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TWRP backup including internal storage

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By mart56, Junior Member on 22nd August 2017, 10:16 AM
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We all know, at least I hope so, that if you perform a backup in TWRP the internal storage data (photos, documents, etc.) is not included in the backup.
Of course, you can always manually backup the internal storage. But it is possible to include the internal storage data in a TWRP backup by temporarily renaming the media folder inside the root folder data.

A TWRP backup includes the TWRP folder for it is part of the internal storage. Therefore it will also backup all the large files which are present. It is therefore more convenient to keep the TWRP folder as small as possible, but it is up to you.

1. Go into TWRP recovery.
2. The path is button advanced button file management within the data folder you will find the media folder. Rename the media folder
temporarily to e.g. ABC.
3. Perform a new backup in TWRP and give it a new name. Don't leave TWRP but enter file management again.
4. You will find a new media folder. This is because TWRP creates this media folder, it includes your new backup.
5. Your follow-up actions will be to rename the new media folder into e.g. DEF and rename the temporary folder ABC (which is the original media folder)
back to media.
6. Restart your system and now you find a TWRP backup including internal storage in the DEF folder. Move this backup to the TWRP folder and delete
the DEF folder.

Thats it.

Do not forget when you perform a recovery with this backup to repeat step 6.
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21st March 2018, 04:09 AM |#2  
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OK I found another post, using same method but used examples.

Indeed they are using same method,

and I would like to thank OP and that post's OP.

both help to "include internal storage into TWRP backup".

Can you write in more simple english?

I really dont understand the details.

It will help with examples, with the full path instead of just "ABC" "DEF"

Thank you.
7th June 2019, 02:42 AM |#3  
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Good looking out OP. Never know when I may need this.
11th June 2019, 04:23 PM |#4  
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a very good guide
you can always use
Today, 01:52 PM |#5  
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thanks for your effort! if you like you can test my solution (do not flash!)
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