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    My Xoom is about 3 weeks old and I have 26G of memory full???????
    All of it is Media. When I look at the files I can't find anything to account for this.

    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan View Post
    My Xoom is about 3 weeks old and I have 26G of memory full???????
    All of it is Media. When I look at the files I can't find anything to account for this.

    Any ideas?
    Did you load any movies? ...or anything else for that matter?

    What about exchanging messages/e-mails with friends that may contain larger attachements?

    Try 1 Tap Cache Cleaner:
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    Are you looking at the files through the Xoom or computer?
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    Could it possibly be related to this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDR View Post
    Could it possibly be related to this?
    Yes, it is related, but no solution was given.
    I am looking at the xoom with my computer, checked each folder and adding up them came up with only about 6g, not the 26 now taken.
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    I also turn the unit off at least twice a day so it gets regular reboots.
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    In my reply to that thread, I pointed to my own experience with the storage gobbling bug. To see if you're getting the same problem I had, use adb shell or a Terminal Emulator app on the Xoom and type "ls -l /data/tombstones". You ought to see something like:
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    $ ls -l /data/tombstones
    ls -l /data/tombstones
    -rw------- system   system      28546 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_00
    -rw------- system   system      24782 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_01
    -rw------- system   system      19016 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_02
    -rw------- system   system      52618 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_03
    -rw------- system   system      36636 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_04
    -rw------- system   system   28543461376 2011-04-23 17:01 tombstone_05
    -rw------- system   system      56208 2011-04-23 13:16 tombstone_06
    -rw------- system   system      51300 2011-04-23 13:16 tombstone_07
    -rw------- system   system      28847 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_08
    -rw------- system   system      35094 2011-04-23 13:17 tombstone_09
    The 4th column is file size in bytes. In my case I had a 26GB tombstone_05 file that caused the low space warning to come up. You need to have root on your device to delete these files.
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    I have been very fortunate with mine, no issue like that Wifi only Xoom with Tiamit Kernel 1.4.0

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    I shouldn't have to root my device to fix this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan View Post
    I shouldn't have to root my device to fix this.
    If you havent done much with the xoom and didnt transfer data to it, i would do a factory reset as a last resort..it will most likely fix the problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan View Post
    I shouldn't have to root my device to fix this.
    Just offering my suggestion. A factory reset would clear it out as well.

    As a preventative measure, I'd avoid putting any media files the Xoom can't natively handle on the device, even if you don't play them.
    Last edited by TDR; 04-25-2011 at 08:34 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Root or reset...those are your only options for now.

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    I ended up doing a factory reset. Kind of a hassle as I was away from home and speedy internet access, but it got the job done. I'm being careful about media since it looks to be the common denominator.

    Good luck.

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    I have this problem and looked in my folders trying to find large files using ES File Explorer. I have found a repeating set of folders here:


    /sys/module/usbhid/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module


    These folders keep going and going and going. I tried to look at the properties of the sys/module folder but the file size kept going and going and going. I ran it all night and it was still running in the morning at 1.25GB and counting. Is it safe to delete the repeating set of folders? Does anyone know what these folders are used for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanneJensen View Post
    I have this problem and looked in my folders trying to find large files using ES File Explorer. I have found a repeating set of folders here:


    /sys/module/usbhid/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module


    These folders keep going and going and going. I tried to look at the properties of the sys/module folder but the file size kept going and going and going. I ran it all night and it was still running in the morning at 1.25GB and counting. Is it safe to delete the repeating set of folders? Does anyone know what these folders are used for?


    Deanne
    I'm wondering if its a bug in 3.0 to create a new driver folder every time it connects to something via USB...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanneJensen View Post
    I have this problem and looked in my folders trying to find large files using ES File Explorer. I have found a repeating set of folders here:


    /sys/module/usbhid/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module/drivers/hid:generic-usb/module


    These folders keep going and going and going. I tried to look at the properties of the sys/module folder but the file size kept going and going and going. I ran it all night and it was still running in the morning at 1.25GB and counting. Is it safe to delete the repeating set of folders? Does anyone know what these folders are used for?


    Deanne
    The /sys directory is a virtual filesystem. It is created dynamically by the kernel, and contains information on the hardware as well as various kernel settings. It also allows you to change some kernel-level settings. It does not actually exist on the disk; it is mounted at /sys during boot, so there is nothing to delete. Due to its layout, any attempt to calculate its "size" will probably never end, since each directory usually contains a link back to its parent system, thus setting things up for an infinite loop... at least until you reach the maximum path length.

    Just in case you are not familiar with Linux/Unix systems, there are no drive letters. Instead, disks/partitions are "mounted" at some location in the directory tree, which starts with "/". As an example, "/data/example/file1" could be on a separate disk from "/data/file1".

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