1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have Android Lollipop. Is there a way to search for files if I know the name? I know I can download various apps (which makes it confusing, which to get etc). But I'm sure there must be a search function, I just cant figure it out. Can anyone advise?

    07-31-2017 09:35 AM
  2. anon(238680)'s Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central. Searching on an android device is not the same as Windows or a Mac. You will need a file manager app, there may be one on your device already. You won't be able to find a downloaded app from the Play store, they're in protected areas. If you directly download an apk file it should be in folder named "Downloads". Total Commander is a good file manager from the Play store. I would advise against ES File Explorer.

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    07-31-2017 09:47 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Total Commander's search function is pretty fast, but so is ES File Explorer's. the advantage with Total Commander is that in landscape mode you get 2 windows, so for copying (never Move, always copy first, then delete the originals), you can just drag & drop. ES has changed a bit more over the years than I like, but it's still a good file manager, and makes changing permissions easy.
    07-31-2017 12:33 PM

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