1. DotLGphn's Avatar
    The File Manager App that I'm using now is by Google but I want to use a different File manager app, that only shows up in my app settings, but not in my app drawer as shown in the illustrations.

    How do I choose which file manager app to use on my LG Stylo 6?-file-manager-apps-file-drwr-1-.jpg How do I choose which file manager app to use on my LG Stylo 6?-file-manager-apps-file-drwr-2-.jpg

    In the settings below, the File manager app that I want to use was one I downloaded from Google Play.
    How do I choose which file manager app to use on my LG Stylo 6?-files-apps-settings-1.jpg
    04-28-2021 03:05 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The smaller Files app is the system one that I think only shows up when needed, but you can't open it yourself.

    Is there a reason why you'd rather not use Files by Google? I can recommend a couple of other good file manager apps if you need one.
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    04-28-2021 03:32 PM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    The File Manager App that I'm using now is by Google but I want to use a different File manager app, that only shows up in my app settings, but not in my app drawer as shown in the illustrations.

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    In the settings below, the File manager app that I want to use was one I downloaded from Google Play.
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    Usually the stock File Manager can only be accessed from the general settings and not as a separated app from the drawer. I'm not sure about the right steps for your LG model but try something like Settings - Storage - Files.
    04-28-2021 04:00 PM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Depending on the launcher you can create a widget to open the Storage settings or even the Files option.
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    04-28-2021 04:11 PM
  5. DotLGphn's Avatar
    Depending on the launcher you can create a widget to open the Storage settings or even the Files option.
    That would be nice... if I knew how. Do you know how? What do you mean by "launcher"?
    04-30-2021 08:28 PM
  6. DotLGphn's Avatar
    The smaller Files app is the system one that I think only shows up when needed, but you can't open it yourself.

    Is there a reason why you'd rather not use Files by Google? I can recommend a couple of other good file manager apps if you need one.
    Well, I don't necessarily dislike the Google File manager, just wondered about what the difference is with the smaller one. Maybe it's the layout. But guess I'll just have to get used to the Google one. I've tried some other file managers but the ones I've tried had other stuff with it that I didn't need (I don't remember what they were). But thank you.
    04-30-2021 08:44 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    04-30-2021 09:21 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    That would be nice... if I knew how. Do you know how? What do you mean by "launcher"?
    Try this. Long press an empty spot on your homescreen, tap 'Widgets', scroll down the list until you find 'Settings', drag it to the screen and look for the 'Storage' option.
    04-30-2021 09:24 PM
  9. DotLGphn's Avatar
    Try this. Long press an empty spot on your homescreen, tap 'Widgets', scroll down the list until you find 'Settings', drag it to the screen and look for the 'Storage' option.
    Thank you, but there are no settings for Widgets on my phone.
    04-30-2021 09:45 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well, I don't necessarily dislike the Google File manager, just wondered about what the difference is with the smaller one. Maybe it's the layout. But guess I'll just have to get used to the Google one. I've tried some other file managers but the ones I've tried had other stuff with it that I didn't need (I don't remember what they were). But thank you.
    Try Total Commander. Free and ad-free, and no extraneous stuff (although there are some plug-ins you can add on, also free.
    04-30-2021 09:55 PM
  11. DotLGphn's Avatar
    Try Total Commander. Free and ad-free, and no extraneous stuff (although there are some plug-ins you can add on, also free.
    Thank you, I'll check it out.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-08-2021 01:19 PM

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