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Missing folders

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by ChuckDz3, Jan 25, 2012.

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    Hey guys,

    I posted over at Rootzwiki and got no luck so I thought I'd give it a shot over here ( I like it better over here anyways :) ) but I am having some problems viewing certain folders.

    Here are the problems I am having -

    When I connect to my computer via usb I am not able to see my internal storage folders I normally should be able too. It should show just as if I click on the sd card in root explorer. It should show some folders I have created and some others that apps have created. Instead I can only view 'media' (I'm guessing) folders. Folders like pictures, music, videos, download, etc. It is not the traditional internal storage that I am used to viewing that usually shows everything. When I go into root explorer I have no problems locating the folders. So they are still there but for some reason can't access them when connected through usb to my computer.

    Also when I open my Gallery app I am also missing some folders for viewing that I used to be able to see with no problems. Folders like edited, and my wallbase app saved wallpapers. I have always been able to view those through the gallery but for some reason now I can not. I only see Simpletext folder, camera, and for some reason picsa download? (I never use Picsa..)

    I am currently running AOKP Build 20 standard kernal, no overclocking and no themes or mods.

    Some solutions I have tried -
    -Fully wipe/data restore
    -Flashed new rom(s)
    -Revert back to restore points
    -Tried media search root required app from the market
    -Played with the MTS and PTS usb connections settings under storage

    None of these seemed to get the folders back to normal viewing.

    So I am reaching out to the greater android community for suggestions and help.

    Thanks!
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    Nobody has any suggestions? Or am I the only one with this problem?

    I started to wonder if I could adb command something wrong and some how it doesn't recognize it when I connect it via usb. I don't know just trying to think of any possibilities at this point.
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    I know this thread is really old, but I'm having a similar issue. I'm trying to transfer my Tasker profiles from my old phone to my new Nexus, but the Tasker folder won't show up in Windows. I know it's there, because when I try to import in Tasker it shows the folder. Problem is, I can't restore a full backup of my Tasker profiles through the import function, and the restore function for full backups looks in a specific location, which is the folder that won't show. I don't want to have to export all of my profiles 1-by-1 to do this. There has to be a way to get to that folder in Windows.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, I'm not rooted yet. I just bought the phone 2 days ago and haven't gotten to rooting it yet.
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    I don't why it isn't working, maybe try uninstalling and restalling device drivers.

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    Well it's funny, cuz I can see all the other folders, just not the tasker folder. I switched the connection type on the phone, I even typed in the name of the folder in the address bar, and it didn't work. I'll try the drivers, but I doubt it'll affect it.

    EDIT: yeah, drivers didn't work. :( Not sure what's going on.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
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    I've never heard anyone with that problem. Get back to me if you find the solution please

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    Just tried it in another computer, same thing. I don't get it.
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    Sorry, wish I knew how to fix it.

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    I was able to copy the files using a file manager within Android. I copied the files from Windows to the download folder on my SD card, then within Android copied them from the download folder to the Tasker folder. So I got it done, just had to find a round-about way to do it. And I'm still having the issue of the missing folder in Windows, but it doesn't matter now.

    Thanks for responding at least.
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    No problem thanks for the new knowledge

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    Glad you got it figured out. Since this is so old, I kind of dealt/worked around my problem. Somewhere along trial and error I seemed to fix the problem but I can't remember exactly where the solution came from. Although here are some tricks I tried to help my problem.

    1. Get AirDroid - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd

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    t's awesome, it virtually gets rid of needing your usb cable to connect to your PC. You can transfer (relatively fast actually) over a wifi connection. From there I could see all of my folders (even the ones I could not when I connect to windows using a usb connection). So I would highly recommend checking out that app.

    2. I copied all of internal contents of a folder that I could not see or have access to and pasted them into a newly created folder with a similar or same name and deleted the old folder once all of the contents were moved. Some how this seemed to work, I could see it connected to my PC, and through AirDroid, and on my phone through a file explorer.

    Glad you got your problem solved but if you wanted a few more ideas I thought I'd chime in a tell you my experiences.
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    Sweet! Thanks for the AirDroid recommendation. Definitely a sweet app! I even was able to export all of my apps, so basically a titanium backup that works without root!
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