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I've searched and searched but can't figure out why my SD card keeps filling with this "system data" that disk scan says. The only way I've figured out how to clear it is factory reset and formatting the internal SD. Sadly it comes back over time. Ideas?
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I've searched and searched but can't figure out why my SD card keeps filling with this "system data" that disk scan says. The only way I've figured out how to clear it is factory reset and formatting the internal SD. Sadly it comes back over time. Ideas?
What are the contents of /sdcard (internal storage) in terms of folders? Do you save CWM/TWRP backups to internal storage?
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What are the contents of /sdcard (internal storage) in terms of folders? Do you save CWM/TWRP backups to internal storage?
That's why I posted the screenshot. You can see that CWM is in the top folder, small amount.
 
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That's why I posted the screenshot. You can see that CWM is in the top folder, small amount.
I honestly don't get this SS. I always use a file browser and seeing things in a list or folder makes it easier to decipher for me. Seeing it like how you have it displayed is confusing to me.

That said, the two places data typically resides are /data/media OR /sdcard when using a file browser. I see /0 on there as well, if you use JB 4.3+ then you'll want to check /data/media for any files that were redistributed there and also "reveal hidden folders" to see if anything is hidden away there. From experience, CWM/TWRP backups tend to take up the most space if you have numerous backups and so do pics, vids, and music as well.

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