Android 11 cannot access Android/data folder

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if you goto the folder in android system where you want to copy your files to, head to the folder route at the top and copy the whole route including the 3 forward slashes.
Then head to the files that you want to copy.....select as normal, then click to copy or move, when the window appears just paste your route and click copy/move...
 
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    Since the Android 11 update, I have been unable to access the Android/data folder through Samsung's "My Files" app. This appears due to the storage updates in Android 11 where the "system further restricts your app's access to other apps' private directories" (Android 11 Storage updates). So far the only app I found that can access these directors is the Files app by Marc apps & software, however it's only read permissions and I cannot write to the directory. The last alternative is to connect to a computer and gain full read/write access through USB.

    Has anybody found a way to bypass these storage restrictions without root?


    Total Commander ( Play store free version ) can also access Android /data .
    No root ,
    I'm on Android 11 .
    I use it eg......to copy /move "items" from the data folder , to to another directory .
    However don't know if it will suite your "needs"
    good luck .

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    I was trying to access /data/data/ and none of the mentioned file explorers could do it. However mounting as read/write adb shell su mount -o rw,remount / allowed me full access to browse and modify. When you're finished make sure to remount as read only adb shell su mount -o ro,remount /

    Another method I found was using the terminal in 3c toolbox I could issue the same mount command from above, and then use it's built in file browser.
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    Hope this helps anyone finding this thread in the future.
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    Total Commander ( Play store free version ) can also access Android /data .
    No root ,
    I'm on Android 11 .
    I use it eg......to copy /move "items" from the data folder , to to another directory .
    However don't know if it will suite your "needs"
    good luck .

    link

    You saved me so much trouble right now I cannot thank you enough.

    Long story short, I had made a TWRP backup before updating my Android 11 ROM (droidontime from 5.1.3 to 5.2) but it failed to restore and did something similar to this (which meant I lost access to my 2fa app - authy, and would have to reset all the 2fa tokens if I wanted to recover access to the account). I did not want to have to reset all my 2fa tokens and set them up again so I was determined to find another way to restore access.

    Since apps like titanium backup and swift backup were able to backup/restore authy's data for me in the past I figured there must be a folder where it stores the files for the accounts and such.

    I had to manually extract the files from the corrupted? TWRP backup using the "less hacky solution" from this post. I found the files for "data/data" and "data/user_de" and such, but copying them there with Solid Explorer using root seemed to have no effect when launching authy (plus some of the copy operations seemed to fail as well). So I tried Total Commander with root instead after seeing your post here, and copied all the files there but I also copied them to "/data_mirror/data_de/null/0/com.authy.authy". I finally tried launching the app again and I was shocked to see I HAD ACCESS AGAIN!!!!! Thank you so much.

    I am not sure this method will work for all apps, but this just saved me so much trouble and hassle and I cannot thank you enough.
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    Meh, R is a dog; roll back to Q if you can. Android 12 will likely be worse, I mean more "secure"🤣
    Don't go to a higher Android version than you have fingers or you'll be losing your shoes trying to get it to work🤮🤮🤢
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    Since the Android 11 update, I have been unable to access the Android/data folder through Samsung's "My Files" app. This appears due to the storage updates in Android 11 where the "system further restricts your app's access to other apps' private directories" (Android 11 Storage updates). So far the only app I found that can access these directors is the Files app by Marc apps & software, however it's only read permissions and I cannot write to the directory. The last alternative is to connect to a computer and gain full read/write access through USB.

    Has anybody found a way to bypass these storage restrictions without root?
    Yes fellow! Somehow I bypassed this restriction.Download File Manager Plus from this link- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphainventor.filemanager and give it access to your phone.It will work...