How get permission for specific folder


I want to make a pubg gfx tool for , but I can’t access pubg directory Com.pubg.krmobile in Android/data

Full Path: /Android/data/Com.pubg.krmobile

Tried Nothing (Because I am new I don’t know much coding.

Q: How to access this specfic folder Com.pubg.Krmobile of android/data

like this app:

  1. Screenshot: Error – Special Permission is required

  2. Screenshot: Dialog – Allow GFX Tool to access files in data

  3. App Link


okay so all of these people saying you cannot access app specific folders, are absolutely wrong, heres how u do it:

Step 1: get the permission of the folder you want,

public void openDirectory() {

String path  Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() + "/Android/data/com.pubg.krmobile/whatever folder you want to access";
File file  new File(path);
String startDir, secondDir, finalDirPath;

if (file.exists()) {
    startDir  "Android%2Fdata%2Fcom.pubg.krmobile%2Fthefilder%2Fsubfolder%2Fdeepersubfolder";

StorageManager sm  (StorageManager) getSystemService(Context.STORAGE_SERVICE);

Intent intent  sm.getPrimaryStorageVolume().createOpenDocumentTreeIntent();

Uri uri  intent.getParcelableExtra("android.provider.extra.INITIAL_URI");

String scheme  uri.toString();

Log.d("TAG", "INITIAL_URI scheme: " + scheme);

scheme  scheme.replace("/root/", "/document/");

finalDirPath  scheme + "%3A" + startDir;

uri  Uri.parse(finalDirPath);

intent.putExtra("android.provider.extra.INITIAL_URI", uri);

Log.d("TAG", "uri: " + uri.toString());

try {
    startActivityForResult(intent, 6);
} catch (ActivityNotFoundException ignored) {


step 2: write an onactivityresult to get the path

public void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, @Nullable Intent data) {
    super.onActivityResult(requestCode, resultCode, data);

    if (resultCode  RESULT_OK) {
        if (data ! null) {
            uri  data.getData();
            if (uri.getPath().endsWith(".Statuses")) {
                Log.d("TAG", "onActivityResult: " + uri.getPath());
                final int takeFlags  data.getFlags()
                                              & (Intent.FLAG_GRANT_READ_URI_PERMISSION);
                if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT > Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT) {
                    getContentResolver().takePersistableUriPermission(uri, takeFlags);

                // these are my SharedPerfernce values for remembering the path

                // save any boolean in pref if user given the right path so we can use the path 
                // in future and avoid to ask permission more than one time

                startActivity(new Intent(this, MainDashboardActivity.class));

            } else {
                // dialog when user gave wrong path


step 3: Get the files one by one from here

 if (Build.VERSION.SDK_INT > 29) {
            // uri is the path which we've saved in our shared pref
            DocumentFile fromTreeUri  DocumentFile.fromTreeUri(context, uri);
            DocumentFile[] documentFiles  fromTreeUri.listFiles();

            for (int i  0; i < documentFiles.length; i++) {
                documentFiles[i].getUri().toString() //uri of the document

and voila, you now have access to that folder using the path saved in shared prefrences

Answered By – Yahya Durrani

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