Saving KineBody Pro Files to Android

last updated: Nov 30, 2022

This page describes some special considerations for KineBody Pro Android App users, regarding saving files to your local device. This applies to various types of files you might save, including images, repositories, and exported pose files.

First of all, the Android system dictates that files must be saved within a special section of your device's internal storage, located as follows:

*/Android/data/com.kinebody.pro/files

where * = ‘Main storage’, 'Internal', ‘Internal storage’, '/storage/emulated/0', or the name of your device, depending on your file manager.

Within this folder, the KineBody Pro software creates a folder /KineBody, to receive its output files. So for example, the complete path might be:

Internal/Android/data/com.kinebody.pro/files/KineBody

Access to this location is highly restricted: the only apps that can read or write those files are KineBody Pro, and some 'file manager' apps.

One of the most important things to understand about this folder is that the files are retained only as long as the KineBody Pro App is installed. If you uninstall the KineBody Pro app, all of the files saved to the /KineBody folder will be deleted! So, you should backup those files to some other location, if you plan to use them in the future.

You'll need to use a file manager app, to copy or move files out of this folder. Note that not all file manager apps will allow this - some will not let you browse to the /KineBody location. You may need to experiment with different file managers to find one that works.

If possible, you should try to use a file manager that allows you to define some type of shortcut to the /KineBody folder, so you can quickly access the files from your homescreen/desktop.


Finally, it's unfortunate that the Android file system requires all of this extra hassle, but it's necessary to improve security. We hope to investigate alternative storage options (esp, cloud storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.), for future inclusion in the KineBody Pro app.