Using Android Device Monitor in Visual Studio to access locked folders

First you have to have your android emulator running

Then to open up the Android Device Monitor you click on the icon on the icon in visual studio

When it opens up it should look like

The Problem

When I click the icon next to data to look at the user data, I can’t see it because my device is not rooted. In order to get around this so I can verify file creation in my current development process. I force the ADB (android development bridge) to run as root.

So I open a command prompt via the toolbar and type adb root

Now when I view the folder in Android Device Monitor I can see the locked folder

Now there may be security concerns that I’m not aware of that make this a bad idea. The scenario for me that I need to do this is to verify that a file is created during my initial Android Applications activity is supposed to generate in the personal folder for the app.

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