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 +===== KitKat sandbox folder =====
  
 +If you have Android KitKat, and device with removable memory card, you may have noticed that writing to your memory card is not possible in X-plore and many other apps.
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 +This is because of Google's decision to "protect" files in removable memory card, which was apparently bad decision, as users are not able to write to their own memory cards.
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 +Unless device with Android KitKat is rooted and [[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix|special fix]] applied, installed applications can write only into their private folder on external memory card.
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 +
 +=== X-plore's fix to this situation ===
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 +On affected devices with Android KitKat, X-plore now offers full write access to external memory card, but only inside of X-plore's private folder. That's what Android KitKat officially allows to be done.
 +On these devices, you can find new entry called "KitKat sandbox" in X-plore, which provides access to this special folder, where you can read/write as you wish. However, there are limitations:
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 +  * it's harder to find the files, since they're inside long path on the memory card
 +  * other apps won't have write access to these files
 +  * if you uninstall X-plore, Android will delete this folder too, and you may lose your files
 +
 +
 +=== Location on X-plore's sandbox folder on memory card ===
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 +The folder where X-plore stores files accessible from the KitKat sandbox entry is located on memory card in folder **''/Android/data/com.lonelycatgames.Xplore/files/''**
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 +If you look for your files stored here in other file manager, or on PC, you can find them in above location.
xplore/kitkat_sandbox.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/24 16:45 (external edit)