ES File Explorer is a FREE and full-featured file manager for both local and networked use! With over 300 million users worldwide, ES File Explorer is the most powerful Android file manager in the world.
Upon launching ES File Explorer, you will be brought into the Local file browser. This is the main directory of your device, you will see all of the folders that contain information for apps you have installed, downloads, music, photos, ringtones, movies, and more. Tapping on any of these folders will advance you in the folder hierarchy, showing you what the folder stores. Tapping and holding on a folder will bring up some options allowing you to cut, copy, delete, rename, compress, share, move, encrypt, hide, and more. You can even drag a folder on top of another folder to move them around.
Swiping from the right edge of your screen in ES File Explorer will open the Windows/Clipboard drawer. In the Windows tab, you will see all of the currently open windows, by default they are Homepage, sd card, and Network. You can add new windows by tapping on the New button at the bottom of the drawer and this will allow you to add either a web page, local directory, FTP connection, or LAN connection. The Clipboard tab will show you anything that you can recently copy and list it here for quick access.
From the Homepage of ES File Explorer, you’ll see an overview of your devices storage. At the top of the screen, you’ll see a physical count of how many images, songs, movies, documents, and apps that your device currently has. Below that is a quick glance of used and free storage and if your device has the expandable storage you will see both internal and external storage. At the bottom of the Homepage will be your Bookmarks, this can be a mixture of web pages, folders, files, and directories. Tapping on one of those will quickly jump you to the location that you’ve bookmarked.
Swiping from the left edge of your screen in ES File Explorer will open up the Fast Access menu. This will provide quick access to navigational elements of ES File Explorer as well as downloadable tools and Root access. Tapping on Favorite, Local, Library, or Network from the side menu will give you quick access to the file system on your device if you are not currently on the Hompage or File Browser. This comes in handy when you are needing to jump to a location very quickly. The Tools section will allow you to enable Gestures, Show Hidden Files, Show Icon Folders, and use the Root Explorer if you device is rooted. Spend some time in this menu to get a feel for quickly navigating ES File Explorer, it’ll make getting around the file system so much faster!
ES File Explorer is the only file explorer that you’ll ever need, period! Download it for your Android devices and take back control of your device.