Questions tagged [files]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I save a web page offline?

I have this url : http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/China and wish to download as an offline document. How do I do that ?. I am taking that there is no wifi access in the place I intend to ...
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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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How to register new extensions as text files (.Rmd)

I have R markdown (.Rmd extension file, uses Markdown syntax) file on my Dropbox. Regardless of trying to open it directly from Dropbox application or exporting it to my Android device, I see ...
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What are the contents of ipconfig.txt file on Samsung i9070?

I've got the aforementioned phone, Samsung i9070. However, for some reason (after mucking around with various ROM's) wifi stopped working at all. Theoretically I can turn it on and off, but no ...
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Moved mp3's from internal storage to sdcard with su privileges - music apps don't see them now

In order to free up space on internal storage I opened a terminal and su removed some uneeded files. While still su root, I also moved my mp3 collection out of internal storage onto the external ...
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I can't find files taking up space in my android phone

I have bought Lenovo k4 note and have recently upgraded to Marshmallow. So I've 16 GB of internal memory out of which the Android 6.0 inbuilt memory app inside storage and USB setting, says 5.37 GB is ...
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Where does Firefox keep browsing history data?

This linked question describes how to find the time a file was downloaded in Android for Mobile. How does one do the same for browsing history? What file is that information stored in?
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Whatsapp files to new phone

I just bought a new phone. when installed whatsapp my last back up was over a month ago so my chats are old. I moved my files to the new phone but the file are encrypted and can't open. Do I need to ...
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Lost hidden images

I used an app to hide certain images on my phone and I transferred the image folders from the phone to an SD card. Now it's not showing and the folders are empty :( how can I restore them?
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Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device after factory reset

I got a Galaxy S6 recently and none of my private mode pictures were transferred from my Galaxy S5 when Sprint transferred everything to my new phone. My normal pictures appeared when I entered my ...
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Purpose of .push_deviceid file

On some Android devices, in the data folder (within user storage), there is a file called .push_deviceid For example, on one Android device, I found it at storage/emulated/0/data/.push_deviceid It ...
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Incorrect dates on screenshots taken on Galaxy Nexus i9250

I have first Nexus (Galaxy Nexus i9250) with Android 4.3 on-board. I've been making screenshots of the screens, I'm seeing, for as long, as I have this phone (nearly three years) and there were always ...
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Storage and downloading files

I bought a new phone and everytime I save a picture from Twitter, the browser or a bbm profile it always saves in my phone storage not my SD card. I was wondering if there's a way to make them save ...
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How can I access my Galaxy S5 from a PC to retrieve all of my files?

I broke the digitizer (LCD display/touch sensor underneath glass screen). The phone still turns on and can connect to computer but I can't access it because I have a passcode lock on it and it doesnt ...
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Folder inaccessible, labeled as “file”, tried rescanning sd card

I downloaded MAME4droid and I wanted to put a Galaga ROM on it, but when I tried to find the MAME4all folder it didn't show up in windows. As prescribed, I rescanned the sd card, but all that did was ...
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Sms ringtones type of file i have to use

Today i downloaded some .mp3 short files...But when i try to add them as SMS ringtones it tell me that "This is wrong type of file" In what type should i download those files so i can be able to add ...
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empty log files created automatically

For 5 or 6 months I have been experiencing a strange activity on my android 4.1.2 device. It is samsung galaxy tab 2. The problem is somehow every day a few log files will appear in the root of my SD ...
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How do I actualize the visible files in File Explorer on Windows browsing SDCard of Sony Xperia Ray?

If I browse my SDcard on Windows 7 I can see only the folders that where there the first time I connected the phone via USB. When I create a new folder on the device later, It is not visible in the ...
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Files from website downloading with .do extension and won't open

I regularly need to access doc and pdf files with my Galaxy SII, which I download from a website. I recently made some changes to apps but thought I'd reversed them all, but now the files won't ...
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Android Corrupting my SdCard FILES

Sorry but i need help :) looks like my phone corrupting files in my sdcard everything i copy to my sdcard is gone when i instert it to my android. i have format it,chksdk, even buy the new one but ...
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Accessing files on PC from Android

I know setting up an FTP Server in Android using Solid Explorer. So that I can access the files on my PC. Now I'm trying to access PC files in Android Device. How can I do that? Which method is safe ...
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Create/rename a file/folder that begins with a dot

I have created an advanced settings.xml file for Kodi on my Samsung tablet and need to create a directory called /.kodi/userdata to put it in. Everytime I try to create it, it says invalid entry. Any ...
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How to open a securedownload.bin file?

I have an android tablet, which I don't know what version it is. I want to ask how can I open a securedownload.bin file? I'd downloaded it from an email attach, and I want to put it in other file in ...
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). In addition it can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from ...

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