How to browse SD Card without a File Manager [Android Guide]

Ever faced a situation where you do not have internet connectivity and no file managers are there on your Android phone? Because there is no internet, you cannot download a file manager from Google Play store. I have a trick that will solve your problem. It is possible to browse SD card without a file manager. Surprised? Read on.


Browsing your files and directories stored locally on your Android device can be possible if you have a browser installed. Most probably, Android devices come with Google Chrome browser installed. This neat trick will let you browse SD card without a file manager on your Android.

Now browse your SD card from within Google Chrome browser on Android. Here’s how you can do it.

How to browse SD card without a file manager

To browse SD card without a file manager, open Google Chrome and type the following in the address bar.

  • file:///sdcard/

If you reading this from the Chrome already, just click the link or copy and paste in your browser.


The moment you open the link, you will see the contents of your storage inside the window. You can browse the contents you saved in storage. All the files and directories can be found here, and surprisingly, without a file manager. Cool, isn’t it?

Using other browsers like Firefox

Type the following in the address bar:

  • file:///storage/

This will let you view both the storage mediums, internal storage and external SD card present on your Android.


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