1. MotorMike2020's Avatar
    since day one, users were able to access the Android/data directory to manage app backups and files. Some of my apps use this directory for backups. So along with the other disappointments I have with this UI 3.0, android 11 letdown update, they now no longer allow file browser access to this directory. Wonderful move....
    03-05-2021 02:04 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Using Total Commander, I can access it -- I just had to grant it special permission. So give that one a try.

    See this thread: https://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?p=396463
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    03-05-2021 02:20 PM
  3. MotorMike2020's Avatar
    Using Total Commander, I can access it -- I just had to grant it special permission. So give that one a try.

    See this thread: https://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?p=396463
    Nice... thnx Diddy. Ive read that there are some file managers that are able to get access. FX Explorer cannot!
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    03-05-2021 06:38 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think Solid Explorer can also access the directories, but Total Commander is completely free.
    kct1975 likes this.
    03-05-2021 07:26 PM
  5. dpomerance's Avatar
    If you flip the switch for "Show Hidden System Files" do any good for you?
    03-06-2021 04:56 AM
  6. MotorMike2020's Avatar
    If you flip the switch for "Show Hidden System Files" do any good for you?
    Yes that was the first thing I tried. It didn't work for me. There is another way I found that displays some of the DATA directory, with FX Explorer it's found under SYSTEM icon, then DATA/DATA. But the view only shows whats there, the folders cannot be opened. I contacted the developer of the app I need retrieve the backup file from and he said it can simply be accessed using USB cable and PC. Sure enough, all folders are accessible using that method.
    03-06-2021 07:52 AM
  7. jasonlindholm's Avatar
    Hi. Afaik root is needed. its actual location that u can access it is /mnt/sdcard/Android/data

    Kind regards
    03-16-2021 12:26 AM

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