An android file explorer I developed
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Android File Explore Implementation

This is an android file explorer implementation. Features include:

  • Ability to navigate through multiple heirarchial levels
  • Ability to select a file & or directory
  • Currently does not support adding or deleting files
  • Also does not support opening files once selected. This feature can be implemented very seasily using intents. Display applications that handle a particular filetype.

How to use:

  • Copy the source file into your project
  • Copy the res folder. This contains graphical elements to improve file browsing
  • In, search for the comment //Perform action with file picked
  • Just add your own functionality in there


  • This is not (yet) an Android Library project. I plan to make it one though in the future and add a few more features. Until then you can get by by modifying the source file.
  • A similar library can be found at, which provides a separate Activity (not Dialog) to browse and select files and directories on the phone. That library is based on the code from Android File Explore.


Copyright 2011 Manish Burman

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