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[Q] Where is the File Manager?

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By UberSlackr, Senior Member on 1st April 2014, 08:36 PM
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Am I missing something? or is there no preinstalled File Manager?

Preinstalled apps, and google apps are the only apps allowed to write/edit to the miceSD card, so why wouldn't HTC install one?
Already regretting getting this phone, since I download a Lot of work files via my phone, and now I'm unable to move them from the downloads folder to the proper folder on the microSD.
 
 
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Just downloaded one from Google play, loads to choose from.

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1st April 2014, 10:29 PM |#3  
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Am I missing something? or is there no preinstalled File Manager?

Preinstalled apps, and google apps are the only apps allowed to write/edit to the miceSD card, so why wouldn't HTC install one?
Already regretting getting this phone, since I download a Lot of work files via my phone, and now I'm unable to move them from the downloads folder to the proper folder on the microSD.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.pop&hl=en_GB
this is the best one on the market never use stock file mangers always this one
2nd April 2014, 01:46 AM |#4  
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Just downloaded one from Google play, loads to choose from.

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The ones I've installed won't let me delete files or move anything to them...
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.pop&hl=en_GB
this is the best one on the market never use stock file mangers always this one

Will try... Thanks for the suggestion.
2nd April 2014, 09:26 AM |#6  
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.pop&hl=en_GB
this is the best one on the market never use stock file mangers always this one

Well I tried it, but that app, just like all the other ones on the play store do not let you move files from the phone memory to the microSD.
It won't let you Delete anything either...
All you can do is view the microSD. No writes can be made to it.

Android 4.4 won't let the apps do that anymore. (Unless rooted)
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Android 4.4 won't let the apps do that anymore. (Unless rooted)

Then no other File Manager can do it either (without root). Can you delete files when connected to a PC?
3rd April 2014, 03:36 AM |#8  
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Then no other File Manager can do it either (without root). Can you delete files when connected to a PC?

Yes the files on the microSD can be altered via the PC. But apps like airDroid won't work anymore.

Working all the go, I don't have time to stop to plug the phone up to the computer every time I need to move/rename/delete a file.
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Yes the files on the microSD can be altered via the PC. But apps like airDroid won't work anymore.

Working all the go, I don't have time to stop to plug the phone up to the computer every time I need to move/rename/delete a file.

same boat here. I copy via USB2go all the time on my Note 3, and this is crippled for the M8. There's a work around, but you need to unlock the boot loader first, which for me is a pain, since it will reset the phone. I'm pretty OCD and it takes me some time to set everything up the way I like it. At this point, i'm just doing the PC transfer thing.
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Upload the files to Google drive and then download to your memory card?

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Upload the files to Google drive and then download to your memory card?

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Google Drive saves any downloaded files to the internal memory, under the download folder. And there is no way to change where its saved to (that I know of)

It was just a poor choice of Google to disallow 3rd Party Apps from emaking changes to the external memory. They should have atleast
Made it a requirement for the manufacturer to include a file manager. Or Google them self should have. I understand they trying to push people to use Google Drive, but until data usage is free I won't used Google Drive to save nothing more than Google docs.

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