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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Rename or Delete a Folder Shortcut in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Adding shortcuts for your favourite or most accessed folders in the main page of My Files app will help you to quickly access those folders without you have to navigate through the folder trees, since you can do so simply by tapping the required folder shortcut and the folder will be opened shortly. Aside from adding folder shortcuts, if needed, you can also manage them to suit your need, for instance change the name of a folder shortcut to the desired one or remove an unused folder shortcut.


How to rename a folder shortcut in My Files app?
In case you want to change the name of a folder shortcut to the desired one, then you can do so by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Under the Shortcuts section, long tap the required folder shortcut you want to change its name to select it.Tap located at the top of the screen.Enter a new name for the selected folder shortcut.Tap OK button.The selected folder shortcut has been renamed.

How to delete a folder shortcut in My Files app?
In ca…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a Folder Shortcut to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock File manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5, My Files app, not only allows you to add folder shortcuts to the main page of this app, but also to the home screen. By adding a folder shortcut to home screen, you can quickly access to the folder even without you have to open My Files app first, since you can do so simply by tapping the shortcut in Home screen and the folder will be opened shortly.


How to add a folder shortcut to home screen?
Before doing this steps, make sure there's a free space in home screen to place the folder shortcut otherwise this steps won't work. Well, here the complete steps:
Open My Files app.Under the Local storage, tap Device storage to explore folders in the internal storage or tap SD card to explore folders in the SD card.Open the required folder you want to create its shortcut to home screen.Now, tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut.Tap Add to home screen.A shortcut of the currentl…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Create a Folder Shortcut in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock File manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5, My Files app, lets you to create folder shortcuts and they will be placed under the Shortcuts section in the main page of this app, so you can quickly access those folders without having to navigate through the folder trees on your phone.


How to create a folder shortcut in My Files app?
Generally, you can add folder shortcuts to the main page of My Files app by using two methods available: from the main page of My Files app or from the currently opened folder.


Method #1: From the main page of My Files app
Open My Files app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut.Tap Device storage to explore folders in the internal storage, or tap SD card to explore folders in the SD card.Tap the required folder to open it. Tap Done button.A shortcut of the currently opened folder will be created under the Shortcuts section in the main page of My Files app.

Method #2: From the currently opened fo…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show Hidden Files in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

I do believe that most of you have already known that all of Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, will read all files or folders which the names are started with a full stop as hidden files. To keep things simple and keep the display clean, the stock File manager app, My Files app, hides the hidden files by default. Thus, you will notice that when you add a full stop in front of a file or folder name, it will be invisible and the phone will be told to forget it and to not display the file in the related app, as the example if you add a full stop in front of a picture file name then it won't be displayed in Gallery app.


How to show hidden files in My Files app?
In case you want to find/view hidden files or folders then you can set My Files app to show all hidden files by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Check the box next to Show hidden files to enable it.All hi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show File Extensions in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

My Files app is the default file manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5. You can use this app to browse through files in your phone or to manage your files, e.g: copying or moving files to SD card, deleting files, renaming files, etc. By default, this app only shows the file names and hides the file extensions in order to keep things simple and keep the display clean. FYI, a file extension is the character located at the end of a file name (separated from the file name by a full stop) which is used to indicate the file format/type and to tell the phone what app should run and open this file. For the example: sunflower.jpg then the file name is "sunflower" and the file extension is ".jpg" and this file can be opened in any app that can handle .jpg files.


How to show file extensions in My Files app?
In case you have to know the file extensions for certain purpose, then you can set My Files app to display the file extensions by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to View and Clear Download History in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with two pre-loaded Browser apps, Chrome app and Internet app. If you use one or both of these apps to download something then all download histories will be recorded at the same place in My Files app. You can view the download history to quickly open up a downloaded file. If needed, you can also delete some or all download histories, for instance when you want to clean up the download history or when you want nobody knows what you have downloaded in the past. Clear download history won't delete the actual files since it only deletes the logs of your download activities.


How to view and clear download history?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap Download history. All download histories of Chrome app and Internet app will be displayed here.Open a downloaded file:Single tap the required download history.The downloaded file will be opened in the appropriate app.Delete a single download history:Long tap the required download hi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Transfer Pictures to SD Card in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If your concern is keeping the internal storage has free space enough to work properly, then one thing that you can do is by setting the SD card as the default storage in the Camera app so that all pictures or photos taken with camera will be saved to the SD card automatically. Even so, there are some pictures that will be saved to the internal storage by default, e.g: pictures taken with camera using certain mode, downloaded pictures from the Internet app, received pictures via Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Direct/S Beam/Android beam, screenshot, etc. For these pictures, you can manually transfer them, either by copying or moving, to the SD card so that they won't eat up your internal storage.


How to copy pictures to SD card?
Copying pictures will duplicate the original pictures and then paste them to the new place. It's more safer than moving the pictures since you won't get the risk of losing your files, but it takes more time since you will need to manually delete the original pictur…