Is it possible for my app to read folders other than its private data folder?

As an app developer, I want to enable users to browse internal storage and SD card, and then to select a picture file to show after a 'select image' button is tapped.

For example, users can select a pic from \Pictures folder, \Downloads folder, or any other folders in internal storage, as well as folders in SD card. It's some like a mobile user is browsing internal storage & SD card via a stock 'Files Explorer' app.

I have declared READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission in my app manifest file. So, my app works well for SD card folders.

My question is, is it possible for my app to read folders, such as \Pictures, \Downloads, ... and so on, which are other than its private data folder, in internal storage?
If yes, what permission should I declare in manifest? Or what should I do for this?

Thank you in advance.

Show Accepted Answer

Guest Quick Reply (No URL, BBcode or HTML)

Last post by haskell19
3 hours ago
Last post by leif62
54 minutes ago
Last post by lacey56
3 hours ago
Last post by tania.okuneva
2 hours ago
Last post by barton.lenore
30 minutes ago