Manage & Share Your Files With File Expert [Android]

Tina Sieber 11-01-2012

file expert androidFile Expert is an all-in-wonder tool for managing and sharing local files and apps installed on your Google Android device, as well as files stored in the cloud. File Expert supports a host of options to connect and share, it comes with an archive manager, provides root access to system folders, and more options. The tool is free and yet does not display any ads.


File Expert comes with a simplistic interface. The start screen provides an overview of all its core features. A basic toolbar with options depending on the context is located at the bottom. File Expert supports tabs, so you can keep multiple folders and paths open simultaneously. A new tab can be opened by clicking the + button on the far right (red).

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The My Files section allows you to browse your files and folders. As you open folders, you will see additional actions added to the basic toolbar. Touching a folder or file will open a menu with additional operations, for example Rename, Zip, Open Folder in new Tab, Add To Favorites, or Create Shortcut on Desktop.

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Under My Documents you can quickly access categories of characteristic file types, such as images, music, or actual documents.


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My Apps contains an alphabetical list of your installed applications. A short touch launches the app. A long touch on the other hand opens a menu, with options to uninstall, backup, or share the app.

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A backup will save the app’s .apk file to your default storing location. To find all .apk files on your Android device go to > My Documents > APK Packages. You can change the default backup folder via > Utilities > Settings > App Manager Settings.


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Under My Cloud you can add various file sharing servers to File Expert, including Dropbox,, KanBox, Sina VDisk, and KDrive. Note that the tab for My Cloud is called Network, although it is considerably different from the actual Network tab.

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File Expert’s Network manager supports Windows/Samba sharing, as well as FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDAV, and Bluetooth OBEX clients. All of these allow you to access a host computer from your phone by entering the respective account details.


Enter Share My Contents, to open HTTP, FTP, Bluetooth sharing with a desktop computer. If you would like to share files directly with another File Expert equipped device, you can also start the WiFi File Receiver. Click the respective item once to start the service and click it again to stop the service.

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When you enter the respective details in your desktop browser, you can access files stored on your Android device via a very familiar and convenient explorer interface.

file expert web explorer interface


Unfortunately, you cannot drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste files from this interface to your desktop. You have to right-click and download files separately. Folders can be downloaded as ZIP files.

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Files and folders that you access often can be added to your File Expert Favorites. This way you don’t have click yourself through lengthy paths. As mentioned above, you can also create shortcuts to folders on your desktop (aka home screen). Unfortunately, when File Expert is already open, the shortcut will not take you directly to the respective folder, it will merely open the app. The shortcut does work fine, however, when File Expert isn’t running in the background.

Finally, when you open Utilities you will find a Theme Manager, a tool to Get New Apps, and the application Settings.

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Under File Explorer Settings you can enable the Root Explorer, which is disabled by default. You can change the default port, user name and password for the web login under Web Settings. The default app backup directory can be switched via App Manager Settings and you can enable Auto Backup, as well as Silent Install APK and Silent Uninstall App.

Taken together, File Expert is a versatile and powerful file managing and sharing application. It is the only app on the market that supports PC to phone to PC and phone to phone WiFi file transfer. Despite all these amazing features, File Expert is free and not supported by ads.

Have you tried File Expert? Would you recommend it or do you prefer another app?

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  1. Javier Godino
    June 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Coud I connect my PC to my Movil (With Wifi Direct) without router?. Thanks

  2. Bhavesh
    June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge but whenever i try share via HTTP i get error "Cannot Display Web Page" and internet is working

    and when i try to share via FTP i Get Error

    "FTP Folder Error"

    Windows Cannot Access this folder make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder

    Details : A Connection with the server could not be established

    • Tina
      June 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm


      To be honest, I haven't used the app for a while. Maybe it has stopped working. I'll look into it and report back in case I find a fix. Meanwhile, do let me know in case you get it working yourself. Thank you!

      • Bhavesh
        June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

        Does HTTP or FTP sharing Requires Wifi Connection?

        • Tina
          June 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

          It does require an internet connection, yes!

  3. Rodrijob
    May 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Hi, this is a nice aplication, but i'd like to have there my Assus cloud or maybe my google docs. Is this possible?

  4. Vasyl
    February 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Maybe someone know, how to connect to root directory using file  expert sftp function. Thanks.

  5. Imyeyu
    January 13, 2012 at 6:01 am

    File Expert: The best way to manage and  transfer files! Thx!

    • Tina
      January 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm


  6. Sonny Bass
    January 12, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Thanks, I already liked it a lot ,but I just learned even more I can do with it.