For a project we are working on for Android, we want the user to be able to browse for files that aren’t necessarily in the app’s default save location.
I have a file browser working in-game, but I have found that it can only view and copy files from certain paths, for example I can copy/write a file from/to:
But not from say:
Which is the path I want to copy from.
I can see all the folders if I browse to /storage/emulated/0 however they appear empty even if they really have files in them.
It seems like this is a permissions issue maybe, or some limitation of the engine/Android?
My question is, is there any way I can have our app read from the downloads folder on Android?
Edit: I have just discovered that I can copy from the path “/…/…/Download” fine, so while I don’t understand exactly why it works, it is working technically…