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Galaxy View - How do I Access Files on my Samsung Galaxy View?

Access files stored on your device, including images, videos, songs, and sound clips.

View Files in My Files

  1. From the Home screen, swipe left.

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  2. Touch Apps > My Files.

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  3. Touch a category to view the relevant files or folders. For this example, touch Images.

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    • Recent files: View recently accessed files.

    • Category: Files are grouped into the following categories:

      • Images: View image files.

      •  Videos: View video files.

      • Audio: View audio files.

      • Documents: View document files.

      •  Download history: View all apps and files that have been downloaded to the device.

    • Local storage: View folders and files in their storage locations.

      • Device storage: View folders and files located on the device.

      • SD card: View folders and files located on an optional microSD memory card (not included).

    • Cloud storage: Contains shortcuts to FTP servers or other cloud storage locations that you have added.

      • Google Drive: Sign in to view folders and files located in your Google Drive account.

  4. Touch a file or folder to open it.

    Samsung Galaxy View Access Files
  5. If prompted, select an app to open the file type to view. 

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My Files Options

  1. From the Home screen, swipe left.

    Samsung Galaxy View Access Files
  2. Touch Apps > Settings.

      The following options are available for Recently accessed files:

    • SEARCH: Search for a file or folder.

    • MORE: Touch for the following options:

      • Edit: Edit files shown in Recent files.

      • Clear recent file history: Clear the Recent files category.

      • Show hidden files: Show or conceal hidden files.

    • STORAGE USAGE: Touch to view memory information for your device.

    • The Edit and Clear recent file history options become available only after one or more files have been accessed recently.

Category Options

  1. From the Home screen, swipe left.

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  2. Touch Apps > My Files.

  3. After touching a category, the following options are available:

    • SEARCH: Search for a file in the selected category.

    • VIEW AS: Change the appearance of the files or folders.

    • MORE: Touch for the following options (not all categories support all options):

      • Edit: Select files or folders.

      • Share: Touch to select items to share, touch SHARE, select a sharing method, and follow the prompts.

      • Sort by: Change the sort order of the files.

      • Show hidden files: Show or conceal hidden files.

      • Options vary by category and folder.

Options for Selected Files and Folders

  1. From the Home screen, swipe left.

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  2. Touch Apps > My Files.

  3. Touch MORE > Edit.

  4. Touch a file or folder to select it, and select one of these functions:

    • DELETE: Delete files or folders.

    • MOVE: Move files or folders to another folder.

    • MORE: Select one of the following options:

      • Copy: Copy files or folders to another folder.

      • Rename: Rename a file or folder. This option only appears when just one file or folder is selected.

      • Add shortcut on Home screen: Add a shortcut the Home screen.

      • Details: View details of the selected files or folders.

      • Options vary by category and folder.

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