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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by DBen1969, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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    I am looking for a file manager for android that gives you all the information that a Windows file manager gives. I am talking about showing all the file properties like for mp3's. Artist, album, etc. What would be a good one to get? Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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  3. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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    I am sorry I forgot to mention I would like the program to be able to access my laptop over my home network wirelessly.
     
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Don't know of anything that can do that, sorry.
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You'll need to turn on file sharing on your network, on the laptop, to allow that to happen. Once you have that enabled, you need to install a file manager that has LAN connectivity, such as Solid Explorer.
     
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  6. Richard Jack

    Richard Jack Newbie

    Search simple file manager on play store that is open source and I hope that will fulfill your requirments.
     
  7. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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    I installed Solid Explorer and cannot see my laptop. What am I missing? With CX File Explorer I can access my laptop but do not get the features I would like with Solid Explorer.
     
  8. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Open solid explorer.
    Click on the upper left, 3 line hamburger area.
    Click on the 3 dots middle of screen upper right.
    Choose storage manager.
    Choose the + button.
    Choose LAN.
    Let it scan your network then add your credentials
     
    #9 Dannydet, Dec 9, 2021
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2021
  9. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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    I cannot seem to get that option. I have a + sign on the bottom right but all I get is in the included picture.
     

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  10. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Along with configuring the file manager app on your mobile device, you do need to confirm that file sharing is enabled on your laptop. Which operating system is it running? Linux, Mac, or Windows?
    Also, if you have a third-party firewall running on your laptop you might also need to open a specific port that corresponds to its file sharing (often specified as to which during the set up process you need to do).
    And of course, both your laptop and mobile device need to be connected to the same local network for any kind of local file sharing.
     
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  11. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Read my directions carefully.
    You are missing some steps.
     
  12. DBen1969

    DBen1969 Newbie
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    Thanks reread and got it.
     
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