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How To use Hidden File Manager on Android 6.0 Marshmallow Smartphones

Google has always been upgrading its devices by launching its latest Android version. After the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop and has launched its new Android version, i.e., Android 6.0 which is also known as Android M and the letter M signifies the dessert Marshmallow.

Marshmallow is the latest version of the Android and comes with the most upgraded features of the Android. If you are tech enthusiastic, then you must definitely upgrade your device to experience the latest version i.e., Marshmallow. There are many unknown and hidden features available on Android Marshmallow, which can’t be seen directly at the first glance, and the Android File Manager is one of them.

Android File Manager is a folder or a drive that stores the complete details of the device in separate folders like Android to store the CPU files, DCIM to store image, Pictures to store screenshots, videos folder and many other. The devices other than the stock Android usually comes with a File Manager pre-installed on the device and can be found in the App drawer. But the Nexus device is one such where you don’t get any additional File Manager, and you need to download any additional file manager like File Manager, File Commander, ES File Explorer, File Manager Pro, etc. from the Play Store.

If you are using a Nexus device with a Marshmallow on it, then you can find an inbuilt file manager by name explorer on your device. To use this file manager on your device, you can follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • Step 1: Open the Settings from the app drawer or the notification panel on your device.
  • Step 2: In the settings window, head over to the device section and tap on Storage and USB option.
  • Step 3: In the new window, you can find the internal storage on your device. Now scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on the last option, i.e., Explore.

You are in the File Manger window on your Android Marshmallow device. It shows all the folders available on the internal storage on your device. This is something better than using the third party applications on your device. The only drawback on this File Manager is that you can’t rename and move the files on the device. You cannot make a new folder as it’s just a dummy file manager where you can have a look at the content on your device.

The only options available on the device are it lets you copy the files and share around with other applications and sort the data in a particular order, i.e., by name, by date modified & by size. There is also a search option available on the top right of the screen to search a file directly. The best thing about this option is you can delete the junk files/folders and can view the folders in Grid/List view.

If you are using any of the device with Android lollipop on it and waiting for the Marshmallow update then you can also check whether your device is listed on the list of the device that may receive Android M Update by the end of the year.

By Ganesh Mundhra on Saturday 19th of Dec 2015


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