Problem in selecting a file by activity starter

Sorry if this is a very basic question; but I couldn't find the right answer in spite of a lot of searching.

In my app, I want to load a file (or image) from a specific folder in sdcard (Data_save), so that the user goes directly in that folder instead of searching the phone memory.

I have problem with ActivityStarter Uri. I tried the following ways and the path looks correct, but always the images are non-selectable (faded out). But if I navigate to the "files" and find that folder and open it, I can can select images and they load.

I test the app in real phone (Huawei mate 10) not the emulator.

"Uri"s I tried are the following:
file///Data_save
/Data_save
Data_save
//Data_save

Thanks for your help,
Sirous

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to find out the path to the external removable sdcard, you can try the file extension and its AvailableStorageDirectories method
https://puravidaapps.com/file.php

Taifun


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He should use Get Path from Uri method. :thinking:

I have exactly the same issue... Please could anyone help with iInstructions for beginners.

Thanks

see here https://puravidaapps.com/pick.php
and in case the result uri is a content uri and not a path to the file, then additionally use the GetFileName method from the file extension
https://puravidaapps.com/file.php

Taifun


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