1. Greg Desanto's Avatar
    My S10 showed my Android data files with my files app or any file explorer app my s21 does not show files only when I plug in my computer. I need easy access from my phone. How to show hidden files on my S21? Any suggestions.
    Mharper43 likes this.
    01-31-2021 08:15 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You don't see files in the my file app until plugged in to a computer?
    01-31-2021 10:17 AM
  3. milliman's Avatar
    Android 11 changed the permissions for file access for greater application security. The default is for access to the files it needs and creates. The application will have to be revised to ask for permission for all file access.
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    01-31-2021 10:38 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What kinds of files are you looking for, and where are they located? Are they on Internal Storage or the SD card?
    02-01-2021 12:38 AM
  5. Gary02468's Avatar
    What kinds of files are you looking for, and where are they located? Are they on Internal Storage or the SD card?
    Android data files are in /android/data/. The S21 series has no SD card.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-01-2021 07:14 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The S21 series has no SD card.
    Oh derp, I should've known that!
    Gary02468 likes this.
    02-01-2021 11:10 AM
  7. Greg Desanto's Avatar
    With any files app or es explorer I go to Android-data no files there or hidden I had Android 10 and all my data files were there and visible With Android 11 data files are hidden I only can read them by plugging into computer.
    02-01-2021 05:15 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    With any files app or es explorer I go to Android-data no files there or hidden I had Android 10 and all my data files were there and visible With Android 11 data files are hidden I only can read them by plugging into computer.
    Very strange, you try restarting the phone?
    02-01-2021 05:18 PM
  9. Greg Desanto's Avatar
    Went to Play Store for Xplore file reader and finally can read Android / data files.
    02-03-2021 04:45 AM
  10. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Since I won't have SD Card do I need a file manager? I think I've had Astro in the past.
    02-03-2021 12:21 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Went to Play Store for Xplore file reader and finally can read Android / data files.
    Yeah, here's an article about how X-plore is able to do that: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/0...on-android-11/
    Gary02468 likes this.
    02-03-2021 01:00 PM

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