I am trying to read one file from my android sd card from my unity application, but its not reading.

using the asset bundle i have exported my file and kept in my android device sd card and i am trying to fetch it and show into my scene.

Here is the code i have used for this:

public string URL;
public string URLAndroid = Application.persistentDataPath+/cube.unity3d;
public string AssetName;

private string path;

IEnumerator Start() {

    //path = System.IO.Path.Combine (Application.persistentDataPath, "/cube.unity3d");

    // Download the file from the URL. It will not be saved in the Cache
    using (WWW www = WWW.LoadFromCacheOrDownload(URLAndroid, 1)) {
        yield return www;

        if (www.error != null)
            throw new Exception("WWW download had an error:" + www.error);

        AssetBundle bundle = www.assetBundle;

        if (AssetName == "")

        // Unload the AssetBundles compressed contents to conserve memory

    } // memory is freed from the web stream (www.Dispose() gets called implicitly)

Here i have used the URLAndroid as a normal downloading method and ihave tried to fethch the model using system.io method but its not happening. I have created the corresponding folder in my android device and kept my assets eventhough its not happening.

Plesae help me to solve this issue.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I have tried this all option but no use: path = "jar:file://" + Application.dataPath + "!/assets/cube.unity3d"; path = Application.persistentDataPath+"/cube.unity3d"; path = "/mnt/sdcard/cube.unity3d"; path = "/sdcard/cube.unity3d"; path = "/storage/sdcard0/cube.unity3d"; path = "/storage/sdcard0/Android/data/com.gh.Testing/files/cube.unity3d"; \$\endgroup\$ Oct 10, 2015 at 7:20

1 Answer 1


To solve this problem I created pre-compilation script which will run before the compilation; this script will list the names of the files you want to access later in text file

 using UnityEditor.Build;
 using UnityEditor;
 using System.IO;

 public class BM_AndroidBuildPrepartion : IPreprocessBuild
     public int callbackOrder { get { return 0; } }
     public void OnPreprocessBuild(BuildTarget target, string path)
         // Do the preprocessing here
         string[] fileEntries = Directory.GetFiles("Assets/Resources/Prefabs/alphabet", "*.prefab");
         using (StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter("Assets/StreamingAssets/alphabet.txt", false))

         foreach (string filename in fileEntries) {


then I read the text file and you can access the files in same way but you have to put them inside your project in Assets/StreamingAssets/

        string  path = "jar:file://" + Application.dataPath + "!/assets/alphabet.txt";
          WWW wwwfile = new WWW(path);
          while (!wwwfile.isDone) { }
          var filepath = string.Format("{0}/{1}", Application.persistentDataPath, "alphabet.t");
          File.WriteAllBytes(filepath, wwwfile.bytes);

          StreamReader wr = new StreamReader(filepath);
              string line;
              while ((line = wr.ReadLine()) != null)
              //your code

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