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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any recommendation for a file manager/explorer program for Nexus

I am looking for a file manager similar to windows explorer. I've read about EZ File Explorer and EZ File Explorer 1.5 cupcake. Do any of you know the difference and if they will work on the GN?

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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Astro file manager. Root explorer if rooted
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use Astro and Airdroid.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i use ES File Explorer.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop
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Old December 21st, 2011, 04:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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File expert

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Astro is my standby, es explorer is good too. If you want to transfer to your computer air DROID work very well.
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I wonder if we got sucked into this one... I owned a bionic and I think I installed reading forums about the bionic. Just sayin' cause of your user name
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also you can explore your root directory (or is it system directory?) just like root explorer and it's free. It's experimental but had no issues when I tried that feature.
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I agree with this, best one I found yet. Easy to use, allows you to favorite certain folders, and also allows integration with cloud storage.
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+1 I liked this much better than ES File Explorer. It's great if you're rooted too.
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I loved the old Astro. The newer version just seems to themed and "fancy" looking. Nonetheless, it's still my go to.
Perhaps I'll give the others a look.
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Have been using on my previous phone as well. It's easy to use and does about everything I ever needed to do.
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Have been using on my previous phone as well. It's easy to use and does about everything I ever needed to do.

EEk! To me that's just plain ugly. Does it have a classic theme? I just want to look at files and folders without all that background ugh!
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I wonder if we got sucked into this one... I owned a bionic and I think I installed reading forums about the bionic. Just sayin' cause of your user name
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man i was so hyped for the Bionic when it was finally announced. bought one on launch day and as many people on here had waaaay to many issues. kept the name every since
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also you can explore your root directory (or is it system directory?) just like root explorer and it's free. It's experimental but had no issues when I tried that feature.
It also allows you to access PC's on your LAN over wifi.
It has add-ons for task manager, bookmarks, backups, startup manager, etc.
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EEk! To me that's just plain ugly. Does it have a classic theme? I just want to look at files and folders without all that background ugh!
Estrongs -> Menu -> Settings -> Theme Settings

I like plain as well.
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I don't think he's talking about app, he needs file manager for windows to browse system files in nexus..
I'm looking for the same thing.
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es explorer can see files on computers that are in the same network, and has a built it zip tool. I haven't seen any thing as powerful as es explorer...just saying.
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Astro File Manager.....the best I have tried......the again the only one I have tried after researching for some time.
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I've been using Astro File Manager since my first Android phone, the Sprint Hero.
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I've been using Astro File Manager since my first Android phone, the Sprint Hero.
Yup been on that one since the G1 days... also try out MIUI File Explorer
MIUI File Explorer Ported to Other ROMs, Acquires Root | xda-developers

has a great UI layout doesn't have all the feature of astro but really nice looking on the Nexus
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I use Root Explorer. If you can pay for it, it is worth it. Most robust, straightforward, and simple file explorer I have used. Paid for it almost 2 years ago. Other file explorers have better graphics and maybe to some a nicer UI but simplicity is for me.

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