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Use Chrome As File Explorer on Android to Access Hidden Files on Any Phone

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Do you know that you can access all the files on your Android phone via the Google Chrome browser? Yes, that’s right! There are a lot of features Google Chrome offer, and one of those is that you can use it as a file explorer on Android and access all the files on the browser itself. Moreover, you can even perform some actions like play music, read PDF, view images, or play video on the browser. If someone has hidden some files on their smartphones, this will show all that data too. So, read on to know that how to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android and access hidden files.

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Use Chrome as a File Explorer

You can open your phone’s internal storage as well as sd card storage in Google Chrome and it will show all data just like a file manager app.

1. Open Google Chrome and type the following URL in the URL address bar- file:///sdcard/

2. When you hit enter after typing this, it will open the link immediately.

3. You will see your storage data is being listed as a webpage there.

4. You can browse through the data from your storage and open any file. All the files and folders can be found here even hidden ones and without a file manager.

It is not necessary that your phone has an SD card or not, this trick will still show all storage data on the browser.

As you can see in the above screenshots, you will also be able to play a video or view a photo right from there.

This was the trick to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android and access all the data without a file manager. BTW, which file manager app do you use on your phone? Tell us in the comments!

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Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.