Back up file structure

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Feb 9, 2015, 7:51:19 PM via Website

I have spent many years as a Microsoft Software engineer and working in Technical Support and Professional services.
I love my Android phone and tablet.
I have the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Tab S.
When I back up a windows box I back up even the folder/directory structure. Keeping the Desk Top and folders containing the sub folders or directories.
How can I do a back up on my Android Galaxy Note 4 or my Galaxy Tab S and NOT have to rebuild all of my folders containing my short cuts to my apps. i.e Folder Google containing all of my Google apps (Google Drive, Gmail, Google +, Chrome to Phone, Chromecast etc..).
Currently I have to rebuild all of my folders containing the short cuts after I do a Factory Reset.

This is the real hassle..
Thank you.


C Bruce Albert

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Feb 9, 2015, 8:07:03 PM via Website

All your own data on sdcard0 and extSdCard you can copy to anywhere else as you do in Windows. Data and settings of apps are stored in /system and /data, according to Windows' /programs.
To save & restore these, use helium f.e.

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