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Accessing "My Files" from my desktop

(Topic created on: 22-12-2023 01:19 PM)
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johne53
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I've a Galaxy Z Flip and I occasionally try to transfer files to it from a USB stick (which seems unbelievably difficult BTW...)  Mostly I'll try to transfer them to a relevant folder - such as Pictures or Documents or wherever. But they almost always seem to end up in somewhere called My Files.

So is there some way to put a link to My Files on my phone's desktop?

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Neo001
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By Desktop, you mean your phone Home Screen? You can press and hold My Files app and select Add to Home.

Screenshot_20231222_153422_One UI Home.jpg

My Files is just a container (similar to the Gallery app) and the Files and media are stored in respective folders like Documents, Downloads, Photos, etc.

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keith30
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My Files collects everything on your device, doc's, picture's, video, audio files, downloads and installation files.
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johne53
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Thanks keith30 - so does that mean it can't be viewed from the desktop? I'm assuming My Files is probably a folder somewhere?

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Neo001
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By Desktop, you mean your phone Home Screen? You can press and hold My Files app and select Add to Home.

Screenshot_20231222_153422_One UI Home.jpg

My Files is just a container (similar to the Gallery app) and the Files and media are stored in respective folders like Documents, Downloads, Photos, etc.

johne53
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That worked Neo001 - thanks. Something just occurred to me... do the various containers have inbuilt filters? Earlier today I tried adding a PDF file to my Images folder but it wouldn't show up there - but when I added it to Documents I could see it. 😕

Neo001
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The filters are at the app level, for example, the Gallery app will only show images/screenshots/videos/GIFs, etc.

PDF will be visible via the My Files app or Acrobat Reader app (for example).