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Without root access you have 2 options. Both options (may) allow you to access the files for a particular app, e.g. the folder /data/data/com.app.packagename. If the application is debuggable you can use the run-as command in adb shell (more info about what adb is and how to install it can be found here) adb shell run-as com.your.packagename` cp /data/...


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Busybox is a single utility that contains the functionality of many of the basic Unix tools. It's used on most embedded-Linux systems instead of having separate executables for each utility, which wastes space owing to code duplication. There are several Busybox installers available on Google Play, and one on F-Droid. Custom ROMs often have Busybox built-in....


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These files are for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon film which was included promotionally with your Nexus 7. The movie was not, at least in my case, pre-installed on your device, as it takes a considerable amount of your available storage space (especially if you have an 8GB unit!). I'm guessing you must at some point have unknowingly hit the small '...


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First, you should be aware of the difference between "hidden folders" and "inaccessible folders": hidden folders: names start with a dot, e.g. /sdcard/.android_secure. These files you can see enabling the "hidden files" option in file explorers. inaccessible folders: folders you won't see due to lacking permissions, e.g. those in /data. To protect your apps'...


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WVM is a video file that has been encrypted using the Widevine (now Google) DRM platform. The first 10 seconds are not encrypted, that is why you can see it in VLC.


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LOST.DIR is just a storage space (directory) for files that were recovered upon boot. You can safetly remove it with no problems. The sysytem keeps it just in case you want to get your recovered currupted files back. A quick google search yielded: LOST.DIR - what is it? As for preventing it from being created, just prevent the SD card from becoming ...


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You can copy the videos from this app's location in /data/data/org.coursera.android/files/courkitDownloadedVideos/ if your device is rooted. It could instead be found at: storage/extSdCard/Android/data/org.coursera.android/files/Download/ if you have an external SD card. On an un-rooted device, you can use adb backup function to backup the app and its data ...


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Do you really want to do that? That might lead to you no more being able to see your images in the gallery. But if you want to try: open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the DCIM folder delete the .thumbnails directory create a file named .thumbnails open the file's properties, and set it "read only" Now, as there cannot be two objects with ...


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The app downloads the videos to /data/data/org.coursera.android/files/courkitDownloadedVideos/ instead of the standard user space of /sdcard/Android/data/* and even worse yet, the files are named file2.mp4 file3.mp4 etc. making it difficult to figure out which file is which course. I personally find this very frustrating as I would love to stream the videos ...


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They're cache directories that hold Ads for games. I've read Angry Birds is one such game that uses those directories. Yes, you could delete them, but they'll keep coming back everytime a game reloads their Ads.


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When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment. When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."


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MacroDroid (free up to five macros) can do the job. The macro would be: Trigger: Day/Time Trigger → select all the days and choose the time for trigger activation Action: File Operation → Delete → select the folder that needs to be cleared → All Files Edit: { There is a catch here. Unless the device is rooted, only the files at the ...


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If you open a file as Context.MODE_PRIVATE, then the file is created in /data/data/app_packagename and is only accessible to your app. You can see the permission and owner of these files in command line. adb shell ls -al drwxr-x--x 1 app_28 app_28 2048 Dec 6 2011 com.android.mms But files in sdcard is public to all user, so you cannot find ...


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As Shywim wrote, direct access from your Windows PC is limited to certain directories – by default. But there are some helpers available to give you more details. Some examples include: DavDrive Lite – make the local file system available via WebDAV. This would require another 3rd party tool on your Windows PC (some WebDAV client) FTPServer – a small and ...


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Why not try other apps like Solid Explorer, ES File Explorer or Explorer? They have options to show hidden files.


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Because of how Android has evolved over the years many newer devices have the same files mounted (usually with a bind mount) in multiple places. Others are symbolic links. It's really too bad that the file manager app isn't showing you these details :-/


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Prior to ICS, Android used /system/mnt/sdcard as the point for mount. Some versions by manufacturers used /system/sdcard instead. ICS, thereafter, changed it, but kept existing mount point for backwards compatibility with legacy apps. Now, /system/storage/sdcard0 or /system/storage/sdcard1, particularly, JB on tablets, is used to accomodate multiple ...


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There is no file type association settings under Android so it's not Samsung's fault. ES File Explorer doesn't have an option to set a default file association but you can have the same result if you do the following. Long click the item (file) you wanna open it will create a check list with the file selected. Click on the three dots at the right bottom of ...


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A wvm file is not the same as a wmv, the wvm is a video downloaded from Google Play Movies and is a type of MPEG-4 video file. It is currently unable to be opened by anything other than the Google Play Movies app because of the DRM properties surrounding the file.


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There are special directories you can use to store your custom "noises". The "starting point" (root-of-noises-dir) may be different between devices (so this is rather a generic answer, as I do not own all of them) -- pick one and check if it works, if not, pick the next: /sdcard/media/audio /sdcard/media /sdcard In there, put the directories for the ...


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Originally posted by @ott-- in the comments, this answer did the trick. I'm posting it as an answer since ott-- hasn't. Isn't the target named /sdcard or /storage/sdcard and not /system/sdcard?


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Prerequesites: unlocked phone ('fastboot oem unlock' command) installed Android SDK with accessible adb and fastboot executables (both are part of the SDK) Cyanogenmod 7/9 or 10 image from get.cm (or whatever ROM you want) Nexus S CWM recovery image from clockworkmod.com Steps: Flash the CWM recovery image: Switch off your Nexus S, press volume up & ...


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If your phone is not rooted, then you can't access the "OS" or the "programms". When you plug your phone, you can only browse its internal and/or external storage in a file explorer. If you are not rooted, you can use adb to browse the "OS", but you can only view it and you can not access /data folder. If you are rooted, you can access and write all to the ...


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I don't know about "legacy" or "0", but /sdcard is a symbolic link to the sdcard device folder. At the terminal, run "ls -l". Add the end of some lines, you will see: sdcard -> /mnt/sdcard etc -> /system/etc and maybe others depending on your setup. This is standard Linux setup, and makes both places link the same place - so there is no duplication.


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ES File Explorer supports all your requirements. Once installed, turn on the Root Explorer option from the side menu.


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if you type on a terminal console: ls -l /d lrwxrwxrwx root root 2013-01-01 01:00 d -> /sys/kernel/debug/ meaning /d is a symlink to that other folder, probably there for compatibility with old versions. So now the question is: what is /sys/kernel/debug/? That folder is used to mount debugfs filesystem and it's used, as the name suggests, to debug ...


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I fixed it myself. I went to the recovery menu (CWM) Mounted /system Plugged it into my Laptop Opened ADB on my Laptop Comand: adb shell went to /system/bin and replaced the file Hopefully this helps other who do the same mistake!


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You can check the following location to view the attachments: (root)/data/data/com.google.android.apps.inbox/files/downloads In this location you'll see a random code something like cd8ca9801230132321232sd312312ad312 Navigate to that folder and you would see few other folders named attachments avatars smart_hero_mail_image smart_mail_image To view the ...


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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, the history item will not remove even though the actual file has been deleted in file explorer. For example, Firefox Downloads history, you need to explicitly ...


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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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