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20th August 2014, 11:19 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all,
Im running CM11 on my N5, and I recently just made 2 backups on CWM. Problem is, CWM says they are in sdcard/clockworkmod/backup, however /backup is not within that directory. The two backups show up in CWM and they are for surely taking up ~2gigs of my hard drive. I tried searching in root explorer for the backups; nothing. I would like to retrieve the backups (for my sanity); or at the very least delete them to save what little HD space I have. Help is greatly appreciated

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OK, so a closer investigation revealed that there are two clockworkmod directories, however I still cannot access the pertinent one. The one I can access is at /sdcard/0/clockworkmod; however I require to go to sdcard/clockworkmod/backup as mentioned above. again, thanks for reading


It turns out the backups are in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod/backup
Please tell me why, but now we know
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20th August 2014, 11:45 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by otacon507


AFAIK it has always been like that.
20th August 2014, 12:25 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by otacon507

It turns out the backups are in /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod/backup
Please tell me why, but now we know

Its all covered in my N5 data thread, which you can get to via my signature for sticky threads.

However in brief, /sdcard USED to be mounted at /data/media on FUSE devices, up until Android 4.2, when they introduced multi-user support. From then on, /sdcard was mounted to /data/media/0 (0 being the default user of your phone)

Where as other, better, recoveries put in a detection method to detect where /sdcard was actually mounted (0 or not), CWM simply didn't bother and left their mount point for /sdcard as /data/media in recovery, which is wrong on SO MANY levels. Lazy development and since the original dev has very little to do with CWM any more and its almost entirely community driven, CWM is not a good option for a choice of recovery. Use Philz or TWRP.
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