You won't be able to perform other file related activities like renaming or moving files, for example. But for viewing and opening files, this method is quite useful. Using this method, you will also be able to open locally stored files such as pictures or html files with your browser. That means, you can open jpg, png, gif or even .html/.htm files with your Chrome browser.
To open locally stored files in your mobile using Chrome or any other browser:
in the address bar of your browser. This will open the contents of your SD card using Chrome in Android. Then you can tap and click to navigate folders and open files as per your desire. Your file structure is displayed clearly in the browser itself.
Using Other Browsers like Firefox:
in the address bar of your Firefox browser and you will be displayed the entire directory and file structure of all the files present in your phone. Tap through those folders to navigate them. Click on the files to open them with the browser itself.
To view the storage mediums, both internal as well as external ones present in your phone, type the following into the address bar:
You can also directly type
to view the contents of your SD card.
It should be noted that the file and folder structure can be slightly different in different handsets. Handsets with external storage slots might have a slightly different file structure that the ones without it. But if you just type file:/// you can view the entire structure and navigate through it perfectly.