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How to move, copy or delete files and folders on Android devices using File Explorer

File Explorer in Hexnode’s MDM solution allows you to access and manage your files and folders present on your Android devices. Here, you can move, copy, or permanently delete files and folders on your devices using remote actions.

Using File Explorer, you can check your storage and see how much free space is left on your phone. The Hexnode’s File Explorer also has the ability to add new folders while moving or copying files. With this File Explorer’s crisp and intuitive interface, file management becomes more seamless than ever before.


This feature is available on Enterprise, Ultimate and Ultra pricing plans.

Manage files and folders using remote file explorer for Android devices via MDM

Move, Copy or Delete Files using File Explorer

To execute remote actions such as move, copy, and delete files on your Android devices, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Navigate to the Manage tab.
  2. Select the Android device in which you wish to manage and access the files and folders.
  3. Go to the File Explorer sub-tab and click on Open File Explorer.
  4. You can see a list of folders and files present on your Android device. Select the checkbox corresponding to the files you wish to execute remote actions.
  5. Click on Actions > Move/Copy/Delete option, whichever action you want to perform.
  6. If the Move or Copy option is chosen, a popup will arise to show the available folders and sub-folders. You can also create a new folder by clicking on the Add New Folder option. If the Delete option is chosen, a confirmation popup arises. Select Yes to confirm your action.
  7. Note:

    • Starting Android 11, certain files and folders cannot be displayed in File Explorer sub-tab on the Hexnode portal if storage access is not provided to the Hexnode UEM/Hexnode for Work application.
    • On devices running Android 11+, ‘Manage All Files’ permission is required for the Hexnode UEM app to access device storage.
      • This permission should be granted for the Hexnode UEM app during enrollment.
      • Mange All Files permission on Hexnode UEM app

      • When the Hexnode UEM/Hexnode for Work app is updated, ‘Manage All Files’ permission may not be granted. Hence, to view and manage all files from File Explorer, the user should grant this permission when the Hexnode UEM app prompts while opening the updated app.
      • Manage All Files Permission during update

      • Alternatively, you can also give ‘All Files Access’ for the Hexnode UEM app from the device settings page.

  • Managing Android Devices