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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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adb push not working on /system, read only

I can do adb push to /sdcard/ location but not /system on my android device. sudo adb push lib/audio.primary.gmin.so system/lib/hw/ failed to copy 'lib/audio.primary.gmin.so' to 'system/lib/hw/audio....
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Internal partitions messed up

So, I got a "little" problem, it started a few days ago, I woke up and my device was overheated and stuck in the bootlogo, I went to the Philz Recovery but it started with an startup error about the ...
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Android App Permissions [closed]

Certain apps require permissions that we give to them. Are these permissions harmful for our privacy and data? If so how can we disable these permissions?
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Photos / Files / Media permission

I've seen a lot of apps that have media / files permission access requested when installing from Play Store. Does that mean they can go at my personal photos and send it back to themselves? Sorry if ...
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Corrupt filesystem - only able to boot from external SD card

So I have a Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F which suddenly refused to boot in any way (normal, recovery, download). I booted TWRP from external SD card but it shows Internal Storage (0 MB). Can't mount or ...
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Corrupt Internal Storage File System

I am using an original RAZR that is partitioned using Safestrap running stock 4.1 on one partition and CM10.1 on the other. My problem is the internal storage (internal SD card I believe) partition ...
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How do I find and delete lost encrypted files?

I used the Asus File Manager app hidden cabinet feature to store files. Now the app crashes whenever I open it. The files being gone is a conclusion I've come to accept, but I would like to delete the ...
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Track files created/read by a certain app

I want to monitor a system app, say "S1." In particular, I want to know what files S1 is accessing/reading. S1 can also download files over the Internet and save them in the root of the system. I ...
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Why is the '/storage/emulated/' directory inaccessible?

The /storage directory and the /storage/emulated/0 directory is accessible in a non-rooted Android OS. So, why is the /storage/emulated directory not accessible in a non-rooted Android OS ?
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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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Check internal/USB/OTG/Sdcard filesystem on Android [duplicate]

Is there any standard way or app to check which filesystem my device has, incl. external ones? Non-standard apps are also appreciated.
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Auto-delete certain file extensions on my phone?

How do I make my phone automatically delete certain file extensions? I'm on ICS, rooted. For example, after connecting my phone to my mac, it will leave a .trashes file and other "." folders on my SD ...
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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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How Can I Check the Location of a File (e.g. Cluster or Sector #) in the Internal Storage?

I would like to know If I certain file moves on the Flash memory (internal storage), between writes/updates to it. Is there some way I can get the file's location on the Flash memory? (Cluster Number,...
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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 to access files via localhost in firefox browser

I'm looking for a way to access my devices files in Firefox. The reason for this is I want to use an extension to read *.md file. I know that I can use file:/// to access files, but the extension can'...
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Where is the Home folder?

On my linux system I have a directory in /home where all my personal files and local program configurations are stored. Where does Android store that type of file?
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datadata is full - and doesn't let me remove files

A really old Smartphone having Cyanogenmod on it provides only about 400 MB space for data/data. Now this space is full. df shows 0.0K of free space. The homescreen doesn't even appear, only errors ...
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Some folders and files not showing up on PC when connected via USB

My phone doesn't have an SD card in it right now, so all storage is on internal memory. I have a bunch of folders in my Pictures folder that don't show up on my PC when I connect it via USB (but most ...
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adb shell push image to recent or downloads folders not on sdcard

I want to push images to one of this folders: with shell command. But file only appears on sdcard folder My last tries was: adb push C:\Users\User\Pictures\girl.jpg /data/media/0/Pictures/ adb push ...
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What is the “u#_everybody” UID?

In (multi-user) Android there are UIDs like these: u0_everybody u10_everybody u11_everybody Those seem different to the usual uXX_aYY UIDs used for the applications. What is their purpose? Is this a ...
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Photos are grey/corrupted?

Whenever I take pictures with my phone, the picture turns grey, with only a strip of the picture on the side. I recently reset my phone to try to solve the problem, and it worked, but then it started ...
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Is it possible to open a locked android device or access it's files without knowing the password?

I have a Samsung phone which is password protected it also has fingerprint enabled. I don't need to know how to open it I just want to know if it's possible to unlock it or access its files? There ...
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Need absolute path to “Download” on Android 6.01

...Due to the developer / maintainer of Terminal-IDE moving on, I'm trying to find equivalent capability and after hours of research found "Terminal Emulator for Android" (which is the same app as "...
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Which apps can find Non-root apps's data? [duplicate]

Where Android apps store data? I am trying to find all the app data of a game installed on my device(2.53GB) for move it to another device(first time) because I need to change my device soon... I don'...
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How to find UID of an app installed on Android and use it as a shell user?

I am trying to find a way to determine the user name of the current shell user from within a shell / terminal on an Android device. The Android environment that I have in /system/bin and /system/xbin ...
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Replacing my default phone application with other one

Can I replace my phone.apk from system/app to a new Phone application such as Swipe Dialer Pro . will it do any harm.there is also one additional apk in system/app called phone service. Apk. what's ...
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How to create a copy of a file immediately when it's created? [duplicate]

I have an Android app that will create a file in /data/ and immediately delete it. I want to know how can I catch this file or create a copy or even disable user permissions to delete a file? I have ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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What's the use of .tmfs folder on SD card?

What is the use of .tmfs folder on SD card? ps. there is only a file in it with Chinese filename ...
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Phone stuck in bootloop after renaming system APK

I have an xiaomi redmi note 5 rooted: to get rid of the notification system about new updates I've renamed the " Updater.apk " file on root /system/data/Updater , but now the phone in in bootloop. I'...
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Is it possible to create shortcut in Android file system without root?

Android system doesn't provide ways to create shortcut in file system. I have tried using termux to create shortcut in my file system, but I don't have the authority. Is there a way to create ...
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Why files/directories under Android's root filesystem don't change across different version updates?

I compared 2 devices; one running Android v5.1.1 and other v9.0. So I noticed that files under /proc are same in both. Can anyone explain why there is no difference even though OEM's are different and ...
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How to change the modified date of a file without root?

How do I change the modified date of a file, specifically PNGs, on Android without root? Total Commander failed to do it with a permission error Access Denied.
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/storage/emulated/legacy is read only

For some reason, no apps on my phone (including adb, after running su) can modify any files in any subdirectory of /storage. I also can't use my file manager on my computer to edit, create, or delete ...
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Is it possible to change file permissions on Android's internal storage?

How can I change file permission of a file on Android without rooting? I actually want to prevent some files from deletion. Note: I am asking of changing the file permissions of user-created files in ...
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Corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage

So I'm on Marshmallow and have formatted my SD card as internal storage. Its filesystem got corrupt two weeks later for some reason. Plugging it to GParted, I see 16MB of FAT32 and the rest is an ...
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How to prevent extra folders from being created in my external SD card?

I have an HTC desire 820s running on Kitkat 4.4.4. I have set phone storage as my default write disk in Settings. However, when I open ES file explorer, I always find that many folders named like ...
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How do I mount an external disk drive formatted in ext4 via USB Host?

I plugged a 2.5 inch 1Tb drive into a Nexus 10 and I cannot see it anywhere really. Something pops up in ES File Explorer, but I cannot access the drive. Do I have to root my device, or is there some ...
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Audio files disappeared from S8!

Don't know how long ago the files disappeared or whether it has to do my the Oreo upgrade recently; or using the phone's "fix now" button to delete leftover files; but the audio files that were less ...
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Why is Android 5 corrupting my SD card (moving files to LOST.DIR or losing them)?

I've been using VFAT formatted SD cards for years to transfer files between devices (tablets, cameras, GPS, computers) under different OS (Linux, Windows, Symbian, Android) without, as I recall, any ...
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cannot write to exFAT directory ( WhatsApp image directory)

so I am running a galaxy j7 on Android 7 nougat something very strange happened recently just to give you a background to not max out my internal storage I have mounted WhatsApp folder using a third ...
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Editing personal dictionary on Android 6

As it seems Android blocks third party apps from editing the personal dictionaries for some reason. I just upgraded from Android 4 to 6 and want to import my personal dicitonary, but the apps I've ...
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Is it possible to restrict an app's permissions to a specific folder(s) (and subfolders)?

When installing an app, depending on the app, access to the filesystem is required and requested at the time of install. Is it possible to restrict this to specific folders(s) and their subfolders? ...
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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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Only few files are visible from 5TB exFat external hdd on Galaxy S8+

I have a 5TB external storage with many RAW photos and videos. They are sorted by dates in folders and the hdd itself is almost full. When I connect it to my PC, it recognizes all files and ...
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How to transfer system app (built-in app) from android to android?

I have Collins dictionary in my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge which is System app (it can only be disabled, no uninstall option). I want to transfer this dictionary to my j7 mobile but it does not transfers ...
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Transfer a large file from PC to smartphone

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, and a PC with Windows XP (I do not have WiFi). I want to transfer a 2.1 GB file from the computer to the phone. If I transfer the file as usual, I have the following error: ...
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Which part of Android directories contains so-called proprietary blobs?

When building AOSP (Android Open Source Project) or LineageOS, there is a tool named breakfast. It downloads proprietary blobs and integrates them to the source tree. I have read this article, does ...