ES File explorer doesn't show internal SD Card Contents (Xperia Z)


Hi, I'm an advance (IT) user. Have been using ES file explorer (on a rooted sony xperia z) for many months. Recently I started facing a problem (earlier it was OK) that when I click 'Device' or 'Root' button to browse, the screen shows SD Card 0 (4.06 GB/11.73GB) and SDCard1 (13.91 GB/29.70 GB). But if I click on (to browse) the former (i.e. internal SD Card 0), there is nothing inside, totally blank. I know there are contents inside there. Even ES is telling 4.06 GB as occupied. And if I explore the same on my laptop screen thru wifi connection or another file browser on my mobile (like Astro File Manager), all/many folders are shown correctly. But in the ES it shows as blank. (I've attached 3 screen shots of the same, 1st showing the options as well as in the background showing some contents of ext_sdcard).

And if I see/click SDCard1 or Ext_Card, all contents are shown correctly by ES. I've tried going into internal sdcard memory thru diff routes also, i.e. by going to root> mnt> SDcard. Or by \> sdcard. Or by storage> sdcard0.

Pls help.


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Extreme Android User
Quick try. Clear data and cache for ES. Uninstall ES. Shut the phone off. Turn the phone on. Install ES from Play. Try it now. (It's just a guess, but sometimes data becomes corrupted.)


Thread starter
Thank you.

But I succeeded in finding the problem. It was somehow (most probably by mistake by me) made hidden. So I just went into menu> tools> hide list> restore. That's it.

Thank you for your response anyway.



Psychotic Female
Thank you for sharing how you were able to fix it! I'm sure your post will be helpful to others who may have the same issue. :)