How to find downloaded files on Android
It's not always clear where e-mail attachments, text message files or files from the Web have been downloaded to on your Android phone. We'll show you where they are and how to open them.
It's not always clear where e-mail attachments, text message files or files from the Web have been downloaded to on your Android phone. In this how-to, we'll show you where the files are and what app to use to find them.
When you download e-mail attachments or Web files, they get placed in the "download" folder. To get to them, launch the Files app.
Once the file manager opens, select "Phone files."
From the list of file folders, scroll down and select the "download" folder.
In the "download" folder, you will see all of the files you have downloaded from non-Android Market apps, to photos, to documents. Tap on each file to launch them or long press on them to Share, Delete, Rename, Copy, Move, or display more information.
Files downloaded via MMS (text messages) are located in the "Messaging" folder of the same directory list as the "download" folder. In addition, the Gallery app displays photos from all folders on your phone. Just launch your Gallery app and tap on Folders to see them.