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From "Simon MacDonald (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (CB-1966) [Question] How to open local files on Android filesystem?
Date Wed, 05 Dec 2012 14:18:58 GMT


Simon MacDonald resolved CB-1966.

    Resolution: Not A Problem

This is not the place to ask questions. This is for reporting issues/bugs. Please ask your
question on the PhoneGap Google Group:!forum/phonegap
> [Question] How to open local files on Android filesystem?
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-1966
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Android, CordovaJS
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0
>         Environment: Android
>            Reporter: Ruben Vanhoeyveld
>            Assignee: Joe Bowser
>            Priority: Blocker
>              Labels: android, file, local, system
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
> I'm looking for functionality to open local files on the Android file system.
> The case for me is that when I download a file, it's stored in /mnt/sdcard/file.ext.
But I can't link to the file with file:/// or content://
> file:/// Gives me a blank white window with the text "undefined".
> content:// Does nothing.
> How can I implement some script to open files I just downloaded to the filesystem? (like

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