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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kfh, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. kfh

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    I've searched around quite a bit and can't find a specific solution to what I'm looking for so here goes. I'm running a stock (non-rooted) Razr Maxx. Using the built in "Files" application, I am able to connect to my PC with Wi-Fi , go under "Remote Storage" and add several folders I have shared on my PC (Windows 7). It works great and I can browse through the folders, and what I especially like that that it mounts these folders to the phone under "/storage/rfs#" and this makes for extremely easy access from music players etc. The problem I am experiencing, however, is that many folders contain A LOT (1000+) of files but viewing them on the phone is limited to a max of 255 files, and some folders do not display all files for no apparent reason while they are all obviously there and I can see them from the computer just fine.

    I installed ES File Explorer, I can add the computer easy enough, and when I browse those folders all of the files show up no problem; there is no 255 file limit and no "missing" files. The problem is that, as far as I can tell, there is no way to mount the shared folders onto the phones file system with ES (or any other utility) like the "Files" built in app can.

    So I guess what I'm getting at here is:
    - Is there a way to fix "Files" app to make it not fail to display files correctly
    - Is there a way for other utilities to mount the Windows shares like "Files" app does

    I will root it if I have to, however I just got the Jellybean OTA update the other day and I'm not sure the rooting procedures developed for ICS will work without bricking it and I just bought the phone so I'd as soon not risk it unless people can verify it works for sure.

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. kfh

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    I recall using an app on my rooted Thunderbolt, might have been CIFS Manager or similar, that was supposed to do this but it was problematic and I don't believe I ever got it working correctly although that was some time ago and I seem to recall it needing root access.

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