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By blacksmith_84, Senior Member on 16th January 2014, 03:49 PM
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Im sure this has come up a few times but I cannot find the answer...I went from 4.1.2 mc2 to 4.3 and everything is running smooth as butter, but my files such as music and even the newest rom zip is still on my internal storage taking up so much space but I cannot see them through es file explorer or through my pc to delete them and free up space. When I flashed, I wiped cache, dalvic, factory reset then formatted system data and cache in that order, 3 times each and that's how ive always done it. I restored my backup of 4.1.2 (which after the fact I read that's the ultimate no no) but all files are there and the phone worked like it always had. I did flash 4.3 again and im still running it with no issues but I can't figure out how to see my old files from 4.1.2...any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!!! GO BRONCOS!!!
 
 
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Im sure this has come up a few times but I cannot find the answer...I went from 4.1.2 mc2 to 4.3 and everything is running smooth as butter, but my files such as music and even the newest rom zip is still on my internal storage taking up so much space but I cannot see them through es file explorer or through my pc to delete them and free up space. When I flashed, I wiped cache, dalvic, factory reset then formatted system data and cache in that order, 3 times each and that's how ive always done it. I restored my backup of 4.1.2 (which after the fact I read that's the ultimate no no) but all files are there and the phone worked like it always had. I did flash 4.3 again and im still running it with no issues but I can't figure out how to see my old files from 4.1.2...any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!!! GO BRONCOS!!!

Your older files from 4.1.2 are stored in the /data/media folder. Newer Android versions now store internal data on /data/media/0. Use a file explorer with root permission features like Root Explorer to find and copy those files.
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Your older files from 4.1.2 are stored in the /data/media folder. Newer Android versions now store internal data on /data/media/0. Use a file explorer with root permission features like Root Explorer to find and copy those files.

Thanks man! Does root explorer dig deeper for files/folders? I have es file explorer but the only data folder I see is empty and I used the search in es file explorer for media but all thats in there are these in the screen shot. Im baffled!! I greatly appreciate your help!
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I tried out ES file explorer and I couldn't get it to recognize the folder. I do not think it offers the full features that root explorer dose.

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Thanks man! Does root explorer dig deeper for files/folders? I have es file explorer but the only data folder I see is empty and I used the search in es file explorer for media but all thats in there are these in the screen shot. Im baffled!! I greatly appreciate your help!

Press your menu key while in es file explorer on left side of screen click on tools scroll down to the root option and turn it on approve root then a new screen will pop up select mount read write on all options now you can see everything but hidden.

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Press your menu key while in es file explorer on left side of screen click on tools scroll down to the root option and turn it on approve root then a new screen will pop up select mount read write on all options now you can see everything but hidden.

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That did it, thank you guys for your all of your help!!! jlmancuso, you saved my sanity my friend I GREATLY appreciate you man!!! I bet this will help out my fellow noobs too lol!!Have a great day everyone!
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