Questions tagged [files]

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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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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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I can't see new files throught windows explorer

i can't see my new(!) files on android throught windows explorer while i can do it by ES explorer or adb shell. Is there any way to fix it?
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How can I read PostScript files?

Is there a way to read PostScript files on Android? Currently when I click on a PostScript file web link it downloads it then takes no further action, unlike a pdf.
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Delete all music NOT in playlist?

I have a playlist of favorite music on my phone. It's time I got I'm of all the others that I regularly skip and never listen to. How can I select all music that is NOT in that playlist in order yo ...
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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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Galaxy A3 (2016) broken screen access files

I have a Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) - SM-A310F - with a broken screen from a friend to try to backup the files on it. Touch doesn't work and you can't see anything, but I can unlock it with the home ...
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Delete files automatically if certain actions are not taken

Is it possible to delete/wipe files on device offline, if on certain time, certain action is not performed? For example, if my phone is stolen, I would like to have a chance to delete certain ...
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Issues with ellipsis (…) in filename when pulling files using ADB on Windows

I'm trying to pull files from the /sdcard partition of my phone to Windows 10 using ADB, and it errors: cannot create [ my file > my computer ]: Not a directory This only occurs at a particular ...
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The amazing expanding “android files”

Guys, I've got a Galaxy S7 Edge (Exynos version) which just received an update over the weekend from Samsung. Since then, I've had a really weird issue with the phone suddenly telling me that all the ...
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Self replicating worm in sd card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand with a 16gb micro-sd card. For some inexplicable reason, I am losing data on the sd card. Folder names are being changed to start with the character "μ." For example, ...
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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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Remote Access/Editing files from Android without rooting on any other remote platform

I have a Nexus 7 Tablet and a Samsung Galaxy Ace Phone. I wish to use WiFi only. The phone does not have a 3G tariff. As the Nexus 7 Tablet does not have an SD card slot of any type, I wish to find a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the reason why partial amounts of files show up while connected via MTP?

This question is in reference to an ongoing issues brought up in the past about being able to see all files on a device through an file manager app, but only a partial amount showing in Windows ...
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Does selecting “delete thumbnails” actually delete “save as” images from your phone?I

I just started using "save as" on Firefox for Android and I saved a lot of important images that meant a lot to me. Then unrelatedly my phone started acting weird, it became very slow and laggy. So I ...
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Not able to open photos from “files” by swiping the screen.Need to open the photos one by one

I am not able to view the photos from "files" by swiping the screen. Need to open the photos one by one.My Android version is Nougat. Kindly help how I can view the photos by simply swiping the ...
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Insufficient free space on SD card when there's still some room on it

I'm experiencing a weird behavior on my Neffos C5 smartphone with Android 5.1 . The phone is rooted, and I have the ability to write directly to the SD card because of editing the /system/etc/...
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Can I link a variable to File Opened Event in tasker?

I want to link a variable to the File Opened event in tasker. But I can't...Is there any other way to check which file or folder is opened right now...but this event profile is only allowing me to ...
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How can I change the default download location to the external SD Card?

I have a Chinese tablet that runs Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and comes with the default Download Manager. I googled for a way to change the default download location to the external SD card with no luck. ...
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How to fix broken images in gallery?

I am using Celkon Q54+ running Android 4.4. When I copy some JPEG images from my computer to my phone via USB Storage mode, those images are displayed as broken images in the Gallery app. I have ...
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Clearing app settings related to file type

I'm trying to open a file written in R, with the extension .R. While I alternately used Turbo Editor and another application to edit .R and other text files, at some point, I set as the default app ...
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How to retrieve file from broken samsung

I have a broken Samsung Express GT-I8730 which keeps rebooting every 5 sec. There is no sd card in the phone but I need the pictures that are on the phone. In recovery mode, the phone is not seen by ...
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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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Phone restores to certain status everytime it (re)boots

I came across an Android phone which has a very strange phenomenon: it restores to certain status every time it boots or reboots. Installed apps and saved files will disappear, and uninstalled apps ...
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Fastest way to transfer small files to PC

I am looking for the fastest solution to transfer many small files really fast to my PC from my Android powered phone. For example I would like to transfer 100x5KB data in a second. Is there a way if ...
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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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what is the .config_p56 file in sdcard? And do you have this file too?

(sdcard is a symlink to storage/sdcard0) because it starts with a dot it is hidden.To see it have viewing of hidden files enabled.It contents are empty and its properties say it takes 0bits space....
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Connecting files with calendar events

I'm using Google calendar for all kinds of events. For some events I necessarily create files which can be anything from notes to presentations and so on. Now the question is whether I can connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...