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maybeme2

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EBook reader 'fails'.

I have MIX and mixpdf installed on both my phone and my wife's. Both are running stock android pie. Mine is rooted, hers is not.

On my phone (same model) mixpdf works fine. On my wife's phone when mixpdf tries to open a file it cannot and puts up a 'failed' popup.

I reinstalled the mixpdf addon but it still fails. What should I do?

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In case someone else needs:
I reinstalled the main MIX app and now PDF works.
 
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EBook reader 'fails'.

I have MIX and mixpdf installed on both my phone and my wife's. Both are running stock android pie. Mine is rooted, hers is not.

On my phone (same model) mixpdf works fine. On my wife's phone when mixpdf tries to open a file it cannot and puts up a 'failed' popup.

I reinstalled the mixpdf addon but it still fails. What should I do?

EDIT
In case someone else needs:
I reinstalled the main MIX app and now PDF works.
Strange, I was getting a blank white screen yesterday when attempting to open some ebooks. Checked that the add-ons were current, which they were. Tried again later and they opened, so I have no idea the cause.
 

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Strange, I was getting a blank white screen yesterday when attempting to open some ebooks. Checked that the add-ons were current, which they were. Tried again later and they opened, so I have no idea the cause.
I solved it by reinstalling the main Mix app on her phone. She rarely updates and I think there was a mismatch between the main mix app and the mixpdf addon.
 

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I solved it by reinstalling the main Mix app on her phone. She rarely updates and I think there was a mismatch between the main mix app and the mixpdf addon.

+1 To your hypothesis. Also, along the same lines, there was recently an odd thing where an add-on that has been available outside Play Store for some time, for some reason at a recent app version, required an update to the Play Store version of the add-on and then it could be updated it to the XDA version. With the ability for us to carry over settings for a long time this sort of thing can happen.
 
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Is there a chance to open/access/encrypt a folder, encrypted with mixplorer, and copied to windows, on windows itself?

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i found the answer on myself:
google encfsmp, download, install, follow instructions (self explanatory).
 
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Creating a symbolic link (or shortcut) to a file inside a different folder.

I wasn't clear on how to accomplish this. After some searching on both threads, I can now get it done, but what is required seems overly cumbersome to me. Just want to be sure I'm not missing something obvious.

Copy the path and name of the file. Go to the desired folder, add a symbolic link, filling in the path and name.

I'm used to doing this on Windows, where you just right click the file and create a shortcut, which can then be moved wherever you want.
 
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Is entering credentials always required when accessing a shared folder on a Windows 10 computer via SMB in MiXplorer? My Windows 10 shared folder already has Read permissions for "Everyone" and I am able to access it from other Windows computers without having to enter any credentials.
 

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...snip...

I'm used to doing this on Windows, where you just right click the file and create a shortcut, which can then be moved wherever you want.
A symbolic link in Android is NOT the same as a shortcut in Windows. The windows equivalent is called a "Junction Point". Creating a Junction Point in windows cannot be done from Windows Explorer (that i know of), and requires you to do it with shell commands. And the simplicity of a shortcut makes moving it about trivial. This simplicity also means there is a lot it cannot do or be used for.
 

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A symbolic link in Android is NOT the same as a shortcut in Windows. The windows equivalent is called a "Junction Point". Creating a Junction Point in windows cannot be done from Windows Explorer (that i know of), and requires you to do it with shell commands. And the simplicity of a shortcut makes moving it about trivial. This simplicity also means there is a lot it cannot do or be used for.
Thanks. I was aware, after researching somewhat, that a symbolic link isn't the same as a shortcut. For my purposes, I wish MIX had a shortcut function as well and wanted to be sure I wasn't overlooking it.
 

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Thanks. I was aware, after researching somewhat, that a symbolic link isn't the same as a shortcut. For my purposes, I wish MIX had a shortcut function as well and wanted to be sure I wasn't overlooking it.
I haven't searched (as I dont need it), but does MiX respond to intents to change the currently viewed path? if so, a single line script file could simulate a shortcut.
 
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Bugs in MiX Media Player

MiXplorer Version:
6.56.5 B21060520
Android Version: 10(Q) + MIUI 12

There are erroneous audio resumption + hyper-expanded notification when an already running mix media player is opened from the android recent screen.
>> It only happens to audios having thumbnails.

Here is a screen capture showcasing the bugs:
 
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Theme import is not working anybody can confirm 😬😬😬
What I can say is this: I was changing just ONE specific color setting in the theme I use yesterday, attempting to assist someone in a MiX theme thread. Making multiple attempts to install it, I got an error every time (tried using different color hex codes just in case). I could install my already existing themes without issue.

I was stumped as to what was causing this. Related to your issue?
 
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Bugs in MiX Media Player

MiXplorer Version:
6.56.5 B21060520
Android Version: 10(Q) + MIUI 12

There are erroneous audio resumption + hyper-expanded notification when an already running mix media player is opened from the android recent screen.
>> It only happens to audios having thumbnails.

Here is a screen capture showcasing the bugs:
View attachment 5370325

The information you provided might be enough to point the developer toward the issue but please report issues in the main thread where they are more likely to get quicker attention from the developer and a large population of informed users. Eventually a log might be helpful as well but start with the report in the main development thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...released-fully-featured-file-manager.1523691/
 

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I hope I'm posting this in the right place. 🤞🏻

Samsung Note 20 Ultra
ONEUI 3.1
Android 11

Lately I'm getting a horrible transfer speed when moving any file above 1GB from my phones storage to my SD card since getting my Note 20 U. When I used my Note 8 the transfer, regardless of file size, was always fast. As I'm typing this Im moving a 7GB mkv file and I'm only getting 10MB/s!!!! Can anyone tell me what's going on and why this is happening? Please? I emailed MiXplorer support and was straight up told that he was "too busy to explain to me" what the issue is. Something about Android 11???? I'm not even sure how I would even search Google for that!
 

IronTechmonkey

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Samsung Note 20 Ultra
ONEUI 3.1
Android 11

Lately I'm getting a horrible transfer speed when moving any file above 1GB from my phones storage to my SD card since getting my Note 20 U. When I used my Note 8 the transfer, regardless of file size, was always fast. As I'm typing this Im moving a 7GB mkv file and I'm only getting 10MB/s!!!! Can anyone tell me what's going on and why this is happening? Please? I emailed MiXplorer support and was straight up told that he was "too busy to explain to me" what the issue is. Something about Android 11???? I'm not even sure how I would even search Google for that!

Regarding the developer's reply, please keep in mind that they are sometimes away from the thread for a while so we might assume that during those periods they cannot engage too much. Don't take it personally. This FAQ is a good place to post such a thing which isn't perceived as a bug or an issue by the developer but might possibly be optimized with suggestions from other users.

10MB/second is actually a fairly fast speed which many people only dream of having. How fast does the other device which seems to be better transfer the files?

I've seen slow speeds when copying many small files especially if they are image files but that is the difference between 5 to 10 MB/s (real world maximum for the network which is always less than Network's technical specifications might indicate) and 100-250KB/s but you are not dealing with small files so that should not apply to you. As to large files, the amount of available memory can also slow down transfer speeds, and to the point the developer made there are restrictions in Android 11 which make these things more difficult.

If you could share more side-by-side details about the comparison of transfer speeds between the two devices and more detail about the device specifications and the ROM variants then maybe people could provide some helpful advice.
 
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DiamondJohn

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Samsung Note 20 Ultra
ONEUI 3.1
Android 11

Lately I'm getting a horrible transfer speed when moving any file above 1GB from my phones storage to my SD card since getting my Note 20 U. When I used my Note 8 the transfer, regardless of file size, was always fast. As I'm typing this Im moving a 7GB mkv file and I'm only getting 10MB/s!!!! Can anyone tell me what's going on and why this is happening? Please? I emailed MiXplorer support and was straight up told that he was "too busy to explain to me" what the issue is. Something about Android 11???? I'm not even sure how I would even search Google for that!
So, if you move a 6GB file you are getting over 10MB/s?

That number sounds really suspicious as around the number I get with USB2 as opposed to USB3... But I understand, its not over USB ;)
 
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Samsung Note 20 Ultra
ONEUI 3.1
Android 11

Lately I'm getting a horrible transfer speed when moving any file above 1GB from my phones storage to my SD card since getting my Note 20 U. When I used my Note 8 the transfer, regardless of file size, was always fast. As I'm typing this Im moving a 7GB mkv file and I'm only getting 10MB/s!!!! Can anyone tell me what's going on and why this is happening? Please? I emailed MiXplorer support and was straight up told that he was "too busy to explain to me" what the issue is. Something about Android 11???? I'm not even sure how I would even search Google for that!
What speed do you get with the stock file manager?
What about copying from a command line? (you can use "time cp" to get the time)
 

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    What's the easiest way to do that? Any guides.
    A link to a guide was already provided, but basically:

    Find an existing theme you like. Change the extension from 'mit' to 'zip". Extract the file. Inside the extracted folder will be a folder called "drawable". Inside the "drawable" folder are the icons the theme uses, find the one(s) you want to change and replace them with the icon you want to use (named the same as the one you're replacing). Archive the top level theme folder as a zip. Rename the extension to "mit". The theme is now ready to be installed.

    If you get an error or something goes wrong with the theme, remove it in the "skins" setting and reload the default or one you know works.

    I am far from an artist, but I have been very happy with the icons I have modified using the app Iconic.
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    , but I regularly want to search blindly, everywhere, so I often want to start at "root". The trouble is, very little of the file system is available, even for searching, if you do not have "root" privilege, i.e., the privilege to override the usual permission guards set on files.

    Regarding global searches, we were once able to search that way (at least on rooted devices); it took a long time but it was accurate and effective. More recently, even on my rooted devices global searches from root have not been finding items on internal or external SD as in previous android versions. That could be because of new Google restrictions and/or differences between LOS and Stock Moto but to your point - on non-rooted devices not much is likely to be found through root and on a device with only one drive it makes sense to search from the top of that drive for most things.
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    Regarding being able to see other app's files in /Data/Data on Android 11:

    The FAQ is beginning to remind me of a line from a skit by the old comedy troupe Monty Python about how to write a great work of literature. To paraphrase: "Well, we've got all the words, now we just have to get them in the right order". To that point the FAQ could use a bit of an overhaul but for now links to the discussion about /data/data have been added to some of the FAQ's original posts. Due to the age of those posts they probably wont appear at the top of search result but should now be easier to find.

    MiX Nuggets and Settings
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-65157352

    BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-65157367

    More people were responsible for putting this solution "on the map" than I recall or can list here but that can be seen by reading the surrounding discussion.
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    As you know, mixplorer has a directory named root and another that's called internal storage. When I'm redirected to the "other" file manager there is no directory called "root", and the internal storage seems to be the first level. That is confusing me. So, when I do a search at mixplorer's root and it redirects me to the file manager, is it ok to click on the "use this folder" under internal storage, as this seems to be the first level there? Will that prevent mixplorer from searching also its root level?
    I don't know what you are searching for, but I don't think you are going to have much luck.

    When @IronTechmonkey said "navigate to root", I assumed he meant *the* root directory -- there is only one, its name in UNIX is "/", it is the "root" of everything visible as a file.

    Maybe I misunderstood what you are trying to do, but I regularly want to search blindly, everywhere, so I often want to start at "root". The trouble is, very little of the file system is available, even for searching, if you do not have "root" privilege, i.e., the privilege to override the usual permission guards set on files.

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    I clicked on "use this folder" once for internal storage and once for data folder (that's where it was redirecting by default on search) and now it seems I don't get the prompt anymore. It is really strange to me that as systems advance, things that were simple, become more complicated for the everyday user. I have used mixplorer in older devices with older android versions, and didn't have to do any of this. Anyway, thanks a lot for your help and patience. Really appreciate it.

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    Please note: links to screenshots in these opening posts may be broken. The plan is to remove them completely and make the documentation less dependent on screenshots although a few basic screenshots would help. If you are having a hard time figuring something out and think a screenshot may help them please ask in the thread.


    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

    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).

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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 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.

    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, 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/uploads/?q=pishrodevs.

    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 these UI objects may be referenced throughout documentation and are helpful to know when configuring themes (although they comprise only a small cross section of customize-able objects). Here are the names of a few primary UI components along with the specific name for their background colors in the theme configuration. To help them each item stand out a loud theme was used for the next few screen-shots, but the stock theme is used for the rest of the FAQ.

    A) Status Bar: TINT_STATUS_BAR
    B ) Main Bar: BG_BAR_MAIN
    C) Tab Bar: BG_BAR_TAB
    D) Tab Indicator: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR
    E) Selected Tab: TINT_TAB_INDICATOR_SELECTED
    F) Page: BG_PAGE
    G) Tools bar: BG_BAR_TOOLS
    H) Navigation Bar: TINT_NAVIGATION_BAR

    00020_Main_POP.png


    I) Action Bar: BG_BAR_ACTION The Action Bar appears in place of the Main Bar when one or more items is selected.
    00040_Action_POP.png


    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.
    00060_Drawer_POP.png


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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.
    00080_Location.png

    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.
    00100_Location_Long_Press.png

    To search for items: Tap the search icon, then you can start typing what you want to find.
    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.
    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

    00110_Search_Filter.png


    00120_Search_Recursive.png

    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)
    00140_View.png


    00160_Add.png


    00180_Refresh.png


    00200_Sort.png

    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.

    00260_Bookmark_Delete.png


    00280_Bookmark_Reorder.png


    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.
    00300_Bookmark_Menu.png


    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.
    00320_History.png

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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: These actions can be accessed via the tab menu and are context sensitive, based on Tab bar visibility and tab arrangement.
    With Tab Bar
    00340_Tab_Menu_General.png


    Without tab bar
    00360_Tab_Menu_General_Hidden.png

    Individual Tab functions: These functions can can be accessed by long pressing on a Tab when the Tab Bar is visible.
    00380_Tab_Menu_Individual.png

    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 tabs or 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
    - 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


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    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. PLUG-INS & SETTINGS
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
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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.
    00400_Selected.png


    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.
    00420_Task_Queue.png


    - 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.
    00460_Drag_Drop.png


    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.
    00440_Task_Status.png



    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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    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. PLUG-INS & SETTINGS
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
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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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    If you have trouble accessing SD cards locally or through FTP you can try different paths. Note: The effectiveness of these paths may vary by ROM and nature of permissions.

    /storage/sdcard0
    /storage/sdcard1
    /storage/emulated/0
    /mnt/shell/emulated/0
    /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1

    Similarly if you are having trouble accessing USB drives you can look in

    /storage/
    /mnt/media_rw/

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    Busybox (Toolbox, Toybox):

    - Here is a very nice description from @jcmm11 about history and general role and functionality of Toolbox, Busybox and Toybox: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74883586&postcount=22622.
    - In some situations, specific versions of Busybox may be required to use MiXplorer for root operations.
    - From within MiXplorer, when you are in a system location there should be a "Busybox" option in the main menu. If you are having trouble accessing the location, tap that "Busybox" item.
    - Installing a version of Busybox from Playstore or other source may also work.
    - Harvesting new information about Busybox in this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70713137&postcount=89


    If you cannot see other app's files in /data/data (typically in Android 11) follow this link for details and possible workaround: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84791225.
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    MiX Nuggets (This section is a work in progress. Finalized nuggets are 2 posts previous.

    - Tabs
    --- Single
    --- Group
    --- Now or at app open

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



    - 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

    - Bookmarks to Network Locations
    --- SMB share on other device.
    --- FTP server on other device.
    --- Cloud

    - Servers
    --- FTP
    --- HTTP
    --- TCP: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366970&postcount=421

    - Autotag: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75366938&postcount=420
    + placeholder will fill in later

    - - Settings
    - View, Sort,
    - Navigation
    - Search
    - Initial permissions
    - Export/import Settings
    - Custom search bookmark
    - Custom folder preview icon
    - Expanded description of "Button" menu configuration.
    - App backups
    - Archive management.
    - File/Folder details
    - "Allow Root" setting.
    - General Settings update.
    - Description of available plug-ins.
    - Alternate way to reset settings: Same as with with most apps - clear the cache and data.
    - Advanced search options and regex: Harvesting information in this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=71218953&postcount=118
    - Themes: How to create, backup, save, and share themes.
    - MiXplorer Media Viewer usage description:
    - MiXplorer Editor usage description:
    - Description of each customize-able item in skins.

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    LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. PLUG-INS & SETTINGS
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP
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    MiX Nuggets and Settings

    MiX NUGGETS

    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
    (This section is a work in progress)

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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

    Tabs
    --- Save (aka; pin), rearrange, close, clone Tabs: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=75580704&postcount=440

    File Management
    --- Searching for Files and Folders https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=82781351&postcount=1170
    --- Find Duplicate Files: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=76395344&postcount=513

    Bookmarks to Network Locations

    Bookmark Advanced Parameters: 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

    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

    Servers
    --- FTP, HTTP and TCP Servers: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=65157350&postcount=4
    --- 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

    Set 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

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

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

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

    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

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

    Optimizing network connections (mostly for speed): https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84515405

    If you cannot see other app's files in /data/data (typically in Android 11) follow this link for details and possible workaround: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/mixplorer-q-a-and-faq-user-manual.3308582/post-84791225.

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

    WIP maybe
    - View, Sort,
    - Navigation
    - Initial permissions
    - Export/import Settings
    - Custom search bookmark
    - Custom folder preview icon
    - App backups
    - Archive management.
    - File/Folder details
    - "Allow Root" setting.
    - Description of available plug-ins.
    - Advanced search options and regex: Harvesting information in this post https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=71218953&postcount=118
    - MiXplorer Media Viewer usage description
    - MiXplorer Editor usage description

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    LINKS TO FAQ SECTIONS
    i. INTRODUCTION, GETTING MIXPLORER, & INSTALLATION
    ii. UI, NAVIGATION, VIEW CONFIGURATION, BOOKMARKS, TABS
    iii. WORKING WITH FILES & FOLDERS
    iv. FTP, HTTP, TCP SERVERS
    v. PLUG-INS & SETTINGS
    vi. THEMES and SKINS
    vii. BUG REPORTING, TROUBLESHOOTING, AND FAQ WIP