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By sjgcooper, Junior Member on 28th January 2014, 06:30 PM
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I'm using Tillaz's Infusion 4.4.2 with an 8GB Moto G.

If I go to settings->storage it says that 5.5GB are available, this seems to be consistent with what people have reported.
However, in the breakdown below that it says there is about 600MB taken by apps, 800MB taken by everything else (mostly music) and 1.2GB available.
That's almost 3GB unaccounted for.

Has anyone any ideas how I've managed to loose it?
One thought is that CWM is hiding the backup (I think I've made one or two) somewhere I can't see them as I can't see them in the normal folder structure (i.e. I can see the clockworkmod folder but there's nothing more than a couple of kB in there). If that's the case, any thoughts how I can find the backups and delete one of them?

Any help very much appreciated!
28th January 2014, 07:20 PM |#2  
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Hi there,

5.5GB is the size of your /data partition, the rest is /system, /cache ...

The fact that system>storage doesn't add up to 5.5GB is quite strange. Can you please post a screenshot of it ? You might have a screenshot option in the power down menu.

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28th January 2014, 07:28 PM |#3  
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Calculator Total Space?
Is that the available space or the total space?

Because 5.5 + .6 + .8 + 1.2 = 8.1 GB
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28th January 2014, 07:47 PM |#4  
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Thanks for the replies. I've found that CWM gives the option to delete recovery files which were adding up to almost 2GB so it's about right now.

Still kinda strange that the backup files were not showing up when looking in the clockworkmod folder using a file explorer. Hopefully this might help someone else if they're a bit low on space...

DigitalSnow - that's a good idea but no, it's the total space.
Xavier - thanks yes it looks just like DigitalSnow's but the "total" was 5.5GB, "available" was 1.2GB and then the sum of all the others was less than 1.5GB. As you say, a bit strange, but sorted now!

28th January 2014, 07:55 PM |#5  
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Yes, CWM saves its backups to /sdcard/clockworkmod while the "available space" is /sdcard/0
This is why you can't see them from Android, and probably why the calculations when nuts.

I can't see an option to change the backup folder path, it might be a bug worth reporting to the CWM team.
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