1. donaldblair's Avatar
    18 GB in Android folder?-img_00000064.jpg

    So I guess the question is, how is this possible? If indeed there is more space on the device than we know, I would be disappointed for not knowing sooner
    Think of all the porn I could have downloaded. Lol.

    Is this strange to anyone else? Or am I just strange for posting this?

    Cheers all.
    10-09-13 01:32 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    It's mostly symbolic links to other files, I think.

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    10-09-13 01:47 AM
  3. Gearheadaddy's Avatar
    So...open it and have a look...

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    10-09-13 02:04 AM
  4. donaldblair's Avatar
    Thurask, I thought so too until I noticed that the file properties clearly show that those "links" are indeed dupes of everything in the root of the device share. Duplicated twice, in fact.

    I wonder if this explains the "other data" phenomenon that no one can seem to explain. (or that after weeks of Google could not find an answer to).

    Posted via CB10
    10-09-13 02:08 AM
  5. Anonymous2039's Avatar
    Thurask, I thought so too until I noticed that the file properties clearly show that those "links" are indeed dupes of everything in the root of the device share. Duplicated twice, in fact.

    I wonder if this explains the "other data" phenomenon that no one can seem to explain. (or that after weeks of Google could not find an answer to).

    Posted via CB10
    There are duplicates because Android I think distinguishes between "camera" and "Camera", unlike Windows. Those folders that are duplicates of the ones on the root are symbolic links arranged in a file structure that the Android runtime can understand.

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    10-09-13 02:27 AM
  6. FrankIAm's Avatar
    Thurask, I thought so too until I noticed that the file properties clearly show that those "links" are indeed dupes of everything in the root of the device share. Duplicated twice, in fact.

    I wonder if this explains the "other data" phenomenon that no one can seem to explain. (or that after weeks of Google could not find an answer to).

    Posted via CB10
    I dare you to delete some and wrong the man, I dare you.

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    10-09-13 02:28 AM
  7. donaldblair's Avatar
    Chaz95, indeed you and Thurask are both right, it just seemed very odd that the files there appeared to be located in that directory (as a copy), and it was the file's properties that fooled me.

    Thanks chaz95, thurask.

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    10-09-13 03:02 AM
  8. darkangel123elijah's Avatar
    That's nothing compared to mine

    18 GB in Android folder?-img_00001005.png

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    10-09-13 06:20 AM
  9. tombstonebb's Avatar
    I asked a while back and was told those a "just links" but I don't know how to tell. My android folder has duplicate folders beginning with both upper and lower case letters. As you can see below there is Download and download, Movies and movies, Music and music etc.

    Can anyone point me to an explanation about the Android file system? As I said, someone here on CB explained that these are only links, not duplicate files but they look like files to me. It seems like I noticed this after a Paper Camera app update (but I could be mistaken).


    18 GB in Android folder?-img_00000585.png


    18 GB in Android folder?-img_00000586.png


    18 GB in Android folder?-img_00000588.png

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    10-09-13 07:41 AM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    While they are LINKS (like Windows Shortcuts), as we discovered on the Playbook ages ago, they seem to show up as real files. If you delete one in any of its "guises" it wil be deleted everywhere else. So, unless you do NOT need the file, leave all of its "copies" alone. The real problem comes when trying to backup manually. Some of Android apps create their own unique files while others create "the multiples" and a manually drag/drop/copy done in Windows Explorer for example will copy ALL of them. So if you backup/copy your 16gigs to a computer you could be coping up to 48 gigs. The upper/lower case is because, I gather Android was not very particular but at the same time specific - so some apps can find/save any version of their files in movie/Movie, others need one CASE or another case!
    10-09-13 10:03 AM

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