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  1. Posts : 11
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    Explorer connect to Android device directory /storage/emulated/0


    OS: Win10 64bits

    I usb connect an Android 8 smartphone to win10
    The smartphone has also a SD card.

    With explorer I try to localize the android 8 directory /storage/emulated/0/

    But where is it???

    thanks
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    philart said:
    OS: Win10 64bits

    I usb connect an Android 8 smartphone to win10
    The smartphone has also a SD card.

    With explorer I try to localize the android 8 directory /storage/emulated/0/

    But where is it???

    thanks
    Seems the name is not what you would expect it to be. See if anything here helps. I don't have a Google Android phone, just a Samsung S4, so can't test.

    android sdcard - How to access /storage/emulated/0/ - Stack Overflow
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  3. HeM
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    philart said:
    ...With explorer I try to localize the android 8 directory /storage/emulated/0/
    ...But where is it???...
    It is the main directory, first level/screen when you open "Internal Storage", with a common file explorer.

    You need a file explorer (on your phone) which can see hidden folders & files. There are some but I think, your phone must be rooted first (getting access to Android root directory) for all files & folders to be seen.

    Then you'll see that /storage/emulated/0/ is just the main directory, common explorers can see.
    Windows File Explorer cannot see those hidden files & folders.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
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    HeM said:
    It is the main directory, first level/screen when you open "Internal Storage", with a common file explorer.

    You need a file explorer (on your phone) which can see hidden folders & files. There are some but I think, your phone must be rooted first (getting access to Android root directory) for all files & folders to be seen.

    Then you'll see that /storage/emulated/0/ is just the main directory, common explorers can see.
    Windows File Explorer cannot see those hidden files & folders.
    The OP does not need a rooted device, nor something lik ES Explorer. The device does need to allow USB connections.
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  5. HeM
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    bro67 said:
    The OP does not need a rooted device, nor something lik ES Explorer. The device does need to allow USB connections.
    What I've understood: OP looks for /storage/emulated/0/ address (folder inside a folder) in Windows File Explorer and he cannot find it. Perhaps a misunderstanding.
    Last edited by HeM; 23 Nov 2018 at 00:00.
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  6. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
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    >What I've understood: OP looks for /storage/emulated/0/ address (folder inside a folder) in Windows File Explorer and he cannot find it. Perhaps a misunderstanding.

    Indeed,
    On the Android phone, the param of an app says to store the data on
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>
    And within that directory I have a collection of files

    I wish from Win10 Explorer to connect to my Android phone and copy some files from
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/<file_name> on to my pc hdd.

    The issue is that from Win10 Explorer I do not see this directory structure
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/ both on the SD card and on the Android phone itself.

    P.S. In the app, it seems I can't specify another directory
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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    philart said:
    >What I've understood: OP looks for /storage/emulated/0/ address (folder inside a folder) in Windows File Explorer and he cannot find it. Perhaps a misunderstanding.

    Indeed,
    On the Android phone, the param of an app says to store the data on
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>
    And within that directory I have a collection of files

    I wish from Win10 Explorer to connect to my Android phone and copy some files from
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/<file_name> on to my pc hdd.

    The issue is that from Win10 Explorer I do not see this directory structure
    /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/ both on the SD card and on the Android phone itself.

    P.S. In the app, it seems I can't specify another directory
    You will not see anything on your Android Device, unless you change the setting for USB. Howard Forums, Android Forums and even the Google forums have everything to help you with learning how to access your device through USB. Since this is not a Windows issue, you may wish to go to at least Howardforums.com for assistance in this matter.
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  8. Posts : 913
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    MyPhoneExplorer allows accoss from PC to all android filesystems.
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  9. HeM
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    Win 10 Pro x64 v.20Η2
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    philart said:
    ...I wish from Win10 Explorer to connect to my Android phone and copy some files from /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/<file_name> on to my pc hdd.

    The issue is that from Win10 Explorer I do not see this directory structure /storage/emulated/0/<app name>/ both on the SD card and on the Android phone itself....
    Even if you modify USB settings as @bro67 mentioned, WinExplorer cannot see /storage/emulated/0/ as it is, but as I've already described, as the first level/screen when you open "Internal Storage". You cannot see "emulated" or "storage" directory because they are hidden. You can see only "0" directory as "Internal Storage" in WinExplorer and in Android too.
    So, /storage/emulated/0/ = Internal Storage.
    WinExplorer and Android common explorer cannot see protected/hidden Android areas.

    Description of your problem is a little bit confusing. Do you see your phone directories (folders & files) in WinExplorer? If so, better post screenshot(s). If not, follow what @bro67 suggests.
    Last edited by HeM; 23 Nov 2018 at 22:53.
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  10. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
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    >Do you see your phone directories (folders & files) in WinExplorer?
    Of course I do have access to my SD card and phone and do see the directories and files.

    On the SD card, under a root directory named "Android", I have 2 sub-directories (data and obb), attached is capture of the subdirectories of Sdcard\Android\data\

    If I search on the app name or a file name (/storage/emulated/0/<appname>/<filename>), I do not see them.

    I just want to know where /storage/emulated/0/ is mapped onto; I'm not sure it's even on the SD card
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