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      • #2274135 Reply
        Tracey Capen
        AskWoody MVP

        ANDROID By Lincoln Spector Among its many duties, an operating system should provide the tools you need to manage files — to, at a minimum, copy, move
        [See the full post at: Three of the best Android file managers]

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      • #2274151 Reply
        oblivion
        AskWoody Plus

        While I can’t claim to have investigated the field thoroughly, I’ve used X-Plore for some years and find it excellent. It’s not free but its feature set is really useful and I really like the dual-pane approach (something I like in all my file managers!)

      • #2274175 Reply
        Chris Greaves
        AskWoody Plus

        Lincoln, thanks for the belated re-assurance (grin). I was late to mobile phones – my first, a flip-top in 2011, and my first smart phone (Moto-X Android) in 2016.
        I spent hours, days, nay WEEKS trying to find a File Manager, and then realized it wasn’t me; it was the Android operating system. (My current theory is that Google wanted me to use the cloud for all data storage so that it could spy on what I was doing),
        I stumbled into “File Manager +” (File-Manager+-2_2_0-Apkmos_com.apk 6,522KB) and have used it ever since. Note that there is another ap “File-Manager” without that magic plus sign.
        Free!
        Cheers
        Chris

        "Almost works" means it doesn’t work.

      • #2274225 Reply
        davinp
        AskWoody Lounger

        Google does have Files app for Android, but it is not as fully featured as the ones mentioned in the article.

        Why don’t mobile OS come with a file manager like Windows and MacOS do because they should?

      • #2274231 Reply
        berniec
        AskWoody Plus

        I don’t fully understand — both my android tablet and android phone included a “My Files” app.  Is that insufficient?  So far it has been adequate for me

      • #2274271 Reply
        wb6jao
        AskWoody Plus

        Samsung products have “My Files” for free. It’s quite good and more than adequate.

      • #2274564 Reply
        stevecarter
        AskWoody Plus

        Have tried to get this here in UK, but it does not appear in the PlayStore list. There are a couple of related apps – Solid Explorer USB OTG Plugin, and Mega Plugin for Solid Explorer, but no sign of the main app at all. Any ideas why?

      • #2274713 Reply
        jdd7690
        AskWoody Plus

        Why do people $$$ for general utilities is beyond my pay-grade. The top file/net manager
        was and is: ES File Explorer ver 3.2.5 , the original file manger b4 the imitations started to
        take over the space. Most app stores are fraudelent pop up shops for low quality containers
        that spy/bloat the devices for the OEMs to make more sales on newer units.

        ES File Manager ver 3.2.5 has everything for the lay person and the extras for the hacker
        crowd.

        Local / Library / Network / Tools
        Local controls the device parameters
        Library has APP to view all User Apps
        Network has connections to devices/computers/tvs on your connected WiFi network,
        access to Cloud (Mail) storage accounts (Yandex Disk/OneDrive/Others), FTP to any
        internet location, Android TV/Car/Device connection, Bluetooth connections, Remote
        BubbleUPnp,
        Casting thru Chromecast/ Media Server)
        Lastly TOOLS has Root explorer, Recycle Bin; a Media Player and options to rin the ES
        Task Manager.

        OLDE is always better in the TECH industry as fluff and puff mean limited semi-worthlesss

        improvements to infinity until the net earnings quarter.

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        WSEssjay
        AskWoody Plus

        I would like to know what OTHER file managers you tried?

        My file manager requirements are pretty stiff, on my W10 machine I use Xplorer2 pro, so I needed something at least that good on my phone.

        ES file explorer has everything including ftp and cloud .

        I tried solid, slick interface, not enough functionality for me.

        I am  always looking for something new however so… What others?

        Thanks for the article.

        Sj

      • #2275221 Reply
        Parker Capson
        AskWoody Plus

        I am partial to amaze file manager. Free, open source, and devoid of ads, nags, any other such garbage.

      • #2275226 Reply
        matjazp72
        AskWoody Plus

        Still Total Commander all the way.

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