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  1. rjscott

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    Hey everyone,

    I'm sure this has been answered (or is an obvious question), but I was wondering how one can access the system directory on a Nexus 7 from a computer once it has been rooted? This would be a huge help to me in saving my CWM backups on my computer. Thanks.
     

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    Your cwm backup it located on your "sdcard". You should be able to just plug in your tablet and copy it over assuming you have windows media player 11 already installed. You need this because you need the MTP drivers to view the storage on your tablet. Then just go into my computer and click on your nexus under other I think it is. Navigate to clockworkmod and copy it over.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I can access the Nexus 7 SD card from my computer but the clockworkmod directory is not listed. I already created a backup and it is visible when looking at it in recovery mode but I can't seem to find where it is stored on my tablet. I installed ES file explorer and enabled root permissions with SU but still cant find it even within the root directory itself.
     
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    If your ADB drivers are set up, and you have USB debugging enabled, you should be able to adb shell which will allow you to control your device as root from the command prompt. After that a simple adb pull should allow you move a file or directory from the device to your computer (assuming your addresses are correct).

    You shouldn't need root to find the cwm directory, it should be listed on the internal sd and not in the root folders. It's weird that you can't find it. Could you display a screen shot of what your sd folder looks like from your phone using a file explorer?
     
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    Try a backup again it should be stored in clockworkmod folder under backups. I seen that I didn't have one so I went and backed up and checked if it was other and it wasn't. I'm gonna try another backup and see if its there (it should be)
     
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    OK so my backups are there but not showing up try ROM manager

    EDIT: so you need ROM manager pro to use this feature :(
     

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    Unfortunately, my phone is not cooperating right now for the picture. The advice on using ADB is awesome, especially if I write a script to do by itself. However, I still cant figure out where it is storing them.

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    I'm going to run another backup right now. I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
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    Opening Rom manager right now. I wonder where its storing them and why we are unable to see them. How would we go about moving them to our computer for safe keeping then?
     
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    I found a backup in /data/media/clockworkmod. Seems like this is what were looking for
     
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    If I were you....

    Use stickmount to mount a USB flash drive and just set it up in recovery to save your nandroids directly to it.
     
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    You can choose your location to store your backups in recovery??? Hmmm never knew that.
     
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    Should be able to in twrp. Cwm I'm not sure of :);)
     
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    Now that I think about it it may be titanium backup that you can direct to put the backup on the usb stick.

    I know I've done it before with one of them. Let me try it
     
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    You aren't going to believe this.. Opened Rom manager and viewed my backups, then noticed you posted a reply. Went back into ES file explorer and all of the sudden there is a clockworkmod folder.
     

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