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Topic # 112440 9-Dec-2012 07:16 Send private message

Hoping someone can help with this. I am trying to move stuff - music, photos, videos and apps to a 32gb external SD card on my Galaxy S2. Also trying to do the same with wife's Galaxy S (original).
I cannot find anything on Play that I can get to work. Most of the file managers just give you a useless short cut to the Android app menu.
Has anyone got any suggestions?

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  Reply # 729157 9-Dec-2012 07:51 Send private message

Yup, ES File Explorer or Astro Manager, prefer the ES one though
Used it for 2+ years, with a rooted phone you have access to ALL of the filesystem
It'll be perfect for you

OR, plug your phone into your PC and use it to move the files across using Windows Explorer

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  Reply # 729158 9-Dec-2012 07:51 Send private message

I use both ES File Explorer and ASTRO File Manager on my various Android devices. Both have file cut, paste and copy options. ASTRO allows multi file selection.




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  Reply # 729159 9-Dec-2012 08:08 Send private message

ES and Astro. Rooted phone.




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  Reply # 729171 9-Dec-2012 08:48 Send private message

ES Explorer +1

I use it for all my android devices...

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  Reply # 729174 9-Dec-2012 09:01 Send private message

Dingbatt: ASTRO allows multi file selection.


As does ES.. ;)




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  Reply # 729179 9-Dec-2012 09:17

I'm a recent convert to FX File Explorer and the free root addon.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx

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  Reply # 729181 9-Dec-2012 09:28 Send private message

ES another +1.

I don't think it will allow you to move apps though...?

And I have noticed 1 minor issue with it - it comes with a bundled audio player. I use this to play podcasts as my phone is pretty small and doesn't have much internal storage so runs out of space pretty easy; hence I try not install too many apps. But the ES audio player seems to get confused by audio files over around 30mins in length - you can't use the audio slider to navigate past a certain point in longer podcasts.



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  Reply # 729703 10-Dec-2012 12:56 Send private message

Ok cheers. Have got both and will give them a go. Thanks for the replies.

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  Reply # 730368 11-Dec-2012 12:37 Send private message

Wow, surprised to see no one mention the best file manager for Android here - Solid Explorer.




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  Reply # 730419 11-Dec-2012 13:22 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Wow, surprised to see no one mention the best file manager for Android here - Solid Explorer.


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  Reply # 730615 11-Dec-2012 16:32 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Wow, surprised to see no one mention the best file manager for Android here - Solid Explorer.

This. Trumps every file explorer in features and usability. Trashed ES which is poor by comparison and has less than reliable root access.

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  Reply # 732968 15-Dec-2012 19:51 Send private message

Dingbatt: I use both ES File Explorer and ASTRO File Manager on my various Android devices. Both have file cut, paste and copy options. ASTRO allows multi file selection.


ES File Explorer allows multi file selection, too. 




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