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I recently updated my windows to the Fall Creators' Update, and with it MS has disabled SMBv1 (following WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks).
Most file managers such as Solid Explorer, ES File Explorer et cetera can now not access Windows SMB shares since these app use (now obsolete) SMBv1. I've tried almost all file managers on the Play Store following this, and I've only found ONE that uses SMB v2 to access Windows shares: File Explorer by Nextapp Inc.
Just a heads-up, so you don't waste time trying to fix it thinking there's something wrong with updated windows.
FX file manager. Everything is available for free, you only need to purchase it if you need some additional functionality like cloud integration. And unlike solid the color schemes, themes are free.
linkme: FX File manager
FX File Explorer is the best. It's also got a root add-on, and is completely free with no ads. The pro key just provides extra features like cloud and network storage mounting, Bluetooth file browsing, and file browsing over WiFi.
FX Explorer is a brilliant alternative. It has a pristine UI, in-app "multi-window" support, and is free. I couldn't ask for a better file explorer.
Edit:Play Store Link
I still prefer FX File Explorer. Great replacement for the classic root explorer and has a nice material theme and some additional features (over root explorer, solid explorer likely has these as well) I need like browsing SMB shares.
i've always used FX File Explorer, myself. Bought the Plus and Root addons for it. It's one of the first things I install on any new device or ROM change.
Since the birth of the Samsung moment, I've used every file Explorer app that you can think of and I finally settled with FX Explorer. Best looking and most functional imo.
File system as in your file manager? If so try "File explorer" [link] or "Solid explorer" [link]
Both offer what I think you're looking for. They require the paid versions after the trial is done though.
Edit: Supplied wrong link for file explorer, fixed.
He literally just said he doesn't want to use Solid Explorer? I use the free version of FX. It does what I need it to, no complaints. Also has a free Root add-on. [link]
Edit: I uninstalled Solid Explorer a few weeks ago for the same reason. I get that they're using it to validate a license, but I'm not giving full Phone permissions just for that.
FX is a similar replacement on the Play Store -- it has some addons if you want FTP or other networking stuff: [link]
If you just want to browse local files on your device, here's an open source alternative called Amaze (on F-Droid): [link]
> FX File Explorer 5 features a Material Design UI and new ways to transfer your files between devices and computers.
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I'll second QuickPic; I just discovered it last night. It's better than the Photos app because it supports folders and is really fast. (I think it does aggressive caching.) It also supports Moments without requiring Google+ sync. It's similar to the Motorola Gallery, though maybe not for many good reasons. I like the square thumbnails better, and appreciate that it leaves my notification bar alone. Another neat feature is the option to ignore the rotation lock mode.
Things I don't like about it:
Now, if only I could post app reviews without Google+.
For what it's worth, for my file explorer, I'm using FX File Explorer; it seems fine, although some of the advanced features people keep mentioning from ES File Explorer aren't present (Network/cloud features are part of FX Plus, though, which I don't have). If you care, FX is material design, and looks pretty good (this was a factor for me; the screenshots of ES looked rather ugly/cumbersome).
FX File Explorer can archive files to Zip, Tar, GZip, BZip2, and 7-Zip.
I don't know if it could be considered the 2nd best, but I have been using it for half a year and find it to be a capable file manager.
For anyone interested in a replacement, I've been using FX File Explorer recently. Very modern UI and has tons of very powerful features. Tabbed browsing, side-by-side view, network filesystems, etc.
I've been quite happy with FX File Explorer. Add FX+ ($2.99) for network filesystem support. Since the last file explorer debacle, they seem to have started advertising no ads/no tracking/made in USA in their app description.
I switched from ES Explorer to FX Explorer which is very nice, also heard good things about Solid Explorer, you can try both and choose whichever you like the most.
Ok. Lockscreen, a bit more complecated IMO. First of all go to [link], open it with Widget Locker and choose 'Install only', then unpack all files so you have a folder (all on phone, if you need App that can do it use [link] for example). Than launch Widget Locker and clear the screen. In top-right corner there is a small white button, that's settings, open it. Go to Look & Feel/Layout and resize by pulling those 2 arrows so those rectangles take whole screen, then uncheck Automatically determine grid size and change it to 6 rows x 5 columns, press save. Go to Look & Feel/Background Tint and set it to whatever you like (I use 3). Go to Advanced and 'Enable' Widget Overlap.
Go back so you see Wallpaper and white settings button again. Hold long anywhere, choose Widget -> Zooper Widget 5x1 resize it to full screen again, press back button (it hides, swipe a bit from bottom), click on widget now, choose sdcard, nms lock, go back. Lockscreen should look right now, but we are missing slider for unlock. Resize Zooper Widget from top a bit and move it to top of the screen. Long press under Zooper Widget and choose Add Slider (or something like this, I don't remember). Save it in top left corner. Reposition it to bottom of the screen then long press on it and choose edit. Pick Invisible Tabs from first menu. Now slide the unlock button, go to Icon, choose Files and find the unpacked folder, in it search for android-left-normal and use it. Press the middle button and choose disable, slide right button and choose disable. Confirm in top left corner. Resize Zooper Widget to full screen. Everything should be done now ;)
Guys I think I've found a solution. The issue I had with file search in FX is fixed now. Apparently you have to make sure you have "Search within files" ticked for it to return all results.
And yes, it does show thumbnails and lets you play videos using the video player of your choice.
To sum up what everyone posted here....
Download Fx File manager
Browse to /system/customize/resource
The file name is HTC_Sense5_Boot.mp3
Copy it to your internal storage or SD Card
If you download a file explorer, like FX File Explorer, and go to directory:
you can find all of the user-installed apps on your Android device. If you find the folder for the app, go into the folder and you will find a "base.apk." This is the app and you can long-press on it to share it to Google Drive, email, or what have you. I can further assist if my instructions need more clarification. Just comment below.
I have been using FX File explorer for years now, and to be honest I can't really see why it is not known more. Check it out (here)[[link]].
What I do is just open up my file manager(I use FX). Once you are there, locate the .zw file that you have downloaded and move it to the Zopper Widget Templates folder. You can find the templates folder in Main Storage>Zooper Widget>Templates.
After that just create a zooper widget and you will get the option to pick a widget from the ones you have installed, click on SD Card. Once you're in there, you will see the widget that you have downloaded. And that's it! :D
FX File Explorer with the FX Plus add-on which adds FTP,SFTP, SMB, & WebDAV
I uninstalled ES File Explorer after i read this: [link]
As a replacement I started using this file explorer instead: [link]
Firstly I'd use
It has a cleaning wizard that shows you duplicate files and big files.
Shows which apps are using up a lot of space
play around with the view, full size/cache only etc
I use FX File Explorer and like it a lot. Used Solid Explorer before, but can't get it to recognize the license I bought years ago, so I just don't use it anymore.
I wanted to buy an app last week on the Google Play Store. It was R33. I tried the trial first, liked it and yesterday it was R28. So I bought the app and a doughnut.
If I wasn't using SE myself I'd use FX File Explorer, it is very good and the free version is also great (it just lacks some more advanced features which you may not need). However I have no idea if it supports foreign symbols though.
After trying 6 or so file managers, I've settled on this one:
FX File Explorer
Full archive support (zip, rar, 7zip compress, decompress), great text editor and viewer, and built in media player
Make sure to use the "Grid" layout (3dot menu; display as; grid)
File Explorer is pretty cool too and is a full fledged and awesome file browser with that feature built in, on top of FTP, SMB network share support, cloud storage options, multi-window browsing, root browsing if your device is rooted and more.
I recently switched from FX Pro to MiXplorer. Can't really fault either. I personally feel the UI of MiXplorer is more user friendly than FX. In terms of features both suited my needs.
FX does have the pie charts you mentioned, not on the starting screen however.
Many file managers can do this. My current setup is to put the files I want to transfer into a shared folder on my PC or laptop (I have a folder specifically for this) then I navigate to it using FX File Explorer, and copy the file to my device's local storage. No Internet required. That said, the Network capabilities require the Plus addon for FX. I don't remember how much it costs, but it was pretty cheap. Coincidentally, FX is also a really awesome file explorer all on its own. I also use it to download and manage my cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
The intrusive ads are the reason why most people jumped ship from ES File Explorer a while ago. Personally I use FX File Explorer as an alternative, Solid Explorer is a pretty solid choice, too.
I've been using Solid Explorer for two years, but it had lots of problems with SMB shares, kept renaming my shares and mixing the locations up. I switched to FX, a great alternative.
FX file explorer (free) with the paid plus upgrade supports FTP and even SFTP with private key authentication. It's IMHO the best file explorer with a very good interface.
[x] Good looking.
[x] Many Features.
Its a clean app with ios like design, has its own text editor, image viewer, music player, app manager, .zip and .rar (and probably many more) extractor and creator, has good support and lots more.
Give it a try, it works for me. :)
I paid for the classic and now I have to pay again? Because the developer felt like creating a material version? What's to keep him/her from creating a new version for me to pay for again? Besides, FX File Explorer is better.
Edit: Just tested, and the classic license is still accepted, which is awesome. I feel it should be renamed to prevent confusion.
Alternatively you can save the screenshot to Google Drive\DropBox or if you have a file browser, for example FX File Explorer, you can save the screenshot to a specific folder in the directory.
If you're looking for a new file manager, I like FX File Explorer. The free version has no ads, and the paid add-on FX Plus, ~~which I haven't bought~~, adds support for network filesystems (SMB/FTP/Dropbox/etc.) and some other stuff.
Edit: I just bought FX Plus, since it's $1 off because of the ES debacle. But if you don't need network file support, I've used the free version for over a year with no complaints. Now I'm just waiting for the next sale on Moon+ Pro.
You can do it following this steps:
I'd recommend using FX File Explorer, if OP is on android.
It's free, and free from any ad/bloatware. There is a optional IAP, but you do not need to buy it as it is for themes and root access.
You will just need to export it as a .zip (archive) and share it to your preferred cloud storage service
If your phone doesn't have a file manager, I would suggest FX personally. It allows you to look at and work with your files and folders in just about the same way you can on a computer. It's very possible that you may just not need a file manager at all on your phone, but if you do, this is the one I suggest.
They make a "Plus add-on" for it too that costs money. I don't remember how much it is off the top of my head, sadly, but it isn't fully necessary to get. It adds the ability to connect to online storage (Google Drive, FTP, Dropbox, etc.) from within the app and more options when dealing with audio, video, and image files, among other things.
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As a recommendation, I suggest FX file explorer. It's my favorite file explorer app and even has cloud service support (directly copy/paste to/from Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, etc) root access is handled through a free addon and network/cloud support is added with a cheap paid addon
Ok, so I just went digging through my phone sans Root and got my wallpapers using this method. Using the file manger of your choice (I used FX File Browser) navigate to: /System/system/app/launcherconfig and copy the launcherconfig.apk
From here I backed out and went to my downloads folder and pasted the file there. After that I renamed the file from launcherconfig.apk to launcherconfig.zip, so I could access the files in it.
In there the wallpapers should be in res/drawable-nodpi-v4
Let me know if you need any more help!
Edit: Link to the file browser I used Here
Slow, old method:
Disallowing any network access to it will break most of its ftp and networking tools. Isn't there an alternative like FX
I'm looking into that atm looks promising
You'll want to use a root file explorer. My preference is FX, with the root add-on. Use System(root), and browse to System>App, mount as R/W, and delete Latin-IME. After doing this you should be able to install the downloaded custom Google Keyboard. :-)
I followed this guide for the Nexus 6 that worked fine. Just be sure to make a backup of your original mixer_paths.xml:
I was able to edit that file with my file explorer of choice:
As far as values, you may have to see what you prefer, but I've set the the HPHL and HPHR (headphones) to 25, and RX1/RX2 (speakers) to 88 without issues.
Lastly, if you edit the already existing file, the permissions will remain intact but I think if you were to copy an edited one into the system folder from your sd card and you have no sound, it's likely a permissions issue. It must have permissions rw-r-r.
On the PC:
Connect your mobile device to the PC via USB.
Pick your device from the available drives:
Go to Internal storage → Games → com.mojang → minecraftWorlds
Copy saved worlds and paste somewhere on the PC or to a cloud storage.
If for some reason you will lose your worlds, you can always access the backup folder and paste the games back to your mobile device.
Warning! Please do not remove any files from your device.
It is possible that you will not be able to access this file on your PC. If that happens - please try different method.
On your mobile device:
To access the files on your mobile device you will need an application from Play Store.
I recommend using FX File Explorer, since it is free and no bloatware. The optional $1.99 IAP is for some extra features. But you do not need to purchase it to backup your MCPE worlds
Access folders: Storage → SDcard → games → com.mojang → minecraftWorlds.
Pick the worlds you wish to copy and paste them to a different location (preferably not in the games folder). Some of the file managers have an option to copy your files to cloud service (ex.google drive, onedrive, dropbox, etc) but you can also do it manually, so you can always backup your worlds easily.
To save it to a cloud storage provider, you first need to long press your copied world save folder> archive> start. It will then zip it up for you and then you can upload the file to your favorite cloud storage system
Source: [link] with edits from my personal knowledge
>Perhaps there's a setting somewhere on Magisk Manager app?
Nope, I've looked absolutely everywhere. I did however have someone reply to me elsewhere about File Explorer with the root addon being able to mount /system as RW, and it does work for some reason (apparently Root Explorer also works but it's not free).
I'd really like to figure out what's causing this issue though, because it's kind of annoying and I don't like File Explorer.
If you can sideload checkout MiXplorer, it's about as light as can be (low ram and the apk is 1MB) on both resources and permissions. Supports network (cloud, samba, sftp, ftp, etc), root, text editor, tabs, regex renaming/searching, built-in http/ftp server. [link]
Fx File Explorer is good but network support is paid (it's worth it): [link] .
Mention for being good guys: the free version has no ads or tracking either.
Yeah OK. I'm already rooted on 5.0.2 firmware with XZDualRecovery v2.8.7. So I installed FX File Explorer (which is actually a really cool file manager!) plus the root add-on. Then through there I was able to mount #system (root) as Read-Write no problem! I didn't even have to install RICDefeat or anything like that; it just worked for me.
SD maid works. I found out about FX Explorer and it is very impressive. ([link]). In the tools section it has a biggest files option and listed them all within seconds. Seriously considering buying the premium version because its even better than solid explorer and xplore
Are you opposed to paying for apps completely? If not, there is a great file manager called FX file explorer that can transfer files to and from another android device running the app, a computer and your phone, or various cloud storage services and your phone. There is a free version that may also work, but not with cloud services IIRC.
There's also EX file explorer that does mostly the same things, but not as nice and is suspected of sneaky moves, but perhaps unfairly - I don't know because I like FX much better.
No need to ever use a cable except to do things like rooting, etc.
Yes. Go to create a Widget and choose Settings Shortcut.
Download a real file explorer instead of using the built-in one. I recommend FX File Explorer, but Solid Explorer and ES File Explorer are also popular.
FX file explorer is by far the best one I've tried lately.
You have to buy the Pro to access files on local network but since it's so well made I bought the app yesterday. It also has a root addon.
Download a file manager. I prefer File Explorer, but there are numerous good ones.
From there, just hookup the phone to your computer and move files over - you should already have a default Music folder.
Yes, is's on the Play Store.
The free version will do. Long press the file you want a shortcut to, choose Add Bookmark and in the popup window you can choose a custom app. It will then make a launcher shortcut for you.
You should be able to -- I don't own any USB-C flash drives, but I've done this exact thing with a USB-A drive and an A-to-C adapter.
The only thing you'll need is the ability to browse the drive and play videos via an app, as I don't think the stock apps can do that (easily, at least). I personally use FX File Explorer to browse and MX Player to play the videos.
I use FX, it's free, has many features, no ads and works perfectly on the small screen.
It also has a built-in image viewer, audio player and text editor.
Important: You need a very low DPI to finish the setup (and uncheck "Start FX Plus trial" if you don't want that). When starting it for the first time, use something like 100 or 120.
EDIT I used twrpnew.img from the drive folder; it seems to work so far!! (Now shows 1840mb instead of 0mb). Creating a backup, will flash SU and report back :)
I moved to "File Explorer" / "FX" a long time ago - its nearly perfect. Worth getting the Root addon (free) and the Plus addon (paid) for networking/media and cloud functions.
You can do a quick test inside KLWP, as long as that app currently has a notification in the notification bar. Put the kode: $ni(n, pkg)$ into a Text object, then start replacing n with numbers, starting with 0 and counting up. 0 will display the package name of the first app with a notification, 5 will display the package name of the sixth app, etc.
You can also find an app's package name by going into the file system of your phone using a file browser app like FX File Explorer and navigating to the folder/Android/Data, where all your apps live, listed by package name. Hope this helps!
I use an app called FX File Explorer. It has a 'cleaning tools' feature that will show you what folders are holding the most data. That might help.
I can with root explorer. It costs money though. I think it needs su but a lot of the apps look for it in the usual place which is not where magisk puts it. It's why I can't use Solid Explorer if I'm modding system.
I found this one for someone else today: [link]
It works just have to download the root add-on and give it a go.
fx is just the file explorer app i used. you may also need to install its root add-on in order to delete /data/magisk + /data/magisk.img. this is what worked for me... other file managers may also work similarly
also, yea, you have connect it to a pc with drivers + adb installed and issue those commands
I use this app
It adds a 'save as' option to the share screen.
also, whatsapp still saves pictures for me doesn't matter what you put 'off'.
Well it makes sense, because otherwise you wouldn't be able to see the pictures sent to you in conversations.
Change the variable of Action 1 to 'Download/BackupAppList.txt' for example. Then run the task and choose backup. Next, navigate to your Download folder with a file explorer app like FX File Explorer. The txt file should be there in which you see your app list.
To restore, just run the task again. Make sure the first variable is still the same and the txt file is still in your download folder. Then it should work without problems.