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By HootanParsa, Recognized Developer on 17th May 2011, 03:12 PM
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Hello everyone!
My name is Hootan. I work on XDA in my free time and this file explorer is my favorite Android project!

MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface.
This app has no ads, is and will always remain completely free.
It supports Android 2.0+ (Eclair)
I hope you enjoy it.

The best way indeed is to explore yourself. But here's a brief list of essential features:
  • Easily themable with customization option which lets you select any color you like.
  • Sort, disable and enable all menu options and action buttons.
  • Unlimited Tabbed browsing and Dual panel in landscape mode and Drag and Drop between panels also supported.
  • Easily create Tasks to multitask Copy, Move, ... operations.
  • Different various View Modes and Sorting Options for each folder separately!
  • Customizable bookmarks drawer with essential file types already categorized.
  • Advanced search functions.
  • Custom USB OTG driver. FAT32 (R/W), exFat(R/W), NTFS (R).
  • Html viewer which supports MHT, Markdown, AXml and ....
  • eBook reader which supports PDF, Epub, Xps, Cbz and multipage Tiff images.
  • Export/Import all preferences and bookmarks and customized skins.
  • Extract and create 7z and Zip/Zip64 (splitted-encrypted), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2
  • Extract RAR/RAR5 (splitted-encrypted), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, SWM, MSLZ, CramFS, Dmg, ELF, MachO, Mub, PE, Split, Xar, Z, Udf, HFS, SquashFS, PPMD.
  • All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app. Choose from 20 providers:
    Amazon CloudDrive,,, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
    + clouds which support webdav like (, OwnCloud,, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
  • Modifying zip files.
  • Root access for all advanced operations.
  • User and System app management with data backup ability for rooted devices.
  • EncFS volumes supported for all storages.
  • File encryption and decryption using Aescrypt file format.
  • FTP/HTTP Server built in + TCP server to receive files from other devices using MiX (Send-to option).
  • MP3 Tag Editor.
  • Built-in Image Viewer (it supports GIF animation and large images).
  • Built-in Media Player + VLC codecs add-on.
  • Powerful Text Editor.
  • SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH supported as well.
  • And many more awesome features for you to explore!

If you have any ideas, suggestions or you found a bug/mistake, feel free and let me know.


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Here you'll find MiXplorer apk files and Skins!

Get MiXplorer v6.8.7
The latest Beta version is the most stable one!

• Skin Gallery
• Changelog

• Metadata
• Signer (full version).
• Archive
• VLC Codecs
• eBook Reader

Other Versions

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MiXplorer FAQ & How-To (User Manual)
By @IronTechmonkey

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See List of v6.x language add-ons
If you want to help to translate to your language, send me an email to

See List of v5.x language add-ons

See List of v4.x language add-ons

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  • Added Current and Separate folder options for extracting archives.
  • Improved "Replace all" in Text Editor for large files.
  • Improved to create playlist with folders.
  • Improved task list dialog to expand/collapse files to execute individually.
  • Added a new feature to find duplicate files (Long press address bar > Duplicates).
  • Added "Grid animation" option in the settings page.
  • Fixed some bugs.

  • Fixed Mega shared folders name.

  • Improved fast scrolling.
  • Fixed recycling thumbnails.
  • Fixed uploading to Mega cloud. (Add a new bookmark)
  • Fixed uploading to system folders in HTTP server. (Not sure about all systems)
  • Updated 4sync cloud to version 1.2.
  • Added "Reset password" to "More Settings" dialog.
  • Removed Kanbox and Kuaipan clouds.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs and some changes.

  • Fixed uploading to Mega cloud. (Still not compatible with Mega. Problem with key!)

  • Fixed download from Google Drive.

  • Fixed WebDav Basic authentication.

  • Improved performance.
  • Fixed memory leak when scrolling.
  • Fixed some bugs and some tiny changes.

  • Added "Send Log" option in main menu.
  • Added HW acceleration option in player menu.
  • Fixed a bug in listing files.

  • Fixed player crash. Add-on updated.
  • Fixed slow-loading eBooks. Add-on updated.

  • Fixed login.
  • Fixed copying folders between clouds.
  • Fixed attaching thumbnails to image files on
  • Updated Mediafire API.
  • Fixed some other bugs.

  • Fixed loading 64bit add-ons.
  • Added MiX-Reader 64bit.
  • Fixed too many tiny bugs.

  • Fixed new problem in creating and opening shortcuts.
  • Fixed opening zip files on network storage.
  • Improved SFTP client.
  • Fixed some other bugs and some changes.

  • Improved sending files to other apps and receiving from them. If there is a new problem, please let me know.
  • Fixed some tiny bugs and some changes.

  • Fixed some issues on Nougat.
  • Fixed copying multiple images to EncFS folder.
  • Improved the speed of loading thumbnails.
  • Fixed some other bugs and some tiny changes.

  • Fixed a bug in loading images from network.
  • Fixed "Copy to" error message or crash.
  • Fixed opening downloaded archive from notification.
  • Added "Audio tracks" option for VLC add-on.

  • Fixed changing charset in Html viewer.
  • Removed "Show servers button" from "More settings" and Added to "Buttons settings >> Tool bar".

  • Upgraded Dropbox API to v2.
  • Upgraded Google Drive API to v3 and fixed sharing.
  • Fixed and enabled Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • Fixed writing to SD cards in -KitKat. (Problems in extracting, shredding and ...)
  • Fixed "Remember" in "Open with" option for selecting multiple files.
  • Fixed "Save as" in "Text editor" to change the extension.
  • Fixed showing duplicate folders inside zip files.
  • Added a new option to the settings page to Clear the browsing history on exit.
  • Fixed disappearing items while sorting them.
  • Added an option to the main menu to send Magic Packet manually.
  • Fixed updating mp3 album art.
  • Added Free/Total space for cloud storage in path segments menu.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Added "Save as" in Text editor.
  • Fixed "Open with" bug.
  • Added all supported charsets to Charset dialog.
  • Fixed Copy to clipboard bug.
  • Added "short_url" for Dropbox advanced settings which is false by default.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Fixed a bug in FTP server and some other operations...
  • Fixed bug in the operations when some files exist.
  • Fixed option "Recursive file count" in view mode menu.
  • Fixed system files time for Toybox.

  • Updated archive addon.
  • Added Toggle Pin menu option.
  • Added built-in exFat USB OTG driver.
  • Added Button Manager to the settings page.
  • Fixed opening symbolic links in SFTP client.
  • Added opening 7zip, rar and ... archives directly without downloading the whole file, same as zip files.
  • Fixed OBEX Bluetooth client and share.
  • Added "Fixed Drawer" option for landscape view mode.
  • And too many bug fixes and changes and tiny features and options.

  • Fixed updating the media-store.
  • Fixed built-in USB OTG driver.

  • Fixed overwriting files.
  • Fixed image orientation for some devices.
  • Some bug fixes and changes and improvement.

  • Working on Torrent downloader.
  • Working on custom exFat driver for OTG.
  • Updated VLC addon
  • Some bug fixes and changes.

  • Fixed copy files from internal to external SD card for some of devices.
  • Fixed reading files (Metadata, Zip and...) in older Android versions.
  • Fixed a bug in deleting files.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Optimized eBook reader addon.
  • Added eBook thumbnail.
  • Added Print menu option in Image viewer and eBook reader for +KITKAT.
  • Added Export as Image and HTML in eBook reader (If it's supported).
  • Fixed FC when scrolling file lists for -KITKAT.
  • Fixed thumbnails orientation.
  • Updated language addons.
  • And ...

  • Added Html viewer which supports MHT, Markdown, AXml and ....
  • Added eBook reader addon which supports PDF, Epub, Xps and Cbz.
  • Improved TCP server (for 'Send to' feature). The server must be started manually same as FTP and HTTP servers.
  • Added a new Select option in action mode to select files with the same extension.
  • Fixed Image viewer bug in Android 2.2-.
  • Added subtitle for built-in media player (SRT, SCC, ASS, STL, TTML).
  • Added USB OTG addon back to the app and an option in the setting page to enable it.
  • Fixed a bug in Usb OTG addon.
  • Added option in tabs menu to save tabs on exit.
  • Updated Apache HTTPClient library to the latest version.
  • Fixed modifying text files inside the zip file.
  • Fixed cloud problems.
  • Added 'File Content' and 'Archive folders' options for searching files.
  • Fixed Copy to system directories in MM.
  • Removed SElinux command in root operations.
  • Fixed rotation problem in Image viewer.
  • Fixed picking audio files as ringtone or alarm.
  • Added highlighting search results.
  • Fixed error in saving text files in system directories (Text Editor needs a serious test).
  • And some other bug fixes and changes.

  • Fixed Send-to and SMB IP scanners.
  • Fixed Backup apks data.
  • Fixed some other bugs and some changes.

  • Fixed long-press on the file.
  • Fixed some media player bugs.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs and some changes.

  • Fixed drag & drop files.
  • Fixed editing skins.
  • Added auto icon builder for unknown extensions.
  • Fixed some tiny bugs.

  • Fixed setting permissions for restricted external sdcard.
  • Fixed setting default bookmarks after clean install.
  • Added cloud storage.
  • Removed Copy cloud storage.

  • Improved SFTP client and changed some of advanced options.
  • Improved media player.
  • Fixed volume and brightness bars and some other bugs in media player.
  • Improved operations speed.
  • Updated 7zip addon to version 15.14.
  • Added Send-to option to transfer files between Android devices which are using MiX.
  • Fixed some bugs in Importing settings and sorting bookmarks.
  • Added markdown syntax highlighting.
  • Added Extract to drag&drop options and you can also drag & drop to copy a file to the current directory.
  • Added changing album art by drag & drop an image into mp3 file.
  • Added return to previous location on back press after you select a bookmark from the drawer.
  • Updated languages add-ons.
  • Fixed some other bugs and some small changes.

  • Working on Root and Image viewer...
  • Fixed importing skins.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Working on Toybox and Image viewer...
  • Fixed opening shortcuts.
  • Improved loading and saving settings files.
  • Fixed some Media player bugs.
  • Fixed some Image viewer bugs.
  • Fixed some UI issues.
  • Fixed opening symlinks in FTP server.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Fixed clouds error and too many other bugs.

  • Improved Image Viewer. I'm still working on it...
  • Added brightness bar to Media Player. (Right side of the screen)
  • Fixed creating file and folder. (Extracting archives and FTP server problems.)
  • Fixed full screen mode in video player for old Android versions.
  • Fixed creating shortcuts.
  • Removed video thumbnail builder. (Freezing problem)
  • Added octal input to permissions dialog.
  • Fixed some other bugs and some changes.

  • Improved Image Viewer. I'm still working on it...
  • Fixed mounting root folder.
  • Fixed moving files in external SD.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.
  • Fixed Importing .micfg bug in B1602161
  • Fixed startup FC.

  • Improved and fixed root operations.
  • Fixed ext sd permission dialog bug.

  • Improved operations performance.
  • Optimized scrolling performance.
  • Optimized startup speed.
  • Fixed clouds to work on ARC Welder.
  • Added Export the skins to .micfg file.
  • Fixed FTP/HTTP server widgets problems.
  • Added parsing and playing m3u, m3u8 and pls playlists. (Needs test)
  • Added download option for MiX.
  • Added importing skins directly from the web. (Needs test)
  • Fixed and Improved some root operations. If there is any problem, please send me a log.
  • Fixed freezing when updating media-store.
  • Fixed some bugs in MiX Player and Image Viewer.
  • Added a button to the settings page linked to FAQ thread. Thanks to @IronTechmonkey.
  • Fixed lots of other bugs.
  • If there are problems with Reading/Writing on SD cards, please Enable logging in the settings page. Then if any error happened, send me the last log file saved in '/Android/data/com.mixplorer/log/log.txt'

  • Fixed custom logging (wrong date need to be fixed).
  • Fixed problem with symbolic links.
  • Fixed Player and Image viewer slow startup.
  • Fixed some other tiny bugs.

  • Fixed FC in loading skins at startup.
  • Moved Settings button back to the overflow menu.
  • Added VLC player addon here.
  • Fixed creating 7zip file and some tiny bugs in Archive addon.
  • Fixed error in parsing Ls results.
  • Added Logging option in the setting page. Log files will be saved inside Default SD card > MiX_LOG folder.

  • Fixed too many bugs and some tiny changes.
  • Still working on SD issues...

  • Added 'Toggle custom title' to top-right menu in User/System app list.
  • Added Refresh button back.
  • Added color option 'TINT_NOTIFICATION_BUTTONS' back.
  • Fixed to clear cache when refreshing list.
  • Fixed Locking folders.
  • Fixed bookmark problem.
  • Fixed too many other tiny bugs and some changes. (Maybe some new bugs are added!)
  • Still working on SD issues...

  • Changed and Optimized UI.
  • Improved media player.
  • Fixed lots of bugs
  • ...

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Credits & Copyrights

All credits belong to @HootanParsa , the translators and the users who are actively involved on this thread!

6.x versions:

External Libraries:
Apache HttpComponents 4.5.2 OkHttp v3.4.1
Subtitle Converter

4.x. 5.x versions:

External Libraries:
Apache HttpComponents 4.3.3
Apache commons-compress

3.x versions:

App Icon Created by @PhysX for this app.
Some icons + Category Bar from MIUI File Manager (will be removed completely in the upcoming verions)
Folder Icons Found the folder icon on the web and modified it as applicable into various colours.

2.3.7.x versions:

The versions belonging to this series are based on the ported file explorer from the MIUI gingerbread ROM (miuiandroid_Defy-2.1.13 (Android v2.3.7) – 2012/1/16) to all 2.2+ android devices.

'Ported' basically means that:
- I decompiled the app and studied the structure.
- Then I extracted the theme resources, created a new project and tried to recreate the MIUI file manager in my own way.
- I reworked all the classes for the browse tab. FTP tab was easy because it's open source. Furthermore, I wrote a complex code for category tab which works on all kind of custom ROMs with different content provider.

I'd like to point out that the version initially published ( was written by me and I'm the only one who has it's sources. Hence, there is no relation between these series versions and MIUI file manager sources (ICS-Based) on Github. And it's not open-source.
All the apk files shared on XDA and other places with this package name "" belong to me.
I would, however, like to give credit to MIUI company for theme resources and also to their elegant design.

I don't really have any idea when MIUI company started to use "Mi" (as the prefix) in some of their projects. I assume some months after my first project. I have been using this prefix for some years now and it's derived from "MiProjects", which is my brand.
The conflict that has arised is quite vague but I do apologise for any misunderstandings I might have caused.

* (v6.x, v5.x, v4.x, v3.x, v2.x) All of the developers have free license to add this app in their custom ROM as default.
* (v4.x, v5.x, v6.x) Modifying APK not permitted because of security reasons.

Languages Past Collaborators

Arabic - Mr.ziad
Chinese Simplified - lovejaychou2005
Croatian - Domcek
Czech - bckp, clone.x
Dutch, Flemish - labsin
Estonian - Mairo
French - bolsderac, dadaz007, Draky50110, Matx13
German - CaliburManiac, coxtor, Erik194, Felix_0501, Mardon, Schokonuss, Philip Kramwinkel
Hebrew - elyashiv1994
Hindi - paarkhi
Hungarian - rollrk4h, RootRulez
Indonesian - shad23, shoutokuyaki
Italian - Alex.Raz, Clem29, dimpemekug,fedett92, glider010,ludoo
Korean - phone_user
Kurdish -GorranKurd
Modern Greek - nomedor
Persian - mr.hami
Polish - DrizztDWX, mario44
Portuguese - rtfpessoa, SnowPluralism, softwork_brasil
Portuguese Brazilian - danilocps87, herbertsilver, romuleta, softwork_brasil
Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan - costygsm2, ygorigor
Russian - GREY58, iron86, wmaster4g
Serbian - crullick
Slovak - bckp
Spanish - Hopler, LeoPosas, superpulosu
Swedish - meares
Turkish - Fatih Firinci, sbdemir
Vietnamese - HeavenAngle, hoangnguyen

Skins v4.x

MiX-Skin (Install & Apply)
• Black-Blue • Chic

User Contributed v4.x
• MIUI v6 Dark • MIUI v6 Light • Holo Dark-Blue • Holo Dark-Red • Holo KitKat • Holo Light • MIUI V5 • Orginal Light-Blue

• Faenza

• Clearly Blue • Clearly Green • Clearly Red • Clearly HoloBlue • Clearly Pink • Clearly White

• Light Black • Light Green

• Batman Beyond • Black-Blue SeeThru & Default SeeThru • Black-Orange & Black Orange SeeThru
Black-Green & Black-Green SeeThru • Spiderman

@Thebear j koss
• Blue Waffle Clear • Blue Waffle Black

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7th March 2012, 10:11 PM |#8  
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Hi. Very good idea. The only thing i was missing was root explorer. I didn't test the app, but will as soon as possible. If nobody has an idea, than keep solving bugs^^. I hope you continue the work
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Keep up the good work. I added root stuff to it ages ago in miui-au (but pretty poorly) as it was the only reason I needed another file manager. Well other than I do use zip/unzip, which is great to see you've added.

---------- Post added at 03:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:23 PM ----------

Originally Posted by marhensa

not working on CM7..

Sent from XDA-Developers Android Application

I had to push to system, wouldn't install the normal way. Perhaps it needs resigning?
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I have given it a try since root exploring you have added, but I couldnt gain the root access.

All I can see is Browse, SDCard and FTp tabs, but how do I access the system partition of the files? Am I missing something here?
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okay, i thought that link is for everything what is claimed in the post, anyway, will be waiting for your upload.

please include search if can be done easily.
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