MiXplorer: Q&A and FAQ (User Manual)

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fabiorfreitas

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Nov 19, 2015
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The ability to write to external SD card should not have been affected but the configuration of the default folders is a bit trickier now. Have you reviewed the descriptions of the server configuration, particularly default folders? Also some more details would be helpful such as the Android version, ROM variant, and root status. Also, can it be configured on internal storage or anywhere for that matter? There other things which could interfere with writing to external storage which is why more details and a log would be helpful and efficient.

Note: If you are using using external storage as internal (adopted storage) these suggestions may not apply.
I did review the new server configuration. Also, I'm on Android 11, MIUI 12.5.5 by xiaomi.eu.

I didn't think to send a log because I thought it was either a limitation from the new version or something on WinSCP side. After you asked for it, I first checked it myself and found out my SD card was read-only for some reason.

I just reformatted it and now MiXplorer is writing over FTP as it should, thanks!
 

nzill

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I don't have this option :/
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Jan 31, 2022
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Hi,

I'm trying to use the SMB Server with an exFat Drive on my Fire TV Cube.

FTP is working flawlessly but when I try to use the exact same path as SMB working dir it I can't get it to work

i tried this drivepath:

usb://ultra-usb-exfat.1

as well as

usb://ultra-usb-exfat.1/Android/data/com.mixplorer.silver

the IP is 127.0.0.1 (to share the drive only with the Fire TV Cube). I tried different apps (Kodi, Xplore) to access the SMB share but none works.

The version of Mixplorer is 6.58.4

Over FTP I can create/delete/read/transfer files. With SMB I can't even see any file/folder (from the USB drive). When connecting I get redirected to the /storage/emulated/0/ folder

The log is showing nothing special

Does anyone have an Idea?
 

Valiante

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Anyone else having difficulty with changing permissions for files? I can't delete a file from the system folder and the app definitely has root permissions.

No idea what's going on, I'm on the latest version of the app
 

DiamondJohn

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Anyone else having difficulty with changing permissions for files? I can't delete a file from the system folder and the app definitely has root permissions.

No idea what's going on, I'm on the latest version of the app
Its confusing as you talk about permissions and then delete ability.

As for deleting files on the system partition, most newer phones have read only file systems. No-one can "delete" a file. To remove a file, you use a Magisk module. And from memory, its really a replace with a zero length file. Same goes for permissions/
 
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Valiante

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Its confusing as you talk about permissions and then delete ability.

As for deleting files on the system partition, most newer phones have read only file systems. No-one can "delete" a file. To remove a file, you use a Magisk module. And from memory, its really a replace with a zero length file. Same goes fo9r permissions/
What's the magisk module?
 

Corneliux

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Hi, I just installed Mixplorer yesterday and the only problem I can't configure so far is that the Images folder in the bookmarks shows every photos in my phone; that is including thumbnail images and icons of every single app in my phone and sd card, the extensions of which are either jpeg or png so I can't really filter it out when viewing. In effect, the app reads over 40,000 of these images while my stock file manager only has 4,000. The numbers are also bolstered by the mangas i downloaded from an app which more or less counts over 10,000 pages which I stored on my sd card through 6 subfolders. These manga pages and thumbnail/icons, however, are not showing in my gallery and the "Images" category in my stock file manager. Maybe I missed some critical setting in case of images and I'd very much like to know
 

LoneW01F

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Is the Export .mic file (generated from Setting > More Settings > Export) encrypted or secure enough to keep around? Or in a case of someone getting hold of the file can just easily extract my Google Drive, Mega Clouds login credentials from it without any hassle??

It's IMPORTANT Please Respond
 
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AlexLyc

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hello, I have 2 problems with the mixplorer magisk module, on a device with Android 7.1.1 I cannot access the external memory card, it does not let me create folders, it tells me to grant permissions, and it tells me that it is not possible, In Android 12.1 I can't access android/data even though I give it access permissions to all files. With the normal application I don't have these problems, I suppose that the magisk module replaces the system file manager and that causes these problems? there any solution?
 

IronTechmonkey

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hello, I have 2 problems with the mixplorer magisk module, on a device with Android 7.1.1 I cannot access the external memory card, it does not let me create folders, it tells me to grant permissions, and it tells me that it is not possible, In Android 12.1 I can't access android/data even though I give it access permissions to all files. With the normal application I don't have these problems, I suppose that the magisk module replaces the system file manager and that causes these problems? there any solution?

Don't think you will get any solution here; afaik there is no official magisk module for mixplorer.

Such a module was recently mentioned in the main thread but I don't think it was created by the developer nor supported by the developer. In fact the only mentions of that module seemed to be about problems with it. Additionally, in the previous discussion no viable reason could be cited for using the module instead of one of MiX's supported installation methods.

As to the permissions, that could be a limitation or hurdle of Android 12 and possibly unrelated to the module.
 
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IronTechmonkey

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The first one, with MXT-USB doesn't work. The second one: MYLINUXLIVE is working and showing the correct files.
I also noticed that the path is different.
Do you know why is this happening? Do you see also 2 USB paths if you connect a USB stick?

The same thing happens on some of my devices. It might be an unavoidable by-product of the way USB and OTG function in MiX across devices with different permissions, paths snd lrvels of native USB OTG support. At one point some time ago, perhaps years, the developer may have spoken to it but that would be hard to find.

In the "workarounds and troubleshooting" FAQ nugget there is a description about how to remove a persistent unwanted USB bookmark but I don't know if that applies to this circumstance. I just delete those or drag them to the bottom of the bookmarks list. If there is a way to remove the duplicate so it never comes back when you use that drive I could put that in the FAQ.
 
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    Maybe it's clearer with pictures.
    I start Mixplorer from the main screen, using it's launcher icon.
    When I connect the USB otg I have this pop-up from Mixplorer to allow access.
    When I exit Mixplorer, it opens the window from the second screenshot.
    And it keeps opening it even after I remove the USB drive and exit Mixplorer with the exit button.
    It stops opening this 'Storage' window only when I delete the bookmark. Otherwise every time I close Mixplorer it will open the storage window.

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    I've noticed I can't access /Android/data and Android/obb anymore. Not sure when it happend since I don't get there a lot, but sometimes I do need to, in order to access/move gpx files in the bikecomputer app folder...

    Maybe because I moved to Android 13 beta?

    So here's the log, I use Google Pixel 5 rooted with Magisk. I normally run the Play Store version but I installed latest beta as recommanded before posting here :

    Code:
    ##### MiX-B22020910_2022-08-11_15-33.txt ************************
    
    MiXplorer v6.58.4-BETA-B22020910
    Device: Google Pixel 5, Brand:Google
    Android Target: 13.0 (SDK 33 T)
    Display: 1080×2138-440
    CPU ABI: arm64-v8a, armeabi-v7a, armeabi
    ------------------------------------
    ‌1 I/STARTUP>  Loading started...
    ‌2 I/MiX>  Storage: PRIMARY /storage/emulated/0
    ‌3 I/MiX>  Storage: SYSTEM /
    ‌4 I/STARTUP>  STORAGE: 69 ms
    ‌5 D/Skins>  NIGHT MODE
    ‌6 I/STARTUP>  SKINS: 43 ms
    ‌7 I/DB>  Creating DB Uri...
    ‌8 D/Storage>  Refresh storage list...
    ‌9 I/MiX>  Storage: PRIMARY /storage/emulated/0
    ‌10 I/MiX>  Storage: SYSTEM /
    ‌11 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌12 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌13 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌14 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0
    ‌15 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌16 I/ROOT> 
    ‌17 D/ROOT>  BusyBox v1.29.3-MINI v1 MiX (2020-12-25 04:23:43 +0330) multi-call binary.…
    ‌18 I/ROOT>  Using custom BusyBox v1.29.x
    ‌19 D/ROOT>  Exists > /system/bin/su
    ‌20 I/ROOT>  *********************** Rooted. 67 ms
    ‌21 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Internal storage.lnk"
    ‌22 D/ROOT>  Create process...
    ‌23 D/ROOT>  SU permission granted.
    ‌24 D/ROOT>  Done!
    ‌25 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Internal storage.lnk"
    ‌26 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌27 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home"
    ‌28 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Internal storage.lnk"
    ‌29 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Internal storage.lnk"
    ‌30 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Image.lnk"
    ‌31 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Image.lnk"
    ‌32 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌33 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Image.lnk"
    ‌34 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Image.lnk"
    ‌35 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Video.lnk"
    ‌36 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Video.lnk"
    ‌37 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌38 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Video.lnk"
    ‌39 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Video.lnk"
    ‌40 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Audio.lnk"
    ‌41 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Audio.lnk"
    ‌42 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌43 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Audio.lnk"
    ‌44 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Audio.lnk"
    ‌45 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Document.lnk"
    ‌46 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Document.lnk"
    ‌47 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌48 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Document.lnk"
    ‌49 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/Document.lnk"
    ‌50 I/ROOT>  ls -lAndp "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/App.lnk"
    ‌51 I/ROOT>  restorecon -v "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/App.lnk"
    ‌52 E/ROOT>  STD-ERR >> SELinux: Loaded file_contexts
    
    ‌53 I/ROOT>  chown 10298:10298 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/App.lnk"
    ‌54 I/ROOT>  chmod 700 "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home/App.lnk"
    ‌55 I/DB>  Refresh DB...
    ‌56 I/STARTUP>  LOAD DB: 6202 ms
    ‌57 D/THUMB>  HEAP SIZE >> 35.23 MiB / 237.47 MiB
    ‌58 I/STARTUP>  ICONS: 2 ms
    ‌59 I/MiX>  CODECS v2.4 B2112101
    ‌60 I/STARTUP>  ADDONS: 5 ms
    ‌61 I/STARTUP>  CLEAR CACHE: 42 ms
    ‌62 D/BR_REC>  Received: Intent { act=android.intent.action.PACKAGE_CHANGED dat=package: flg=0x5000010 cmp=com.mixplorer.beta/com.mixplorer.BroadcastReceiver (has extras) } with action 'android.intent.action.PACKAGE_CHANGED'
    ‌63 D/BROWSE>  INTENT > Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x10000000 pkg=com.mixplorer.beta cmp=com.mixplorer.beta/com.mixplorer.activities.BrowseActivity }
    ‌64 D/BROWSE>  Init Tabs...
    ‌65 I/STARTUP>  PAGES: 19 ms
    ‌66 I/STARTUP>  UPDATE UI: 39 ms
    ‌67 I/STARTUP>  TOTAL: 6507 ms *********
    ‌68 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌69 I/MiX>  PAUSED
    ‌70 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌71 I/MiX>  PAUSED
    ‌72 D/ActivityResult>  Request:121, Result:0
    ‌73 D/Storage>  Refresh storage list...
    ‌74 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌75 I/MiX>  Storage: PRIMARY /storage/emulated/0
    ‌76 I/MiX>  Storage: SYSTEM /
    ‌77 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌78 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌79 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌80 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌81 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌82 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌83 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌84 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌85 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌86 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌87 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌88 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌89 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌90 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌91 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌92 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌93 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌94 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌95 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌96 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌97 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌98 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌99 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌100 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌101 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌102 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌103 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌104 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌105 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌106 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌107 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌108 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌109 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌110 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌111 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌112 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌113 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌114 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌115 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌116 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌117 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌118 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌119 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌120 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌121 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌122 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌123 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌124 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌125 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌126 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌127 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌128 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌129 D/Storage>  --- Documents -----------------------------
    ‌130 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/obb
    ‌131 D/Storage>  /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌132 D/Storage>  -------------------------------------------
    ‌133 D/HUB>  ITEM >> /storage/emulated/0/Android
    ‌134 D/DOC>  Show permission dialog...
    ‌135 D/DATA_LOADER>  libs.bi2
    ‌136 D/DATA_LOADER>  libs.bi2
    ‌137 D/DOC>  Request:658535276, Path:/storage/emulated/0
    ‌138 D/DOC>  Nougat+ > 0
    ‌139 D/DOC>  Volumes:1
    ‌140 D/DOC>  V: null, Path: /storage/emulated/0
    ‌141 I/MiX>  PAUSED
    ‌142 I/DB>  Refresh DB...
    ‌143 I/ROOT>  ls -lAnpSr "/data/data/com.mixplorer.beta/home"
    ‌144 D/ActivityResult>  Request:658535276, Result:0
    ‌145 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌146 D/HUB>  ITEM >> /storage/emulated/0/Android/data
    ‌147 D/DOC>  Show permission dialog...
    ‌148 D/DOC>  Request:658535276, Path:/storage/emulated/0
    ‌149 D/DOC>  Nougat+ > 0
    ‌150 D/DOC>  Volumes:1
    ‌151 D/DOC>  V: null, Path: /storage/emulated/0
    ‌152 E/BROWSE_TASK>  libs.bi2
    ‌153 I/MiX>  PAUSED
    ‌154 I/DB>  Refresh DB...
    ‌155 D/ActivityResult>  Request:658535276, Result:0
    ‌156 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌157 D/DOC>  Show permission dialog...
    ‌158 D/DATA_LOADER>  libs.bi2
    ‌159 D/DATA_LOADER>  libs.bi2
    ‌160 D/DOC>  Request:658535276, Path:/storage/emulated/0
    ‌161 D/DOC>  Nougat+ > 0
    ‌162 D/DOC>  Volumes:1
    ‌163 D/DOC>  V: null, Path: /storage/emulated/0
    ‌164 I/MiX>  PAUSED
    ‌165 I/DB>  Refresh DB...
    ‌166 D/ActivityResult>  Request:658535276, Result:0
    ‌167 I/MiX>  RESUMED
    ‌168 D/HUB>  ITEM >> /storage/emulated/0/.mixplorer
    ‌169 D/HUB>  ITEM >> /storage/emulated/0/.mixplorer/temp
    ‌170 I/MiX>  GENERATE LOG

    Thanks for support, I really love the app and that bug is a bummer

    That could very well be related to android 13. On android 10 and 11 rooted those locations must be granted document provider access in order for a variety of functions to work even if those functions are applied in different folders. If it is an android 13 issue you could try manually adding a document provider . (Add > Storage > document wil provider). You could also try to get to the location using a different path, although which different paths might be available varies by ROM and variant.
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    Hi folks, I just downloaded this app and tried to play my mp3 files on it. However, the player displays only the song name when playing the song. Can anybody help with how to *automatically* display all metadata/tags while playing (such as album name, year, etc. all of which have been saved in my files)? Many thanks!

    AFAIK there is no way to do this with built in settings (or at all) nor do I recall previous discussion about it, which surprises me considering that some people who are very knowledgeable about media playback participate in this thread and more the main MiX thread. Even though suggestions for media playback tweaks can induce debate about the priority of MiX being a file manager over other things, being able to see metadata while listening to a file has value to file management as well as entertainment. E.g. when reviewing many mp3s for storage, potential editing, and other projects it would be helpful to see the details of the file while giving it a quick listen. The lyrics panel persists, allows media play functions, and changes with switch to next track. Maybe there could be a new setting for metadata instead of lyrics to be displayed there, of course with a setting to force lyrics only. I like this as a feature request and suggest posting it in the main thread to see if others have played around with it and have any advice about how to do that now and to request the feature. If you are hesitant to do so I'd be glad to link to your suggestion here from the main thread which is here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...released-fully-featured-file-manager.1523691/
    3
    Hi everyone,

    I recently switched to MiXplorer from Solid Explorer. When I try to connect my DropBox Account, this is what I get after I allowed access on dropbox.com.

    View attachment 5676053


    The issue is not only with Brave, I could also reproduce it via Chrome, and DropBox access works in MiXplorer with my other Android devices (but apparently not on my phone). Access to files on Dropbox does not work at all in MiXplorer (on the the phone).

    Android version is 12, the phone is rooted via Magisk. I can add more info if needed. Here's the log:

    Within the past month or so some users reported something possibly similar in the main thread (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...eased-fully-featured-file-manager.1523691/for). If you search the main thread for dropbox you'll find those results (see my signature for how to deal with glitch in XDA search). This is not a blind "go search" nag; I've confirmed the search results but cannot determine if they are applicable to you and there are some detailed suggestions which may or not be applicable but which I don't fully understand. If those reports are related then you could add your input there, and if not related then you might want to make a bug report of this in the main thread.
    2
    Maybe it's clearer with pictures.
    I start Mixplorer from the main screen, using it's launcher icon.
    When I connect the USB otg I have this pop-up from Mixplorer to allow access.
    When I exit Mixplorer, it opens the window from the second screenshot.
    And it keeps opening it even after I remove the USB drive and exit Mixplorer with the exit button.
    It stops opening this 'Storage' window only when I delete the bookmark. Otherwise every time I close Mixplorer it will open the storage window.

    View attachment 5658877 View attachment 5658879

    Not what I expected . That first prompt seems to be storage permissions the likes of which we would see for built-in storage upon firts run ig MiX and apparently again when inserting USB. I don't see that particular prompt each time I connect USB "so maybe that's a one-time thing or device specific.

    The second image does seem to be, as you described, a generic view of device storage and not necessarily the document provider permissions manager, which would look similar to the native file manager. If you've got any components of the native file manager disabled, modified, or replaced, thst could be a factor.

    This may eliminate my hypothesis about document provider but one more step to make sure: with the USB drive physically connected try to manually add document provider through the "add" menu.

    I was a late arrival to this and defer to previous advice. Also, if you've not already shared a log...
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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 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).

    --------------------------------------
    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 tester 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 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.

    --------------------------------------
    GETTING MIXPLORER

    There are several ways to get MiXplorer and keep it updated, each of which may appeal to different usage cases. Also 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.

    The Playstore_Silver version is also a way to contribute to MiXplorer development.

    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.

    1) Main Thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1523691
    This is the best place to start for people who want 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.

    2) XDA Labs. It might still be possible to use the XDA labs site in web browsers but no longer the XDA Labs app to download MiX. The MiXplorer version may not be exactly the same as latest "stable" in MiXplorer thread but this is a "stable" update track.

    3) APK Mirror: This is a 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]


    4) 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.

    5) 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. "

    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.

    MiXplorer Add-ons are also available through the XDA Labs Android app (search for MiXplorer) or through the XDA Labs Store browser pages for the MiXplorer app and Developer Hootan Parsa
    https://labs.xda-developers.com/store/app/com.mixplorer
    https://labs.xda-developers.com/store/author/HootanParsa
    Note: these links may no longer work.

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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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    Document Provider
    : Using Document Provider to access USB OTG drives (and in some cases external SD card) on Android 11 (and in some other usage cases). https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-85878051

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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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    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