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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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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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Are there any Google devices that support capabilities in their default kernel?

If I systemless root (no modification done to /system partition) a Nexus device, would I be able to able to set capabilities on executables without changing the original kernel binary ? I often want ...
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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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Can't remove remaining facebook files

so I have 2 remaining .cnt files in /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/44 and /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/45 The thing is that they can't be removed in ...
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How can I extract NON-HLOS.bin from my Motorola Moto G xt1032?

I want to extract that file in order to restore my wi-fi on another Motorola Moto G How can I do that ?
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Help! Renamed /system/bin/sh to sh.old.bak, lost root, can't rename, no nandroid backup

I did something incredibly stupid today. I renamed /system/bin/sh to /system/bin/sh.old.bak on my rooted Huawei y536a1 running 4.4.3 KK. I was going to install a app I thought might overwrite it ...
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linux kernel not seen from android filesystem?

I'm reading 'embedded linux' and in chp.6 "filesystems" there is a figure that I do not understand. here it says that the 'linux kernel' is not seen from android filesystem. This give me some ...
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Does Google Drive replicate files before uploading?

When I upload files by Google Drive on my Samsung S4, I get full storage notification, so I need to know if G-Drive replicate any file on Android before or after uploading it.
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Why is TRIM not supported on encrypted “/data” partition?

I have a rooted Lenovo A369i. I use LagFix (fstrim) to TRIM partitions. Previously it was working well with /data but after I encrypted my phone it doesn't. I decrypted my phone by formatting. But now ...
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alternatives to add NTFS support to Android kernel

I would like to enjoy of NTFS support for my Android device. The USB-OTG Helper app and also this patch - sdcardfs.ko couldn't help with that. With regard the patch sdcardfs.ko, I have done all the ...
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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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Error “Function not implemented” when creating symbolic link

I'm trying to execute this command busybox ln -s "mydir/" "$PWD"/mylink in order to create a symbolic link from mydir; that, I am receiving the following error ln: /mnt/shell/emulated/0/mylink: ...
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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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how to mount permanently in Android

I've successfully mounted my router device's sdcard on '/mnt/routersd' as follows : #!/system/bin/sh su -c 'busybox mount -o remount,rw /' su -c 'mkdir -p /mnt/routersd' su -c 'busybox mount -o ...
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remount /mnt as read-write

I am getting error "Read-only filesystem" when trying to add a new directory in /mnt via Terminal Emulator. So, I tried : su busybox mount -o remount,rw /mnt in order to remount filesystem for /mnt ...
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why my nexus 6 dosn't open as a folder on my laptop

three month ago I have bought a phone Nexus 6. Firstly when I connected it to my laptop all its folders appeared on a window on my laptop. Some time later on I tried to move some files out of the ...
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Create sdcard0 symlink on 6.0.1 for WhatsApp compatibility

I recently switched from a Galaxy S2 running CM 10.2 (Android 4.3.1) to a Nexus 5 running 6.0.1 (stock rooted). My goal was to migrate all my WhatsApp data (history, media, etc.) over to the new ...
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Available memory of a 16GB microSD card?

Out of my newly bought Class 10 16GB microSD card I am getting only 14.71GB. Is this normal?
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Droid Explorer does now show hidden files

Droid explorer does not show hidden files. Some "root explorer" apps show hidden files eg. on /data/data etc., but Droid Explorer does not. Of course, ES File Explorer also does not show these it show ...
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Setting creation time attribute on exFAT to “atime” from ext4

I have to move files from my internal storage to the SD Card. While cp -p does its job fine to an ext4 formatted card, moving/copying files to exFAT only keeps the file modification time but sets ...
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Internal storage - free and occuppied space do not add to total

On Sony Xperia Z2, I have 5.6 GB on /storage/emulated/0, then 2.3 GB in /. However, the whole internal storage has 12 GB, and I can only see under 2 GB of free space. Where is the remaining 2 GB?
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1.5 GB limit on file seek addressing?

I am trying to transfer 5.4 GB file form an android internal memory (Sony Xperia Z2). But it seems that most applications have issues addressing the file beyond cca 1.5 GB. They just can't read the ...
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Periodic filesystem consistency checks are probably a good idea. Do current Android devices ever do them?

Let me start out by giving you some general background information. My actual question is at the very bottom of this post. Background, part 1: Journal replays vs. consistency checks. Please assume ...
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data/app folder showing wrong folder names

After messing around with the xposed framework and installing lots of modules, I got into a bootloop (classic !), but I knew the solution was to add a disabled file in data/app/de.rovb.android.xposed....
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Can I write to my device's root filesystem? Will my changes persist across reboots?

When I open up a terminal emulator and run the mount command, it indicates that my Android device's root filesystem (/) is of filesystem type rootfs. What is rootfs? Can I write to it? Will my changes ...
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Where should I install Toybox?

I own a rooted Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running stock Android 4.1.2. If you have Android 6.0 "Marshmallow" or better, then you have Toybox. This is a package of command-line tools, handy for ...
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Phone stuck at boot logo, cannot wipe data/factory reset

I will explain what happened: I opened up terminal emulator then typed cd /system/xbinls fsc* then /dev/block/vold/179:17 then mount then my tab got stuck and then it switched off automatically. ...
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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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Filesystem check

I'm using a Trio Stealth Gen 5 on 4.5 I think with some crashed reboots I may have messed up my filesystem. I've never used Linux prior to this, but some Google searching lead me to a few things. I ...
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Editing fstab to mount /data from a different partition

Is it possible to edit the fstab to mount /data, /cache etc. from a different partition on the a.internal memory? b.external sdcard? Details: The default partition for /data and /cache are too small ...
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Incomplete file list when browsing file system of Nexus 5 in Windows 7 / 10

I connected my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0) to my Windows PC via USB (tried both MTP and PTP mode) and noticed that the file list in Explorer was incomplete. I compared the file list in ES on my Android ...
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Nexus 5 with zero-length partitions

So something is wrong with either the partition or the eMMC. TWRP is unable to erase/reformat/repair any partition (console lists partitions that fail to mount: /data, /data/media, /system, /cache) ...
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File size in different devices [closed]

I'm working on an Android app which downloads new-updated resources from a remote server whose platform isn't specified yet. The app compares the size of the pre-downloaded local file and the remote ...
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Enabling USB debugging from open file system access using custom recovery

Of course this should be possible, but finding the correct files to modify is the real question. Assuming we can boot into a custom recovery and have full access to the file system, has anyone ...
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How does the Linux filesystem on Android get mapped to “Computer\PhoneName\Phone” on Windows 7?

I am trying to figure out, when I use adb shell I see a filesystem with directories such as /storage/emulated/0. When I connect my Android phone to Windows 7 I see something like the following folder: ...
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/system cannot be remounted as RW, even when rooted (Sony Xperia E3)

I rooted my Sony Xperia E3 (D2203) a while ago using Kingroot, which worked flawlessly. Before rooting my device, /system could be accessed, which is how root was installed in the first place. ...
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Moving /storage/sdcard0 from NAND to a removable MicroSD card: will it break anything?

Background information I own a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G running Android 4.1.2. It comes with 8 GB of built-in NAND flash, which is almost full by now. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. My ...
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How to clear a Folder (e.g. Downloads) automatically on a regular/scheduled basis?

There is a folder on an Android phone that continually fills with junk. Instead of clearing that folder manually on a regular basis, how can I setup up a way to have that folder be automatically ...
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Retrieve Stock Browser History?

I have a Galaxy S4 and today 45 browser tabs I've been using for about six months just disappeared (should have been bookmarking things, yes). Is there a way I can retrieve my browser history via my ...
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How can you get a local filesystem link of an offline-accessible PDF file in Dropbox?

I would like to get a link to a pdf file in my local Dropbox of my android. This is because I want to access the file by the syntax /local/system/something/file.pdf#page=116 in Internet Browser. I ...
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Access Android file system through ubuntu 14.04 over LAN

I have SOC which run android 4.4. I have connect this to my network using LAN. Now I want to access android root file using my Ubuntu desktop. Something like ssh. How to do this?
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Build.prop modifies okay. But not updates in system (e.g. About Tablet in settings)

I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After ...
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Is there any working method to mount Ext4 partitions on 64 bit Android 5?

Is seems that, as for today, there are no working methods (apps or hacks) to make Ext4 partitions work (read/write) on my Android v5.1 64 bits. My device is a Jiayu S3 with a Xtreme ROM (not stock, ...
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how do I view files on micro sd?

I just saved the files from my flip phone to a micro sd card, and put that micro sd card in my android tablet. I went to the file manager, but I didn’t see anything for mounting the sd device, or that ...
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Formatting internal MTD storage: selecting block size?

I have rooted china N101-II tablet with CyanogenMod after flashing custom ROM. Internal MTD storage is 32 GiB large and custom ROM flashing make different layout to internal partitioning. Thus /data ...
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Can I access the filesystem of an android device?

I have an android device that doesn't start because it tries to activate carrier's network. Its out-of-contact CDMA mobile which was ported to another carrier. I accidently did a reset and after that ...
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Cannot find where Google Play Music stores downloaded files (different from similar posts)

About a year or two ago, I decided to use Google Play Music as my "cloud host", so I took all of my old music that I'd had sitting on my computer, and uploaded it to Google Play Music. This is all my ...
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Missing 20 Gigabyte of Free Space

I've recently noticed that my Galaxy Note 3 32GB model ran out of storage. My Samsung File Explorer App says that I've got about 3GB of storage left of 32GB. My problem now is that I can't figure out ...
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Which filesystems with wear leveling does Android support?

So I bought 64gb micro SD card which was formatted as exFAT. I can't use it with Android and I am actually very happy now that I have a good reason to get rid of this ms crap. In particular I do not ...
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How apps write data into file-system on non-rooted device?

User Apps and Data are stored in /data/app and /data/data respectively. But we can't (even) see that without root permission. So, I want to know If device is non-rooted then How user Apps are ...