Questions tagged [files]

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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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Whatsapp keep asking to set up backup then stucks at setup screen

Everytime I open whatsapp it goes to the setup backup screen. After selecting backup frequency and clicking done, it goes no further. If I want to read a message I have to go from the message alert at ...
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Restoring old WhatsApp data

Is it possible to restore an old WA backup from my old phone (from a year ago)? I found that phone's files which I've saved to my PC, there's some backup ih Whatsapp/Database folder, that's what it ...
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Some file types copied onto phone always disappear

Whenever I try to copy files onto my phone, depending on file type they almost immediately disappear. I noticed this when trying to copy music files (mp3 and flac) from my PC to the phone via the USB ...
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Security of Solid Explorer Hash

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but how secure is checking file hash with Solid Explorer for Android? I don't have computer access so it's my only option. Does anyone know if it's a ...
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What can cause a file to self destruct itself?

I had a file on my device (Huawei Mate SE, Android version 8) which I downloaded few months ago. Few days ago, the file disappeared. It's just gone and I can't find any trace of it. I'm 100% sure I ...
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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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Where is the file location for samsung notes/memos and/or can I recover these files if I deleted the app?

I backed up all the files on my S9+ because I wanted to reinstall my buggy samsung notes app, but it turns out notes doesn't fall under documents anymore and it has its own separate sync that needs to ...
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com.android.documentsui going crazy

So, first question here (and I'm not even english) so I don't know how to ask this properly, but I don't know what to do anymore so I'll try to explain everything There's this factory app called "...
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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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Default app for file type

I have a Nokia 6.1 with Android 10 (Android One). I was trying to download my account statement in Revolut app. It gives me an option to select either PDF or Excel (CSV) format to download. But ...
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How to remove file from “Recent Files” on android 10?

In the Files app of stock Android 10 (Pixel 2 XL), there is a "Recent" category. For privacy reasons, I wanted to delete a file in this category. As far as I have searched for this file by filename, ...
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How do I allow two apps on Android to open the same file type? i.e. Not have to choose a default

We have two applications that run on the Android platform that both use XML files to transfer data. (Android v8.0.0) However when we open either app, the OS always asks "Which one of these two apps ...
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Need to delete this file to be able to backup data on TWRP

Been trying to find this file for hours but don't know where it is. Any advice? I:Error adding file '/data/anr/3i6xjEcwwZbkn6mZ,+ccwD' to '/data/media/0/TWRP/BACKUPS/c51c11bd/2020-05-05--09-33-29/...
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Application Images

So I am creating this website for an app from Google Play and I am currently trying to find where it's storing the image files on my phone. I've tried to search it with FX file explorer and searched ...
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What are “uid” folders

I have something called "uid" folders within the system folder under account folder. These uid folders don't seem to have any content within them.. what is their purpose?
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Utilities to monitor file changes on android: inotify-tools, fswatch, inotifywait

Is there any way to monitor file changes on android as they happen, being root? Any file modification or deletion. I don't want to perform a md5 hashing of the entire directory each amount of time and ...
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How to combine downloaded Amazon music files?

I want to combine my Amazon downoaded music files on my Galaxy S9 with the files on my SD card but the folder names are the same. It's tedious, but I think I could combine the individual files into ...
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Can't find files from my gallery

Recently on my Samsung tablet, I noticed that an album just titled "thumbnail" is in my albums. I really want to delete it but it always says unable to delete or move to recycle bin. I checked my ...
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Voice Recorder S9 wont display all files in folder

I added a file with same type to Voice Recorder folder on my SD card where all my other files are stored. When I launch app though it doesn't pick this file up for display. Is there an index ...
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Unknown download on my android phone

8891h_01_enUs_GridClear.webp Does anyone know what this is? There were three more like it, 4117h and 130h_01_enCA
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How to create a shortcut to some file in another folder?

I have a PDF on the folder ExtSD/Documents/. I need to make a shortcut of this file to the folder ExtSD/CurrentlyReading/. So simple on Windows... Apparently never asked on Android. If it's of any ...
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Is there a way to move the adbkey files to a different directory

I have found a .android folder in my home directory with two files: adbkey and adbkey.pub Is there a way to move these files to a different folder. After first installing Android Studio I noticed ...
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Google music playlist

I have a playlist I mad on Google music. I've already downloaded it within the app itself. Where are the files? How do I load them to another music player in my phone?
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How to find screeshots from PC?

I'm looking for a screenshot, which I can see in Google Photos under Device folders -> Screeshots. But where I browse it from my PC (Windows 10), in DCIM folder I can only see Camera one (I read it ...
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Android : how to remove the downloaded android update

I have a securities concern. I installed a VPN software on my android and just after (the next day) android asks me do install an update (that is already downloaded via the VPN). I don't fully trust ...
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How to delete app remnants without root privileges?

I installed Chrooma Keyboard on an Android Nougat device. It worked fine, including swiping to enter text. After adjusting Chrooma's settings several times, it started to have a problem where ...
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I can't permanently delete or download files

Whenever I try to permanently delete a photo in my photo gallery, I get a message saying "Can't delete from device." I've tried deleting files by plugging my phone up to my computer, but the files ...
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Prevent a file from being overwritten

An app, due to an unfixed glitch, keeps overwriting an important file How to lock that file so that it cannot be overwritten ? Have root. Don't have xposed
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What is the difference between NB and WB entries in mixer_gains.xml?

LineageOS for my phone has these sections with entries in the mixer_gains.xml file: <path name="gain-incall_nb-handset-mic"> <path name="gain-incall_nb-handset-mic"> <path name="gain-...
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How to make Line save pictures & videos to the SD card?

Line is the application taking up most place of my internal storage ; this is because it saves many profile pictures and chat videos, to the internal storage. How can I tell it to save them to my SD ...
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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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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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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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Any reliable method for transferring files between Android-based device and Windows-based computer? [duplicate]

From at least Android 4.0 to at least Android 8.0 (most likely Pie as well) we are forced by Google-Microsoft trust into using MTP as the only (?) files transportation method between Android-based ...
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How to list all files that an Android app is currently reading or writing?

I want to list all the files that an Android app is currently reading or writing, something like what Windows' Disk Activity in Resource Monitor does: How can I do that?
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Where do the exact locations of the phone buttons combinations stored?

Where do the exact location of the phone button combinations like power reset while holding Volume down + Power, booting to recovery by holding Volume up + Power + Home (if there is a Home button) is ...
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Removing images created by Linux Deploy

I have SM-G900F on Lineage Oreo. I installed Linux Deploy and left the path to ${EXTERNAL_STORAGE}/linux.img, and I removed the app for a second time. Now, I still have the linux.img in my memory, but ...
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Files stealing from device or onedrive

I have word files on onedrive and i use word for android to edit theme. I want to know if the are secure. Can other applications acces themes ? Can appliaction that have storage permession steall my ...
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Root file access without root

I am using a samsung geo neo 2 smart watch i found recently i ran into a big error with it and in an effort to reset it every time i try to on this phone it keeps trying to refrence a local save which ...
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copying files from pc to android denied with error message unsupported file type

so I bought an android phone (moto g6 plus with android 8) and I want to restore some files which I backed up from my older phone (moto g 1st gen). I connect the phone to my PC (Windows) via a USB ...
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Unidentified files stored as Facebook cache

I found several large files stored as Facebook cache in the emulated path. 277_428_10_0_en_us_1013.0,% is one example of close to 1,000 files. What are they? I believe I have had a my phone to have ...
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Huawei File Safe Stuck/not working

I have created a safe on the SD using the files app on my Huawei P20 Lite. It worked fine, until I decided to create a second one. Now, it no longer asks for my fingerprint, but for my password. After ...
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Files share in BlueStacks 4 is not working

I am trying to drop files from my PC into the BlueStacks 4 Android emulator. I put them in: C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\Engine\UserData\SharedFolder. I see some of them in sdcard/DCIM/SharedFolder. ...
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Android 7 Nougat onwards: hides USB OTG sticks from third-party file managers?

Third party file managers such as ES File Manager and RhythmSoft File Manager HD (others will be tested) do not show an USB OTG device. It does not even get listed. Only Android's pre-installed file ...
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Unable to copy certain backed-up folders from PC to new microSD card

I bought a bigger microSD card for my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I took out the old card and copied its content to a folder on my PC, via a card reader. Then I put the new card in the reader, formatted ...
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Read every file stored on device or SD card?

Flash storage devices (NAND cells) are nutorious for slowly losing charge over time. Many USB sticks have automatic data retention when idle, but I doubt that MicroSD has automatic data retention. ...
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Why different pictures are loading on boot, and images disappearing, then reappearing on its own?

I am using a non-rooted LG V20, Android Oreo I believe. I am having a problem in which the phone randomly loads different "sets" of pictures - sometimes current photos disappear and older pictures ...
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File not deleted from Downloads message (but got disappeared)

When I try to delete a file using the downloads app (Android 8.1 app), I sometimes get the notification that my file couldn't be deleted and subsequent message by tapping the notification that my file ...

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