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Questions tagged [files]

File related issues. See also if another tag might better fit your question: 'file-system', 'file-management', or one of the 'storage' tags

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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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Can not restore deleted photos(Google Photos)

I used to save the photos in the memory card. I deleted some photos (I can still see time in the trash), but when I click restore, there is nothing happening. I think because those photos were saved ...
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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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Android Files App - Can't acces shown SMB shares

My SMB server (running on a raspberry pi using SAMBA as the server software, setup per this guide) shows up normally in the built-in Android file manager (under the "Network neighbourhood" heading). ...
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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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Oreo: associating an app with all files with a given extension?

NOTE: my question is indeed similar to the question above. However, there is a slight difference, which I explain below in my ADDENDUM section. Original question ... I am creating lots of text files ...
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ES File Explorer doesn't open all files in the folder

Just updated the ES File Explorer app. Before the update whenever I tapped an image in a folder, ES File Explorer not only opened the image (with the default app) but the rest of the images (or ...
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Duplicate photos not recognized by Google Photos app

I was writing a script and ran into some perculiar behaviour. For instance, do something like: newDir='/sdcard/Pictures/NewDirectory/' oldDir='/sdcard/Pictures/Screenshots/' newPic='Screenshot_Copy' ...
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Google Photos and Files Apps on Google Pixel 2 is giving the following error “android.process.media has stopped”

I have read quite a bit about this issue from "clearing caches" to "formatting your phone".... it works for some people and it doesn't for others. Well formatting your phone will work but you lose ...
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Limiting the directory offered upon plugging the phone by USB

How do I limit the directory which Android presents to the host computer upon plugging the phone in via USB? Ideally, I want to limit it to another directory (possibly, but not necessarily, a subdir ...
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How to scan internal memory of my Android phone around a certain index entry in order to find lost utf-8/LF (for Linux/Adroid) text?

About a month ago, I already posted this question on askubuntu.com, but nobody was able to give me a proper answer to it. Maybe this was because of the fact that it is actually more of an Anroid ...
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How to restrict an app to make changes in a folder?

There is an app that sucks my tablet and i don't won't to delete it. This app causes a huge trouble for me. I have granted it Storage Permission. But the apps also deletes some other folders, I want ...
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Low storage. Found files named __data. Can I delete it?

My android is low on storage and after looking around at files, i found these __data files that are taking up a ton of storage. I had the urge tk just delete it but im afraid if i do ill just end up ...
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I have a .enc file from an Android Game/App, how do i extract/open it?

So basically, I found a game/app on the Play Store that uses a dynamic image(or some sort of GIF) when you view a character in the game. I want to be able to use that dynamic image in one of my ...
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Google autheticator on saved files [duplicate]

I forgot my android pattern hence had to do hard reset. But i had saved my whole internal storage(No memory card) in my back up hard disk. i've tried locating autheticator files but can't find it. I ...
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Deleted thumbnail file but no space was freed

I'm using an xperia z3 and used file commander to browse and found that i kept running out of space because of a 4gb thumbnail/preview file/folder that grows rather quickly. I tried deleting the ...
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How to extract alarm ringtone files from my phone?

I have an OPPO R11 and I really like one of the default alarm sounds, so I was wondering how I could extract the sound file from the Android system to save it. I've tried downloading ES File Explorer, ...
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Correct owers and permissions in /data/data (and correct way to fix)?

I have a backup of the app-data directory /data/data on my sdcard which has screwed up the permissions and probably owners. I'll copy some of the folders from the backup to /data/data. I suppose using ...
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APK's AndroidManifest.xml looks to be binary

I'm not sure if this is a problem with my unzip tool, or not but I'm looking into the APK file structure and I see a file called AndroidManifest.xml. Inside that file there is no XML? It actually ...
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Browse entire file system in “browse” dialog box?

I am trying to use KeePassDroid and when I select the browse button for the keyfile section it shows this screen: As you can see, it's only limited to "Recent, Images, Videos, Audio, Downloads". My ...
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Possible to extract a ZIP file saving original file timestamps?

Is it possible to extract a ZIP file preserving the timestamps of the files in the archive ? I'm on a Samsung device running 6.0.1, and every app I've tried saves extracted files with the current ...
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No Root: How to delete 0 byte in root storage of internal storage?

This is the same to this question: Can't delete file in download folder But for me the answer is not clear, as per the OP's answer 'he turned on the SD Maid app' but did not stated what option in ...
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What is creating these gibberish files on my SD card?

I recently took my SD card out of my tablet, and put it into my laptop. However, there were gibberish files everywhere on the SD card. A few of them: In the Alarms folder, there were two files: ....
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Share as file on filesystem?

Various apps have a "share" functionality which opens up several providers of media/means to share some piece of content (e.g. send over WhatsApp and many others). Is it possible to have a "sharing ...
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How to extract sound files from an Android dictionary?

I downloaded a free dictionary (Teanglann) and would like to extract its sound files for free listening to facilitate language learning. I've already did a backup of the app in the .ab format and ...
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Where are the AOSP stock wallpapers stored on Android 8.0?

I can only find the wallpapers that my device manufacturer has added. Where are the AOSP wallpapers stored? I'm on a Huawei Mate 9 with Android 8.0.0.366 Oreo.
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Android App Data Files Location Mystery

I use an android device and i have a bunch of apps installed on it, including the game Hearthstone. Hearthstone downloaded ~1.5GB as data files, and when I view app details, it says HS is using 3.2GB ...
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Opening .memo files from Samsung default memo app

I have .memo files on my PC from the default memo app on a previously owned Samsung phone. When opened in Notepad, the files do not contain plain text. How can I recover the contents of the memos?
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Is it possible to retrieve android data after multiple factory resets?

Lets say I want to retrieve a file that is about one year old. I have been doing one or two factory resets to this day and kept using my phone. Now I want to get that file back, is it possible to get ...
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Open .ts files on android

I am trying to open .ts files in my Android tablet but it's prompting me to open with any Video Player installed on my device .ts files are typescript files just like .js JavaScript files but ...
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Shortcut to a specific folder

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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some files do not show up in explorer when mounted via MTP

I have a moto G 5 (reteu, NPPS25.137-72-4) updated to android 7.0 I have a SD card formatted as internal memory/storage inside the phone. When I mount the phone as MTP on my PC, some files do not ...
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What is this BUD folder?

I noticed a folder named "BUD" on the SD card of my Android 4 phone, containing 5 10-byte files with .med2.gz extensions. The .med2 files are empty. What is this clutter? This thread didn't help, nor ...
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Where do Sony Android phones store deleted pictures?

I was thinking to copy the specific file to my PC and scan it with third party application. Is this possible?
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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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Weird .dat files in root directory

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with latest official Android for that phone installed. There are some files whose names worry me in my internal storage root directory, namely aavpsgdgfgdgfwsvmh999.dat, ...
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Add local pictures to iMindQ mind maps for Android [duplicate]

Almost all is in the title: iMindQ asks an URL when attempting to add a picture to a node. I would like to add a local picture... I tried something like this: file:///sdcard/pictures/position_-...
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What is this `.appodeal` file?

I recently discovered a new file on my phone, named .appodeal, at the base of the Internal shared storage folder. It appears to be a text file with just 4 characters: e30=. How can I tell what app ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

I have a number of files with some extension and I have an app that can open the files - it is not the default format of this app, but it can import and display it. At the moment when I attach USB ...
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Sync files to the cloud, but only upload differential changes?

I want to maintain a large file synced between my android device and a PC. I will be doing small changes to this file file all the time on the device, and I want these changes to be reflected on the ...
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What app creates files with random numbers as names on my SD card?

I have multiple files that appear seamingly randomly on my SD card with numbers as names such as : 40956591289 531333794524 19002876503010 The files are empty and can be created multiples times a ...
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Is it possible to find and recover a Word for Android document?

I have an Acer Iconia B1-A71 which I bought about a year ago, if I remember right. It has Microsoft Word for Android pre-installed. In my naivety I assumed it was a free no-strings-attached app. ...
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Strange File in download folder

I've noticed a file in my Samsung phone "dump-people-4". I've tried to get something from Google but no result. Also I've asked Samsung for help , but nothing. Anybody knows what is it?