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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eskimojoe, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. eskimojoe

    eskimojoe Lurker
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    I am trying to figure out how to put files (not apps or anything) into a folder I've created on my home screen.
    I have several .pdf files that I would like to access through athe home screen, but I can'r figure out how to do it.

    Thank you,

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  2. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    Install the free Astro file manager.

    Then long-press on a home screen in your launcher with free space, choose "Shortcuts" then "ASTRO", then pick your PDF file from the file browser that appears.
  3. mrzz

    mrzz Lurker

    I am trying to put pdfs that I downloaded via USB into a folder on the home screen.

    I am running ICS.
    Have created a folder on the home screen.
    Have installed Astro file manager.

    Long press on the home page only shows wallpaper options.
    I do not see shortcuts.

    Anyone know how I should proceed?
    Using Astro, I tried finding the folder I created on my home screen. No luck. Astro reports folder not found.
  4. mrzz

    mrzz Lurker

    I ended up installing ES File Explorer, navigated to the folder containing the PDFs, long press on that folder, a popup is displayed with several options, scroll down to shortcuts and select that. That folder now appears on the home page.
    With that I uninstalled astro.

    For an OS that is supposed to be easy to use, I took me 3 weeks and countless hours reading posts and looking at u-tube videos. ICS took away options from the home screen long press that made all that advice irrelevant.

    Its been quite a frustrating experience.

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