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Folded directories into themselves
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:01:17 AM »
I interrupted TWRP during Nandroid backups, thinking that the system had hung on a caching partition step. Then I noticed I had lost my CWM backups and some other directories . More investigation finds I have a new directory in sdcard named 0 that contains 15 items, among them another 0 directory containing 62 items, one of them being my missing CWM directory.

The 0 directory doesn't actually exist in sdcard. It's actually a subdirectory of /storage/emulated/

Does anyone know the best way to salvage my data? If I delete the 'emulated' directory, will I lose my CWM backups? I only have 650mb storage free, so I think I should try to copy the Clockworkmod directory to my PC, delete the 4.7gb 'emulated' directory, copy CWM back, and restore to a previous setup. If I reformat my sdcard, will I lose the Clockworkmod directory? If I don't reformat sdcard, will the 'emulated' directory remain?

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Re: Folded directories into themselves
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 07:42:43 AM »
I have not fully explored the new multi user structure, but you are seeing its results.

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Re: Folded directories into themselves
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 08:42:29 AM »
I had a similar issue with Titanium. Right after the update, i went to restore my apps and all my backups were gone. I realized the emulated directory and had to change the destination folder in the settings. All good...

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Re: Folded directories into themselves
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 11:14:53 AM »
Thanks Prime & Loocid,  I didn't realize this is normal.  So, it looks like I just need to delete the existing CWM backup done after the 4.2 upgrade, move the older CWM directory where the recent one resided, and I should be good to make another 4.2 Nandroid.

I'm still going to back up on my PC first.  I broke my USB-OTG cable, so I don't have access to my flash drive backups.  It sounds like I wouldn't be able to access my flash drive anyway, without Stickmount working, unless I mounted the flash drive partitions in Linux with a terminal emulator.
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Re: Folded directories into themselves
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 12:31:40 PM »
Bird, you may want to do some research into issues with CWM recovery and the 4.2 multiuser structure. I read that they were working on the issues, but I did not have time to digest the entire article. Also, Superuser has major issues with 4.2, but Super SU appears ok.
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Re: Folded directories into themselves
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 01:38:16 PM »
Will do, Prime.  BTW, which part of GA are you from?  I met my wife when I was living & working in Brunswick on the SE GA coast.
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