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How to copy files to a folder on the desktop?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Phil McCavity, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Phil McCavity

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    Today I bought my first Android device (a ZT-180 tablet). I have it doing most of what I want with the notable exception that I can't for the life of me figure out how to get files into a folder on my desktop. I can create and rename the desktop folder, I've copied the files to a temporary location on my tablet, but I have no idea how to get the files from their current location to the desktop folder.

    I feel sure this has to be trivial but after an hour of googling and experimentation I've hit the wall.

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    The problem is that the desktop (homescreen) on an android phone doesn't work like the one on a PC - there's no equivalent directory like (C:\Users\Username\Desktop) where files will show up on the homescreen.

    The way to go about this on android would be to create a shortcut that told your file manager to open at a specific directory on the sdcard. If you search 'Astro' in the market, that's a file manager that allows you to create shortcuts in that way. Just find an empty space on your homescreen and press and hold on it, then pick shortcuts >> Astro and then pick your folder on the sdcard. From then on, clicking that shortcut will open astro at the folder you chose.
     
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    Bingo! It's not as seamless as the Windoze implementation but it gets the job done.

    Thanks!!
     

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