MiXplorer: Q&A and FAQ (User Manual)

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MiXplorer: Q&A and FAQ (User Manual)

Table Of Contents:

i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917

Note: If you are just starting with MiXplorer then a general review of this FAQ might be helpful but if you seek information about a particular feature or workaround you can see if there is a "MiX Nugget" for it. MiX Nuggets are individual freestanding FAQ posts which describe a MiXplorer feature in enough detail for basic use without having to sift through whole FAQ. v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts).

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i) INTRODUCTION

As mentioned in an introduction from the main thread: "MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface." created by XDA member and Recognized Developer @HootanParsa

I (IronTechmonkey) am a MiXplorer user and who volunteered (was volunteered) to create the FAQ but I am not the/a developer. This FAQ attempts to describe configuration options, file & folder operations, UI options, and MiX utilities, as well as to share workarounds for known issues or usage cases. Please feel free to provide, suggestions, corrections, or additions which could be linked to or added to the OPs. Thanks to all for your input already as much of this comes from your questions and answers in the main MiXplorer thread. Thanks to @HootanParsa for such a good file management utility.

Please continue to direct bug reporting and tech discussion to the primary MiXplorer thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691.

Note: the developer is sometimes away for periods of time, days or weeks or even months, but is good about following up upon return.

SOME MIXPLORER HISTORY (MiXtory?)

This post by HootanParsa describes a how MiXplorer got started and some key events during its relationship with Google Play Store. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...y-featured-file-manager.1523691/post-77894840

Here is another note from HootanParsa regarding the history of MiXplorer on Playstore https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691&p=73870110.

MiXplorer is closed source, and because the developer rarely if ever engages in discussions about closed vs. open source this is not discussed at length in the main MiX thread. This is not by any rule but rather by respect for the developer's decision. That being said, past discussions about closed vs. open source have been well informed and informative. Such discussions really do relate to software development, if not to the bugs to be fixed at any given moment, so please feel free to have such discussions here if/when they become too much for the main thread.

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GETTING MIXPLORER

There are several ways to get MiXplorer and keep it updated.

1) XDA Version in Main Thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691:
This is the place for p the latest stable version, which is usually available in post 2. This is also where you can get the latest beta version. Note: it is always a good idea to check the main thread's OPs to see what version # is flagged as stable, as well as check the change-log. Add-ons can be obtained through the app which links to website.

2) Playstore (MiXplorer Silver). As announced by HootanParsa here https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78465999&postcount=27232; "MiX Silver a bundle of MiX with Archive and SMB2 addons and the latest language resources is uploaded in Play store as a paid app to support the development of MiXplorer. If you liked it and installed it and found a problem, please let me know. Thank you very much. "

Note: The Playstore-Silver and XDA-Stable versions of MiXplorer are essentially the same (sometimes with small variation) but the Playstore-Silver version includes some add-ons (describe below and at Playstore page) which would have to be installed separately and manually in the XDA version; otherwise the 2 version are functionally the same.

3) APK Mirror: This is an unsupported repository of more versions of MiX than most people would need, but some of these builds may be helpful in some situations and it provides access outside of Playstore.
MiX at APK Mirror: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hootan-parsa/mixplorer-hootanparsa/
Old link (just in case) https://www.apkmirror.com/uploads/?q=pishrodevs.
If this link does not work then search Google for [MiXplorer APK Mirror]
As to upgrade paths: The Play Store gives a one-shot installation and upgrade path for the app and its included add-ons. The XDA stable version allows users to decide specifically which add-ons are installed but offers a similarly simple upgrade path from with the app.

4) [POSSIBLE INACTIVE] APKMirror RSS Feeds: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/pishrodevs/mixplorer-hootanparsa/feed/
[inactive?]http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hootanparsa/feed/ The ApkMirror RSS feeds are considered by many to be a similarly "stable" and up to date as the main MiXplorer thread and XDA Labs but it offers less information about the development progression of recent updates.

Add-ons: MiXplorer Add-ons can be installed from within the app like this:
Settings > Addons > and click add button > follow links to browse and download appropriate add-ons.

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INSTALLATION:

After installing MiXplorer there are some things that must be done in order to give MiXplorer proper access to storage locations and root or SU access. It is a good idea to get these things out of the way as part of the installation (or update) of MiXplorer rather than on-the-fly as you need to perform file management tasks. Here is a brief walk-through of how to give MiXplorer it's requisite permissions. This is written for Android Nougat which has more of these prerequisites than earlier Android versions so please note that things may differ across different ROMs and SU/root methods:

Do this stuff first, immediately after installing MiXplorer but before configuring it and importing skins and or settings

- At first run of MiXplorer at prompt "Allow MiXplorer to access photos, media, and files on your device?" Select to Allow.
- Make sure root is enabled in MiX setting > Navigate to Root "/" to force first time SU permissions request > Select " allow" and "remember".
- Navigate to external SD and create a new folder. There should a prompt "Attention Please select Ext SD... to gain permissions". Note: In some situations you may not have to create a folder to invoke this prompt.

BUG REPORTING

- Please report bugs in the primary MiXplorer thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691. Bug reports should include. details about your device (Android version, ROM version, Root status, SU method, MiXplorer version) as well as a step by step description of how to reproduce the issue and a log taken while the issue was reproduced. There are more suggestions for testing, logging and reporting bugs in this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65157367&postcount=7
 
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ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
1) Primary UI Components
2) Navigation
3) Drawer (Bookmarks/History)
4) Tabs
5) Views (file folder list)
6) "Home" page - described in MiX Nugget
- Home Page - https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

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1) Primary UI Components

The names of various UI objects may be referenced throughout documentation (and are helpful to know when configuring theme). Here are the names of a few primary UI components along with the specific name for their background colors in the theme configuration. This is just as a reference point for the documentation. For more about skins and themes see that post.

Status Bar: TINT_STATUS_BAR
Main Bar: BG_BAR_MAIN
Tab Bar: BG_BAR_TAB
Tab Indicator: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR
Selected Tab: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR_SELECTED
Page: BG_PAGE
Tools bar: BG_BAR_TOOLS
Navigation Bar: TINT_NAVIGATION_BAR

I) Action Bar: BG_BAR_ACTION The Action Bar appears in place of the Main Bar when one or more items is selected.

J) Drawer: The Drawer can be opened by tapping Hamburger in Main Bar or swiping the Page from left edge toward right and takes it’s background color from BG_BAR_MAIN.

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2) Navigation

To navigate through folders; Tap the name of he folder you want to enter, or select a bookmark or history item. Note: Tapping the icon to the left will select and highlight the folder.

To go to the previously accessed folder:; Press back button.

To go anywhere in the path you are browsing: Tap the Location button in Main bar then tapping the part of the folder tree you want to go to.

To go to a manually entered location: Long press the Address in the Main bar then tap “Enter the path”. Note the other things that can be done from this menu: Copy path, Copy name, Enter the path, Create shortcut, Clear thumbnails cache, Properties. Note: The items in lists like this may change as MiXplorer evolves.

To search for items: Tap the search icon, then you can start typing what you want to find in current folder.
To filter the search: tap the leaning-hamburger, then select an option.
To search recursively (into sub-folders): Tap the right-angle arrow icon, then choose options and search criteria. See this FAQ Nugget for recursive and advanced search options: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82781351
Regex: Regex is a fairly powerful method of using expressions (wild-cards and variables) to do searches, and can also be used for renaming files.
Harvesting information in this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=71218953&postcount=118

To change the View level of details: Tap the View button, then select an option.
To Add a file or folder: Tap the Add button
To refresh the View: Tap the Refresh button (or tap the Tab title, or tap the Location button in Main bar then tap the location).
To sort the view: Tap the Sort button (A-Z icon)

To show or hide an item flagged as hidden: With no items selected, tap overflow menu then tap "Show Hidden" or "Don't show hidden".
To exit MiXplorer: Long-press Back button.

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3) Bookmarks/History (Drawer)

To open the Drawer for Bookmarks and History: Tap hamburger in Main Bar, or swipe from the left edge toward right.

To create a Bookmark to a location on the device: Navigate to the location, then long press the Location in the Main (top) Bar, then tap "Add to...", then tap "Bookmarks"; or Navigate to one level above the folder, then long press the folder in the file/folder list, then tap overflow menu, then tap "Add to...", then tap "Bookmarks". :

To create a Bookmark to a network share, server or cloud: Open Drawer, then tap hamburger, then tap Add storage, then select and configure the type of storage. There is a "Custom" option at the bottom of the list. Here are examples of 2 common types of network bookmarks:

1) To access shared folder (SMB share) on PC or other computer on same local network.:
- Have a shared folder on a computer with file sharing and network discovery enabled.
- Open MiXplorer on device connected to same network.
- Bookmarks Drawer
- Hamburger button
- Add Storage
- Custom
- Search local
- Enter credentials
- If the search finds no shares there may be an issue with the sharing on the host or network between devices but you could try manual configuration.

2) To access an FTP Server on another device:.
- Have an FTP server to connect to.
- Bookmarks Drawer
- Hamburger button
- Add Storage
- Custom
- Enter server details (ftp://<ipaddress>:<port>, user-name password)

Notes about network and cloud bookmarks:

- When you create a connection to local network share or cloud via <Bookmark Drawer - hamburger - Add storage>, a Bookmark will automatically be created.

- Depending on the type of network location, when you browse the network location you may or may not be able to create bookmarks to locations within that tree as described above. This should work for SMB shares on a computer or folders on another Android device accessed via MiXplorer FTP and might work for others.

- When you save an off-device bookmark, some context sensitive additional configuration variables may or may not be added to the "Advance settings" field, which in some cases can be edited manually later.

To Delete or modify a bookmark: Open the Drawer, then swipe the bookmark name to the right, then select appropriate action.

To rearrange bookmarks: Open the Drawer, then tap and drag a bookmark by it’s icon up or down.

To create a custom category (similar to custom bookmark for a search) in the bookmark list: Open 'All files' - Tap on the search button - Recursively - Enter file-name extensions eg; *.zip|*.rar|*.txt - Press GO - Long press the address bar - Add to bookmarks.

To reset the search-all-by=type folders (archive, apk,image, video, etc) if they are gray and don't work: If you are updating from an older version of MiXplorer you may have to click on bookmark menu and choose "reset default" (which should preserve your own bookmarks) to recreate the new versions of the search bookmarks, then you can delete the gray ones.

Bookmark functions via the Bookmarks Menu: Add storage Reset defaults; Remove all, Export. Note: To import bookmarks, open the exported .micfg file with MiXplorer and select import.

To switch between Bookmarks and History : Open Drawer then tap the Bookmarks or History label in top Bar.

To clear history: Open Drawer to History, then tap mini-hamburger.

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4) Tabs

1st Tab is left-most. Last Tab is right-most. New tabs will open to the right of the active tab.

General Tab functions can be accessed via the tab menu and are context sensitive, based on Tab bar visibility and tab arrangement.

Some functions can can be accessed by long pressing on a Tab when the Tab Bar is visible.

To refresh a Tab’s view: Swipe down, or tap on the name in the Tab Bar, or tap the location name in main bar then tap it again in the drop down.

To open a new tab:
- Open Bookmarks/History
- Long press on the item that you want to open in a new tab
or
- Select a folder in the main page
- Tap the overflow menu in the action bar
- Tap "Open in new tab",
or;
- Tap the Tab menu then tap "Add new tab"
or;
- When on last (right-most) tab, Swipe from right edge to left (depends on "Settings" - ""More Settings" - "Swiping in first and last...")


Save single tab as default tab or to save a group of tabs (Note: "Save" may occasionally be referred to as "Pin")

To save an individual Tab be opened to a specific location at each app start (default tab)
- Have only one tab opened.
- Navigate to desired location.
- Long press on Tab Title then tap "Set as default".
- Open the Tab drop-down menu, select, "Save tabs", Tap "Now" (leave "On Exit" un-selected).

To save a group of tabs (tab-set) to be opened at each app start:
- Create the tabs, and open each to the location of your choice.
- To set the default tab (to be active at app start) long press on Tab Title then tap "Set as default".
- Open the Tab drop-down menu, select, "Save tabs", Tap "Now" (leave "On Exit" un-selected).
Note: View detail level and sort order should be remembered per tab.

To have MiXplorer save the tab-set that is in place at each app close (to be opened at next app app start):
- Open the Tab menu.
- Select check box: "On Exit".

To reset tabs to whatever was last saved by 'Save tabs - Now" or by "Save tabs - On exit":
- Open the Tab menu then tap Reset tabs. Each Tab's view level and sort order should be remembered and not be reset by this action.


5) Views (file folder list)

There are many ways to configure the file/folder list views using the "View" and "Sort" buttons which appear in the Tools bar at the bottom (in the default skin and configuration). Here are a few of the more notable functions:

- "View" button - "Recursive data": When "Recursive data" is enabled (and after a refresh of the view) MiXplorer will calculate and show the quantity of items and storage space uses in sub-folders.

- "View" button - "Reset defaults": When "Reset defaults" is enabled then pinch zoom settings can be reset to default for each drive independently by going to root of drive, then selecting a view mode (eg "Detailed"). To maintain the different zoom levels disable "Reset defaults".

- "Pin" an item to top of list: A folder or file can be "Pinned" so it stays at the top of the list view regardless of sort options. To pin/unpin an item: Select it then open menu then select pin/unpin. Similarly, apps in the "Open with" list can be pinned to the top of that list by long pressing the app then tapping "Pin"

- Create a custom thumbnail: To create a custom thumbnail for a folder (which would be used when "Auto folder preview" is enabled in main settings) put the image you want to use for the thumbnail in the folder and rename it to .preview.

- Gallery style view for search folders: For the search folders which show all of a certain file type (eg Audio, Document, Image, Video), there is a gallery style view which shows all images of the designated type on the device but grouped in folders by location similar to the way most default gallery apps work. To enable this mode: Tap the "Sort" button then enable "By parent". To show all items in one list without the folders, disable "By parent"

- App, User App, System App: When viewing contents of the "App" search bookmark, tapping on Location allows choice of App (all), User App, System App. To create a custom bookmark to any of those: Tap the Location in Main Bar, then select desired view (App, User App, or System App) then long press location and "Add to" bookmarks.

6) "Home" page

A full page panel containing locations with details, described in more detail here: MiX Nugget - Home Page - https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

View Customization (more in Skins/Themes)

Disable Thumbnails (folder specific}: Place image in folder > rename to .nothumbnail
Custom Folder Icon (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to .foldericon
Custom Folder Icon Preview (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to. preview

Notes:
- Some image properties may not function properly. Icons can be optimized here: https://tinypng.com/
- Some of these may depend on a related setting within the app (eg .preview file and setting "Auto folder preview")



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LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
 
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iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS

Search, searching for items: Expanded description of search methods in this post. MiX Nugget - Searching for Files and Folders: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781351&postcount=1170

Select a file or folder: Long press anywhere on the file, or tap on the icon at the left side.

Select multiple files and or folders: Select one file or folder as described above and then select additional items by tapping on the name of each item.

Select all files and folders in the current view: Tap the "Select all" button in the tools bar, or open overflow menu and tap Select all. Note: the Select all button and the Servers button can be swapped in the Tools Bar via Settings - More Settings.

Once you have selected any item(s) the Action Bar will appear (temporally replacing the Main Bar) and will show a counter of selected items with their size, and icons for some standard actions with an overflow menu for more actions. The downward pointing arrow now offers options to expand shift or invert the selection.

There are several ways to to Copy or Move items:

Task queue Select items, then choose an action (repeat process for multiple jobs), then navigate to destination, then tap Job Queue, then select queued task.

- Individual pending tasks or all pending tasks can be cleared from the queue.

- Pending Copy tasks in the queue can be repeated to different destinations.

Drag & drop: Select some items then long press on that selection and drag. A hovering pop-up will appear indicating how many selected items are being dragged.When the the destination folder becomes highlighted, release the selection and respond to the then a “Drop files” prompt which offers a choice to copy or move the selected items.

Copy To and Move To: To copy/move files to a folder to be selected during the process; select items, open menu, tap ]Copy To or Move To, navigate to location, tap OK.

Some long file operations can be paused using the play/pause button in the task status window. Also, from there the task can be canceled or sent to background.

Delete options. There are several delete methods, the visibility of which may be context sensitive, and MiXplorer has a native "recycle/trash" feature which can be enabled in Settings - More Settings - Undo.

Normal: Deletes file “normally”. As is the case with file deletions (not Recycle or Trash) in other OS, the deletion is non-reversible but the raw data may persist until incidentally written over by other system activity.

Trash: Similar to Recycle or Trash bins on desktops. The locations (drives/root paths) where “Trash” functions may very across ROMs and devices. When "Undo" is enabled as described above the following should occur:

- Deleted items are placed in hidden folders named .recycle at the root of each drive. Don't delete those manually unless you are not using the "Undo" feature.

- In the main menu there is an item called "Undo" which shows a list of available undo items. Long press on an item in that list to see the specific files that can be restored. Short press to restore that item/group of items.

- Menu > Undo > "Remove all"; will delete all the .recycle folders and their contents from all drives (if they exist). Also nota bene: only do this if you are sure you wont need to restore anything). Any time you "Trash" something when "Undo" is enabled the .recycle folder for that drive will be recreated. If you've already disabled "Undo" in settings and still have leftover material in the .recycle folders, those folders can be deleted manually (requires "Show hidden")

- In some cases you may be able to recover items manually from the .recycle folders.

- If the trash cannot be emptied, try the following: Main Menu > Undo > Remove all, or Settings > More Settings > deselect Undo. As with manually deleting the contents of the trash/recycle folder, make sure you dont need anything from there before doing this.

Shredder: Destroys files before deleting them. Only available for certain locations. May take longer for larger selections. Deletion by this method is non-reversible and leaves minimal if any recoverable data on the drive.

Batch Delete: When you try to delete a folder as "Normal", it also takes time to clean up database, removing thumbnails, etc... . You can use "Batch Delete" to remove that folder as fast as possible.



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[LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
 
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iv. FTP and HTTP SERVERS and Sent-to

NOTE: As of MiXplorer version 6.57 there have been substantial changes to server functionality and configuration; TCP was removed, send-to was merged into FTP server, TLS/SSL toggle and explicit/implicit switches were added, and multiple accounts can be configured. Please note that after updating to MiXplorer 6.57 you will have to reconfigure the username and password and a few other things in the server as described below. This post describes the updated server configurations. The description of server configuration for older version of MiX (6.56 and previous) are in this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85896901

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Two ways MiXplorer can make folders available to other devices are FTP/Share server and HTTP/WebDav server. Each of the server types delivers different functionality:

Disclaimer: The default home ,ocation may have changed since the writing of this.

- The FTP/Share server typically offers the most robust functionality is can be accessed by FTP clients and by native file explorers in some operating systems.

- The HTTP/WebDav server offers less robust functionality but can be accessed by web browsers and native file explorers on most other systems without any client software, just a full-featured web browser and the requisite credentials.

The MiX server will deliver a different “home” location (folder seen as working folder of directory tree by client) and will offer different levels of access to files on the server device according to: account settings, and method used to run the server, and which folder is in the active tab in MiX on the server device at the time the server is invoked. There is a more detailed description of the different home locations used in different situations below (see Home Path" but first here are descriptions of the general server settings and per-account settings.

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General Server Settings:
The settings on the main edit server panel apply to the server in general and to all accounts which run on it.

To edit server: Open servers list by any method > edit (pencil icon).

Port: This is the port # which is appended to the IP address.
Time out (seconds): The duration of time after which the server turns off automatically.
IP address (optional): Experimental.
Toggle Start on boot: Sets the server to start on device boot.
Toggle TLS/SSL: Enable/disable encryption.
Explicit/Implicit: (FTP/Share only) Set Explicit or Implicit mode.
None/Basic/Digest: (HTTPWebDav only) [description needed]
Keystore: [description needed]
Certificate: [description needed]

More about TLS and Explicit/Implicit here: MiX Nugget: Server Security Settings https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85932885
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Account settings.

There must be one account (which is equivalent to a username and password configured for the server in the previous MiXplorer versions). Multiple accounts can be created for the same server with each account having different credentials and offering different type of access.

To use just one account: (similar to the username/password from the previous version) rename and configure the “admin” placeholder account or create a new account and delete the placeholder.

To create a new account: In the server edit box Tap Add > enter desired parameters > save.

To edit an existing account: Tap the account drop down (the displayed account name) > tap the name of the account you want to edit.

To delete an account: Tap the account drop down (the displayed account name) > tap the name of the account you want to delete > tap delete. Note: the delete button will not appear if there is only one account.

In the Account edit box the following can be set::

Username
Password
Home Path
: Folder which is seen as working folder of directory tree by client. More detail below.
Read only
Show hidden globally

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Home Path
– The location that clients will see as working directory or root of directory tree (and what else they have access to).

With a home path designated in the account.

For all methods of invoking the server, when a home path is designated then that directory is presented to clients as root of directory tree with no ability to browse up or to other locations outside of that path.


With no home path designated:

From Servers > toolbar, or from Menu > Servers:

- For Filezilla (and perhaps other dedicated FTP client software), Home for clients will be the current active folder on the MiX FTP server device (the working folder) with the ability to navigate from root of MiX FTP server device.
- For MiXplorer client, root directory at MiX client will be root of FTP server device.

From Edit panel, or QuickTile, or Wiidget:
- For Filezilla (and perhaps other dedicated FTP client software) Home for clients will be root of internal storage of FTP server device with the ability to navigate from root of MiX FTP server device.
- For MiXplorer client the root directory at MiX client will be root of MiX server device.

Example Usage Case for multiple accounts: in one FTP server an account could be created with a specific home path so that connections to the server under that account will only see that directory, and another account could be created with no home path designated which allows access to the root of the FTP server device.

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Send To:
To Use the FTP Server to receive files from another device running MiX via Send-to

- Configure FTP servers on both devices with the same port number. Note: The same port # is no longer required; the port can be set in the settings of the connecting device

- Run the server.

- On the client device: select a file > menu > send to > > tap settings to set port to match server port > select server device > in the authentication box enter a password for the displayed account or select a different account and use that account password > Tap OK.

- The regular MiXplorer file operation containing the typical options to abort the process or put it in the background will appear but for small files may not be on the screen for long enough to interact with; nice to have this if you want to gracefully abort a file transfer.

- The file will be copied to the location determined by the home path set for that account. See those rules above but in short for an account with no path configured the files will go to root (/) of the server device, and if a path is configured they will go to that path.

Note: subsequent file transfers during the same MiXplorer FTP server session may not require credentials and may proceed automatically. In that case in order to switch users the ftp server must be briefly stopped and restarted.

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Link back to MiX FAQ Nugget Index: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-65157352

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LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
 
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MiX NUGGET INDEX

Individual freestanding FAQ posts which describe a MiXplorer feature in enough detail for basic use without having to sift through the sprawling FAQ. More detail here. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75355181&postcount=412

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Add-ons (simple list): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82834971&postcount=1182

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Android-version specific (and other) workarounds: For things such as accessing /data/data or external/storage/android/data on Android 11 devices: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85904825

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Automated Intents (Tasker etc)
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COPY with Tasker, Automagic and...: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75389465&postcount=422
- Turning Servers ON/OFF with Tasker and... :https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75400602&postcount=424

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Autotag: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366938&postcount=420

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Batch Renaming and Regex: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-71218953

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Bookmark Advanced Settings
: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=80301547&postcount=932
- SMB shares on other LAN device.
- FTP servers on other LAN device.
- Bluetooth folder on other BT connected device running MiX
- Cloud

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Create a language package (for translators)
: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75741128&postcount=469

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Default Date and Time formats:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76749686&postcount=561
and
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76750741&postcount=562

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MiX Nugget - Document Provider
: For accessing OTG and or accessing /android/data, /android/media, android/obb, and or accessing locations in Android 13, and in other scenarios.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85878051

MiX Nugget: Troubleshooting SD card & USB OTG access, and creating Document Providers.: A troubleshooting walk-through fpd coument providers and other issues of drive and directory access.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87626419

MiX Nugget: Set document provider for Android 13 (with some resets)
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-a d-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87492173

MiX Nugget - Reset Root:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87492173

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Find Duplicate File
s: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76395344&postcount=514

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Home Page
: A full page panel of locations including details about the locations: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

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Merging Text (txt) files
: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75786123&postcount=480

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Optimizing Network Connections
: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84515405

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Searching for Files and Folders
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781351&postcount=1170

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SERVERS:

FTP and HTTP SERVERS and Sent-to

https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-65157350

Server Security Settings
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85932885

FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS; Servers configuration for older version of MiX
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85896901

Turning Servers ON/OFF with Tasker and...:https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75400602&postcount=422

Old TCP Server post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366970&postcount=421

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Settings Overview:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82834917&postcount=1181

Settings (reset): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=83626647&postcount=1263

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Storage Analyzer:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85942125

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Tabs:
Save (aka; pin), rearrange, close, clone Tabs:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75580704&postcount=440
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-75580704

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Tools; Duplicates & App Remnants:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85952549

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MiX Nugget - If you cannot uninstall MiX from within Android OS, try doing do so via ADB.


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Version Compatibility (possibly helpful for some older devices):
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84468783


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Possible additions.

- App backups.
- Archive management.
- Description of available plug-ins.
- MiXplorer Media Viewer usage description
- MiXplorer Editor usage description

Many things can be learned by exploring the app, most UI elements have a function, long press is your friend.

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LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
 
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Themes and Skins

vi. SKINS and THEMES

Before getting to detailed skinning and theming, here are a few customizations which can be made outside app, skin, and theme settings,

View Customization (more in Skins/Themes)

Disable Thumbnails (folder specific}: Place image in folder > rename to .nothumbnail
Custom Folder Icon (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to .foldericon
Custom Folder Icon Preview (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to. preview

Notes:
- Some image properties may not function properly. Icons can be optimized here: https://tinypng.com/
- Some of these may depend on a related setting within the app (eg .preview file and setting "Auto folder preview")

Onward to Skins and Themes

Note: Thanks @FatalBulletHit for the excellent materiel and re-write of this post.

There are 2 ways to change the look of the MiXplorer UI: Skins, and Themes.

Skins:

- Skins primarily involve the colours of various elements, font parameters (eg bold/normal), icon parameters (eg round/square). There are many elements to keep track of but this is all accessible through the MiXplorer UI. Modifying skins can be done within the MiXplorer app by going to: 3 Dot menu > Settings > Skin. Until you learn the various elements, testing small changes incrementally may be advisable and is a good way to explore. eg Make one element bright red then check the UI to see what changed. Lather, rinse, repeat with different elements.

Here are some sources of custom skins and or discussion about them:

• Themes by @djdarkknight96
• Themes by @TerrorFlatRider
• Themes by Vladimir

• Windows Fluent Design theme by @marciozomb13
• Material Design theme by @marciozomb13
• Theme Corporate
• Guillaume Skins Gallery
• YandLiu Skins Gallery


There are also some skins at the MiXplorer website: https://mixplorer.com/skins/

To select a skin: Settings - Skin - <select skin>
To create new skin (based on default skin): Settings - Skins - Add - New
To modify an existing skin: Settings - Skins - <pencil> - Edit

Skin documentation: You can find a somewhat in depth documentation by @FatalBulletHit in this FAQ post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78541319&postcount=733.
Preview:
4u6iyI9.jpg

To save a new or modified skin:
- To save a skin for the first time: Tap "save" then enter the name of the skin and the author.
- To save after modifying an existing skin, tap save (name/author will not be requested again.)

To export skin (2 ways):
- Settings - Skins - <pencil> - Export - clipboard.
This exports the skin to clipboard. The clipboard contents can be pasted into a text file and saved, or pasted into a new MiXplorer installation.

or

- Settings - Skins - <pencil> - Export - micfg
This saves the skin as an importable .micfg file.

To install skin (2 ways):
- Copy skin values from a text file into buffer, or have them in buffer from previous export to clipboard.
- Settings - Skins - Add - Clipboard

or

- Navigate to and select a <skinname>.micfg file than select "Import"

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Themes

- Themes yield an even wider range of potential UI changes which are made by modifying the actual resources (files and other graphic aspects) with which the UI is constructed and displayed during use. Creating themes requires some understanding about the resources themselves and how to perform some intermediate file management tasks but it is not very hard to do.

- Custom can be found and discussed a few places (and as with any other MiX discussion is welcome here as well). Note, some of these links may beduplicates of the ones listed above.

@djdarkknight96's thread:
Announced here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76812709&postcount=25259
Direct link here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76812645&postcount=1

@TerrorFlatRider's thread:
Announced here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76816946&postcount=25262
Direct link here: [Themes] MiXplorer Themes by TerrorFlatRider; https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76816946&postcount=25262

Themes from Vladimir:
Announced here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78240950&postcount=26780
Direct link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rPYLPtJGeu9iwPCTasT_f2K86uVho7pU

Theme by @mhz
https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...-theme-mhz-t4147783/post83616953#post83616953

New (as of December 2020) MiX Theme-ing thread by @TheMystic: [Tutorial] MiXplorer – Themes & Skins – How to make them? https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/tutorial-mixplorer-themes-skins-how-to-make-them.4202319/

Sample theme which could be used as a template. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76629263&postcount=25049

To install a Theme: Open MiXplorer (must be MiX, not other file manager) > tap theme mit file > tap import.
To remove/revert theme to default: Settings > More Settings > Reset > Theme.

Note: When installing or installing themes it is best to first revert to the default skin as well.

For historic purposes and just in case it is recreated here are details about the earstwhile original skins gallery:
Skins may be uploaded or downloaded from the Skins gallery (where there are instructions about how to upload your own skin and apply skins). http://gallery.asymmetrics.nl/index...io5NTZmNzliOTMzOWY4ZDRlYmM3ZjQxNWZjYzE2ZjI3Yg. There are many nice user contributed skins in this gallery. There may be others shared in various posts in the MiXplorer threads.


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LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917[/B]
 
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- vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP

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Bug Reporting:
Please report bugs in the primary MiXplorer thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691.

Bug reports should come from the newest beta version of the app. If you notice a bug in the newest release version then check the newest beta. If it also occurs in the beta then log it from there.

Bug reports should include. details about your device (Android version, ROM version, Root status, SU method, MiXplorer version) as well as a step by step description of how to reproduce the issue and a log taken while the issue was reproduced.

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MiXplorer's Built-in Logging:


Enable MiXplorer logging
: Settings . More settings . Logging (enable)

MiXplorer has a native logging feature. If logging is enabled (as it is by default) then the most efficient and the recommended way to do it is the following:

- After crash or after experiencing issue,
- Open MiXplorer
- 3-dots menu
- Send log.

If you have disabled logging in the past, or you if are diagnosing more complicated issues or if you will be reviewing the logs yourself before sending. Here is a manual method that some people use:

- Enable MiXplorer logging.
- Close MiXplorer.
- Open MiXplorer.
- Reproduce the issue.
- Close MiXplorer.
- The logs should be in /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.mixplorer/cache/log/ (The path may vary slightly depending on ROM).
- Use alternative file manager (just for this ;)) to get most recent log in folder.
- If using MiXplorer to get the log manually, then make sure to get the log for the previous MiXplorer session rather than the one for the current session.

Testing and Logging Notes:

- Reproduce and log issues in a new session of MiXplorer that was started after logging has been enabled. In other words: Enable logging, then close MiXplorer, then start MiXplorer to reproduce the issue and send the log. A new log is created each time you open MiXplorer. Note: - In some cases it is recommended to test the issue in a clean installation of MiXplorer (after uninstalling MiX then reinstalling it).

- The MiXplorer log directory will not appear until MiXplorer logging has been enabled at least once since last new installation of MiXplorer. Also, if MiXplorer is uninstalled the log folder will be deleted, so if you are getting logs manually during repeated tests remember to do so before next uninstall.

- Before sharing logs it is a good practice to review them for information that you don’t want to share, and to delete that information or replace it with an obvious label, eg <thing x deleted>. To each their own about what to delete, but reviewing logs with privacy in mind before sending is prudent.

- For logging more complex issues, or certain types of FCs where native app logging does not catch the error, a full system log (logcat) may be needed. The app "MatLog" (formerly "CatLog") from Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluscubed.matlog&hl=en can be used to capture logcats on the device. If an issue is causing reboots then the log might have to be taken from a USB connection on a computer via ADB.

- When you share the log, also share the following:

1) Full details of the device including: Android version, ROM version and variant, Root status, SU status, busybox status.
2) A detailed description about how to reproduce the error when logging so others may try to reproduce it.

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LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
vi. THEMES and SKINS
vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
 
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[Q] How to create a .zip file and sign it in MiXplorer? I've downloaded the zip viewer plugin but cannot create .zip file
1. Select files you want to zip
2. Press 3 dots (menu)
3. Press Archiv
4. Paste icon will show
5. Select again Archive in paste menu :)

I don't remember correctly but it's like this something.

Good Luck!

Sent from my XPERIA M2 using Tapatalk
 

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[Q] How to create a .zip file and sign it in MiXplorer? I've downloaded the zip viewer plugin but cannot create .zip file

You can create a zip file even without the archive add-in by following a workflow similar to file copy/move operations (and this should also work with the add-in).

- Select some items that you want to put in a zip file.
- Open the overflow menu (3 dots).
- Select "Archive" (the task will be added to the task list just as file copy/move tasks would be)
- Navigate to the location to where you want to save the zip file.
- Open the task menu then select the pending ARCHIVE task.
- Choose the archive options: File type (zip, 7z or tar), level of compression, key (optional), and the split length (optional) then select OK.

I'm not sure exactly what is the the purpose of the archive add-in but have read in the main MiXplorer thread that it handles .RAR files. Maybe some of the MiXplorer regulars can provide a more detailed description if it, which could then be added to the FAQ.
 

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1. Select files you want to zip
2. Press 3 dots (menu)
3. Press Archiv
4. Paste icon will show
5. Select again Archive in paste menu :)

I don't remember correctly but it's like this something.

Good Luck!

Sent from my XPERIA M2 using Tapatalk

LOL I type too slow (and got distracted by a phone call while posting an answer) Thanks. :)
 
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FTP and paths on SD cards.

Every now and then I test all the possible paths to Internal and External SDs via FTP. With some lingering SD card access issues recently resolved, now seems like a good time to repeat the routine.

In L5.1.1/CM12.1, SuperSU 2.65 (recent Playstore update of flashed SuperSU 2.46), Selinux = permissive, MiXplorer v6.1.4.BETA_B1602294, Filezilla 3.11.0.2 FTP client connecting to MiXplorer FTP using active tab at / as top level, copying a 15MB PDF through a variety of paths:

/storage/sdcard0, and /storage/emulated/legacy, and /sdcard: File copy is successful to root of internal SD but no contents shown at these paths in FTP client. Viewing same location via /storage/emulated/0 shows the copied file and all other expected content. A bad thing about this is that copying the file again by the same method overwrites the existing one without a prompt. I verified this by copying a different file of different type and size but with same filename.

/storage/emulated/0: File copy is successful to root of internal SD..

/external_sd: File copy is successful to root of external SD.

/storage/sdcard1: File copy is successful to root of external SD.

/mnt/media_rw/sdcard1: File copy is successful to root of external SD.

/mnt/shell/emulated/0: File copy is successful to root of internal SD.

/mnt/shell/emulated/legacy: This is a weird one. File copy is successful but this path is not linked to any other location and the copied file is there alone when viewed via FTP or in MiX on device. Not a problem, just interesting, maybe a quirk of the ROM.
 
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I don't think it's possible to export it. You can change/replace it but not exported. Unless I don't know how :)
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I think he meant of this:

71da3d614f7064657a4984bbd43b15e0.jpg

:)

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Another as yet unexplored area of MiXplorer for me. Thanks! Just for kicks I played with this for a bit. I was able to replace album art for an MP3 and restore it to the original. The "Remove" button had me thinking I could remove the original album art but it only works to remove a custom image and restore the original. Although the "Remove" button might be more descriptive if it was named "Restore" the behavior of protecting the original material seems normal, although I can remove album art from same file on PC with dBpowerapm's tag editor. Maybe there is a feature request in there somewhere but there are more important things being requested now.

As to @YexuanXiao's question, I did some searching and could only find a references to linux command line functions and some PC utilities that might be able to do this but nothing ready-made for Android.
 

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    Hi guys.

    My problem is that photos attached to SMS messages (sent to me) do not appear under "Recent" in MiXplorer.

    After I download the photos in Google Messages, their JPEGs get placed in and can be seen here by MiXplorer: storage/emulated/0/Pictures/Messages

    However, MiXplorer does not show the JPEGs in "Recent" (content://mix/recent) in the side menu.

    Is this omission to do with some shortcoming in Android Media Store? (I'm running Android 10 on a Moto G7.)

    Good question; this might be because the "recent files" list is (apparent) defined by recently modified or created files and not recently accessed files. Tested in A10 and A11 like so:

    > Upon review of contents of "recent files" it is evident that the list includes files that were recently modified or created but not files that were recently viewed with no modification.

    > An existing image file that is old enough to not appear in "recent files" was copied into into storage/emulated/0/Pictures/Messages

    > That file still does not appear in "recent files".

    > Aforementioned file opened in image editor and saved in same location with new name (effectively a copy of the original with a new timestamp).

    > The newly created file appears in "recent files" while the original with older timestamp still does not.

    > Extending test to a file that is new enough to still appear in "recent files": that file was copied (not edited as in previous section) to storage/emulated/0/Pictures/Messages and the copy was renamed.

    > Both the original file and the copy appear in "recent files".

    The following settings might or might not impact the way this plays out for some files handled by MiXplorer: Settings > more settings > last modified time.
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    Hi, there
    I have a problem with onedrive I can't search and get the error message:
    400: Bad request, can't do that.
    Any fix?
    You could not have provided less information. Check out the following post:
    BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP

    ... which you could have found yourself by checking the valuable hints at the beginning of this thread - which you should do every time you have a problem.
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    Hi, is it possible to choose multiple filter? I want to chose image + video

    Good question. I played around with it a bit and don't think there is a way to select multiple filters, although that might be a nice feature request.That being said, there should be a way to achieve this by creating and saving a custom MiX Advanced search by multiple file extension types using a regex expression but I don't know how to do that. It's hard to imagine that other people don't want to do this and have not asked before; IMO this is a good question for the main thread. I'd be glad to post it there but it's your question, and a good one, so I defer to you.
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    what is this folder for ?
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    What files are in there exactly?

    Explained in detail three posts up coincidental to someone else's question.
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    MiX Nugget - If you cannot uninstall MiX from within Android OS, try doing do so via ADB.

    There have been few cases where this work around has been required but this is good to know for any app.
    If you cannot uninstall MiX from with the OS you may be able to do so via ADB.
    (Thanks @Spannaa for this suggestion in the main thread, tweaked somewhat for use in the FAQ.)

    - Enable USB debugging in developer options.

    - Have the latest compatible version of the SDK Platform Tools (or just ADB & Fastboot) installed on your PC/Mac/Linux computer.

    - Run these lines in a command window (that has access to the adb/fastboot directories) on your PC/Mac

    ./adb uninstall com.mixplorer

    ./adb uninstall com.mixplorer.beta

    For deeper investigation of issues related to the state of app instillation and packages, the native package manager (PM) could be used via ADB (might require root). Disclaimer: As with any commandline it can be easy to mistakenly cause damage so backup anything important and do requisite research before playing with this stuff.

    http://adbcommand.com/adbshell/pm
    and or
    https://android-doc.github.io/tools/help/shell.html
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    MiXplorer: Q&A and FAQ (User Manual)

    Table Of Contents:

    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
    MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917

    Note: If you are just starting with MiXplorer then a general review of this FAQ might be helpful but if you seek information about a particular feature or workaround you can see if there is a "MiX Nugget" for it. MiX Nuggets are individual freestanding FAQ posts which describe a MiXplorer feature in enough detail for basic use without having to sift through whole FAQ. v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts).

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    i) INTRODUCTION

    As mentioned in an introduction from the main thread: "MiXplorer (Mix of Explorers) is a fast, smooth, beautiful, reliable and fully-featured file manager with a simple and intuitive user interface." created by XDA member and Recognized Developer @HootanParsa

    I (IronTechmonkey) am a MiXplorer user and who volunteered (was volunteered) to create the FAQ but I am not the/a developer. This FAQ attempts to describe configuration options, file & folder operations, UI options, and MiX utilities, as well as to share workarounds for known issues or usage cases. Please feel free to provide, suggestions, corrections, or additions which could be linked to or added to the OPs. Thanks to all for your input already as much of this comes from your questions and answers in the main MiXplorer thread. Thanks to @HootanParsa for such a good file management utility.

    Please continue to direct bug reporting and tech discussion to the primary MiXplorer thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691.

    Note: the developer is sometimes away for periods of time, days or weeks or even months, but is good about following up upon return.

    SOME MIXPLORER HISTORY (MiXtory?)

    This post by HootanParsa describes a how MiXplorer got started and some key events during its relationship with Google Play Store. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...y-featured-file-manager.1523691/post-77894840

    Here is another note from HootanParsa regarding the history of MiXplorer on Playstore https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691&p=73870110.

    MiXplorer is closed source, and because the developer rarely if ever engages in discussions about closed vs. open source this is not discussed at length in the main MiX thread. This is not by any rule but rather by respect for the developer's decision. That being said, past discussions about closed vs. open source have been well informed and informative. Such discussions really do relate to software development, if not to the bugs to be fixed at any given moment, so please feel free to have such discussions here if/when they become too much for the main thread.

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    GETTING MIXPLORER

    There are several ways to get MiXplorer and keep it updated.

    1) XDA Version in Main Thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691:
    This is the place for p the latest stable version, which is usually available in post 2. This is also where you can get the latest beta version. Note: it is always a good idea to check the main thread's OPs to see what version # is flagged as stable, as well as check the change-log. Add-ons can be obtained through the app which links to website.

    2) Playstore (MiXplorer Silver). As announced by HootanParsa here https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=78465999&postcount=27232; "MiX Silver a bundle of MiX with Archive and SMB2 addons and the latest language resources is uploaded in Play store as a paid app to support the development of MiXplorer. If you liked it and installed it and found a problem, please let me know. Thank you very much. "

    Note: The Playstore-Silver and XDA-Stable versions of MiXplorer are essentially the same (sometimes with small variation) but the Playstore-Silver version includes some add-ons (describe below and at Playstore page) which would have to be installed separately and manually in the XDA version; otherwise the 2 version are functionally the same.

    3) APK Mirror: This is an unsupported repository of more versions of MiX than most people would need, but some of these builds may be helpful in some situations and it provides access outside of Playstore.
    MiX at APK Mirror: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hootan-parsa/mixplorer-hootanparsa/
    Old link (just in case) https://www.apkmirror.com/uploads/?q=pishrodevs.
    If this link does not work then search Google for [MiXplorer APK Mirror]
    As to upgrade paths: The Play Store gives a one-shot installation and upgrade path for the app and its included add-ons. The XDA stable version allows users to decide specifically which add-ons are installed but offers a similarly simple upgrade path from with the app.

    4) [POSSIBLE INACTIVE] APKMirror RSS Feeds: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/pishrodevs/mixplorer-hootanparsa/feed/
    [inactive?]http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hootanparsa/feed/ The ApkMirror RSS feeds are considered by many to be a similarly "stable" and up to date as the main MiXplorer thread and XDA Labs but it offers less information about the development progression of recent updates.

    Add-ons: MiXplorer Add-ons can be installed from within the app like this:
    Settings > Addons > and click add button > follow links to browse and download appropriate add-ons.

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    INSTALLATION:

    After installing MiXplorer there are some things that must be done in order to give MiXplorer proper access to storage locations and root or SU access. It is a good idea to get these things out of the way as part of the installation (or update) of MiXplorer rather than on-the-fly as you need to perform file management tasks. Here is a brief walk-through of how to give MiXplorer it's requisite permissions. This is written for Android Nougat which has more of these prerequisites than earlier Android versions so please note that things may differ across different ROMs and SU/root methods:

    Do this stuff first, immediately after installing MiXplorer but before configuring it and importing skins and or settings

    - At first run of MiXplorer at prompt "Allow MiXplorer to access photos, media, and files on your device?" Select to Allow.
    - Make sure root is enabled in MiX setting > Navigate to Root "/" to force first time SU permissions request > Select " allow" and "remember".
    - Navigate to external SD and create a new folder. There should a prompt "Attention Please select Ext SD... to gain permissions". Note: In some situations you may not have to create a folder to invoke this prompt.

    BUG REPORTING

    - Please report bugs in the primary MiXplorer thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691. Bug reports should include. details about your device (Android version, ROM version, Root status, SU method, MiXplorer version) as well as a step by step description of how to reproduce the issue and a log taken while the issue was reproduced. There are more suggestions for testing, logging and reporting bugs in this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65157367&postcount=7
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    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    1) Primary UI Components
    2) Navigation
    3) Drawer (Bookmarks/History)
    4) Tabs
    5) Views (file folder list)
    6) "Home" page - described in MiX Nugget
    - Home Page - https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

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    1) Primary UI Components

    The names of various UI objects may be referenced throughout documentation (and are helpful to know when configuring theme). Here are the names of a few primary UI components along with the specific name for their background colors in the theme configuration. This is just as a reference point for the documentation. For more about skins and themes see that post.

    Status Bar: TINT_STATUS_BAR
    Main Bar: BG_BAR_MAIN
    Tab Bar: BG_BAR_TAB
    Tab Indicator: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR
    Selected Tab: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR_SELECTED
    Page: BG_PAGE
    Tools bar: BG_BAR_TOOLS
    Navigation Bar: TINT_NAVIGATION_BAR

    I) Action Bar: BG_BAR_ACTION The Action Bar appears in place of the Main Bar when one or more items is selected.

    J) Drawer: The Drawer can be opened by tapping Hamburger in Main Bar or swiping the Page from left edge toward right and takes it’s background color from BG_BAR_MAIN.

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    2) Navigation

    To navigate through folders; Tap the name of he folder you want to enter, or select a bookmark or history item. Note: Tapping the icon to the left will select and highlight the folder.

    To go to the previously accessed folder:; Press back button.

    To go anywhere in the path you are browsing: Tap the Location button in Main bar then tapping the part of the folder tree you want to go to.

    To go to a manually entered location: Long press the Address in the Main bar then tap “Enter the path”. Note the other things that can be done from this menu: Copy path, Copy name, Enter the path, Create shortcut, Clear thumbnails cache, Properties. Note: The items in lists like this may change as MiXplorer evolves.

    To search for items: Tap the search icon, then you can start typing what you want to find in current folder.
    To filter the search: tap the leaning-hamburger, then select an option.
    To search recursively (into sub-folders): Tap the right-angle arrow icon, then choose options and search criteria. See this FAQ Nugget for recursive and advanced search options: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82781351
    Regex: Regex is a fairly powerful method of using expressions (wild-cards and variables) to do searches, and can also be used for renaming files.
    Harvesting information in this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=71218953&postcount=118

    To change the View level of details: Tap the View button, then select an option.
    To Add a file or folder: Tap the Add button
    To refresh the View: Tap the Refresh button (or tap the Tab title, or tap the Location button in Main bar then tap the location).
    To sort the view: Tap the Sort button (A-Z icon)

    To show or hide an item flagged as hidden: With no items selected, tap overflow menu then tap "Show Hidden" or "Don't show hidden".
    To exit MiXplorer: Long-press Back button.

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    3) Bookmarks/History (Drawer)

    To open the Drawer for Bookmarks and History: Tap hamburger in Main Bar, or swipe from the left edge toward right.

    To create a Bookmark to a location on the device: Navigate to the location, then long press the Location in the Main (top) Bar, then tap "Add to...", then tap "Bookmarks"; or Navigate to one level above the folder, then long press the folder in the file/folder list, then tap overflow menu, then tap "Add to...", then tap "Bookmarks". :

    To create a Bookmark to a network share, server or cloud: Open Drawer, then tap hamburger, then tap Add storage, then select and configure the type of storage. There is a "Custom" option at the bottom of the list. Here are examples of 2 common types of network bookmarks:

    1) To access shared folder (SMB share) on PC or other computer on same local network.:
    - Have a shared folder on a computer with file sharing and network discovery enabled.
    - Open MiXplorer on device connected to same network.
    - Bookmarks Drawer
    - Hamburger button
    - Add Storage
    - Custom
    - Search local
    - Enter credentials
    - If the search finds no shares there may be an issue with the sharing on the host or network between devices but you could try manual configuration.

    2) To access an FTP Server on another device:.
    - Have an FTP server to connect to.
    - Bookmarks Drawer
    - Hamburger button
    - Add Storage
    - Custom
    - Enter server details (ftp://<ipaddress>:<port>, user-name password)

    Notes about network and cloud bookmarks:

    - When you create a connection to local network share or cloud via <Bookmark Drawer - hamburger - Add storage>, a Bookmark will automatically be created.

    - Depending on the type of network location, when you browse the network location you may or may not be able to create bookmarks to locations within that tree as described above. This should work for SMB shares on a computer or folders on another Android device accessed via MiXplorer FTP and might work for others.

    - When you save an off-device bookmark, some context sensitive additional configuration variables may or may not be added to the "Advance settings" field, which in some cases can be edited manually later.

    To Delete or modify a bookmark: Open the Drawer, then swipe the bookmark name to the right, then select appropriate action.

    To rearrange bookmarks: Open the Drawer, then tap and drag a bookmark by it’s icon up or down.

    To create a custom category (similar to custom bookmark for a search) in the bookmark list: Open 'All files' - Tap on the search button - Recursively - Enter file-name extensions eg; *.zip|*.rar|*.txt - Press GO - Long press the address bar - Add to bookmarks.

    To reset the search-all-by=type folders (archive, apk,image, video, etc) if they are gray and don't work: If you are updating from an older version of MiXplorer you may have to click on bookmark menu and choose "reset default" (which should preserve your own bookmarks) to recreate the new versions of the search bookmarks, then you can delete the gray ones.

    Bookmark functions via the Bookmarks Menu: Add storage Reset defaults; Remove all, Export. Note: To import bookmarks, open the exported .micfg file with MiXplorer and select import.

    To switch between Bookmarks and History : Open Drawer then tap the Bookmarks or History label in top Bar.

    To clear history: Open Drawer to History, then tap mini-hamburger.

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    4) Tabs

    1st Tab is left-most. Last Tab is right-most. New tabs will open to the right of the active tab.

    General Tab functions can be accessed via the tab menu and are context sensitive, based on Tab bar visibility and tab arrangement.

    Some functions can can be accessed by long pressing on a Tab when the Tab Bar is visible.

    To refresh a Tab’s view: Swipe down, or tap on the name in the Tab Bar, or tap the location name in main bar then tap it again in the drop down.

    To open a new tab:
    - Open Bookmarks/History
    - Long press on the item that you want to open in a new tab
    or
    - Select a folder in the main page
    - Tap the overflow menu in the action bar
    - Tap "Open in new tab",
    or;
    - Tap the Tab menu then tap "Add new tab"
    or;
    - When on last (right-most) tab, Swipe from right edge to left (depends on "Settings" - ""More Settings" - "Swiping in first and last...")


    Save single tab as default tab or to save a group of tabs (Note: "Save" may occasionally be referred to as "Pin")

    To save an individual Tab be opened to a specific location at each app start (default tab)
    - Have only one tab opened.
    - Navigate to desired location.
    - Long press on Tab Title then tap "Set as default".
    - Open the Tab drop-down menu, select, "Save tabs", Tap "Now" (leave "On Exit" un-selected).

    To save a group of tabs (tab-set) to be opened at each app start:
    - Create the tabs, and open each to the location of your choice.
    - To set the default tab (to be active at app start) long press on Tab Title then tap "Set as default".
    - Open the Tab drop-down menu, select, "Save tabs", Tap "Now" (leave "On Exit" un-selected).
    Note: View detail level and sort order should be remembered per tab.

    To have MiXplorer save the tab-set that is in place at each app close (to be opened at next app app start):
    - Open the Tab menu.
    - Select check box: "On Exit".

    To reset tabs to whatever was last saved by 'Save tabs - Now" or by "Save tabs - On exit":
    - Open the Tab menu then tap Reset tabs. Each Tab's view level and sort order should be remembered and not be reset by this action.


    5) Views (file folder list)

    There are many ways to configure the file/folder list views using the "View" and "Sort" buttons which appear in the Tools bar at the bottom (in the default skin and configuration). Here are a few of the more notable functions:

    - "View" button - "Recursive data": When "Recursive data" is enabled (and after a refresh of the view) MiXplorer will calculate and show the quantity of items and storage space uses in sub-folders.

    - "View" button - "Reset defaults": When "Reset defaults" is enabled then pinch zoom settings can be reset to default for each drive independently by going to root of drive, then selecting a view mode (eg "Detailed"). To maintain the different zoom levels disable "Reset defaults".

    - "Pin" an item to top of list: A folder or file can be "Pinned" so it stays at the top of the list view regardless of sort options. To pin/unpin an item: Select it then open menu then select pin/unpin. Similarly, apps in the "Open with" list can be pinned to the top of that list by long pressing the app then tapping "Pin"

    - Create a custom thumbnail: To create a custom thumbnail for a folder (which would be used when "Auto folder preview" is enabled in main settings) put the image you want to use for the thumbnail in the folder and rename it to .preview.

    - Gallery style view for search folders: For the search folders which show all of a certain file type (eg Audio, Document, Image, Video), there is a gallery style view which shows all images of the designated type on the device but grouped in folders by location similar to the way most default gallery apps work. To enable this mode: Tap the "Sort" button then enable "By parent". To show all items in one list without the folders, disable "By parent"

    - App, User App, System App: When viewing contents of the "App" search bookmark, tapping on Location allows choice of App (all), User App, System App. To create a custom bookmark to any of those: Tap the Location in Main Bar, then select desired view (App, User App, or System App) then long press location and "Add to" bookmarks.

    6) "Home" page

    A full page panel containing locations with details, described in more detail here: MiX Nugget - Home Page - https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

    View Customization (more in Skins/Themes)

    Disable Thumbnails (folder specific}: Place image in folder > rename to .nothumbnail
    Custom Folder Icon (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to .foldericon
    Custom Folder Icon Preview (folder specific): Place image in folder > rename to. preview

    Notes:
    - Some image properties may not function properly. Icons can be optimized here: https://tinypng.com/
    - Some of these may depend on a related setting within the app (eg .preview file and setting "Auto folder preview")



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    LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
    MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
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    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS

    Search, searching for items: Expanded description of search methods in this post. MiX Nugget - Searching for Files and Folders: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781351&postcount=1170

    Select a file or folder: Long press anywhere on the file, or tap on the icon at the left side.

    Select multiple files and or folders: Select one file or folder as described above and then select additional items by tapping on the name of each item.

    Select all files and folders in the current view: Tap the "Select all" button in the tools bar, or open overflow menu and tap Select all. Note: the Select all button and the Servers button can be swapped in the Tools Bar via Settings - More Settings.

    Once you have selected any item(s) the Action Bar will appear (temporally replacing the Main Bar) and will show a counter of selected items with their size, and icons for some standard actions with an overflow menu for more actions. The downward pointing arrow now offers options to expand shift or invert the selection.

    There are several ways to to Copy or Move items:

    Task queue Select items, then choose an action (repeat process for multiple jobs), then navigate to destination, then tap Job Queue, then select queued task.

    - Individual pending tasks or all pending tasks can be cleared from the queue.

    - Pending Copy tasks in the queue can be repeated to different destinations.

    Drag & drop: Select some items then long press on that selection and drag. A hovering pop-up will appear indicating how many selected items are being dragged.When the the destination folder becomes highlighted, release the selection and respond to the then a “Drop files” prompt which offers a choice to copy or move the selected items.

    Copy To and Move To: To copy/move files to a folder to be selected during the process; select items, open menu, tap ]Copy To or Move To, navigate to location, tap OK.

    Some long file operations can be paused using the play/pause button in the task status window. Also, from there the task can be canceled or sent to background.

    Delete options. There are several delete methods, the visibility of which may be context sensitive, and MiXplorer has a native "recycle/trash" feature which can be enabled in Settings - More Settings - Undo.

    Normal: Deletes file “normally”. As is the case with file deletions (not Recycle or Trash) in other OS, the deletion is non-reversible but the raw data may persist until incidentally written over by other system activity.

    Trash: Similar to Recycle or Trash bins on desktops. The locations (drives/root paths) where “Trash” functions may very across ROMs and devices. When "Undo" is enabled as described above the following should occur:

    - Deleted items are placed in hidden folders named .recycle at the root of each drive. Don't delete those manually unless you are not using the "Undo" feature.

    - In the main menu there is an item called "Undo" which shows a list of available undo items. Long press on an item in that list to see the specific files that can be restored. Short press to restore that item/group of items.

    - Menu > Undo > "Remove all"; will delete all the .recycle folders and their contents from all drives (if they exist). Also nota bene: only do this if you are sure you wont need to restore anything). Any time you "Trash" something when "Undo" is enabled the .recycle folder for that drive will be recreated. If you've already disabled "Undo" in settings and still have leftover material in the .recycle folders, those folders can be deleted manually (requires "Show hidden")

    - In some cases you may be able to recover items manually from the .recycle folders.

    - If the trash cannot be emptied, try the following: Main Menu > Undo > Remove all, or Settings > More Settings > deselect Undo. As with manually deleting the contents of the trash/recycle folder, make sure you dont need anything from there before doing this.

    Shredder: Destroys files before deleting them. Only available for certain locations. May take longer for larger selections. Deletion by this method is non-reversible and leaves minimal if any recoverable data on the drive.

    Batch Delete: When you try to delete a folder as "Normal", it also takes time to clean up database, removing thumbnails, etc... . You can use "Batch Delete" to remove that folder as fast as possible.



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    [LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
    MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917
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    - vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP

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    Bug Reporting:
    Please report bugs in the primary MiXplorer thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691.

    Bug reports should come from the newest beta version of the app. If you notice a bug in the newest release version then check the newest beta. If it also occurs in the beta then log it from there.

    Bug reports should include. details about your device (Android version, ROM version, Root status, SU method, MiXplorer version) as well as a step by step description of how to reproduce the issue and a log taken while the issue was reproduced.

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    MiXplorer's Built-in Logging:


    Enable MiXplorer logging
    : Settings . More settings . Logging (enable)

    MiXplorer has a native logging feature. If logging is enabled (as it is by default) then the most efficient and the recommended way to do it is the following:

    - After crash or after experiencing issue,
    - Open MiXplorer
    - 3-dots menu
    - Send log.

    If you have disabled logging in the past, or you if are diagnosing more complicated issues or if you will be reviewing the logs yourself before sending. Here is a manual method that some people use:

    - Enable MiXplorer logging.
    - Close MiXplorer.
    - Open MiXplorer.
    - Reproduce the issue.
    - Close MiXplorer.
    - The logs should be in /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com.mixplorer/cache/log/ (The path may vary slightly depending on ROM).
    - Use alternative file manager (just for this ;)) to get most recent log in folder.
    - If using MiXplorer to get the log manually, then make sure to get the log for the previous MiXplorer session rather than the one for the current session.

    Testing and Logging Notes:

    - Reproduce and log issues in a new session of MiXplorer that was started after logging has been enabled. In other words: Enable logging, then close MiXplorer, then start MiXplorer to reproduce the issue and send the log. A new log is created each time you open MiXplorer. Note: - In some cases it is recommended to test the issue in a clean installation of MiXplorer (after uninstalling MiX then reinstalling it).

    - The MiXplorer log directory will not appear until MiXplorer logging has been enabled at least once since last new installation of MiXplorer. Also, if MiXplorer is uninstalled the log folder will be deleted, so if you are getting logs manually during repeated tests remember to do so before next uninstall.

    - Before sharing logs it is a good practice to review them for information that you don’t want to share, and to delete that information or replace it with an obvious label, eg <thing x deleted>. To each their own about what to delete, but reviewing logs with privacy in mind before sending is prudent.

    - For logging more complex issues, or certain types of FCs where native app logging does not catch the error, a full system log (logcat) may be needed. The app "MatLog" (formerly "CatLog") from Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pluscubed.matlog&hl=en can be used to capture logcats on the device. If an issue is causing reboots then the log might have to be taken from a USB connection on a computer via ADB.

    - When you share the log, also share the following:

    1) Full details of the device including: Android version, ROM version and variant, Root status, SU status, busybox status.
    2) A detailed description about how to reproduce the error when logging so others may try to reproduce it.

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    LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
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    MiX NUGGET INDEX

    Individual freestanding FAQ posts which describe a MiXplorer feature in enough detail for basic use without having to sift through the sprawling FAQ. More detail here. https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75355181&postcount=412

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    Add-ons (simple list): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82834971&postcount=1182

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    Android-version specific (and other) workarounds: For things such as accessing /data/data or external/storage/android/data on Android 11 devices: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85904825

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    Automated Intents (Tasker etc)
    -
    COPY with Tasker, Automagic and...: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75389465&postcount=422
    - Turning Servers ON/OFF with Tasker and... :https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75400602&postcount=424

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    Autotag: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366938&postcount=420

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    Batch Renaming and Regex: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-71218953

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    Bookmark Advanced Settings
    : https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=80301547&postcount=932
    - SMB shares on other LAN device.
    - FTP servers on other LAN device.
    - Bluetooth folder on other BT connected device running MiX
    - Cloud

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    Create a language package (for translators)
    : https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75741128&postcount=469

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    Default Date and Time formats:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76749686&postcount=561
    and
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76750741&postcount=562

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    MiX Nugget - Document Provider
    : For accessing OTG and or accessing /android/data, /android/media, android/obb, and or accessing locations in Android 13, and in other scenarios.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85878051

    MiX Nugget: Troubleshooting SD card & USB OTG access, and creating Document Providers.: A troubleshooting walk-through fpd coument providers and other issues of drive and directory access.
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87626419

    MiX Nugget: Set document provider for Android 13 (with some resets)
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-a d-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87492173

    MiX Nugget - Reset Root:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-87492173

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    Find Duplicate File
    s: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76395344&postcount=514

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    Home Page
    : A full page panel of locations including details about the locations: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781209&postcount=1168

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    Merging Text (txt) files
    : https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75786123&postcount=480

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    Optimizing Network Connections
    : https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84515405

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    Searching for Files and Folders
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781351&postcount=1170

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    SERVERS:

    FTP and HTTP SERVERS and Sent-to

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-65157350

    Server Security Settings
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85932885

    FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS; Servers configuration for older version of MiX
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85896901

    Turning Servers ON/OFF with Tasker and...:https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75400602&postcount=422

    Old TCP Server post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366970&postcount=421

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    Settings Overview:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82834917&postcount=1181

    Settings (reset): https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=83626647&postcount=1263

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    Storage Analyzer:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85942125

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    Tabs:
    Save (aka; pin), rearrange, close, clone Tabs:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75580704&postcount=440
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-75580704

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    Tools; Duplicates & App Remnants:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85952549

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    MiX Nugget - If you cannot uninstall MiX from within Android OS, try doing do so via ADB.


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    Version Compatibility (possibly helpful for some older devices):
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84468783


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    Possible additions.

    - App backups.
    - Archive management.
    - Description of available plug-ins.
    - MiXplorer Media Viewer usage description
    - MiXplorer Editor usage description

    Many things can be learned by exploring the app, most UI elements have a function, long press is your friend.

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    LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION (This post)
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS (Copy Move methods, Trash option)
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. MiX NUGGETS (Freestanding Topical Posts)
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
    MiX Nugget - Settings Overview: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-82834917