Root Explorer

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About this app

Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!).

Features include multiple tabs, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and network (SMB) support, SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files (via email, bluetooth etc), image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer, change file owner/group, create symbolic link, "Open With" facility, MD5, create shortcuts.

For fast, friendly support simply email us:

We will always try to help with any problem you may have with the app. If we can't help then you can have a refund, no questions asked.

Although 22,000+ five star ratings will tell you that most people are very satisfied customers. Make sure you read as many comments as possible to get a good idea of what most people think of the app.

We still respect the old 24 hour refund policy. So if you're not happy with the app just email us within 24 hours and you can have a refund. We'll need to know the order number, which you can find on the emails sent to you by Google when you downloaded.

Why compromise? Get the original and the best!

New permissions:

Full network access - Required for network and cloud access. No information is passed to us over the internet.

Add or remove accounts - Used by the Google Drive SDK to add a new account if desired. No changes are made to existing accounts and no details accessed apart from the account name.

Find accounts on the device - Used to list available accounts for logging into Google Drive.

Prevent from sleeping - Used to stop the device sleeping during long operations so they are not interrupted.
Updated on
Mar 13, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Files and docs, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
32.8K reviews
A Google user
April 4, 2019
ive had this app for years. it's always been good software. this loses a star because as far as I can tell once you initiate a transfer and minimize the progress screen there's no way to get it back even by tapping on the notification that there's a background operation in progress. so you never get to see how far along the transfer is.
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Greg Andrade
March 22, 2022
This is the ONLY app that could actually see and delete a failed download that no other Android file manager or clearer app could find, even with the option to show hidden files turned on. The file was only viewable in Windows Explorer with the Android device connected to a PC, but Windows could not delete the file due to alleged write protection. It was clearly a corrupted file, and after trying numerous other Android apps, I hesitantly paid for this one, assuming it would be like all the rest. But it found the file and deleted it, and that alone was worth the money.
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Jordan (incith)
July 16, 2021
Somehow I have used this app for 10+ years and never left a review. Root Explorer is THE de-facto standard for browsing files on an Android device in my opinion. I have become so accustomed to it I truly would not be able to function without it. I use this on an unrooted device and it is just fine. Obviously I do not browse root shares. Samba / Windows Share connectivity works great and is easily my most used feature. Now that I have a VPN setup I can easily grab files from my PC remotely!
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What's new

A few minor bug fixes