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Android 11 has locked access to Android\Data folder on SD card. Its my card! Give it back to me!
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Android 11 has locked access to Android\Data folder on my SD card.  WTFO?  Its my damn card!  What in the world are you thinking?  Yes, I can take the card out and put it in a reader and access anything on the card, so why are you blocking access to it when I plug my phone in to a PC with USB cable?  I do video work with an Android app which stores videos in the Android\Data folder under the apps name.  This is a tremendous PITA.  What were you thinking?  Please open access to the Android\Data folder on your next release! 

Thanks Google. 

Doug
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The app in question does not have an option to change where video files are saved.  Can you tell me why Android made this change?  Why on SD cards and why block access via USB cable to PC, which WAS the most practical way for me to get to the video files?
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I just tried Total Commander.  It works on internal storage - can at least see the folders and files, but it DOES NOT work on an SD card.  It won't show folders under Android\Data other than its own TotalCommander folder.  So that was no help.

Same with Solid Explorer File Manager.  It allows access to the Android\Data folder on internal memory, but not on SD card. 

So really no help at all.  Google, are you listening? 

Doug
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You can read this Reddit post for more information on this change. Apps that comply with Android 11 shouldn't store exportable data in Android/data directory anymore, but it seems like the app in question hasn't been updated to comply with Android 11 changes yet. You should get in touch with the developer and let him know about this issue. They should be able to make changes to let you save the video somewhere else on the internal storage/SD card.
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Again, why the change?  Who is Google trying to protect?  Anyone can remove the SD card and read it - you don't even have to unlock the phone.  This Android change makes no sense.  Please undo it.
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The change is to protect one app's data from being read by another app. It's not a protection against an external entity (like you mentioned, anyone can remove the SD card and read it). There are other solutions already in place for protection against external entities, like encrypting your SD card data.
 
It's highly unlikely that this change will be reversed. As I said, the app developer will have to update the app to work around this change.
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OK, but preventing one app from gaining access to another app's data area is no reason to block access from a USB cable connected PC.  Its still a dumb change.  Android developers should allow access via USB cable like before.
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It's just Google's decision. I'm a user like you, and have no control over the design or decision process at Google. Any suggestions you have are best sent as feedback from your phone.
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