[APP][2.0+] MiXplorer v6.x Released (fully-featured file manager)


Recognized Developer
May 8, 2011
[APP][2.0+] MiXplorer (full-featured file manager)

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 (SD, FTP, Lan, Cloud and other storage explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and full-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface.

This app has no ads, is and will always remain free.
It supports Android 2.2+ (Froyo)
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, CHM, MAFF and ....
  • Export/Import all preferences and bookmarks and customized skins.
  • Packing/unpacking 7z and Zip/Zip64 (splitted-encrypted), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2, XZ, WIM, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5, Zstandard.
  • All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app. Choose from 19 providers:
    Amazon CloudDrive, Mega.co.nz, Mail.ru, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, 4Shared, Google Drive, Meo, OneDrive, OneDrive Business, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
    + clouds which support webdav like (Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
  • Modifying zip files.
  • EPub, MobiPacket and PDF reader.
  • 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).
  • Built-in Image Viewer (it supports GIF, SVG, TGA, ICO,...).
  • Built-in Media Player + VLC codecs add-on.
  • Powerful Text Editor.
  • SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV 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. :)
Email: [email protected]



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Recognized Developer
May 8, 2011

• Add .nothumbnail to a folder to disable thumbnails.
• Fixed some bugs and tiny improvements.

• Fixed freezing when using custom themes.
• Some other fixes.

• Many improvements, optimizations and fixes.
• Added 'Folder' type in Search dialog.
• Changed Content provider address. You need to update your shortcuts like those saved in home screen.
• If the Breadcrumb bar is enabled by default and you don't want it, you can disable it from the Settings > More settings.

• Fixed filtering category lists by name instead of path.
• Added check for '.nomedia' file if the category list is sorted by the parent folders. If it ignores .nomedia when it's sorted by files or when you filter the list, it's your system issue and Android media-store needs to get updated. Long-press on the address bar > Refresh Android media-store.
• Added notification and log for 'Refresh Android media-store' function.
• If your connected device is not added to the bookmark list, tap on Add > Document provider and select it manually.
• Fixed an issue with loading files.

• Optimized listing and filtering file categories.

• Optimized Home page.
• Some tiny changes.

• Fixed crashes in the previous build.

• Fixed some issues in the previous build.

• Added SMB3 support. You can set smb3=no to disable it. You need to update SMB add-on.
• Many optimizations and fixes and tiny features.

• Fixed some bugs.

• Added ADD > Dot File > .nopreview to prevent creating thumbnails.
• Added 'Starred' folder in Drive Cloud.
• Added 'TEXT_BREADCRUMB' & 'TEXT_BREADCRUMB_SELECTED' in Skin Editor. Skins need to get updated. If you've selected a built-in skin, remove and add it again.
• Added ADD > Symbolic Link option for network folders.
• Added binary_mode option for FTP client.
• Moved temp folder to /Android folder for Android 11.
• Fixed extracting some type of Archives. (You need to update the Archive add-on.)
• Fixed an issue with listing files in Mega.co.nz.
• Fixed restoring .mib files.
• Fixed executing with the built-in BusyBox.
• Fixed some issues on Android 11 and some other bugs.

• Updated pCloud.
• Fixed some other bugs.

• Fixed some issues on Android 11.
• Many tiny fixes and improvements.

• Updated Mail.ru cloud.
• Some other tiny fixes and optimizations.

• Some fixes and optimizations.

• Added XAPK installation support.
• Added VIEW > Options > Change view mode globally.
• Added 'Activities' section in the settings page to enable/disable activities.
• Added Toolbar > VIEW > Options > Reset zoom on view change.
• Added navigation back button option in the Settings > More settings.
• Fixed some bugs.

• Fixed executing shell scripts as an unprivileged user.
• Optimized the streaming performance in EncFs volume.

• Added a basic XLSX reader.
• Optimized Main Menu > Tools > Duplicates. It's faster and uses less memory.
• Enabled Cleartext HTTP traffic for WebDav.
• Fixed some issues on Android 11.
• Open your exported settings file > Add "delete_without_asking": true, after "pref": { "main": { > Save > Tap on it and import. It won't show the delete prompt.
• The bookmarks drawer > APP lists apps by their folders by default. Tap on 'SORT' button in the toolbar > Options > Uncheck 'By parents'.
• Fixed some other bugs.

• Target API Level changed to 30. You won't have access to '/Android/data' and '/Android/obb' in Android 11 (R).
• Added TGS animated sticker support.
• Added reading raw text from DOCX and save as DOCX in Code editor.
• Improved Content viewer (HTML viewer) and added basic DOCX support.
• Long press on Delete button to send files to the recycle bin, if 'Undo' is enabled from the settings.
• Added 'Extract to...' to extract files directly from the other apps. You can disable 'Open Archive' from the settings and use it as 'Extract here'.
• Fixed an issue with some NTFS partitions in the previous build.
• If you've selected the built-in Dark skin. Remove and select it again to update it.
• Improved SFTP Client performance.
• Rename the addons extension from 'apk' to 'mia' and tap on it, then Import. You don't need to install the addons anymore.
• Many tiny fixes and improvements.

• Create a folder and add symbolic links with any target and long-press on tab > 'Set as home'.
• And some fixes.

• Added an experimental Home page. 'Reset Defaults' from the menu in the bookmarks drawer. If you don't need it, delete '/data/data/com.mixplorer[.beta|.silver]/home' directory.
• Added an option to set your favorite skin as the Night Mode skin. Tap on the Pencil icon in the skins dialog > Enable 'Nigh mode'. If your system is dark, the dark skin will be selected automatically. You need to select the 'Default' skin again, if you don't want it.
• Removed Delete confirm dialog if 'Undo' is enabled and moving to recycle bin is supported for the storage.
• Added 'Playlist' in the Player menu.
• Some fixes and tiny improvements.
• Fixed some bugs in the previous builds.

• Added GPG-encrypted text viewer and editor.
• These characters , @| will be allowed in 'Custom Datetime Format' in the settings.
• Fixed Notification progress issue.
• Fixed an issue with importing large settings.
• Updated pCloud client ID.
• Fixed some other bugs and tiny improvements.

• Added 'Auto Hide Controls' in built-in player.
• Some bug fixes and tiny improvements.

• Added Auto Remount option in the settings and an option 'Remount as RO/RW' in the main menu.
• Added '%TT' to add Title tag and '%TN' to add Track number to media filenames, in Rename dialog.
• Added '%A' for Auto Increment Number, in Rename dialog.
• Some tiny fixes and improvements.

• Fixed some issues in the previous build.

• Optimized deleting folders on Sd Card. If there is an error, let me know.
• Fixed reusing TLS session key for FTP client in Android Pie+.
• Added an option to create home screen shortcut for an AutoTask.
• Fixed the new uploading issue in Mail.Ru.
• Added 2FA support for Mail.Ru.
• Added 'Overwrite if it's not equal' in 'File Exists' dialog, if it's supported by storage.
• Fixed 'Fullscreen' option in Image Viewer, Content Viewer and eBook Reader.
• Fixed the new login issue in Mega.nz.
• Added 'Type' option in the Search dialog.
• And some other tiny fixes and changes.

• Improved FTP client performance and fixed reusing TLS session for data connections. If it's still not working on your system, let me know.
• Added MiX Dark Grey Skin. If there are color issues, let me know.
• Added 'Show Extensions' in Toolbar View > Options...
• Added back 'Editable' option in Bookmarks bar menu > Options...
• Fixed deleting folders on SD card for some devices.

• Tiny fixes and improvements.

• Added 'Show Hidden Globally' option in the main menu. You can enable it from the Setting > Buttons > Main menu.
• Fixed some bugs in previous build.

• Moved options related to Grid views from 'Settings > More settings' to 'Toolbar > View > Options'.
• Moved 'Show hidden globally' and 'Show hidden recursively' from 'Main bar > Menu > Show Hidden' to 'Toolbar > View > Options'.
• Added 'Drag and Drop' and 'Pinch to zoom' in 'Toolbar > View > Options'.
• Moved 'App Remnants' and 'Duplicates' to 'Main bar > Menu > Tools'.
• Added 'Tap to execute' option in 'Setting > More settings', to start operation by single tap on Tasks button. Long press to show tasks.
• Moved 'Fixed drawer in landscape' from 'Settings > More settings' to 'Drawer bar > Menu > Options'.
• Added 'Reverse and pin the list from bottom' in 'Drawer bar > Menu > Options'.
• Fixed MediaFire new upload issue.
• Added 'HIGHLIGHT_VISITED_FOLDER' color option.
• Added 'Fullscreen' option for EBook Reader and Html Viewer.
• Many tiny fixes and improvements.

• Some optimizations and fixes.

• Fixed copy to clipboard and some other issues.

• Added custom 'client_id' option in bookmark settings for Google and Microsoft Drives.
• Fixed some other tiny issues.

• Improved 7z compression performance with LZMA, LZ5, ... methods.
• Added Boot Completed Permission to reset auto tasks alarms.
• Fixed saving Epub tags with cover and Mobi tags with no cover.
• Many other tiny improvements and fixes.

• Fixed some issues for Android 10.
• Fixed FTP listing for 'ows_nt' system type.
• Fixed 'Delete Source' issue in Archive dialog. Archive addon needs to be updated.
• Added 'Delete Source' and 'Remember' in Extract dialog.
• Some tiny changes and improvements.

• Fixed text editing crash in previous build.

• Changed Target SDK version to 29 for Android 10.
• Fixed some UI issues.
• Fixed Player crash in previous build.

• Added custom font and LIGHT_STATUS_BAR options in Skin editor.
• Improved CHM viewer.
• Added 'Delete Source' option in Archive Dialog.
• Fixed an issue with extracting RAR files.
• Fixed wake up to execute auto task.
• Added 'Go to' option in Ebook reader > Tap on Title bar.
• Fixed some other tiny issues.

• Fixed long-press selection crash in previous build.

• Fixed long-press on some action buttons to execute task for selected files immediately.
• Fixed Mega.nz 2fa authentication.
• Fixed Exif Datetime read/save.
• Fixed listing wrong files/folders after MOVE operation on clouds.
• Fixed reading certificate from v2 scheme signature.
• Fixed copying a folder into EncFs container.

• Fixed Google Team Drives bug.
• Fixed wrong Week,Month interval for auto tasks.
• Fixed an issue with IP scanner.
• Removed Fast delete option. It does when it's possible.
• Fixed some other bugs.

• Removed Amazon Drive.
• Fixed moving/renaming in WebDav.
Fixed wake up for auto tasks.
• Fixed some issues for Android 10.
• Fixed video thumbnail issue.
• Fixed some other bugs and crashes.

• Fixed an issue with silent app installation.
• Some other tiny fixes.

• Added archive format (for local files) and password option in Auto Tasks dialog.
• Added Remember last password in archive dialog.
• Added THUMB_ROUNDED_CORNER option for skins.
• Added Subtitle options and PIP (Oreo+) for built-in player.
• Added Slide show options for image viewer.
• Added Breadcrumb option in settings > More settings.
• Added Cp850 to encoding list.
• Improved Backblaze cloud to support keys for single bucket.
• Removed 'Folder Size' and 'Detailed View' from the settings > More settings and added 'More details' in View modes popup.
• Fixed some root issues.
• Some other improvements and fixes.

• Added Save option for entered regex in rename dialog.
• Added Archive to... option to receive and archive the shared files.
• Added editing EPub icon in tag editor.
• Added Night mode option for Epub (It depends on EPub design).
• Added 'Detailed view' option in Settings > More settings to enable extra info in detailed view mode for Lollipop+.
• Fixed to start tasks from background in Oreo/Pie.
• Fixed and improved reading MIME formats with Html Viewer.
• Updated VLC addon.
• And some other tiny fixes and improvements.

• Added 'DELETE' option for Auto Tasks.
• Added a Dark skin.
• Fixed opening network files with Code editor.
• Added some tiny features for Lollipop+ and some other fixes.

• Fixed an issue with opening shortcuts from home screen.

• Updated Mediafire cloud.
• Fixed freezing when creating thumbnails in previous build.

• Some tiny changes and optimizations for Android TV.

• Fixed an issue with creating zip file.

• Fixed opening password protected PDF. (Update Addon)
• Fixed random crash on exit.
• Fixed setting write permission in Android Q.
• Improved Backblaze to save user key (encrypted) to update auth token later.
• Fixed some Find/Replace issues in Code/Text Editor.
• Changed FTP server timezone to UTC for some clients.
• Fixed OneDrive external login.
• Fixed FTP Server transfer timeout issue.
• Optimized SFTP transfer speed.
• Fixed some other tiny bugs.

• Added 'Teams' folder for Google Drive.
• Fixed and improved PDF reader. (Update MiX PDF)
• Fixed some Metadata/Tags editing issues. (Update MiX Metadata)
• Dropped supporting mips architecture.
• And some other tiny fixes and improvements.

• Fixed editing EPUB metadata. (Update Metadata addon)

• Fixed WebDav NTLM authentication.
• Fixed reading filename from Zip extra field.
• Fixed reading searched files for some clouds like DropBox.
• Fixed some other bugs and some tiny improvements.


• Fixed generating video thumbnails for LAN.
• Fixed opening Chrome extension .crx files.
• Fixed FTP/SFTP Direct Write issue.
• Fixed some other bugs and tiny improvements.


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Recognized Developer
May 8, 2011
Credits & Copyrights

- Credits belong to @HootanParsa as the developer, open source contributors, translators and users who are actively involved on this thread.
- All developers and companies are allowed to add MiXplorer and its free addons in their ROMs as pre-installed apps.
- Sharing the modified APK file with different signature is not permitted.

6.x versions:

Open Source Libraries:
OkHttp v3.11
Apk Parser
Google Code Prettify
Subtitle Converter
Metadata Extractor
Spongy Castle


4.x. 5.x versions:

Open Source 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 "com.android.mifileexplorer" 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.

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)

User Contributed v4.x

MIUI v6 DarkMIUI v6 LightHolo Dark-BlueHolo Dark-RedHolo KitKatHolo LightMIUI V5Orginal Light-Blue




Clearly BlueClearly GreenClearly RedClearly HoloBlueClearly PinkClearly White


Light BlackLight Green


Batman BeyondBlack-Blue SeeThru & Default SeeThruBlack-Orange & Black Orange SeeThru
Black-Green & Black-Green SeeThruSpiderman

@Thebear j koss

Blue Waffle ClearBlue Waffle Black
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Senior Member
Oct 1, 2011
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 ----------

not working on CM7.. :(

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I had to push to system, wouldn't install the normal way. Perhaps it needs resigning?
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Inactive Recognized Developer
Jan 22, 2012
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.


Senior Member
Sep 17, 2011
I downloaded but installation failed. :-(. I m on defy CM9 with Quarx 03/05 gingerbread kernel.

Dont know the reason, just tried other apps, they are installing fine, but this APK couldnt be installed, what coud be wrong?
The apk should be placed in the system/app directory and the permissions should be edited. You may make reference from the other apks.

Then reboot, done:)

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Recognized Developer
May 8, 2011
The apk should be placed in the system/app directory and the permissions should be edited. You may make reference from the other apks.

Then reboot, done:)

Sent from my MB525 using XDA
no no no
this is a normal apk and you should install it normally
Tell me If it's happened to other people
I don't have time now. I will check it as soon as possible.

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Inactive Recognized Developer
Jan 22, 2012
no no no
this is a normal apk and you should install it normally
Tell me If it's happened to other people
I don't have time now. I will check it as soon as possible.

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i m back to Walters ms2 ginger and tried this, perfectly installed. will come back with feed back.

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Recognized Developer
May 8, 2011
i m back to Walters ms2 ginger and tried this, perfectly installed. will come back with feed back.

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the only reason I know is that you have installed the old version and you want to replace it with new one
if it is, first uninstall the old version.
it happens to a lot of apps and it has a technical reason