1. patel26's Avatar
    So I just has a peak into my android directory and i have found that I have duplicate folders such as pictures/Pictures both have the same files in each and of I delete a file in one it deletes in the other? :/ is there a way of restructuring the file system to how it was normally? Also I tried deleting the folder but it says permission denied so I'm guessing they were made by the system.

    Thanks

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    12-08-13 05:06 AM
  2. igotberryfever's Avatar
    Mine are 3 fold, if you try to delete it you get a message stating that you do not have permission.

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    12-08-13 05:16 AM
  3. backfire101's Avatar
    No, this is by default, Linux and Unix OS see pictures and Pictures as two separate folders. In order to prevent an app to crash because it is looking for a folder that "doesn't " exists they all ready made them available with both spellings.

    I hope this will make it a bit more clear for you, since English is not my native language.

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    12-08-13 05:18 AM
  4. ZeroBarrier's Avatar
    The files and/or folders are symlink'ed. Symlink is a Linux feature that's similar to a shortcut but actually acts like the real file (whatever the file is; pictures, videos, audio & even programs) without making an actual copy saving space as the Symlink isn't a depulicate file.

    The folder structure works the same even on Android, even though Android phones don't display the secondary folders to reduce confusion to the users. You can usually use a file explorer app/program that has root privileges to see these folders.

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    12-08-13 05:39 AM

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