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Where does Keepass2Android store its password files?

I've been using Keepass2Android for a while. I try to store my files in DropBox so I can access across multiple devices. I have noticed that somehow I have some copies of my mypasswords.kdbx file that ...
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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 when I browse it from my PC (Windows 10), in DCIM folder I can only see Camera one (I read it ...
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File does not be sent in KDE connect

I have galaxy J7 and lineageOS 17.1. When I send a file with KDE connect from my phone to another device (another phone or a laptop) I am successfull, but in reverse not. For example when I try to ...
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undeletable "permanent File" Android 11 phone

I have this file: /storage/emulated/0/Tones/test1/test2/test3/test4/brooke-shields,-a�os-80.jpg Cannot delete. I get a <java.lang.illegalargument> response when I try to delete using several ...
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WhatsApp media missing, not on either new nor old phone

I really hope someone can help me. I have recently bought a new phone and when I logged into WhatsApp on my new phone, the files weren't restored. What's more upsetting is that I can't find WhatsApp ...
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How can I select a range of files on Google drive for Android?

I know I can long press one file and then select other files by tapping each individual file to select multiple files. But I need to select a range of files. So that I don't have to sit there and tap ...
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Android OPEN_DOCUMENT activities failing on OnePlus 8T (KB2005)

I have OnePlus 8T (KB2005), OxygenOS 13.1.0.581 (KB2005_13.1.0.581 (EX01)). Rooted with Magisk (26300), Zygisk enabled. When an app attempts to bring up a file opening dialogue, it either crashes or ...
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ZIP files with name "soda-en-US-v1001-1.zip" appearing on their own on Android 11

I have .ZIP files appearing on my Android 11 phone on their own. I don't know why they're there, and I don't know where they're coming from. Their located under Google, Download cache. 24 files named ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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HTML Viewer seems not running the website's Javascripts

I have an offline saved htm web page on sdcard to test Javascript. The default render on my phone seems to be HTML Viewer. But when I tried to open the page, the code didn't run. I know this because ...
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How to delete 0-byte files in the root directory of internal storage without root access?

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 state what option in ...
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Trying to delete a folder with Termux

I'm trying to delete a file Android will not let me delete it. Trying to use Termux, I can't seem to find the file. I used termux-setup-storage, and per the instructions entered: cd /storage/sdcard0/...
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How can I save Android photos in the WebP format?

WebP images are at least 20% smaller. Windows can open WebP images after installing the WebP codec.
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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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Can I share files over WiFi as a Windows share with my Nexus One?

I have a Nexus One full of songs and when I go to my friend's house I would like to play songs off of it. Since I have my phone connect to my friend's WiFi, the phone has a local IP. If my phone's ...
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Does Termux have media folder?

I am running a Java application using Termux. I need a media folder to store a folder named DSKEYS with pfx key file because the Java application needs that pfx file from media/DSKEYS/. I could not ...
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How can I force the file-app association in Samsung Files?

On a One UI 5 / Android 13 tablet, I have some Krita files and despite having Krita installed, Samsung Files tells me I have no app to open this file type and I should search in the Play store. Even ...
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Where is the wallpaper image saved?

I had an image from a website which I set as my wallpaper inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online anymore. I am rooted.
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Will some of my photos and files still remain in the memory if I do a factory reset? [duplicate]

Just wondering... If I sell my Android phone, is it possible for the new owner to use some data recovery software and recover some of the files?
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Where is the location of Google Drive folder in Android phone?

I'm looking for the location of the Google Drive folder in an Android phone, Realme V3 5G. I expect the location to be something like \android\data\com.google.android.apps.books. Where is it?
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Full file names in ES File Explorer

In ES File Explorer, each folder has its name underneath it. But if the name is long, only a truncated version of it appears. How can I see the full name? Bonus question: is there a more general ...
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Delete Files from Directory that are Older Than a Given Time

I've been searching for this for several hours but couldn't find any solution. I have a folder (Call_Rec) which contain thousands of files and I want to delete only those files that are older than a ...
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Apps suddenly unable to access SD card for seemingly no reason

SOLVED (see accepted answer) So this one is weird. Everything was working fine untill I rebooted my phone earlier today. For some reason, since this reboot, apps are unable to access my SD card ...
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How to convert Viber's voice message files to common audio file? [closed]

Viber's voice message files are located in /sdcard/viber/media/.ptt/ directory, and they don't have any extension format on them. I'm looking for a solution to convert them to a common audio file ...
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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 delete file completely?

It's not a duplicate, because this question isn't about shredding files that already deleted, it's about deleting them in the first place in a way that recovery software wouldn't find it. I delete ...
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How do i rename and move all .srt files in multiple sub folders to main folder?

How do I rename the .srt files inside these folders and move them to main folder so that I can transfer it on USB drive to watch on TV
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Why are filenames containing some emojis renamed to Chinese characers?

I have a setup to transfer my files from my Windows machine to my Android phone via Syncthing. I notice that some files whose names have emojis are renamed to strange Chinese characters: 🌒 C→ߌ⠃ 🌓 ...
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Unknown files inside the root folder, filename starting with ".reaper"

I previewed (not downloaded) by mistake today a malicious PDF on the Gmail app with Adobe Reader app, and I already inspected the phone for malware, uninstalled the Adobe Reader app in case it was ...
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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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Please explain this file in /sys class thermal

In /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone0/type, it reads "pa". There are also other ones in other folders, like "ddr", "cpu-1-0" and "gpuss-0". What do they mean? Any ...
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Where does the Gmail app save the previewed files?

I had previewed a PDF attachment from an email recently. I deleted the email permanently without downloading the attachment. I want to retrieve the previewed file if possible. Is there a specific ...
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Accessing full Android storage

What was the last version of Android which allowed apps and user to have full read and write access along with all copy move or delete operations of everything inside the internal storage? Currently, ...
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Assign a default app to a file type in Android 11

Is it possible to assign a default app to a file type in Android 11? In Android 7 I had no problem to assign e.g., .mp3 file type to a particular application (e.g. to Laya Music Player). Now, in ...
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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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How to view these no file extension files exist in the android>data>xyz app>files folder?

I have installed an app from play store, which contains pdf files. When I click on download button the app download them in such way that these files are only able to be opened in that app. (Like how ...
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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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Open .ts files on Android

I am trying to open .ts files on 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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Photo's filename weird numbers

I have an android phone. When I tried to connected it to my PC and opened image folder (DCIM/101SHARP), I have found many photos. There is a photo with the name ".trashed-1666704779-DSC_0328.JPG&...
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Path and File location in the NoxPlayer emulator

Recently I installed the NoxPlayer emulator on my PC. Almost all APK ask for file permissions. By default, NoxPlayer is installed in the C:\ drive. I allowed all APK for file access permission in ...
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Why are there Yandex apps' APK files inside of my Samsung Galaxy A20s?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A20s (the model is SM-A207F/DS). I was using FX File Explorer (without root) to explore the Android filesystem of my phone. If some file was interesting, I would copy it ...
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How to access files in Android 6.0 "Downloads"

I have an old Alcatel Pixi 4 with Android 6.0 from which I'd like to back up my files. I've already copied all files from the internal storage except those inside the "Downloads" folder, ...
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Unable to delete .apk file

I downloaded a ROM file on my Google Pixel 3a XL and it left behind an APK file with the name of the game. I am now unable to delete the file. When I try to, it just has a pop-up saying 'couldn't ...
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this isn't a supported file type - Images, movies, pdf files, voice messages cannot be opened after a while

A friend has a Nokia 7.2 (updated to Android 11) which has a problem opening images, movies, pdf files. When she makes or receives a photo or movie, she can open it normally, but after a while she ...
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Dropbox camera upload wrong file name

I often take pictures with a mobile phone A and send them via Bluetooth to mobile phone B. On mobile phone B, I move the pictures to the album gallery, such that these pictures are uploaded to my ...
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How to open protected files from LG devices?

I sold my LG G4 and I used the content lock on my files. Now, I switched my mobile to Huawei P8 Lite, but the files which were protected from my LG G4 couldn't be opened, and their format is some 'dm ...
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Unable to delete a huge UPDATE.APP file on Huawei P8lite

My Huawei P8lite running on EMUI version 4.0 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow is low on disk space. I noticed there's a huge UPDATE.APP file, it's taking 2.55 GB. I tried to delete it, but it shows an ...
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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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cannot play or copy corrupted video

I have a Samsung galaxy S4. I have changed the settings so that the pictures and video taken from the phone camera are saved in a folder on the external memory card. Usually this works quite well. ...
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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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