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Offline Scriv13

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Nexus 7 File Management
« on: January 15, 2013, 02:28:56 PM »
I'm a proud owner of a new Nexus 7. But it doesn't have a file management system of any kind. When I copy my photo folders across to the Nexus Pictures folder they appear in random order. The Nexus does not recognise the folders names, regardless of how I name them. What the Nexus does is position the folders in the order which they are copied across; first at the bottom and last at the top. Can someone advise me please on the File Manager apps that seem to be available. How to they work and would they sort out the order in which they are files. Also, which is the best File Manager to use.



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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 03:01:40 PM »
I would suggest either ES  or Astro if not rooted. They are a good start and you can make an educated decision after playing with them and seeing what else is available at the store. My unit is rooted.  I use Root explorer..

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 03:12:43 PM »
andro zip is good too. and it also unmount .zip and .rar files

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 03:36:20 PM »
Thanks for that suggestion. Haven't tried that one yet.

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 03:49:45 PM »
you r welcome :) ive been using it for almost  a year now,  i really liked it and saved me more than once with some university files lol

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 07:28:15 PM »
Any pictures stored locally on your Nexus 7 should be displayed in alphabetical or chronological order according to folder or file name, I think the order can be confusing as it's top to bottom, top bottom et cetera.

Solid Explorer I'd also another great file manager and the reason there isn't one in the first place is to keep the operating system simple. Google don't think you need one, all files can be maintained through in-house applications like the Gallery, Music, Downloads et cetera.

Personally I use a file manager, I'm a little OCD about what's on my device. Especially with limited storage...

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 08:11:12 PM »
I use X-plore - seems to work well for me.

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 04:06:24 AM »
Thanks for your help and feedback everyone.

My folders when copied to the Nexus 7 "Pictures" folder certainly are not in any order by folder name. They appear in the order that I copied them across.

Not sure whether there's a setting to change this but there doesn't seem to be.

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 09:18:31 AM »
What other file explorers (besides ES) support LAN shares? ES also extracts zip files, has an integrated text editor, and has a very user friendly UI (even supports background images)

What file explorer is everyone using, and why? What are some of the features that you appreciate with your app of choice?

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 10:46:24 AM »
As I said above I use Solid Explorer, it's features include...

Dark and Light Holo themes
Two independent panels for browsing, both in landscape or swipe in portrait
Drag and drop inside and between panels
FTP, SFTP SMB/CIFS clients
File sharing via FTP
Support for ZIP, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2 and RAR archives
Creating ZIP and TAR archives
Dropbox, Google Drive, Box and Sky Drive (more soon)
Bookmarks
Root Access
Indexed search
Detailed file and directory information










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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 08:06:47 AM »
tnks jay. now im curious, it looks good and clean.  loks better than andro zip.  ill try it

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 05:05:43 PM »
No worries mate, the trial is free on GP.

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 08:26:53 AM »
yup, i like it a lot actually.  ill probably delete androzip :)

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Re: Nexus 7 File Management
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 11:30:45 AM »
I'm liking that app Jayj. Cool. Nice layout. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to need a file manager to manage all my file managers.lol

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