[Verizon] 0 directory on sdcard question

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  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    OK, I have one of the 0 directories on my sdcard. My question is, which directory is my Nexus using for it's information? I've got to delete some stuff off there, because my storage space is about filled up and I don't need two copies of all the info from my sdcard on there.

    I am currently running XenonHD 10-23-12, 4.1.2 and wanting to move up to JB Sourcery 4.3, but limited on space right now for backups and the like.

    Note: Yes, I have read through
    "The Chief's Quick Guide to Flashing a ROM" but still don't know which to keep.

  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's most likely from using an outdated recovery. You will need to update to the latest CWM or TWRP to avoid getting nested 0 folders. Doing this will prevent them from growing, but you will have to manually fix the current one/s that you have through an file manager.
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  3. millenium

    millenium Well-Known Member

    ****BACK UP YOUR SD CARD FIRST!!!!! before deleting any 0 folders!!!****
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  4. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    Well, using latest TWRP and have been. So, just backup stuff and fix what? Delete the 0 folder?
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Deleting it might be problematic because I believe there are important files in there. You'll have to move what is in it back up to the same level as the 0 folder, and then you should be OK. As mentioned above, I recommend backing up your SD card just in case something goes wrong.
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  6. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Well-Known Member Developer

    Darkcyber, what is the release version you are on? want to make sure you dont keep creating the issue over and over.....

    I'm assuming you have /data/media/0 folder structure with additional /0 nested folders....If this is true, then go to the last /0 folder and cut all data and paste it in the data/media/0 folder and when asked to merge files/folders say yes..... Do this for each /0/0 folder until you only have 1.... then you should have all your data in 1 folder and the data/media/o folder is the one you want for any 4.2 based rom.

    If you have any questions you can stop in our IRC channel, ##Sourcery and I can walk you thru it.
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  7. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    The current version of I am on is 4.1.2 XenonHD 10-23-12. So, all my "real" data needs to be in the single 0 directory?

    In Root Browser it shows an sdcard with all the usual stuff and then storage/sdcard0. Both of those seem to have about the same things in them. I only have about 1.5 GB of free space on my Sdcard and have deleted all old backups, Roms, and stuff but still out of space. Only thing I can think of is some things are on there twice.

    Is there an apparently for finding duplicate things to remove the duplicates?
  8. AnotherFatalEpic

    AnotherFatalEpic Well-Known Member

    All I can say is be careful because when I went to CM10.1 My folders were duplicated but the content wasn't. There were multiple instances of the "virtual sdcard" in different directories, but they were all pointing to the same locations. I only had one folder outside of "0" that had duplicated folders.

    Download the app DiskUsage and it'll literally help you visualize where the space is being taken up.
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  9. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem back in December. I upgraded from the old October 2012 version of XenonHD to the December version and then things went a little screwy. I had duplicated directories like you did, but not duplicated content/data. I had to copy just about everything into the new directories (don't ask which one that was...can't remember) to get things to work correctly again...some apps that is.

    Been using DiskUsage for a long time, but sometimes it's a bit cryptic about trying to find things sometimes. I installed two new apps tonight and they seem to work pretty well and trying to identify a lot of different things. They are Clean Master and SD Maid.

    I really think I have duplicate folders that have duplicate backups, roms, and the like and that is what is eating up all my space...now just got to get some free time and track them down. :)

    So, let me ask this and get is straight...the directory I NEED TO KEEP is the /sdcard/0? Is that correct? And can I delete all other 0 directories?

    Would it be better to backup my important stuff on my sdcard and just wipe the sdcard and start over?
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  10. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Well-Known Member Developer

    I was meaning, which recovery version are you on? is it TWRP or CWM?

    If your using CWM, they have a way of backing up where only new stuff not in a "blob" is backed up. your "blob" file could be huge and thus taking all your space.

    If you are on an old version of either recovery, you will continue to have issues when you load a new rom.
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  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Yeah this happened to me. Trying to determine file size with root explorer froze my phone it was so large. And that was only with a small handful of backups in there. I was a long time holdout on cwm but recently switched over to twrp and couldn't be happier.
  12. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    LOL! Sorry about that. I am on TWRP and have been for long time.
  13. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Well-Known Member Developer

    Delete all your porn then.... That should free up 15 gigs:D:D:D:D
  14. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    Sorry, don't have any of that. I did merge all the 0 directories back to the main directory and that cleared up a good bit. Now got to get all my .wav music files off and covert them to .mp3 and take off pictures and videos and that should help. Had several TWRP backups that were hiding in those other 0 directories eating up space.
  15. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Well-Known Member Developer

    that explains most of it.. at 1 point you had the issue with an old recovery and using a 4.2 rom. Now that your data is all in 1 location you should be ok moving forward
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  16. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Well-Known Member

    good question on how to fix it, I have that same thing going on but i dont think its using extra space because i still have 9 gigs of free space, but idk. Just want it like it should...
  17. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    One more question, when I go into Root Explorer it shows:


    When I go into sdcard I see all my data in there and this is where I merged all my data back to. But right below sdcard is STORAGE and has these two sub-directory listings in it: sdcard0 and usbdisk. When I access sdcard0 there is all my data again...lol! Just when I thought I had this thing figured out.

    So, now, which one of these directories can I merge into the other one and keep and delete the other? I looks like from what I have read that I need to keep sdcard0, but is that the correct location for it, storage/sdcard0?

    Again, I am trying to get all this cleaned up and fixed so I can install JBSourcery 4.3.
  18. tdevaughn

    tdevaughn Well-Known Member Developer

    you should be fine... these files are symlinks and are not truly holding data.....

    Your data is actually in /data/media/0 the rest just link back to here....

    You need to make sure you dont have any nested /0/0 folders as those truly hold multiple files.

    I wouldnt load Sourcery 4.3 though.. its a dog of a rom......

    :) 4.4 just released last night
  19. darkcyber

    darkcyber Well-Known Member

    OK, so leaving "storage" is alright then?

    Well, the only link I found to Sourcery was 4.3 on their website...might have downloaded it before 4.4 was posted. Will go back and grab it.

  20. rileyrg

    rileyrg Member

    Why do you think the size of a file makes it harder to determine its size?

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