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    Jazz
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    Can someone explain this?

    I've just noticed (might be since the update) that in the root directory I now have these directories:

    /storage/emulated/0
    /storage/emulated/legacy
    /storage/sdcard0
    /mnt/sdcard
    /sdcard (has always been there)

    All of these directories reflect my internal SD card and the listings are identical.

    Can someone explain this? When I use Adobe reader they are all represented in the "All PDFs" listing and it used to just list 'sdcard'.

    I'd like to remove the redundant directories and just be left with 'sdcard' if possible. Can this be done?

    Thanks,

    V

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    Unfortunately, you cannot remove all of the redundant directories.

    So, here is the rundown on this:

    For the longest time (since Honeycomb), the directories have been:

    /sdcard/
    /mnt/sdcard/

    Both contain the same data, just mounted in 2 locations.

    With the introduction of Android 4.2 came multiple users.

    How Android handles multiple users:

    First user is: /storage/emulated/0/
    Second user is: /storage/emulated/10/
    Third user is: /storage/emulated/11/
    Fourth user is: /storage/emulated/12/
    Fifth user is: /storage/emulated/13/
    etc.

    When one of these users logs on, it mounts their emulated directory to the /storage/sdcard0/ directory.

    Then this directory is also mounted to the /sdcard/ and /mnt/sdcard/ directory.

    I am not 100% sure why the legacy directory is there, and what it does, but bottom line you just need to lean to deal with it.

    Most file managers are just going to take you to the /sdcard/ directory and you will not see the others unless you go to the root directory and look for them.

    All of the Android 4.2 versions I have seen (Nexus 7, Nexus 10 as well as custom ROMs for the TF101) all have these redundant directories.


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    They are not different directories, simply multiple names for the same directories. The files are not duplicated.

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    When i look at the sdcard (32G) from my PC (W7) i see the folders double and some files in the root of the sdcard.
    Looking with the tablet itself, nothing wrong.
    Could it have to do with the double mounting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    Unfortunately, you cannot remove all of the redundant directories.
    Thanks for the explanation.

    V

 

 

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