Srujan Barai Srujan Barai - 11 months ago 94
Android Question

Android Studio - Android Device Monitor's File explorer not working

I have just learnt using

in Android. For debugging purpose I need to access the preferences files. I googled and found the default location of the preference file and also how to access it via Android Device Monitor.

Somehow I am not able to open any folders under the File explorer tab of the Android device monitor. They just aren't responding. I tried waiting for ADM to load and tried again but no success. (Double click on folder is not working, STRANGE!)

Do we need to configure before using it? I am using Android studio.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Android Device Monitor screenshot

Answer Source

Finally I found how to make it work.

goto run -> location where your adb is

Ex: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools

type adb root , Enter (Your phone must have root)

If this doesn't work, install this app on your phone: [root] adbd Insecure or its free alternative here.

Get more info at