1. wickets's Avatar
    Anyone have a solution for this......everytime I try open a downloaded file i get an error message which simply says: cannot open file

    If i send apk as an attachment via gmail it opens WITHOUT any hassle at all!!!! Is there a Note 3 issue / fix for downloading files directly from the download file???

    many thanks in advance
    11-01-2013 06:37 AM
  2. iHackPro's Avatar
    What browser are you using?

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    11-01-2013 06:38 AM
  3. makaroni's Avatar
    Are the files you're downloading and opening from Gmail, the same ones you're attempting to open via download?
    maybe there is something on the note 3 that is blocking apk files or try allowing downloads from unknown sources through the phones settings. I'm no expert but maybe that'll help. Good luck and let us know how it goes

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    11-01-2013 06:48 AM
  4. wickets's Avatar
    chrome

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    yes, same files
    11-01-2013 06:58 AM
  5. makaroni's Avatar
    Use the stock browser and see what happens. I'm not too fond of Chrome for Android so I don't use it. If u use Chrome on your PC or laptop, the bookmarks and everything will sync to the stock browser on ur phone once it's with the same Google account, so u won't lose that feature if u go stock

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    11-01-2013 07:03 AM
  6. wickets's Avatar
    if i use dolphin it works fine.......unreal. thanks for getting me to rethink browser
    11-01-2013 07:04 AM
  7. makaroni's Avatar
    There ya go. Enjoy

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    11-01-2013 07:09 AM
  8. JF7FSU's Avatar
    I use Dropbox to load mu .apk files. No problem at all.
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    11-01-2013 09:00 PM
  9. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    I use APK Installer.

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    11-02-2013 10:05 PM
  10. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Anyone have a solution for this......everytime I try open a downloaded file i get an error message which simply says: cannot open file

    If i send apk as an attachment via gmail it opens WITHOUT any hassle at all!!!! Is there a Note 3 issue / fix for downloading files directly from the download file???

    many thanks in advance
    05-09-2015 06:45 PM
  11. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Anyone have a solution for this......everytime I try open a downloaded file i get an error message which simply says: cannot open file

    If i send apk as an attachment via gmail it opens WITHOUT any hassle at all!!!! Is there a Note 3 issue / fix for downloading files directly from the download file???

    many thanks in advance
    05-09-2015 07:29 PM
  12. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Won't open minecraft on a tablet file
    05-09-2015 07:31 PM
  13. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Anyone have a solution for this......everytime I try open a downloaded file i get an error message which simply says: cannot open file

    If i send apk as an attachment via gmail it opens WITHOUT any hassle at all!!!! Is there a Note 3 issue / fix for downloading files directly from the download file???

    many thanks in advance
    05-09-2015 07:40 PM
  14. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Minecraft won't open
    05-09-2015 07:42 PM
  15. ybbhhffh's Avatar
    Minecraft won't work
    05-09-2015 07:43 PM
  16. ifunanya21's Avatar
    plz sir. how can I use my dropbox to open my pokemon/APK file???
    08-08-2016 08:04 AM
  17. ifunanya21's Avatar
    plz how can I use my Dropbox to open my apk/pokemon file? I downloaded pokemon bt it wunt open.
    08-08-2016 08:06 AM
  18. 71828446's Avatar
    How do I attache my APK file to the ai Google thing
    04-10-2017 05:01 PM
  19. Komal Sharma3's Avatar
    In most of the cases, the Android hardware throws this error when trying to install the APK from Downloads folder.
    Try opening any File explorer in the Android Mobile and install the APK from there, instead of installing the same from "Downloads".

    Also, while downloading an APK from dropbox link, it shows "Parsing error". To avoid that, copy paste the dropbox URL in any Browser and then try to download the same APK from browser. Open that downloaded APK from File Explorer again.

    It works for me. I hope it works for you as well!
    cjp39 likes this.
    09-07-2017 06:20 AM
  20. cjp39's Avatar
    In most of the cases, the Android hardware throws this error when trying to install the APK from Downloads folder.
    Try opening any File explorer in the Android Mobile and install the APK from there, instead of installing the same from "Downloads".

    Also, while downloading an APK from dropbox link, it shows "Parsing error". To avoid that, copy paste the dropbox URL in any Browser and then try to download the same APK from browser. Open that downloaded APK from File Explorer again.

    It works for me. I hope it works for you as well!
    Good call. Thanks!!!
    02-13-2018 02:51 AM

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