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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Will a factory reset launch to the android stock launcher or can I use my own?

I was silly enough to uninstall my android 4.2.1 stock launcher and instead, installed nova launcher. I works 100% but this one annoying message keeps popping up every 5 seconds saying that the ...
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Mount “/” andriod in pc for scan with av

I want a method for scan all andriod system from my pc with a antivirus, for example I've a backup with CMW, but the problem is that i need extract "tar" files and delete virus, then repack tar... Do ...
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Running out of storage space. /data/log/ directory not found

My Android S5 is running out of internal storage. Issuing du reveals: root@kltetmo:/ # df Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize /dev 846.4M 56.0K 846.3M ...
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Nova Launcher Prime help -corrupt tab

PHONE: samsung prevail 2 sph-m840 - ROOTED Phone APP PROBLEM: Nova Prime 4.3.1 Apps&Widgets Drawers , Drawer Groups, Tabs. Problem: I made several tabs but one of them appear to be corrupt. It ...
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How to fix Android file system error

There's a corrupt file on my (rooted) Android device at /data/anr/traces.txt when I cd to this directory with adb shell, or try to do cat or rm on this file I get I/O error Most importantly it ...
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can't push file to system/bin using adb in android 5.1

Using adb push file to /system/bin return read-only file permission If i changed mode returns the same error I'm trying to push su to /system/bin, why it fails on 5.1, and seems to work on older ...
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Hidden files: Can I delete them?

I can see some hidden files on my android device, named as {[HIDDEN]}xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.mp4_encrypted_new (file name length is 32 characters long, in the place of x, actually it is mixed ...
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How to know my nexus device is file encrypted?

From android n new feature called file encryption is supported. How to identify if my device is file encrypted. If i create any new file inside /data parition using touch . Will i will see that file ...
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Many files are visible from Android but not visible from USB

I was finding many times that many files are visible from within Android itself, but not visible from USB. Latest example is OSMTracker files. Here is the folder visible from Android itself: And ...
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How to enable pip, QPython to write to Android filesystem?

I have been following this guide to install youtube-dl on my Android phone. http://www.arulraj.net/2015/11/download-any-videos-in-android-using-youtube-dl.html However, when downloading the videos, ...
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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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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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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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Change the filesystem mounted when plugged in to USB

Is there a way to change the mount location when plugging a device into USB? I want to move it to the root directory. I am rooted. Please note that I want no setup done on the PC, that is, do not ...
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How can I make persistent changes in root directory (/)?

I have to edit my fstab in android 4.4 but the root is mounted in read only. I've try to remount the root with mount -o rw,remount /And I can edit the root files but when I reboot the device the ...
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Edited build.prop of HCl me sync 1.0

I recently rooted my HCl me sync 1.0(u3) and changed the build.prop to download some unsupported app. But when I rebooted the tab it stuck in a bootloop(with the screen orientation changed). I have a ...
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Unable to find files copied from pc to internal storage

I have copied files (around 2GB) to my android phone's internal storage from my friend's pc. But I'm unable to find those files either by using file manager(root) or from my pc. When I checked my ...
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My Files is running very slow

When I open up My Files and select All Files the phone is processing for multiple minutes until i can do anything. It says Verwerken... in dutch (Processing). Once done after a moment it does the same....
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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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Which filesystems get overwritten when applying a ROM?

I'd like to better understand the process of writing a ROM (a zip package) to my Android phone. Checking with adb shell, the following filesystems are mounted on my phone: rootfs / rootfs ro,...
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How to change Android's default key press sound?

The phone is rooted, I tried changing the file/s; /system/media/audio/ui/*.ogg and their permissions; -rw-r--r-- but still plays the default. Restarting the phone doesn't work also. Am I missing ...
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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 do I format my Nexus 5's /sdcard volume?

I have an encrypted Nexus 5, and I want to format /sdcard as ext4 so I can use symbolic links. What steps should I take to back up and restore it, and to prevent apps from trying to use it before it's ...
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Full text search File Explorer

I want a full text search File manager for my Nexus 7. Lifehacker writes about ES but after trying it out, it doesn't do full text search http://lifehacker.com/5825578/the-best-file-management-app-for-...
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Mount exFAT volume using Paragon exFAT, NTFS & HFS+ app

Device: Mini-PC RK3188 Android: 4.2.2 jelly bean, rooted I am using Paragon exFAT, NTFS & HFS+ to mount and access NTFS and HFS+ volumes. As it states in the application description, exFAT is ...
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Folder hierarchy messed up after upgrading my phone to Jelly Bean!

my HTC Desire X recently got an update to JB 4.1.1 but after the update, the folders are not getting diaplayed in their original hierarchy in the music player apps like PowerAmp and also the default ...
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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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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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SD-EXT file system damaged in a few days

I'm running an cooked Android on my HD2 with the sd-ext partition trick to increase storage space. I noticed that with more than just one ROM that file system gets corrupted in a very short time. In ...
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how to transfer a file from within system partition on android to desktop

background I'm developing an app that downloads files to the device.. some of these files are acting out and to trouble shoot I want to actually transfer these files to my (mac) desktop and go ...
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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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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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how do I browse to files on my external sdcard when the phone is connected using MTP?

I have connected my phone to my computer (Win7) using MTP. I can browse to the H:\ drive and see things like music,amazonmp3, alogcat and so on. But when I use my phone's file manager to try and find ...
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cannot delete file with strange character

I am using JellyBean 4.1.2. There is a directory with a file that is with stange character. I use many app to delete it but did not success. And I use shell to look at it. When I issue ls command. it ...
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Getting signature error while installing a different version of the app

Recently I install a custom ROM named eelo https://e.foundation/. It comes with pre-installed Telegram app. After much research I was able to uninstall if from the system with the command adb shell pm ...
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Where are my received voice notes saved?

I checked in the whatsapp media voice notes. But they are not there. Plz help me to find them urgently.
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What file system can I use on SD Cards?

I stupidly changed my new SD cards file system to NTFS for using with my laptops and my Android tablet. Now I realize my tablet doesn't want to see the card when I put it in. And now I bought 2 USB's ...

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