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Question [Q] Cannot find backup files after a CWM backup

OP Fizou

13th January 2014, 02:17 AM   |  #1  
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I did three backups using CWM, two to internal SD one to external SD. I wanted to copy the backups to my Mac to make some room but I cannot find them.

I updated CWM to "update cwm6037" rebooted the phone, rebooted the Mac. I cannot see the backup on the Android Files Transfer window on my Mac, I cannot see the files on the phone using a variety of file managers including a Root file manager.

On the other hand if I boot the phone in Recovery mode (CMW) I can see the file in the CMW menu, I can restore it then or delete it.

I have a HTCOne 32gigs phone with the latest (3 days ago) of CM

I really look everywhere , did some search with wild cards. I have enabled "invisible on the Mac.

Any idea why.

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13th January 2014, 02:26 AM   |  #2  
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CWM stores backup outside of sdcard. Something like /data/clockworkmod.. Browse to it using ADB Or file explorer

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13th January 2014, 06:39 AM   |  #3  
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The folder is /data/media/clockworkmod. If I recall, you can pull it from a computer with ADB by running:

adb pull /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkmod/ "<destination folder name>"
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