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䮰 ߔ䮰ߔ䮰ߔ ߔ䮰ߔ named file? will not display on android

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andyroid4, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. andyroid4

    andyroid4 Lurker
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    Hi all,

    Scratching my head over this. Downloaded a file and was unable to rename it as it arrived (it's an mp4) . Once it was on my phone, it is not able to displayed due to limitation on the character reading of the Android system (ASCII?).

    I can see the files on windows, linux etc but cannot rename/delete them as Android prevents this. Probably due to some security in place for the system.

    I attempted using third-party software (ES manager, Ghost commander) but neither of these recognize the chinese character named file either.

    I also attempted to reboot in safe mode but Android is not showing or allowing deletion/editing of the file name.

    What to do?

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you might be able to offer.




    I just installed 'Explorer' which, surely enough, recognizes this Chinese character file. Was able to delete it no sweat. Hopefully this information might be able to save someone else the hassle I've experienced - reducing a few hours into 20 mins in google and a short visit to the play store....

    #1 andyroid4, Jun 25, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    It's not displaying properly on my Mac either.

    Can see it's some sort of Chinese encoding, but there's something wrong with it.

    Android itself usually has no problem at all with Chinese and CJK in general.
  3. andyroid4

    andyroid4 Lurker
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    Thanks for your perspective mikedt.

    Yeah - I guess with all the custom encoding that can exist outside of standard programmer coded language, there can be some configuration that causes the android system to crate an error and the file will not be displayed.

    I find I cannot rename files when I download them using browsers on android. Thus kind of thing can be prevented by allowing a save as option, but for ease of use, android doesn't offer this.

    Sadly, many times I have no option but to download a video I want to view as frequent plugin crashes makes my viewing experiences offline only. But then that's mostly my own fault from using little of no apps and having an ancient galaxy S3 device. Otherwise I wouldn't download them and instead would just watch them online.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I've downloaded plenty of things with Chinese names, videos, documents, MP3s, etc, that's from Chinese sites like Baidu, etc. and I am in China. Never had any problems like that at all with my Android phones or tablets.
  5. andyroid4

    andyroid4 Lurker
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    Ah - you likely have decent upto date hardware and functioning apps and system then.

    My system is completely sealed as I don't approve of the amount of data the apps share and have access to. I use a no-root firewall and block all but the most essential system processes but then I take my personal data collection very seriously.

    In the internet world of today, you can have either ease-of-use or anonymity but not both! I go for the second option so I guess I have to put up with a fiddly system!

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