game files onto my PC, however have hit a wall when trying to view the assets. I am able to view some assets (...
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How to specify the directory path on external memory card?

An app currently saves files to "mydir" on the internal memory: /storage/emulated/0/mydir Instead, I want the files saved onto external memory card, but I am unable to figure out what is the right ...
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Securely storing keyfiles with authentication and alike

I am using Keepass as my password manager. I am using a keyfile for securing access to my database. However when I want to do the same on my android phone I have to store the keyfile in my phone ...
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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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Where can I setup a persistent directory on my Android phone with a symlink-compatible filesystem?

I want to setup a directory on an Android phone which provides a similar experience to a traditional Linux command line. Normally I would work from my home directory but HOME in this case resolves /...
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Unable to change main system sounds coming from previous installation - Files names wrong cannot be updated on Android 9

I tried to change the sound for notification on my Samsung Galaxy S9+ (installed one year ago) When I hit the "name - button" of the sound, a panel is opened (see joined screen copy), it shows the ...
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Unable to flash custom ROM using TWRP, successfully installing AOSP extended, rebooting the device. Upon reboot it boots to TWRP instead of ROM

Successfully installed the AOSP Extended image for 'nicklaus'. Whenever I reboot my device to boot my device, instead of booting to the custom ROM my device automatically boot itself into TWRP ...
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Where Firefox for Android is keeping add-on generated files?

I want to find a folder, where Firefox for Android is keeping files generated by installed add-ons (list of saved tabs in OneTab, for example). I've tried to do a full root file system search (e.g. ...
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How to create filesystem in TWRP? Getting error: “Unable to format to remove encryption”

The screen appears after booting into TWRP and trying to format memory: I was trying to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery but it's showing Unable to mount storage & Failed to mount '/data' (...
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How to permanenlty disable mobile data by renaming or editing files or directories on rooted-device?

Yes, I read the answers to the question by the link Disable mobile data permanently but I'm interested in a solution related with directories and files on rooted-device and not in using an application ...
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Monitor and identify which apps create a specific file/directory

From time to time, there is a directory (and files inside of it) that is created on the internal memory of my device. I keep deleting it, but after a few days/weeks, it's back. The folder in question, ...
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How to share files between regular account and work account?

I've researched and I cant find anything. What I am missing?
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/system/media Directory

First of all, I am currently learning about Android security and wasn't sure if to post it on the Android or Security StackExchange, either way here is my problem... Investigating the content ...

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