Top 10 Samsung My Files Tips and Tricks on Galaxy Devices

Native file management is one of the main reasons to choose Android over iOS. Power users rely on third-party apps like ES File Manager and Solid Explorer from the Play Store. Most Android phones have a built-in file manager app. However, these are simple at best. Among them, the standard file manager from Samsung is characterized by several functions. Read along for the best tips and tricks for doing this.

Samsung’s native file management is not limited to moving files from one folder to another. It supports Cloud-Third-party storage and a few other tricks up your sleeve to help you stay away from third-party options on the Play Store.

1. Mark a file as a favorite

If you need to access certain files frequently, you will need to mark them as favorites for easy access. Open the file manager app on your Samsung phone, select the photo, video or document and tap the little star icon in the top right corner.

Favorites menu

You can now access these marked files via the separate favorites area of ​​the start screen.

2. Add items to the home screen

Samsung also allows you to add a file or picture shortcut to the phone or tablet home screen. You can access these files directly from the home screen without going into the gallery or the file manager app. Open the file manager app and long tap the picture, video or file you want to add on the home screen.

Add to home screen

Added to the home screen

Tap the More button in the lower right corner and select the Add to Home Screen option. Use the Add button or drag and drop the file to the desired location on the home screen.

3. Remove location data when sharing

Samsung introduced this nice trick so that you can have peace of mind when sharing pictures or videos. If you select and tap the Share button, the One UI sharing menu will prompt you to remove the location data before transferring it to the other person.

Remove location data

4. Open ZIP or RAR archive files

Samsung Files has a separate compressed folder for accessing Zip, RAR, 7Z, etc. files. You can also unzip these archive files and access the content they contain.

This eliminates the need to download another app just to check the archive files.

Zip files

5. Clear the list of recently used files

By default, Samsung Files shows commonly used files and images at the top. If there is sensitive or private content, you may want to clear the recently used files list from the My Files home screen.

Clear the list of recently used files

Just tap the three-dot icon in the top right corner and choose Delete Recent Files List from the menu below.

6. Integrate third party providers Cloud storage

Samsung’s My Files app acts as a central hub for managing everything on the phone, SD card, or the Cloud-Memory saved files. The app allows you to view and access files from popular services such as: OneDrive and Google Drive. We hope that Dropbox and Box will be included in future updates.

Cloud-Third party storage in Samsung My Files

7. Use network storage

Samsung has with the Cloud-Storage add-on not stopped in the My Files app. The app also allows you to add an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) or SFTP server in the Files app and access these locally stored files from your PC or Mac.

Add an FTP server

Navigate to Network Storage> Add Network Storage and select FTP or SFTP Server. You can also add a network drive to the app.

8. Customize my files start page

When you don’t use OneDrive or Google Drive Cloud-Memory allows you to remove these options from the home screen. Dive into My Files Settings> Customize My File Home and turn off the options you no longer need.

Customize my files at home

Cloud- Remove storage from my files

9. Analyze memory

Samsung My Files has a nifty Analyze storage option that gives you an in-depth look at the type of content that is taking up storage space on the device. You can find large files, duplicate files, and remove that irrelevant content from the Samsung device with a single tap.

Analyze storage in the

10. Show hidden folders and files

Would you like to access the folders and files on your phone’s internal storage? Go to Settings for My Files, scroll down to view hidden system files and enable the option.

Then the My Files app will show you the hidden folders and files with a dot in front of their respective names and slightly translucent symbols.

Show hidden files

Manage files like a pro

Samsung My Files is a powerful file management app. We love what the app offers OneDrive, Google Drive and FTP integration into the app. Which trick is your favorite from the list? Mute the sound in the comments section below.

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