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[Q] Disappearing storage memory after CWM

5th June 2014, 04:51 PM   |  #1  
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Just updated via OTA, rerooted and wanted to do full backup via TWRP which was gone (boot to stock recovery) despite showing installed in rom manager.

So i installed CWM recovery via rom manager and started backup (3,5gb storage free) - backup was stopped due to low storage so I rebooted.

No backup files at all but all 3,5gb is gone.

I removed other files to have another 2gb free and repeated procedure - same result, no backup files, storage 600kb.

none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

What the hell hapened here?!

Please help - but not by saying do hard/factory reset as i need full backup first.

Is there any option to do full rom backup straight to the cloud (dropbox, goolge drive, box, onedrive)?
5th June 2014, 05:05 PM   |  #2  
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first off, stop using rom manager! its been messed up for nearly 2 years. to flash a recovery you should do it via fastboot. if not fastboot, try the app flashify. but surely, remove rom manager from your phone asap.
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first off, stop using rom manager! its been messed up for nearly 2 years. to flash a recovery you should do it via fastboot. if not fastboot, try the app flashify. but surely, remove rom manager from your phone asap.

can do that once get back missing storage but that does not solve my present huge problem.
5th June 2014, 05:10 PM   |  #4  
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can do that once get back missing storage but that does not solve my present huge problem.

did you delete whatever the recovery left for the backup? seems like thats what will be taking the space. i dont know where cwm places the files(i use twrp) but you should look for it and delete it.
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did you delete whatever the recovery left for the backup? seems like thats what will be taking the space. i dont know where cwm places the files(i use twrp) but you should look for it and delete it.

none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

There is nothing more to delete, i have over 7gb missing, like non-existent
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Go to Settings > Storage. It shows you everything in there.
5th June 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #7  
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Go to Settings > Storage. It shows you everything in there.

first thing i have done...man, i will paste it again:

none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

There is nothing more to delete, i have over 7gb missing, like non-existent
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5th June 2014, 05:24 PM   |  #8  
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The answer is in this thread

[info] Storage: Nexus 5 Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010


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5th June 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #9  
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The answer is in this thread

[info] Storage: Nexus 5 Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010


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"Storage menu doesn't show where all my data is

Please note, rooted users with clockworkmod recovery will find that their backups to not go to /data/media/0/clockworkmod as it is supposed to. The reason for this is CWM has not been updated to this location, instead it uses the legacy location of /data/media/clockworkmod. The Storage menu can see that the space is used but it cannot include it in it's breakdown. Please check this location. You'll need to move it to 0 if you want to access it on a computer

A handy app is "Disk Usage" on Play. It can help identify exactly where this data is...."

If you mean that than thats not the answer as no software (also disk usage) can see my lost 7gb of disk space.
5th June 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #10  
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So what happens when you use a file manager with root access to browse /data/media?

Please screenshot both /data/media and disk usage

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