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Which Android File Manager?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ManLike, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. ManLike

    ManLike Well-Known Member
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    And why? I'm an IT professional and want to see what's on the system.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    You will need root to see the OS files ...
     
  3. ManLike

    ManLike Well-Known Member
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    Let me rephrase that.

    While I will probably root MY phone, the first Android phone in my house is my wife's. I just need enough of a file manager to be able to see what's in flash RAM (as opposed to the OS in ROM, what's on the SD card, and manage the SD card if it's getting full.
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    Try Astro and/or the Linda File Manager ... Else you can just hook up the phone to your PC and USB mount the SDCard and you can easily access the f
    iles and folders,,,
     
  5. ManLike

    ManLike Well-Known Member
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    Would you please provide the full name for "ES"?
     
  6. ManLike

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  7. tcat007

    tcat007 Well-Known Member
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    ES (4.7), Astro (4.6), FX (4.6), File Expert (4.6) all great!

    UI on FX is prettiest
    FE seems most functional for me
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Tre Lawrence

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    I like Root Explorer and Astro. Root Explorer allows for advanced functionality.
     
  9. darkuni

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    +1 for File Expert
    +1 for Root Explorer
     
  10. emohsain

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    I just joined the forum and am not sure if this is the right room to be at. I have an Asus transformer Prime and would like to put the icon / document folder on to the home page. I have tried Astro, x-plore, Es file manager, and 2 others. All have a "copy" and "paste" functions but once I click 'copy', I am not able to navigate back to or paste the selected folder on to the home page. Any help will be appreciated.
     
  11. tanj2011

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    Root explorer is d best..
     
  12. pixaro

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    I use root explorer
     
  13. darkuni

    darkuni Well-Known Member
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    File Expert will do this.

     
  14. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member
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    I wish ....
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  15. sic0048

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    I use root explorer, but I'm also rooted. I like that I can edit scripts and other files right from the app itself.

    If you are not rooted, why isn't the stock file manager not good enough? It's been so long since I've not been rooted that I really don't know. But it seems to me that the stock file manager allows you to do everything possible on a non-rooted phone.
     
  16. John Redcorn

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    Most androids don't have a stock file explorer. Does your samsung? I heard some oem included one, guess it was them.


    I vote for es, will do all root functions, has an "sd card analyst" to see which dirs take the most space, has built in text editor for editing scripts, has an app manager for making apk backups, connects to samba, connects to sftp, connects to box.com or dropbox.com and you can do just regular cut/copy/paste in between sdcard or any of those net connections smb/sdcard/sftp/box/dropbox.


    I keep fileexpert installed too cause es wont open tar files and I like the webserver built in to fileexpert from time to time too.
     

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