Where Is the File in Android Studio?

Android, Android Studio

If you’re new to Android Studio, you may be wondering where your files are located. Don’t worry, it’s a common question. In this tutorial, we’ll explore the various locations where files can be found in Android Studio.

Project Structure

When you first open Android Studio, you’ll be greeted with the project structure. This is where all of your files and folders are located. You can access this by clicking on the “Project” tab located on the left-hand side of the screen.

App Module

Within the project structure, you’ll see an “app” module. This is where all of your code for your application will be stored. You can expand this module to see all of your different directories such as “java” for your Java code and “res” for your resources.

Gradle Scripts

In addition to the app module, you’ll also see two Gradle scripts: “build.gradle (project)” and “build.gradle (module: app)”. These scripts are used to configure and build your project.

File Explorer

Another way to view your files in Android Studio is through the file explorer. You can access this by clicking on the “Project” tab and then selecting “Android” at the top of the screen. From there, click on “Project”.

Main Directory

Within the file explorer, you’ll see a main directory that contains all of your project files. This includes directories such as “app”, “.gradle”, and “.idea”.

App Directory

Within the main directory, you can access your app directory by expanding the “app” folder. Here you’ll find all of your code and resources specific to your application.


Now that you know where to find your files in Android Studio, you’re one step closer to becoming a pro. Remember to use the project structure and file explorer to navigate your files efficiently. Happy coding!

  • Project Structure
    • App Module
    • Gradle Scripts
  • File Explorer
    • Main Directory
    • App Directory