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Solved Hidden System Files Android Micro SD Cards

Arctos

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Just out of curiosity does the Android OS have hidden system files just like Winders has.

The reason I would like to know is If I copy the files that are on a 16gig card, and paste them into a 32 gig card without missing the hidden files if any.

Come to that how do I find them if there are.

I have had a Google around and my Google Thumb is not working, just finding a load of carp about hiding porno pix of your girl / boy friends. This is not what I require I want them to show up. :caution:
 

Lord Chance

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Just out of curiosity does the Android OS have hidden system files just like Winders has.

The reason I would like to know is If I copy the files that are on a 16gig card, and paste them into a 32 gig card without missing the hidden files if any.

Come to that how do I find them if there are.

I have had a Google around and my Google Thumb is not working, just finding a load of carp about hiding porno pix of your girl / boy friends. This is not what I require I want them to show up. :caution:
Yes, Android does hide files and folders just like Windows. For files on the internal SD card you will need root access. For the external SD card you can use ES File manager or Astro to unhide those files and folders. To recognize hidden file and folders you will notice a dot before the file or folder name. ie... .filename-example.ex or .foldername-example.

Here is a basic example. http://www.technobezz.com/view-hidden-files-android-devices/
 

Lord Chance

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Just had a look in ES File Explorer, and the hidden files box has already been checked.

The bit that I needed was the . in front of the .folder/ .file name. Now it is clear as day what to do to get the lot when I transfer to a bigger mini sd card.

Thanks again LC.
Glad I could help just a wee bit my friend. :)
 
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