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[Q] Home screen shortcuts folder in Android?

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By zest, Junior Member on 9th February 2014, 08:09 PM
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I did search, but can't find answer to my question.
To can you understand my question I will give you example with windows XP.
The desktop shortcuts in winxp are stored in folder C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop. If I save this folder and later I lost all shortcuts I can restore it.
I have this problem with the apps shortcuts in my phone home screen. My question is where is the location of this folder, where android store the shortcuts in the home screen?
My phone is root and I have root explorer installed.
 
 
10th February 2014, 08:46 PM |#2  
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10th February 2014, 09:18 PM |#3  
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Not sure, but certainly somewhere. If I make a folder in my app drawer, then drag the folder to a desktop, I can change apps in one that doesn't effect the other.

But how much effort is it really to make another shortcut folder?
10th February 2014, 10:46 PM |#4  
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What are you trying to do? I smell an XY problem.

Nevertheless, to answer your question: it's usually in /data/data/<package name of your launcher>/databases/
Most 3rd party launchers allow you to backup and restore their settings without hassle.
11th February 2014, 03:36 PM |#5  
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What are you trying to do? I smell an XY problem.

Nevertheless, to answer your question: it's usually in /data/data/<package name of your launcher>/databases/
Most 3rd party launchers allow you to backup and restore their settings without hassle.

Haha , yes XY problem here
I am pissed to add folders and icons to my home screen and after each restart to loose them. Tried all written here(type of backups), but nothing help to my Lenovo s750.
I am with custom rom and the launcher Launcher GEL (Google Experience Launcher di Android 4.4). Can;t find it in my /data/data/... anyway.
This launcher don't has possibility to backup and restore its settings or I can't find it.
11th February 2014, 03:44 PM |#6  
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Haha , yes XY problem here
I am pissed to add folders and icons to my home screen and after each restart to loose them. Tried all written here(type of backups), but nothing help to my Lenovo s750.
I am with custom rom and the launcher Launcher GEL (Google Experience Launcher di Android 4.4). Can;t find it in my /data/data/... anyway.
This launcher don't has possibility to backup and restore its settings or I can't find it.

You shouldn't lose your folders/icons after a restart, I don't know why that is happening.
The GEL is integrated in Google Search so you'll need to backup that. You can use a backup app if you want, such as oandbackup or Titanium Backup.
11th February 2014, 07:12 PM |#7  
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You shouldn't lose your folders/icons after a restart, I don't know why that is happening.
The GEL is integrated in Google Search so you'll need to backup that. You can use a backup app if you want, such as oandbackup or Titanium Backup.

WOW, this works !!! Thank you a lot!!
I didn't knew that Google Search is this what I must backup to restore my home screen icons and folders
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Question backup to restore my home screen icons and folders?
this is in to reference to a reply from "ZEST" a Junior Member:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2642498

He quoted " Google Search is this what I must backup to restore my home screen icons and folders" How is this done?
I still didn't get an answer to my question, or his, where are shortcut from the desk top kept? and can i create one to go to a html file on my SD card.
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