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ES File Explorer

by ES Mobile
Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,406 customer reviews)

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What's new in version
  • *New language Kannada.
  • *Fix Image upload to Facebook issue
  • *Fix android5.X backup app to external Sdcard issue.
  • *Bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B008K6HN8I
  • Release Date: July 31, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,406 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Search through and manage your SD card efficiently
  • Select multiple folders and files at once
  • Explore your Bluetooth, LAN, FTP, and Local files
  • Press and hold icons for shortcut to operations
  • Learn functions quickly through icon legend page

Product Description

ES File Explorer gives you total control of your phone's file management. This handy utility lets you cut and copy, rename, search through, delete, and explore the properties of your phone's files and folders. You can create new folders as well. ES File Explorer also gives you direct access to your Application Manager, but with a cleaner interface.

ES File Explorer can manage your files by their functions, such as Local, Bluetooth, LAN, and FTP. For example, you can remotely search through the folders of your online WordPress blog via ES File Explorer's FTP functions.

With the settings, you have a full-range of customization options, including theme settings, layout settings, and showing and hiding tabs. You can also sort your files by name, type, size, or time modified. There are even "experimental Features" that you can test out, such as Bluetooth and Root options.
1)Fix Android 4.4 Kitkat external card compatibility
2)Auto upload modified network file

Cannot update? It's Google Android bug, you can delete data/data/ and retry(for root) or factory reset(no root)

Resume on fail;Fast switch;Gesture;Batch rename;GIF;Open as;Select range;New root,music player,task manager;m3u

New UI,Fast Access(Press menu),Multi-Windows,WiFi Send,Gestures,Theme,Root Explorer,..

V1.6 can be downloaded from our website

Technical Details

  • Size: 4.8MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: ES Mobile
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
    • Read from external storage
    • Enter Wi-Fi Multicast mode
    • Set the wallpaper
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write data to internal media storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Allows an application to uninstall home screen shortcuts
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Change network connectivity state
    • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
702 of 750 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars File management made easy on the Kindle Fire and HD series September 29, 2012
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So what is ES File Explorer, and why would you need it on a Kindle Fire or the newer Kindle Fire HD series? The Kindle Fire doesn't include a good file manager app, but this one works exceptionally well on this tablet device and other for help with navigating the directories and much more.

Windows users can look at this ES File Explorer as the equivalent of the Windows Explorer file management application and navigation tool that has been the operating system from Windows 95 on. Mac users should think of it being like the Finder on the Mac OS and OS X operating systems, which is responsible for the overall user-management of files and such. If you've never used the Windows Explorer on your PC or the Finder on your Mac, then in all honesty you might find this app to be of little use.

Speaking subjectively, I had downloaded this app in its earlier version here for the primary purpose of easily finding files on my Kindle Fire, and copying PDF files to the 'Documents' directory. Have also used it to upload a variety of JPG images to the 'Pictures' directory when I have photos to review with clients and friends, and it really works quite well with tasks like this.

If you download and install it, you'll find that the interface is deceptively smooth and easy to operate if you're used to using file management on a PC and on a Mac. But it can be somewhat dangerous in operation if you don't use common sense: if you don't know what you're poking at, leave it alone.

In addition to performing file management duties, some use it for installing third-party apps, for installing "sideloaded" apps onto the Kindle Fire, as there are wide variety of compatible apps from the Android market on the 'Net.
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450 of 484 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This App and Use It All The Time November 3, 2012
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If you are familiar with Windows Explorer or the My Documents / My Computer features of Windows, you will feel right at home with this app. It is easy to quickly maneuver around on the file structure of your Kindle Fire and you can copy, paste, delete, etc. to your heart's content.

I picked this up for free in the Amazon App store about a year ago, and as I type this review the app is still free - if you have been looking for a good Explorer or file management app for your Kindle Fire, there is no need to look further as you should grab this one right away!
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310 of 340 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Utility September 8, 2012
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The ES File Explorer has solved some of my more vexing problems with my Kindle Fire. For instance, let's say you download a pdf manual from a manufacturer. Kindle Fire handles that by keeping the item in the downloads folder of your browser.

Well, let's say you actually want that document, in your documents folder. ES File Explorer solves that.

Very intuitive, but be careful as you will now have the freedom to delete some very important files.

Access and control of your content is what ES File Explorer serves up, and it does it with a nice looking interface and customizable themes.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire Users, Its The Holy Grail !!!!!!!!! November 2, 2012
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I bought the Kindle Fire for grad school to "organize" and keep my pdf's and research material on one device. The HORROR after two weeks of use, 30 pdfs, 5 textbooks, and 15 free ebooks later was maddening. I spent two days searching discussion boards before i finally picked up the buzzword "file manager" and searched for apps. Ijust downloaded this and almost cried with delight and relief. All of my documents instantly were uploaded and organized in folders with drop down list views like in windows explorer. Granted the naming convention for already exsting docs is a little annoying and I will probably spend my friday night renaming files, but its soo worth it! Now I have no more buyers remorse. This solves the "collection" and organizing documents problem new kindle users are facing.
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66 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bad, bad, bad, bad update May 10, 2013
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I have been using ES Explorer as my File Manager of choice for quite some time. I've tried other File Managers, and always found that they fell short in one way or another. Up until now, I have enjoyed ES Explorer immensely.

Until the most recent update. In an attempt to add tons of "bells and whistles", and (apparently) try to make the UI more "sexy", the developers have ruined what, for me, were the basic strengths of ES Explorer -- simplicity and cleanliness. One reason I chose it was because of its simple UI, which -- among other things -- allowed me to see ALL of my folders on a single (10.1" tablet) screen. Now, for some reason, they have chosen to space out the folder icons so that 80% of the screen is "white space" -- and I have to scroll 4 times just to see all of my folders! Oh, they added the ability to use "small icons" -- but that just reduces the size of the folder icon, and they are STILL spaced WAY out, making extremely inefficient use of the screen space. Then, they figured that they hadn't "stolen" enough screen space, so they added a side menu bar, a bottom left tool bar, a bottom right tool bar, and an upper menu bar -- all of which serves to reduce the "folder space even further. I feel like I'm running a Web browser with half a dozen toolbar plug-ins!

Then they decided that the previous interface was too simple, too direct, too intuitive. So they moved everything around, changed how you access various things, and basically added "taps" to get to almost everything that I got to directly before. All of the new "features" now mean that you have to sift through additional (unwanted) tool bars, menu options, and extra "taps".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars This app came up in my efforts to load Flash ...
This app came up in my efforts to load Flash on a Kindle.

Never got Flash to work on the Kindle and found no use for this app.
Published 1 day ago by James H. Porter
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
The file explorer is great for what it can do, but I would like to be able to use the theme to make the background dark on my fire tablets like I can do on my android phones. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Spiderman937
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good app... use it on my kindle and can see all my files
Published 1 day ago by omar17
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 1 day ago by Frances_Godfrey
4.0 out of 5 stars ES File Explorer--Recommended!
Superb for side-loading aps and generally handy to have.
Published 1 day ago by Producer-Man
5.0 out of 5 stars my must have in all my devices
i love this explorer, the amount of features that it has escapes anyone's imagination. and I am amazed that it is FREE.
I just love it
Published 2 days ago by islam ahmad
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Have App
Amazing! I use this to find files on my Fire. I have not had any trouble with it at all.
Published 3 days ago by Frugal Land
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for root Explorer purposes
Nice app
Published 4 days ago by gautam bharadwaj
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but trouble and expense
This app was recommended by the manufacturer of a portable Wifi device I bought to transfer photos from an SD card to my Kindle (or other device). Read more
Published 5 days ago by Brewster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent! I will recommend this to others!
Published 5 days ago by Yong Hoon Kim
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Transfer From ES File Explorer to Laptop
The "sd card" on the Kindle Fire HD is actually a folder - not a physical SD card. I think the folder's location is /mnt/sdcard. I had read that plugging a Kindle Fire into a Windows machine's USB port causes it to mount like a flash drive (Mac users have to install the Android File... Read More
Aug 3, 2013 by NotarySojac |  See all 2 posts
downloading es file explorer onto my kindle fire 7"HD
Pull down the top menu, click sync. Then it should be shown in apps, under cloud. Click on it to install.
Dec 15, 2012 by rlmitchell |  See all 16 posts
Can this app be submitted to the Fire Tv app store?
This app will work with FTV but use must push it to your device with a third party app like AGK Fire.
6 days ago by TechyChris |  See all 2 posts
Amazon Cloud Drive location
I have been trying to connect to my S3 location but keep getting login failed?? Wish I could get as far as you did.
Sep 24, 2014 by T. Hairston |  See all 2 posts
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