Root Explorer-The Most Powerful File Manager for Rooted Android Device

There is a comon file manager in every Android device so as to manage some sort of files like audios,images,videos etc.

If you want to explore more you should improve the management power of your device. Obviously, the native system is not a good option as there are some limitations using it such as you can't obtain access to many files through it. So here comes the app: Root Explorer. You can benefit a lot from using the app.

What is Root Explorer?

Root Explorer is a type of file manager. You can gain access to control over all internal and intangible files on your Android via Root Explorer. It has the basic file management functions such as copy, paste, delete, move, rename, create shortcut, archive and perform many other actions. Root Explorer allows us to place files and tranfer data wherever we want. It also supports Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud services. Root Explorer is a very useful application to poke around the system directories.

Root Explorer has two versions avaliable on Google Play: the lite and paid versions. You can get the app on Google Play by searching Root Explorer. When you download the app please note that it requires full network access and you should prevent the device from sleeping during long operations.

When you first install Root Explorer, it will ask for root access. As the Root Explorer is only avaliable to the root users. Before using this app you should root your device first. Otherwise it doesn't work for you. If you have no idea how to root your device we recommend you try KingoRoot which offers the best and free one-click root apk/software. And there is also a turorial to help you step by step.

How to Use Root Explorer?

  • Install the Root Explorer app
  • Search the app from Google Play and install it in your Android device. After the installation is done launch it.

  • Switch to the "All Apps" view
  • From the "All Apps" view, you can find the app installed. Please note that probably you should not mess with the file system too much such as the "dev" and "etc" folders which are not stores on your SD card or data directory. Root Explorer wisely mounted them as r/o (read-only). If you are sure to change the root directory  you can gain the write access by touching the button on the top that says "MOUNT R/W".

  • Find more functions from Menu button
  • When you long press the files or folders, you can pull up the sub menu. From the menu, you can perform such operations: delete, rename, copy, move, send, view content, edit, adjust file permissions, and view properties.

    Scroll down you can find such options: add bookmark, zip this folder, create tar, set as home folder, change owner, create shortcut and link to this folder.

  • Make use of the "Zip or Tar Create folder"
  • By operating the option: "Zip or Tar Create folder" you can back up things manually. If the data is important to you then the backup method does not seem to be a wise one. In this case you can install Titanium Backup to help you. And you can also share the single file throug email, Bluetooth etc. By using the Zip/Tar preference you can do archive.

Root Explorer is not the only file manager on Android and it faces competition from other free file managers like ES File Explorer and Total Commander. You can also try them on your device to choose the appropriate one.