How to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android?

How to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android?

If you don’t know how to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android, we are going to help you out. Sometimes, to be able to browse the files on our smartphone we have to download third-party applications. But this won’t be necessary anymore.

Google Chrome allows you to browse the files on your smartphone so you don’t have to install third-party applications. It’s very basic, but it’s quite interesting and the best thing about it is that you only have to use one command to activate this option.

How to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android?

To be able to activate this feature we don’t even have to use the “flags” function. You only have to enter the command that we are going to give you now.

Open Chrome and type File:///sdcard/ in the address bar.

This command will make Chrome work as a file explorer. We’ll see a warning that appears on the screen to give Chrome permission to access system files, and this way the famous browser will have needed permissions to work as a file explorer.

How to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android?
How to use Chrome as a file explorer on Android?

With this trick, we can browse all types of files, including multimedia content like videos, images. We can even play sound files without leaving Chrome. It’s just like using a PC.

We can enter all the folders and files that we have in the mobile, although it is very basic and we will only be able to visualize them, you won’t be able to copy or paste.