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How do I access random files moved to my N1?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by togakangaroo, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. togakangaroo

    togakangaroo Active Member
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    So I just got my Nexus One (like literally a few hours ago) and yay everything is nice (well not everything - for some reason I can't download apps from the market). Anyways, I figure, let's see how this thing is for reading pdfs.

    I mounted it as a drive via usb. Created a \docs directory, and place a pdf book in it.

    Ok...Now how do I open that file?

    Again we're talking Nexus One
    2.1-update1
    Kernel 2.6.29-01117
    Build ERE27 (who the hell has letters in their build names!?)
     

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  2. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    Can't say for certain as I don't have an N1 but you probably need an app that supports PDF's.
     
  3. you're gonna have to get that market issue sorted out (have you set apn settings? ie. can you get to the internet?) to get an app that can read pdf files

    and well, the phone is pretty dull without everything the market offers
     
  4. togakangaroo

    togakangaroo Active Member
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    I got the issue sorted out, that was not the question. The question was how to find and open a file that is in an arbitrary directory on the SD card. You know, windows explorer, or Finder, or command line - what's the standard way of doing this?

    I downloaded an app for it but there's got to be something built in, right?
     
  5. nope, there's no built in file explorer, tho' there are plenty of very good apps to choose from such as estrongs, astro and oi file manager
    getting one of them would be the "standard way" of doing it
     
  6. takeshi

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    You mean a PDF app? If it doesn't allow you to browse the SD card itself then you'll need a file explorer app -- which is handy to have anyway.
     

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