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Old 02-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Where's the /mnt/sdcard/ folder on Android?

Been trying to find this out, tried google but had difficulty looking.

Can anyone be specific on where this is located?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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Uh, root?

You need a rooted phone.. then you need Root Explorer or another explorer app to see the root directory.

There you shall find your /mnt/sdcard/ folder.. which is actually the same as /sdcard/.. mnt just stands for mount.

Usually, that folder is your SDCard.. On the Samsung Galaxy S2, /sdcard/ is actually the built-in memory card.

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Old 02-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Uh, root?
Uh, what?


(I'm newish to Android so I don't know )
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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Uh, what?


(I'm newish to Android so I don't know )
Android Phones by default lock you out from being able to access your root folder..

Imagine it as being unable to access your C:/ drive on your computer.

The process of rooting gives you access to your top-most directory.



What phone is it anyhow?
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
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Android Phones by default lock you out from being able to access your root folder..

Imagine it as being unable to access your C:/ drive on your computer.

The process of rooting gives you access to your top-most directory.
Thanks, I just found out what my problem was.
Rooted a while ago, and I just downloaded a file today that saved in my mnt folder and I was like


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Old 02-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Oh, I see.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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Isn't mnt/sdcard/ the default directory that your file browser opens? I'm not sure why people here are talking about root.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:30 AM   #8
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Isn't mnt/sdcard/ the default directory that your file browser opens? I'm not sure why people here are talking about root.
This. People are mixing up the term root of a drive (the top level folder) with root access (super user)

mnt/sdcard/ is the root of your sd card, the same way c: is the root of your hard disk. You do not require superuser permission to access the top level of your sd card.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #9
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This. People are mixing up the term root of a drive (the top level folder) with root access (super user)

mnt/sdcard/ is the root of your sd card, the same way c: is the root of your hard disk. You do not require superuser permission to access the top level of your sd card.
Not really. He asked where the folder is located, and I stated where it was on the phone. The fact that you need superuser to access root directory also remains.

If anyone here is mixing things up, it's you by needlessly complicating things for no apparent reason. Calling the sdcard a root directory is ignorant to the fact that it's not actually highest level, regardless of how you look at it.

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Old 02-12-2012, 03:36 AM   #10
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Sorry, you're right. My bad. My problem was that the definition is different in DOS than Linux. The top level of the sd card would be considered the root directory of the disk on a Windows PC - but not in Linux/Droid which only has 1 root for all devices.

Qrome is still right though /mnt/sdcard/ is simply the top level of the sd card and does not require root/superuser permissions to access.
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