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How can I find the correct extension for a file without one?

I have a large number of files with no extension on my android device. I do not know how I got them, probably by downloading. If, from the file name and date, I can guess what extension they should ...
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Telegram do not save pictures to gallery neither share them in Android 14

I recently flashed a custom ROM (Evolution X) based on Android 14. Now, in the Telegram app, if I press the save to gallery or share button for images, nothing happens. When I press save to gallery ...
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Where does Samsung's Studio app store cut videos?

I'm on a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Android 14, One UI 6, using the built-in "Studio" app that launches by default when you edit a video through the gallery. When I edit a video I took, ...
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How do I change the default folder for the Facebook app download location?

When I save a photo from the FB app, it gets saved to the Facebook folder $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/DCIM/Facebook/. I want to change this folder destination to my pictures folder $EXTERNAL_STORAGE/PICTURES/...
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How to recover deleted videos under this file .do0mo7bi1le1 [duplicate]

How can i recover videos in this file.
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Can I bulk delete shared media on Android texts?

When I go into the texting app and click on the settings, then shared media, it allows me to delete gifs/images individually by clicking on the three dots, but I want to get rid of 90% of these and ...
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Can I get back an image that displayed momentarily in the camera finder?

I had someone take a photo for me with my phone. I didn't verify the photo but I took the phone back and put it into sleep (pushed the power button to turn the screen off without switching off the ...
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How to get file currently set as notification sound?

I just changed my phone - migrated everything and it works great. One thing that grinds my gear and that I cannot manage to work out is: how to get file currently set as notification sound on my first ...
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How do you delete media messages from viber chat?

If media files are deleted from within chat, they are still in the gallery. If they are deleted from the gallery, they are still in the chat as thumbnails, but says "file not found" if ...
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How to fix "android.process.media keeps stopping" - error re-appears in a 10-second loop

On a Galaxy Tab A on stock ROM the last update was the June 1 2022 patch for Android 10 received from Samsung in Oct 2022 and also brought with it some Samsung updates. The update has introduced a ...
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Media of WhatsApp app disappeared

yesterday I noticed that my all media from WhatsApp application were deleted or disappeared. While I check the usage of the application, I saw that user storage is still big enough to store media (...
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Media Storage app taking too much space

I have been using Vivo Iqoo Z6 Pro with 8GB base RAM and 128GB storage for about a week now. This app called Media Storage used to take up almost no space on my phone. And just four days ago, I ...
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What is an FLR file?

When I was going through files in an app, I found some files with .flr extension. I found these files in the asset directory. When I did some research, I find out that it's associated with some ...
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Where is hidden additional data of an app stored?

This question came to my mind when I installed Oxford Dictionary. It's strange that I couldn't see the additional files (audio, dictionary, and pictures) in an unrooted device. This app has a base app ...
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How to get MX Player to show .gif files in file lists?

MX Player is able to play .gif files, but does not populate its list views (i.e., internal file explorer) with them, even when explicitly defined as an extension through the relevant settings page (it ...
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Which user-agent string is most optimal for use in ADM or similar download management applications?

I thoroughly comprehend what a user-agent string is, and how to spoof/parse them. What I can't seem to find in the endless sea of search results that all speak about the same two aforementioned ...
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Can adb backup media?

Some apps use media stored on the phone (audiobooks, movies, epub, ..) Can adb backup backup the media too?
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Is there a way to play a series of mp4 files without downloading an app?

If I download several .mp4 files and put them all into a folder, is there a way to play them all, either shuffled or in order? I just want to avoid having to navigate to the next song every 2-3 ...
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How to prevent WhatsApp (Web) from losing received media?

EDIT: The problem described happened to be related with the use of WhatsApp Web instead of WhatsApp app on the phone. In my WhatsApp chats a couple of months old, I see placeholders for photos, videos,...
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How to resolve a bug where documets and media files are not indexed to MediaStorage

I have encountered a problem with several file managers which I have failed to resolve. Files in my device are not properly indexed and hence are not recognised by the file managers at least to my ...
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My phone is not saving things (screenshots, download from browser, etc)

So one day my phone shutdown and when restarted I started to get some issues. Screenshot was not working saying that there was no space left. Gallery had no images/videos at all. File manager was not ...
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Reduce video size

I want to transfer video files over the internet. I intend to reduce a video size of 100x MB to below 10 MB. I tried some apps, but they reduce the size down to 10x MB, not below 10 MB. Also, their ...
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How to get back media if media not restored during restoring without affecting recent chats and media?

So I backed up my whatsapp a month ago and then while restoring I was not able to find a wifi source so it just stopped restoring media, only the chats were restored. Now after a month use I have more ...
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Backup of Music Playlists

I’m trying to make a backup of my music playlists, that I've created using the Samsung Music app on my Samsung Galaxy A6 (Andriod 10). So far I’ve not been able to locate where these playlists are ...
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How to save specific WhatsApp video when by default Media Visibility is off?

I normally have the Media Visibility setting off so it doesn't store WhatsApp media on my phone but recently a friend sent some videos I want to transfer to computer/email. I cannot find these ...
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WhatsApp video doesn't play and has a warning icon (Video format h264 not supported)

Using WhatsApp version 2.20.206.24 on a Huawei Y9 2019 with Android 9. Received the following video (i tested both forwarding and sending the video directly - on both cases i faced the same problem) ...
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How to stop WhatsApp from deleting media from gallery when the sender deletes that message?

When someone sends me media (photo/video) on WhatsApp, I can download it, and it gets saved to my phone's internal storage, in a gallery album created by WhatsApp called "WhatsApp Images". ...
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unable to see music files in any player app

This is a seemingly common problem and I viewed the dozen suggested posts before posting this but none of that helped since it was mainly things I already tried. 50 GB worth of MP3s in /sdcard/Music I ...
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How do I clean up remembered files in builtin files app?

Default files app is showing many files (mostly photos) that don't exist anymore. How to clean it up? All of these files existed under /sdcard and were cleaned via synchronization with my PC over ssh. ...
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Hide music from list of alarm, notifications, and ring tone files

How to keep my music and alarm files separate suggested I could nut an empty file named .nomedia in my top Music directory to prevent Music files from being seen by the Alarm app when I create a wake-...
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How do I sort whatsapp media files according to sender

Is it possible to sort out whatsapp media files with the name of the sender?
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/system/media Directory

First of all, I am currently learning about Android security and wasn't sure if to post it on the Android or Security StackExchange, either way here is my problem... Investigating the content ...
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Why is the Verizon Cloud app generating Instabug text files in my File Manager Documents folder every time I start up my phone?

I am getting a lot of text files in my File Manager's Documents folder. I used the Properties option on the file to see that it is an Instabug file. The path shows VCast. After searching for various ...
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Looking for an interface for numerous video files

I'm using VLC on LineageOS, to browse and play files (audio or video) in folders that can have hundreds of items. The LineageOS native file manager doesn't let me play some files (notably, Opus), ...
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Where does WhatsApp store Images/Videos when Media Visibility is disabled?

WhatsApp has a Media Visibility feature which if disabled, hides the media files from the phone gallery. It is claimed that "apparently" it reduces file storage. But WhatsApp still has to ...
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I cannot open or play songs with anything but Files (default file explorer on Android One)

I have a new Nokia 3.1. After putting in and formatting an SD card, I copied a tonne of music to it (in /Music in the root folder). These are m4a and mp3 files. It seems only default apps can see and ...
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Change file (pictures, videos) timestamp from filename

When moving files around tru different dirs and across PC / smartphone, timestamp for last modified date usually get reset to the very datetime of move / copy operation. This lead to files being non-...
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Reasoning behind built in songs made by the android device manufacturer

I noticed my Huawei device comes with a built in song called "Dream It Possible". Quick search revealed the song was made by the company itself. Didn't look into it, but pretty sure other companies ...
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Opening JPG under Android/data/<app.name>/files/docscan-sdk/.../documents/<number>/ not possible

With the app of my health insurance, I am able to upload bills and other data via scans / photos of the corresponding document. In order to have my own repository of transferred bills, I want to ...
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Why do I have to download music to Android internal storage then copy to SD card to work?

Samsung 9+ 128 GB SanDisk SD Card Android version 8.0.0 (Samsung Experience version 9.0) Service provider Verizon The issue I'm having is with copying music files from my Windows 10 PC directly to ...
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Why Gallery and Music app are unable to read SD card storage while a file explorer can?

I checked my phone after a while (after 3 hours), and I found that all of my photos and songs were not there anymore. I checked my ES file explorer, because by default, I have Google files (which is ...
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Export picture from Android Virtual Machine

I used an Android Virtual Device (AVD) for some while and got some pictures on it, that I want to have outside of the AVD. The problem is, that I don't know a way to get the picture out of it, since ...
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Whatsapp's "WhatsApp Video" folder not visible from my PC

I'm using Whatsapp on Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) and several folders used by Whatsapp are not visible when accessed from a Windows 10 PC (connected through USB in MTP, file transfer mode). From my PC &...
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Need a media subdirectory inside a nomedia folder

As the title says, I have been searching for a way to show pictures from a nomedia folder subdirectory...the files have to be in that directory and can't be moved. My messaging app stores it's ...
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Filesystem for sdcard to store large file and apps access

I am running android oreo 8.1 (custom ROM) on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. I have a 64GB memory card in which I want to store large files of size 15GB, 20GB etc. So I can't use FAT32 filesystem. I ...
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Delete all files from an Artist/Album with VLC

VLC has the ability both to remove items from a playlist, but also to delete the filesystem data for a particular item or selection of items. To delete in VLC 3.0.1, open list of items, (e.g. by ...
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Is it possible to have a media folder inside a .nomedia folder?

I have a folder with various folders and subfolders where I don't want my content to be scanned. Inside that folder I have put a .nomedia file to prevent media scanning. Now, I have a single folder (...
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How can I efficiently move 40+GByte of mp3 data to my phone?

My entire music library is sitting on a server that I access through SSH (could be setup for HTTP) and I would like to copy it to my Xioami Mi A1 (running Nougat). What would be the best way to ...
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Why is the audio category of my files incomplete?

I have recorded some .wav files with my Samsung S7. They are located in a folder of the recoding app. Unfortunately the audio category of the my files (Samsung) file manager only lists some of them. ...
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WhatsApp media is not showing up from WhatsApp account when migrated from old phone

I bought a new phone, so I took a backup from the old phone's WhatsApp account and installed in the new phone. Now at the time of installation I chose the "Restore" option from the backup so it can ...
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