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Massive Samsung My Files update starts rolling out with new features, optimizations



Update Samsung started rolling out the major My Files update for Galaxy devices. You can now easily check for it in Galaxy Store, if it has not yet arrived on your device, then wait for a bit until the company expands its availability. You can check all the features and changes of this update below.

June 29, 2021

Samsung officially confirmed that a heavy feature-packed update is coming for the My Files application this week. It will bring a number of new features as well as major optimizations for an enhanced overall user experience.

Users will be able to download a new Samsung My Files v12.2.00 update very soon as the company said its deployment is expected to begin this week. However, the person in charge will update as soon as the exact schedule is confirmed.

Samsung My Files Major Updates

  • Optimization of internal memory folder display – ‘ Required ‘ filter provided
  • Application of navigation rail to large-screen model
  • Run a file in multiple windows
  • Support for ‘ Favorites ‘ backup restore (Backup & Restore)
  • Allow copying and moving files within the same category

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1. Optimization of internal memory folder display – ‘ Required ‘ filter provided

Samsung My Files developers noticed that there are folders that the user has never used directly at the top of the internal memory, which makes the folder list look complicated and it can be inconvenient to find the folders you use at a glance.

Required is a filter function that shows only some of the many folders in the internal memory Root (top location).

The area shown through Required is physically the same as the top-level path of the internal memory and shows only the lower folders among the folders in that location.

  1. DCIM, Download, Music, Pictures: always displayed
  2. Alarms, Audiobooks, Documents, Movies, Notifications, Podcasts, Ringtones, Recording: Display when not empty folder
  3. Folders created/renamed/copied/moved by the user in the version of My Files app with a mandatory filter applied: always displayed

When the ‘Required’ filter is applied, Alarms, Audiobooks, Documents, Movies, Notifications, Podcasts, Ringtones, Recording folders do not show if the inside is empty.

2. Application of navigation rail to large-screen model

The Navigation Rail is applied as a function specialized for large-screen models (eg Galaxy Fold, tablet models). The Navigation Rail and Standard Drawer are switched each time you press the upper left More menu.

3. Run a file in multiple windows

The ability to run the file viewer in multiple windows is added.

Simply press and hold the file you want to run and select Open in New Window or Open in Another Window from the menu that appears.

Screenshot Description

  1. Open in new window
  2. Open in another window
    1. The non-multi-window-state opens in a new window, in the multi-window state and opens in another window, a menu appears.
  3. Result Screen
    1. As above, the target file is launched in a window other than the one in which the My Files app was launched.

4. Support for ‘ Favorites ‘ backup restore (Backup & Restore)

Now, backup/restore of the items you set as your favorites is supported through Smart Switch, so you can keep the list of favorites from your old device even on a new device.

5. Allow copying and moving files within the same category

In the meantime, there was an inconvenience of having to copy/move files selected from categories by moving them to the physical space menu such as internal memory or SD card.

Additional improvement

Copying and moving to categories is now possible only within the same category (eg, image category A folder -> image category B folder).

However, copying/moving between different categories or from a physical area such as internal memory to a category is not supported.

Lastly, we will keep you updated on this matter and inform our readers about the new My Files update whenever it makes its way to the public.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


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