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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Android doesn't delete folders completely

Redmi 3s, MIUI 9.2 MultiROM Stable. I had some music on SD card in Music folder, then I deleted it (using Poweramp or file explorer, same for both). Tried to send music from PC using Foobar2000 ...
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Create Symbolic link to directory in internal storage with terminal emulator

Found this question but it doesn't actually answer the question of why this doesn't work: ln -s /storage/folder_a/dir_of_stuff_I_want /storage/folder_b I get operation not permitted. Also tried ln ...
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What file system for Asus Zenfone 2 on CentOS 6.9?

I'm trying to mount my Android Asus Zenfone 2 on CentOS 6.9. I created a folder in /mnt/android as the mounting point. I edited the /etc/fstab file in the following way because somewhere in some ...
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How can one create a file shortcut inside the Android file system?

I don't want to create a file shortcut on the desktop, I want to create a shortcut inside the Pictures folder to the DCIM folder. My mom is able to handle tech stuff, she used to work for HP. But she'...
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Link2SD | 1st partition not working / not showing / not detected

My problem is, that I can't see the 1st. partition in the storage informations. Hardware: Sony Android mobile phone (don't know exactly the model; is my girlfriends) Android 4.2.2 Samsung PRO Plus ...
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Shortcut to a specific folder using the “My Files” file manger

I have an app icon on desktop for "My files" app. But how is it possible to create a shortcut for SD card\books\ on desktop? I have a Samsung a3 non rooted with android 5
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Is it possible to have a media folder inside a .nomedia folder?

I have a folder with various folders and subfolders where I don't want my content to be scanned. Inside that folder I have put a .nomedia file to prevent media scanning. Now, I have a single folder (...
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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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Files not visible on MTP mount, but visible in adb shell

To offload some media files from my phone, I connected it to my (Linux) PC through USB, and set it to file transfer mode (MTP) so that the internal storage gets mounted. I see many files, which I can ...
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What is debug? I want to know maybe my device has virus?

What is debug? I want to know maybe my device has virus? And mayby you can tell me what is this in the second screenshot?
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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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TWRP createTarFork() error 255 when backing up data

I have installed FreedomOS on my OnePlus 5. I'm not sure if this is related to FreedomOS, but when I try to make a backup in TWRP with data, system, and boot, it has an error with createTarFork() ...
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Storage not recoverable

Are there any known conditions where an update results in irrecoverable storage? I am asking this because an Android device has lost storage and I have been unsuccessful in recovering 3GB.
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How to prevent android system from creating folders on internal storage

Is it possible to prevent Android from creating additional folders inside /data/app/ That is, this is the folder where (user-level) apps¹ are installed. So making the whole thing recursively ...
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adb shell touch is not working

I am trying to force the timestamp of a specific file on my android device to a specific date. when I run.. touch specific_file it succeeds and sets the timestamp to the current time. But if I run ...
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Why is there no option to choose size in TWRP's resize partition feature?

I'm trying to reflash an old Galaxy Note N5100 but I realized that the system partition is too big (~1.5GB). The current ROM uses only about 40% of the partition so I want to shrink it to make space ...
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Conflicted internal SD card because of casing/capitalization?

I'm using two Tencent apps. One of them likes accessing /sdcard/tencent and the other likes /sdcard/Tencent. Somehow the /data/media/0/Tencent folder is empty and /sdcard/Tencent has exactly the same ...
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Unknown file type containing a virus

I will try to keep the story as short as possible just so you can have a more clear view of what is my concern. While, I was browsing the Internet on my phone using the Chrome Browser App, I got a ...
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What about unknown or hidden folders in android after connecting with PC?

My iBall BraceX1 tablet runs on Android 4.4.2. Whenever I connect my tablet with my PC, I see folders that I marked in following snap. Please let me know about these folders. Regards FewL
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How to open files copied to android file system using Adobe pdf reader

I have copied two dozen pdf's to the DCIM on the Android. How do I access them? The Adobe Reader offers the following options: My Documents - which points to a directory underneath the Adobe Reader ...
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Why do Android create “Shell Folders” automatically? Can I change the shell folders?

Android automatically creates these folders in primary storage: Alarms DCIM Documents Download Movie Music Notifications Pictures Podcasts Ringtones They are the default "User Shell Folders" of ...
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How to change my default save location from sd to internal memory card of phone?

I have a dooge x5 max pro android 6.0 . How can i change the save location by simple steps?
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Why can't my phone write to external USB drive?

I bought a new 3TB USB3.0 external harddisk for storing and transferring large files (mainly hd movies from my camera) between my Android phone (Galaxy S7 edge) and my PC (Win10). Using windows, I... ...
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How to move files to external SD card on a non-rooted Android?

I'm using the Terminal Emulator app on a non-rooted Android 5.0.2 phone. When moving files from a folder of the external SD card to another with: mv /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera/* /storage/...
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Google Apps - can be uninstalled and replaced by your own preferred system applications

Can we all change the basic system apps installed on our phones? (e.g. contacts, phone, messaging etc.) And replacing it with new applications that can't harm and destroy the phone's stock rom?
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Why if I delete a file or folder from /root it comes back when I reboot?

I have a rooted Samsung S4 mini(Android 4.4.4), I noted that there are certain files/folders(for example /dev) that when I delete them they come back when I reboot the phone. Why? Is it possible to ...
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Script to move files automatically - without root

I would like that when lauching an app / clicking on a desktop button of the phone, this happens automatically on my Android 5 non-rooted phone: mv /extSD/DCIM/*.* /extSD/phone/ mv /internal/DCIM/...
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How do I get the real file path of an image?

When I look at an image on my phone in the gallery app, it tells me (under details) the path is /phone/Pictures/Messages/imagename.jpg. My native file browser can find this image in that path. A third ...
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How to use an ext4 formatted sd card as external storage with working app permissions?

I'm using LineageOS14.1 (Android 7.1.2) on a Moto G 3rd gen I'm using a 64GB sd and my phone technically doesn't support it, it worked fine until I put more stuff on it and then it started to ...
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What is the reason why partial amounts of files show up while connected via MTP?

This question is in reference to an ongoing issues brought up in the past about being able to see all files on a device through an file manager app, but only a partial amount showing in Windows ...
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It's there a way to get /system partition permanent read/write access even after reboot?

I used ADB.exe to get access to my System partition, I linked the dalvik-cache folder there to save space on my data partition, but the problem is I need to convert it read/write everytime I want to ...
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Are files created in “/storage/emulated/0” supposed to appear in “/storage/sdcard0”?

From what I guess, internal storage is available by every user. If emulated storage is a storage location, made for a specific user, are files created in /storage/emulated/0 supposed to appear in /...
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Huawei EVA-L09 removes short songs from music player

I have noticed that there are some songs not displaying in my music player on my android phone. What is interesting, is that these files are no different from ones I do see in my player. And I can ...
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/sdcard/alt_autocycle - what is it?

I have an empty folder called /sdcard/alt_autocycle. What creates it? What is it used for? Can I delete it?
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Where are the PRL and profile stored on the filesystem?

I'm talking about what can be updated in Settings->More->Cellular networks->Carrier settings. Where are they stored? On what partition and where, if anywhere, on the filesystem?
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How to edit /sys/ files properly without root?

I have android device with version 5.1.1 . The device is not rooted, but root can be accessed on /system or /data partition files from the custom TWRP recovery using adb. The device has SELINUX ...
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When should I run a consistency check on my removable MicroSD card?

I own an Android device with a removable MicroSD card. The card uses either FAT32 or ExFAT technology. These are "non-journaling filesystem" technologies, so the data on the cards can become corrupted ...
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How can I run a consistency check on my removable MicroSD card?

I own an Android device with a removable MicroSD card. The card uses either FAT32 or ExFAT technology. These are "non-journaling filesystem" technologies, so the data on the cards can become corrupted ...
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What is the Location of Saved Images from the Facebook App?

What is the location of saved images from the Facebook app? I found this Location of saved images from Facebook Messenger app but I'm interested in photos from the Facebook app itself
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delete operation are extremely slow

For some reason, moving files from my Nexus 5X to my PC takes huge amounts of time. The copy "part" of the move operation is pretty much as fast as on any other Android device I've used (I can see ...
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Questions about safety and reversibility of SD card partitioning.

In connection with my previous problem, I want to dedicate part of my memory card to the condition of the internal memory using the application Link2SD. I know that I should create a second partition "...
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How to access Genymotion files from desktop?

I want to access Genymotion file from my desktop. Is it possible? What I find every where is about accessing desktop file from Genymotion!
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Is there a way to replace the Android system file manager with a third-party file manager?

I'm using an OnePlus 3 with Android 6 (Marshmallow). For me the standard Android system file manager that opens when you want to send a photo or video via WhatsApp is just horrible. It's slow and you ...
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Identify when a file was Deleted

Some files suddenly went missing from my Android Device. Is there a way for me to Identify when a file was Deleted? I don't need to recover them (for now), but I just want to have a clue when it was ...
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Repair blocks in android ARMv7

Hi would check the badblocks in my android with the badblocks tool, but I cant found the binary for my: armv7 with mt6582 - lollipop 5.1, and TWRP 3.0.1. How could compile or get it (the badblocks ...
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How to change device model in build.prop?

The following is my build.prop file. I just can't find the device model option so I can modify it. I'm trying to change my device model to Pixel XL so I can run Google Assistant properly. # begin ...
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What file systems can I use for a 128GB sdcard on Android 7.1, used as portable storage

I can't find an answer to this on StackExchange. I have a phone running beta LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1), and a 128GB SDXC card which I want to use as portable/shared storage between devices. I ...
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By Mistake i deleted system folder from root file and my mobile was rooted from then my mobile not working what can i do?

By Mistake i deleted system folder from root file and my mobile was rooted from then my mobile not working what can i do ? usb debbug is off flah file not found "reach cogent colours" plzzz help me ......
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Gparted for android

I would like to partition my sd cards using gparted on android. I would like NTFS support along with the standard EXT formats. Is this possible?
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Is there a way to access the phone filesystem from computer, wireless?

Known solutions: USB Mass Storage (sadly, mostly deprecated on Android 4, 5, etc.). MTP, and I know its benefits (a lot) and its weaknesses (browsing on a MTP drive with Windows Explorer has poor ...