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ES File Explorer

by ES Mobile
Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,474 customer reviews)

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  • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
  • Read from external storage
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.2.5.5
  • * Fixed some devices failed to download Applocker
  • * Fixed playlist display issue
  • * Bugs fixed

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 (2,474 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122 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.

3.0.8.0
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/com.estrongs.android.pop and retry(for root) or factory reset(no root)

V3.0.1~V3.0.7
Resume on fail;Fast switch;Gesture;Batch rename;GIF;Open as;Select range;New root,music player,task manager;m3u

V3.0.0
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: 3.2.5.5
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
  • ACCESS_SUPERUSER
  • 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
706 of 754 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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451 of 485 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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312 of 342 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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68 of 76 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Additiional apps
I had to read it twice but I now think I've got it. Haven't used it yet.
Published 1 day ago by FL Retiree
5.0 out of 5 stars Great job dev team
File Explorer is definitely a feature-rich explorer application for your Android device. Have you ever wanted to view your Android system, but found the pre-installed explorer too... Read more
Published 1 day ago by S. PARKINSON
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my home office!
I needed this for some light filing and it works great.
Published 1 day ago by Darnyl
4.0 out of 5 stars Great at what it does.
This app is great at what it does (especially compared to the file explorer apps that notmally come w android devices) but could use some more features.
Published 1 day ago by Daniel Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent program
Very happy with all of the features included in this. Have installed it on multiple devices. Good job guys.
Published 1 day ago by Matthew R.
5.0 out of 5 stars FIRE PHONE MUST HAVE.
This app helped me add google play to Fire phone with ease.
Published 1 day ago by MoCo_SA
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app!
Great app. Allows me to find files on both of my Kindle Fires that I normally wouldn't be able to find otherwise.
Published 2 days ago by MrsD
4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to use
Very easy to use.Perfect for travelling through France and finding alternative routes. Haven t tested it yet in extremely remote areas but it s proving ideal for MAIN roads and... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Vicky Gibson
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
interface was confusing.
Published 3 days ago by ervin d caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars best with root ndroid
best file manager for rooted android
Published 3 days ago by Larry Higgins
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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
ES file explorer can't open my google drive any more
I am having the very same issue. Any solutions?
9 days ago by Kindle Customer |  See all 2 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.
Jun 29, 2015 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.
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