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This function allows you to access files on your Android device from a Web browser on a PC connected to same local network as your Android device (typically over WiFi).
The goal is to completely manage files on your device comfortably from inside a web browser.
To connect to X-plore sharing server from a web browser, type server's IP address, as shown in X-plore (this should look similar to this: http://192.168.1.36:1111).
The web browser must be connected to same LAN as X-plore is connected by WiFi.
This function uses application code in your web browser, and requires HTML 5 compatible web browser to work properly. It was tested in Mozilla Firefox, MS Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari web browsers, but should work in any other compatible web browser. It is recommended to use latest version of your favorite web browser.
If you configure Read-only access in WiFi file sharing, all functions that could modify files on the device will be disabled.
Screen is divided into multiple parts.
Shows application title, device name, and menu.
Provides few functions:
This shows expandable folder hierarchy. This is the main navigation part, similar to files view as in X-plore on device, however only folders are shown here.
This view shows files and folders of currently selected active folder. Here you can click on file to open it (which wither opens built-in viewer, or browser-default action). You can also click marker on file to make multi-selection 2).
Provides buttons with various functions on files, either on marked ones or on active folder:
Additionally there are buttons for:
This menu contains similar functions that are present on Files toolbar, but these are applied to folder or file on which you make right mouse click.
You can download files in several ways:
You can upload files in two ways:
Uploading of folders is possible on some browsers (Chrome, Firefox) using drag&drop function.
Files are uploaded in background, while they are uploaded, you can do other things in the browser. For the purpose of uploading, there is Upload manager displayed at bottom right part. Files are uploaded in the order in which they were added for uploading.
You can view progress of uploading of current file. When moving mouse over Upload manager, it expands, and you can see all other files in queue.
You can choose to cancel upload of any file, or cancel uploading of all files.
Files may be moved to different folders on device by Drag and drop. Click and hold mouse on single file or folder, or on multiple marked files, and drag these over another folder, either in Folder tree or in Files list. If folder is not expanded in Tree list, hold mouse a bit over it and it will be expanded. After releasing mouse, files will be moved to target folder.
Depending on Root access configuration on device, root folder ”/” from device may be either not listed, or shown in “Normal” mode compatible with all devices 4), or it may show full rooted access if device is rooted.
In Superuser root access mode, the operation to list files may ask confirmation on device from Superuser app. You may want to enable permanent superuser access for X-plore to avoid this confirmation.
X-plore in web is designed to comfortably view media files (images and videos) stored on the device, which is targeted mainly to viewing captured photos and videos 5).
To start media viewer, click on any image or video file. Media viewer starts, allowing to view all other media files in same folder.
Media viewer directly provides some functions that are available also in main view:
Also there are specialized functions:
X-plore in web can play audio files in mp3 format. To start audio player, click on any mp3 file, and it will get played in a dialog. Actually all mp3 files in same folder will be added to playlist, and you can navigate in the player to play all the tracks.
You can let music play in background. Click button on top right of the dialog, and it will be minimized into a button located on main toolbar. By this button you can show audio dialog again. When playing in background, all tracks will be played one after another, possibly repeated and/or shuffled.
Controls for starting/stopping playback and for seeking and volume control are provided directly by HTML5-compatible web browser, thus they may vary in functionality and look from browser to browser.
Text files are opened in internally on web page, in a text viewer. A simple text viewer loads text file and shows it.
Once a file is opened in text viewer, you can switch to edit mode 6). After making some changes in text, you can save the changes back to device, or close the editor without saving.
This is special web page which is located on Lonely Cat Games website, so it works even if X-plore is not running on device.
Its purpose is to wake up your device, so that you even don't have to switch on the WiFi sharing function in X-plore on device. You simply open this page on your web broser (you must have it bookmarked before), and it will send signal to your device, wake up X-plore, enable its WiFi sharing function, and start X-plore in web browser.
The goal is to add even more comfort of how you access files on your device.
To get to wake-up page, first time you have to type device's IP address in web browser, as described at beginning of this help. Then open menu on top right, and choose Exit option, and this page will appear. Then use web browser's function to make bookmark (typically press Ctrl+D).
This page's url contains special identifier that allows to send signal to X-plore on device, even if it is not running. This uses Google infrastructure to make the magic 7).
You can even use this when X-plore's WiFi sharing option to Automatically enable/disable WiFi on device is enabled, however in such case your device must be connected to Internet over mobile connection in order to receive wake up signal.
After clicking Wake up and Start button on the wake up page, signal is sent to device, and after it responds, X-plore in web browser page is started.
This is opposite to waking up X-plore, it disables WiFi sharing function in X-plore on device, possibly disabling also WiFi on device if you configured it so.
You achieve this by choosing Exit from menu in the web browsing page.