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Android 11: Can't see contents of "/sdcard/Android/data" even with root

Though it may be trivial, posting the solution to make it easier for those seeking answers It's because of restrictions imposed in Android 11. See Storage updates in Android 11. Apps are permitted to ...
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How to associate a file extension with an app?

After trying various options I finally found the app that works for me. Total Commander has a number of associations and also allows you to associate a file with any app. Therefore I simply always use ...
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Delete file with special characters from un-rooted device

I converted the file into a 240p MP4, downloaded it using Chrome, and I was able to delete the file using Solid Explorer easily. I was also able to delete it using Termux. I installed it, enabled ...
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How to create a shortcut to some file in another folder?

"Shortcut" is a purely Windows concept. It's an ordinary file (with .lnk extension) which contains a reference to some other file or folder. Windows Explorer and other programs know how to open the ...
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How do I view hidden folders with Solid Explorer?

Tap the three dots in the top right of the app Choose 'Folder options' Ensure 'Show hidden files' is ticked (option is unchecked in screenshot below)
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Can't find data folder of an installed game

Applications keep their data in /data/data. It is a folder that resides in a partition that a normal user can't access. In order to access there, you have to root your phone and download another file ...
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Why is my phone ignoring OTG USB?

Its not the android version describes that it can connect OTG(On-The-Go), its the capability of the device. Huawei P8 Lite has no OTG connectivity as described here : P8 lite review
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How to create folders in android 6.0 app drawer on an LG phone?

Well I think I found the answer to my own question. You can create folders if you are in default android 6.0 app drawer this way: press and hold the right hardware button (the square one) while ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

Actually what you see is "Downloads History", not "Downloads Directory". So the item will remains even though the actual file has been moved/deleted. Same concept like web browser downloads history,...
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Is there a better way to hide TV shows from the gallery?

The solution to that is pretty easy: Instead of renaming the folder to .Video (and thus "hiding" it completely), simply place a file named .nomedia inside it. That way you hide it from the media ...
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What is creating these gibberish files on my SD card?

Here is the answer to your problem: These files come from installing applications from developers Cheetah Mobile. Delete the Cheetah Mobile app that you have installed and then delete these bogus ...
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Is there a way to stop Android from creating folders on the SD card such as "Android" and "Download"?

Without tricks, the answer is No. These "Shell Directories" are hard-coded into Android and get created automatically if any of them is found missing. You cannot prevent this behavior from happening, ...
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How to add a new button to the button bar in Total Commander for Android?

Tap on icon (arrow). You get a +, add details as per link - you can see the button with KB, on the first line
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Prompt for filename for screenshot

The Android built in screenshot function does not support to specify the filename. One alternative way for triggering a screenshot would be to use adb shell via USB or Wifi from a connected PC. On ...
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Copying a folder from Google Drive to Google Drive

It is not (yet) possible to copy and paste a folder on Google Drive. The Google Drive Help - Organize your files in Google Drive for "Computer" mentions the following regarding copying: ...
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`adb shell mv` moves files but app doesn't work anymore, while it works if I move the same files via file manager

Your main problem is that you move files and folder between special sections of the file-system: from app-private folder where only the app has access to /sdcard a special folder where you can not ...
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Internal storage management of files and folders

Without a list of your internal storage content, it's hard to discern useless files from useful ones. Without further info, the only answers I can give you are the following: When you uninstall an ...
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Where does "Voice Recorder" save files to on Samsung Galaxy S6?

I can't say with absolute certainty where they are on a Samsung S6, but on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and I doubt that they change their filesystem layout too much from one device to the next. I can ...
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Cannot upload arbitrary files using Chrome

As confirmed by OP this app resolved the problem App Picker Classic. From app description If you have app choices that are currently hidden - maybe you chose "Always" by accident once, but you'd ...
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Problem copying files with unusual characters in their names to the Galaxy S4 SD card but not to the phone

Yeah you´re right. The problem is caused by the file system of the SD card. Probably you use FAT32 as file system of your SD card which is using the OEM character set (Read more). And the OEM set ...
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Why does VLC show deleted files?

Go to Settings, then Application manager, then click on VLC, then click on Storage, then Clear cache and Clear data, then restart the application. I did that and it worked just fine.
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How to create a file folder for use with Listen Audiobook player

Press the overflow menu button in the upper right. Select the show storage option. There will now be a new item below the Recent menu item in the slide out drawer for the devices storage.
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How to get the full path of an image viewed in the default Gallery App on the Samsung Galaxy?

I was able to figure out how to get to the path by this message and steps provided by beeshyams. The menu button on the Samsung Galaxys is the hardware Return Key. The problem is that, there isn't ...
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How to bulk move Android apps to the SD card?

As per Mario's answer: There is an easier way than manually finding and moving one by one. I'm aware it's no bulk, but it helps. App2SD It helps to find all movable apps, and gets you to the move ...
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How to bulk move Android apps to the SD card?

2022 update: App2 SD finds all apps that can be moved from device to SD. The app has an automatic mode for then moving all these apps to SD card (via Android accessibility tools, easy to use).
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Why do Android create "Shell Folders" automatically? Can I change the shell folders?

Registry key is a windows concept in android these locations are handled as following /** * Standard directory in which to place files that have been downloaded by * the user. Note that this is ...
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Unknown file type containing a virus

File extensions tend to be present only as mnemonics for the user to quickly identify a file, and for software to filter out incompatible files prior to loading and opening them. The latter explains ...
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Where does BlueStacks store my app's data (e.g. save game files)?

In Bluestacks 3 and 3N, apps are installed in various Android folders, such as: /data/app (stores APKs) /data/app-lib (libraries) /data/data and more. /data/data also contains your app's data (such ...
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Moto G5S Plus File Manager is not showing any items

This is most likely because it's permissions are not enabled and/or you do not have the storage areas checked. In Settings - Apps, press the 3 dot menu and select "Show System" then scroll down to ...
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Share a folder on android

Use FTP servers. It is available on Solid Explorer
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